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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 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 [...]

 
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 [...]

 
Is Milk Good for Our Bones?
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The galactose in milk may explain why milk consumption is associated with significantly higher risk of hip fractures, cancer, and premature death. What can [...]

 
Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Freedom of Information Act documents show drug companies hid critical findings from doctors and the public. Exercise as good as antidepressants? See my last [...]

 
Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Aerobic exercise interventions found comparable to antidepressant medication in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder. Exercise may compare [...]

 
Improving on the Mediterranean Diet
23 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What are the four problematic nutritional aspects of even plant-based Mediterranean diets? This is the final video in a 6-part video series on the Mediterranean [...]

 
Do Flexitarians Live Longer?
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Does just reducing one’s intake of meat, dairy, and eggs significantly reduce mortality? This is the fifth of a 6-part video series on the Mediterranean [...]

 
Which Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Extended Life?
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Of all the components of a healthy Mediterranean Diet, which are associated with a longer lifespan? This is the fourth of a 6-part video series on the Mediterranean [...]

 
PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A randomized controlled trial found that a Mediterranean-type diet can dramatically lower the risk of subsequent heart attacks. How does it compare with plant-based [...]

 
The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A randomized controlled trial found that a Mediterranean-type diet can dramatically lower the risk of subsequent heart attacks. How does it compare with plant-based [...]

 
Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean?
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What was it about the diet on the Greek isle of Crete in the 1950s that made it so healthy? This is the first of a 6-part video series on the Mediterranean [...]

 
Stool pH and Colon Cancer
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Fermentation of fiber in the gut may help explain the dramatic differences in colorectal cancer incidence around the world. So in the purple cabbage test [...]

 
Preventing Ulcerative Colitis with Diet
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The toxic rotten egg gas hydrogen sulfide may explain why animal protein is associated with inflammatory bowel disease. For the other major inflammatory [...]

 
Optimal Cholesterol Level
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why don’t authorities advocate a sufficient reduction in cholesterol down to safe levels? It’s imperative for everyone to understand Dr. Rose’s sick [...]

 
The Cilantro Gene
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why are there such polarizing opinions about the taste of the fresh herb cilantro (also known as coriander leaves)? This reminds me of the video Pretty in [...]

 
Plant-Based Workplace Intervention
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Employee wellness programs may help boost the corporate bottom-line. I detailed the pilot study that started it all in Slimming the Gecko (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/slimming-the-gecko-2/). Imagine [...]

 
Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar
21 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The reason those eating plant-based diets have less fat buildup in their muscle cells and less insulin resistance may be because saturated fats appear to [...]

 
What Causes Insulin Resistance?
17 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are caused by a drop in insulin sensitivity blamed on “intramyocellular lipid,” the buildup of fat inside our muscle cells. The [...]

 
The Spillover Effect Links Obesity to Diabetes
17 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Being obese may result in as much insulin resistance as eating a high fat diet. What does “gum up the insulin receptor pathway” mean? See the prequel [...]

 
The Problem With the Paleo Diet Argument
16 Jan 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The Paleolithic period represents just the last 2 million years of human evolution. What did our bodies evolve to eat during the first 90% of our time on [...]



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