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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."

 
Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects
11 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Does vinegar work by slowing stomach emptying, acting as a starch blocker or improving insulin sensitivity? And what might be the downsides? Other good-for-you [...]

 
Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis
30 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found a dramatic effect of the anti-inflammatory spice pigment, curcumin, against inflammatory bowel disease. Turmeric [...]

 
How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
27 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Avoid sugary and cholesterol-laden foods to reduce the risk of our most common cause of chronic liver disease. This is one of those foundational videos I [...]

 
Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise
25 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A cup a day of beans, chickpeas, or lentils for three months may slow resting heart rate as much as 250 hours on a treadmill. What is that about a shortened [...]

 
Finger on the Pulse of Longevity
23 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: For the maximum longevity, the target resting heart rate is probably one beat a second or less. Sorry for the cliffhanger, but I really wanted to do a thorough [...]

 
Slowing Our Metabolism with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables
20 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The reason greens are associated with a significantly longer lifespan may be because, like caloric restriction, they improve our energy efficiency. What’s [...]

 
Citrus Peels and Cancer: Zest for Life?
18 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The reason eating citrus fruit appears to protect against cancer may be because of DNA repair enzyme boosting powers of a compound concentrated in the peel. That’s [...]

 
Which Fruits and Vegetables Boost DNA Repair?
16 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: There are 800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies per hour. Which foods help us patch it back up: apples, broccoli, celery, choy sum, lemons, lettuce, oranges, [...]

 
Meat Industry Reaction to New Cancer Guidelines
13 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What was the meat industry’s response to the recommendation of leading cancer charities to stop eating processed meat, like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage [...]

 
Optimal Vinegar Dose
9 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: How much vinegar with a meal does it take to improve satiety and reduce the spike in blood sugar, insulin and triglycerides? If you’re late to this video [...]

 
Can Vinegar Help with Blood Sugar Control?
6 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The consumption of vinegar with meals was used as a folk remedy for diabetes before drugs came along, but it wasn’t put to the test until recently. Are [...]

 
Vinegar and Artery Function
4 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Sprinkling vinegar on greens may augment their ability to improve endothelial function. This is the second video in my vinegar series. If you missed the [...]

 
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?
2 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: CT scans confirm daily vinegar consumption can lead to a significant loss of abdominal fat. I’m so excited to be finally getting to this topic. Type in [...]

 
Curing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
29 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Diabetics suffering from nerve pain for years and then cured within days with a plant-based diet. What about reversing diabetic vision loss? See: Can Diabetic [...]

 
Shaking the Salt Habit
27 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The three things we can do to lower our sodium intake and two tricks for interpreting nutrition facts labeling on processed foods. Not eating enough fruit [...]

 
The Protein Combining Myth
25 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The myth that plant proteins are incomplete, necessitating protein combining, was debunked by the scientific nutrition community decades ago. Do Vegetarians [...]

 
Brown, Black, Purple and Red Unlike White on Rice
22 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: White rice is missing more than just fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Phytonutrients, such as gamma oryzanol, in brown rice may help explain the clinical benefits, [...]

 
Avoiding Adult Exposure to Phthalates
20 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Eating a plant-based diet, avoiding scented personal care products, and certain children’s and adult toys can reduce exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals. Good [...]

 
Lead Contamination in Bone Broth
18 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Popular with paleo diet advocates, organic chicken broth is tested for the presence of the toxic heavy metal lead. For more on the paleo diet, see: • [...]

 
Peppers and Parkinson’s: The Benefits of Smoking Without the Risks?
15 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Might the nicotine content in nightshade vegetables—tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers—protect against Parkinson’s disease? Benefits of [...]

 
Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease?
13 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The tobacco industry points to dozens of studies purporting to show tobacco use is associated with a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease. Isn’t that [...]

 
Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?
11 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: I recommend all pregnant and breastfeeding women follow the consensus guidelines to get about 200mg of preformed DHA from a pollutant-free source. No demonstrable [...]

 
Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?
8 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Does maternal supplementation with the long chain omega 3 fatty acid DHA improve psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development of infants? So no clear [...]

 
Specific Receptors for Specific Fruits and Vegetables
6 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dietary diversity is important because each plant family has a unique combination of phytonutrients that may bind to specific proteins within our body. This [...]

 
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Fishing for Answers
5 Mar 2016
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 [...]

