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Michael Greger, M.D. blogs at NutritionalFacts.org. "The goal of this website is to present you with the results of the latest in nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand."

 
How Many Bowel Movements Should You Have Every Day?
11 Jun 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Most people have between 3 bowel movements a day and 3 a week, but normal doesn’t necessarily mean optimal. I know people are suckers for poop videos—I’m [...]

 
The Best Kept Secret in Medicine
11 Jun 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Lifestyle changes are often more effective in reducing the rates of heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and premature death [...]

 
Big Sugar Takes on the World Health Organization
11 Jun 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What happened when the World Health Organization had the gall to recommend a diet low in saturated fat, sugar, and salt and high in fruit and vegetables? This [...]

 
What Causes Diabetes?
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Saturated fat can be toxic to the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, explaining why animal fat consumption can impair insulin secretion, not just [...]

 
Stomach Stapling Kids
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Bariatric weight-loss surgery (like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is increasingly performed in children as young as five years old. The childhood obesity epidemic [...]

 
Diet and Hiatal Hernia
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Straining at stool over time may force part of the stomach up into the chest, contributing to GERD acid reflux disease. This may explain why hiatal hernia [...]

 
Music as Medicine
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Music can beat out anti-anxiety drugs, Mozart can reduce allergic reactions, and how listening to your favorite tunes can significantly affect your testosterone [...]

 
How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The first-line treatment for hypertension is lifestyle modification, which often includes the DASH diet. What is it and how can it be improved? This is the [...]

 
Solving a Colon Cancer Mystery
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Even though modern African diets may now be as miserably low in fiber as American diets, Africans still appear to have 50 times less colorectal cancer than [...]

 
How to Treat Kidney Stones with Diet
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Decreasing animal protein and sodium intake appears more effective in treating calcium oxalate and uric acid kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) than restricting [...]

 
Ginger for Migraines
30 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: An eighth teaspoon of powdered ginger found to work as well as the migraine headache drug sumatriptan (Imitrex) without the side-effects. These are my favorite [...]

 
Migratory Skin Worms from Sushi
29 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Gnathostomiasis from raw fish is a growing problem, manifested by tiny worms that burrow under our skin and, in rare cases, can get into our eyes and brain. This [...]

 
The Safety of Heme vs. Nonheme Iron
29 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Heme iron, the type found predominantly in blood and muscle, is absorbed better than the non-heme iron that predominates in plants, but may increase the risk [...]

 
Is a Neutropenic Diet Necessary for Cancer Patients?
29 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Immunocompromised patients, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, are often denied fresh fruits and vegetables to ostensibly protect them against foodborne [...]

 
Peanut Butter Smell Test for Alzheimer’s
16 May 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A quick, non-invasive, and inexpensive test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is developed using only a ruler and some peanut butter. Okay, [...]

 
How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash
28 Apr 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Commercial fruit and vegetable washes fail to work better than tap water, but there is a cheap do-it-yourself solution that may completely eliminate certain [...]

 
Are Organic Foods Safer?
28 Apr 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Organic food consumption appears to reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is the second of a 5 part video series [...]

 
Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What might happen if nutritional excellence was taught in medical school? I’ve previously addressed how doctors tend to know less than they think they [...]

 
Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Less than 3% of Americans meet the daily recommended fiber intake despite research suggesting high-fiber foods such as whole grains can affect the progression [...]

 
How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Based on the potential benefits of proper hydration such as reduced bladder cancer risk, how many cups of water should we strive to drink every day? I’ve [...]

 
Diet and GERD Acid Reflux Heartburn
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Which foods should we eat and avoid to prevent and treat acid reflux before it can place us at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and cancer. This is another [...]

 
Drugs and the Demise of the Rice Diet
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What is the contemporary relevance of Dr. Kempner’s rice and fruit protocol for the reversal of chronic disease? For background on this amazing story, [...]

 
Dietary Pollutants May Affect Testosterone Levels
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Endocrine-disrupting industrial toxins in the aquatic food chain may affect genital development of boys and sexual function in men. I previously addressed [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin, MGUS, and Multiple Myeloma
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Which plant and animal foods are associated with the development of multiple myeloma and what effect might the spice turmeric have on the progression of monoclonal [...]

 
Why Do Plant-Based Diets Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Rheumatoid arthritis may be triggered by autoimmune friendly fire against a urinary tract infection bacteria called Proteus mirabilis, which could help explain [...]

