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  • How to Lower Phthalate Exposure Through Diet May 21, 2019
    Phthalates are hormone-disrupting plastics chemicals linked to a number of adverse health effects, such as disturbing infant and child development, and, in adults, may affect […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Preview the Cover of How Not to Diet May 16, 2019
    My next book is nearing completion! I am thrilled to announce that my next book is finally being finalized and is set to be published […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Reversing Massive Obesity With Diet May 14, 2019
    Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease and, in doing so, also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Role of Pesticides in Parkinson’s Disease May 9, 2019
    In the original description of Parkinson’s disease by none other than Dr. James Parkinson himself, he described a characteristic feature of the disease: constipation, which […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Is the Risk of Skin Cancer From Sun Exposure Overblown? May 7, 2019
    By the turn of the 20th century, rickets, the vitamin D deficiency disease, was rampant, thanks to city life with the shade of buildings and […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Source of Vitamin D May 2, 2019
    If one is going to make an evolutionary argument for what a “natural” vitamin D level may be, how about getting vitamin D in the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • What Is the Optimal Vitamin D Level? April 30, 2019
    If everyone took 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, it could shift the curve from average blood levels in the mid-50s to about a […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Check Out Our Spring Fundraiser Gear April 25, 2019
    Show your support of NutritionFacts.org with exclusive new products in our spring fundraiser. Step into summer with our new T-shirt and tank top and enjoy your […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Amount of Vitamin D Supplementation I Recommend April 23, 2019
    Randomized, controlled clinical trials have found that vitamin D supplements extend one’s lifespan. What is the optimal dose? What blood level is associated with living […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Much Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Lifespan? April 18, 2019
    In 1822, a Polish physician was the first to publish that sunlight could cure the vitamin D deficiency disease rickets. His work was ignored by […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Where Vitamin D Supplements Fail April 16, 2019
    As I discuss in my video Do Vitamin Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?, review articles continue to be published touting vitamin […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Changing Protein Requirements April 11, 2019
    There has been a history of enthusiasm for protein in the nutrition world. A century ago, the protein recommendations were more than twice what we […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Downside of Curcumin Supplements April 9, 2019
    Supplement manufacturers often fall into the same reductionist trap as the drug companies. Herbs are assumed to have only one main active ingredient, so, as […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Disconnect Between Science and Policy April 4, 2019
    Back in 1912, when hardly anyone smoked cigarettes, lung cancer was like a museum curiosity: extremely rare. In the next few decades, however, it rose […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Consequences of Prostate Cancer Treatment April 2, 2019
    A cancer diagnosis is seen as a teachable moment in medicine where we can try to get people to eat healthier, but “research has suggested […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Cancer-Causing Caramel Color March 28, 2019
    Caramel coloring may be the most widely consumed food coloring in the world.  Unfortunately, its manufacture can sometimes lead to the formation of a carcinogen […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • What to Feed Your Gut Bacteria March 26, 2019
    For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was just to absorb water and dispose of waste, but “[n]owadays […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • New Eating Guide Now in Print March 21, 2019
    In January we launched the Evidence-Based Eating Guide, which is available for free download here. Today I’m excited to announce that you can now order […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • 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