 
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate
10 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What about the studies that show a “u-shaped curve,” where too much sodium is bad, but too little may be bad too? This video is part of my extended deep-dive [...]

 
How to Regenerate Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Naturally
4 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Chlorophyll in our bloodstream after eating greens may react with wavelengths of sunlight that penetrate through our skin to reactivate the antioxidant Coenzyme [...]

 
Almonds for Osteoporosis
1 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What happens when you drip blood taken from people before and four hours after almond consumption on bone cells? What about dairy products? See: Is Milk [...]

 
Plant-Based Treatment for Angina
30 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Even without an exercise component, a plant-based diet can reduce angina attacks 90% within 24 days. See a comparison of the arterial function of vegetarians [...]

 
Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function
28 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The improvement of arterial function on a whole food, plant-based diet is so pronounced that cardiac patients can achieve a 90% reduction in angina attacks. Wait [...]

 
Tea and Artery Function
25 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Adding milk to tea can blocks its beneficial effects, potentially explaining why green tea drinkers appear better protected than consumers of black tea. If [...]

 
Fighting Lupus With Turmeric: Good as Gold
23 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A quarter teaspoon of the spice turmeric put to the test for the treatment of uncontrollable lupus (SLE) nephritis in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled [...]

 
Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Food
21 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Plant-based diets have been successfully shown to slow or stop the progression of kidney failure, but what about all the phosphorus and potassium in plant [...]

 
Do Raisins Cause Cavities?
18 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dried fruit have long been thought to contribute to tooth decay, but what does the science say? More on raisins in my videos: • Raisins vs. Jelly Beans [...]

 
The Palatability of Cancer Prevention
16 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dietary guidelines often patronizingly recommend what they consider acceptable or achievable rather than what the best available balance of evidence suggests [...]

 
Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome
14 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What effect do artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet & Low), aspartame (Nutrasweet) and acesulfame K (Sweet One) have on our [...]

 
Alzheimer’s Disease, Copper, and Saturated Fat
11 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: If copper is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, what about healthy whole plant food sources such as nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains? But isn’t [...]

 
Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Garlic and Onions
9 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why we should wait 10 minutes after chopping or crushing garlic before cooking unless we’re going in for elective surgery within the next week? For background [...]

 
Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?
7 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What’s the best way of fulfilling the omega-3 essential fat requirements? The thrilling conclusion to my latest omega-3 series, Should We Take DHA Supplements [...]

 
Diabetes Reversal: Is it the Calories or the Food?
4 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Even when study subjects were forced to eat so much that they didn’t lose any weight, a plant-based diet can still reverse type 2 diabetes in a matter of [...]

 
Reversing Diabetes with Food
2 Mar 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with severe calorie restriction—whether by surgery or starvation—but can also be reversed by simply eating healthier. Type [...]

 
Reversing Diabetes with Surgery
29 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Is the reversal of type 2 diabetes with gastric bypass surgery due to the actual operation or just the severely restrictive diet required for recovery? You [...]

 
Fennel Seeds to Improve Athletic Performance
26 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The pros and cons of fennel fruits as a cheap, easy-to-find, light-weight, nonperishable source of nitrates. I’ve got more than a dozen videos on the fascinating [...]

 
Preventing Gout Attacks with Diet
24 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: If the uric acid crystals that trigger gout come from the breakdown of purines, should gout patients avoid even healthy purine-rich foods such as beans, [...]

 
Which Foods Increase Happiness?
22 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Certain foods are linked to not only increased happiness, but great “eudaemonic” well-being, feelings of engagement, creativity, meaning, and purpose [...]

 
Are Happier People Actually Healthier?
19 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The burgeoning field of positive psychology is based on the understanding that mental health is not just about the absence of disease. OK, so if happiness [...]

 
Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces
17 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combatting the modern obesity epidemic. Isn’t [...]

 
Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function
15 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Vegetables tested head-to-head to see which boosts immune function best Need a reminder about what those protective Ah receptors are? See The Broccoli Receptor: [...]

 
Treating Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet
12 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Cow’s milk proteins can pass through breast milk, which may explain why maternal dairy-free diets are so effective in treating infant colic. Isn’t that [...]

 
How to Counter the Inflammation of Aging
8 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What can we eat to combat “inflamm-aging”, the chronic low-grade inflammation that accompanies the aging process? If arachidonic acid sounds familiar, [...]



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