 
How to Prevent Kidney Stones With Diet
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Interventional studies support the population data that animal protein consumption appears to markedly increase the risk of kidney stones. Making our urine [...]

 
Are the Benefits of Organic Food Underrated or Overrated?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: If we increased our consumption of conventionally-produced fruits and vegetables how much cancer would be prevented versus how much cancer might be caused [...]

 
Are Organic Foods Healthier?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Test tube studies show advantages of organic produce, such as better cancer cell growth suppression, but what about in people, not petri dishes? For more [...]

 
Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: There are appear to be no consistent differences in the level of vitamins and minerals in organic versus conventionally grown produce, but organic fruits [...]

 
Bowel Wars: Hydrogen Sulfide vs. Butyrate
22 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Sulfur dioxide preservatives in dried fruit, sulfites in wine, and the putrefaction of undigested animal protein in the colon can release hydrogen sulfide, [...]

 
How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: High blood pressure, the #1 killer risk factor in the world, may be eliminated with a healthy enough diet. This is a video that’s long overdue. The downside [...]

 
Antioxidants and Depression
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Neither antioxidant or folic acid supplements seem to help with mood, but the consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and folate-rich beans [...]

 
Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Crystallization of cholesterol may be what causes atherosclerotic plaque rupture, the trigger for heart attacks. Isn't that extraordinary? Makes you really [...]

 
What Percent of Americans Lead Healthy Lifestyles?
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Death row nutrition offers some insight into the standard American diet. A few years ago I did a similar video, Nation’s Diet in Crisis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nations-diet-in-crisis/). [...]

 
C. difficile Superbugs in Meat
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why does the United States appear to have the highest level of C. diff contamination of the meat supply? Never heard of C. diff? That’s the Toxic Megacolon [...]

 
Formula for Childhood Obesity
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Feeding infants cow’s milk formula may adversely alter metabolic programming. So what’s The Best Baby Formula? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-best-baby-formula/) [...]

 
How to Prevent a Stroke
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Insufficient intake of fiber-rich foods may lead to the stiffening of our arteries associated with risk of having a stroke. This may sound familiar—an [...]

 
Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The “twin vicious cycles” explain how the build-up of fat in the cells of our muscles, liver, and pancreas causes type 2 diabetes, which explains why [...]

 
Peppermint Aromatherapy for Nausea
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Is the relief of nausea and vomiting after surgery from sniffing peppermint extract due to the mint, the alcohol vapors, or just the controlled breathing? What [...]

 
Switching from Beef to Chicken
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The negative impact of red meat on our cholesterol profile may be similar to that of white meat. Thought chicken was a low fat food? It used to be, but not [...]

 
Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt suggests an explanation for why many of our most common and deadliest diseases were rare or even nonexistent in populations [...]

 
How Much Fruit is Too Much Fruit?
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Cutting down on sugary foods may be easier said than done (see Are Sugary Foods Addictive? http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-sugary-foods-addictive/) but [...]

 
Nutritional Yeast for the Common Cold
21 Mar 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Beta glucan fiber in nutritional yeast may improve immune function but there is a concern about lead contamination in some brands. What a frustrating experience [...]

 
Reducing Glycotoxin Intake to Prevent Alzheimers
2 Feb 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Reducing Glycotoxin Intake to Prevent Alzheimers Advanced glycation end-products in our diet may suppress sirtuin enzyme activity and play a role in age-related [...]

 
Does Eating Obesity Cause Obesity?
25 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates Donate at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsdonation DESCRIPTION: The implications of chicken now having ten times more fat and calories. Have a question about this video? Leave [...]

 
Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A neurotoxin called BMAA that concentrates in seafood may help explain clusters of Lou Gehrig's disease. Most NutritionFacts.org videos can stand on their [...]

 
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Fishing for Answers
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The neurotoxin BMAA is found in seafood and the brains of Alzheimer’s and ALS victims. Might dietary changes help prevent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Maybe [...]

 
Can Oatmeal Help Fatty Liver Disease?
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Is whole grain consumption just a marker for healthier behaviors or do whole grains have direct health benefits? What about oatmeal and the ravages of chemotherapy? [...]

 
Oatmeal Lotion for Chemotherapy-Induced Rash
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Oats are put to the test against cetuximab-type chemo side effects to see just how soothing and anti-inflammatory they can be. Normally I wouldn’t make [...]

 
If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Protein consumption can exacerbate the insulin spike from high glycemic foods. This one is a little twisty and might require a second watch or two. Instead [...]



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