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  • White Rice vs. Brown Rice March 19, 2019
    In 2012, a meta-analysis was published tying white rice consumption to diabetes, especially in Asian countries. Even in the United States, where we eat much […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Purported Benefits of Eating Fish March 14, 2019
    In the landmark Global Burden of Disease study, researchers compiled the top 20 causes of death and disability. Number one on the list was high […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • From Adequate Nutrition to Optimum Nutrition March 12, 2019
    Research in human nutrition over the past four decades has led to many discoveries as well as a comprehensive understanding of the exact mechanisms behind […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Ginger or Cannabis for Morning Sickness March 7, 2019
    Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy, affecting 70 to 85 percent of women worldwide—but not in all countries. Population groups that eat more plant-based […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Eating the Way Nature Intended March 5, 2019
    The Paleolithic period, also known as the Stone Age, only goes back about two million years. Humans and other great apes have been evolving for […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Wheatgrass Juice Put to the Test February 28, 2019
    In an editorial that accompanied a landmark study showing an extract of the spice turmeric could be used to fight ulcerative colitis, the authors congratulated […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Turmeric Curcumin Put to the Test for Inflammatory Bowel Disease February 26, 2019
    My video Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis tells the story how this amazing discovery was made, and how curcumin stacks up […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Invite Dr. Greger to Come Speak in Your City February 21, 2019
    I am in the final stretch of finishing my next book, How Not to Diet, which will hit shelves in December. After being cooped up for […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Avoid Fatty Liver Disease February 19, 2019
    In the documentary Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock eats exclusively at McDonald’s for a month and predictably his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol go up, but […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Food to Slowing Your Resting Heart Rate February 14, 2019
    Monitoring resting heart rate has strong advantages. Taking your pulse is cheap, takes little time, is understandable to people, and is something everyone can do […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • One Heartbeat per Second to Beat the Clock February 12, 2019
    Immanuel Kant, the famed 18th century philosopher, described the chemistry of his day as a science, but not really science, as it wasn’t grounded in […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Foods to Slow Your Metabolism February 7, 2019
    The largest component of our daily energy budget is resting metabolic rate. As I discuss in my video Slowing Our Metabolism with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables, the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Health Benefits of Citrus Zest February 5, 2019
    New data demonstrating a DNA protective agent present in at least some fruits and vegetables found that the agent was heat sensitive and determined it […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce January 31, 2019
    “In the light of strikingly consistent observations from many epidemiological [population-based] studies, there can be little doubt that the habitual consumption of diets high in […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How the Meat Industry Reacted to the New Cancer Warnings January 29, 2019
    What was the meat industry’s response to leading cancer charities’ recommendation to stop eating processed meat, like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and lunch meat? […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Introducing the Evidence-Based Eating Guide January 24, 2019
    Check Out Our New Resource One of the most common requests we get is for some type of practical guide to healthy eating that health […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Vinegar Caveats January 22, 2019
    As I note in my chapter on greens in my book How Not to Die, vinegar may be one condiment that’s actually good for you. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Much Vinegar Every Day? January 17, 2019
    Consuming vinegar with a meal reduces the spike in blood sugar, insulin, and triglycerides, and it appears to work particularly well in those who are […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Benefits of Vinegar Beyond Weight Loss January 15, 2019
    A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study found that body weight and belly fat were significantly reduced by adding just a single tablespoon of vinegar to one’s […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Vinegar, Wine, and Artery Function January 10, 2019
    In my video Vinegar and Artery Function, I discuss a famous study from Harvard University published back in 1999, which found that women who used […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM