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  • We Have Specific Fruit and Vegetable Receptors November 15, 2018
    “According to a recent survey, the number of Americans adults who say they are eating ‘pretty much whatever they want’ is at an all-time high,” which […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Make Your Own CoQ10 November 13, 2018
    Chlorophyll is the green pigment that makes green leaves green. If you search for chlorophyll in the medical literature, a lot of what you find […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Almonds vs. Rice vs. Potatoes for Osteoporosis November 8, 2018
    Currently, an estimated ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, causing more than a million fractures, including hundreds of thousands of hip fractures, a common reason people […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Diet for Chest Pain November 6, 2018
    The Dean Ornish program that led to improved arterial function and the dramatic drop in angina attacks—a 91 percent reduction in reported frequency of angina—is […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Dr. Greger on Plant-Based Athletes, the Best Way to Cook Veggies, and More November 1, 2018
    Last week, October 25, was my birthday. Thank you to everyone who donated to NutritionFacts.org, which I began as a labor of love dedicated to my grandma’s […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Improve Artery Function October 30, 2018
    Endothelial dysfunction is the initial step in the development of peripheral artery disease, heart disease, and stroke. As I discuss in my video Plant-Based Diets […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • What Happens if You Add Milk to Tea? October 25, 2018
    Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, “appears to play a critical role […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Treat Lupus with Turmeric October 23, 2018
    Different autoimmune diseases tend to target different organs. If our immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas, we can end up with type […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease with Food October 18, 2018
    “In the United States, approximately one in three adults aged 65 years and older has chronic kidney disease (CKD),” as I note in my video […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Raisins and Dental Health October 16, 2018
    “Raisins have a long-standing reputation as a food that promotes dental caries (cavities),” based on decades-old studies on rats that ranked raisins up there with […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Meat Industry Response to Meat Being Labeled Carcinogenic October 11, 2018
    The most extensive report on diet and cancer in history is constantly being updated with all the new research. As I discuss in my video […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Splenda Side-Effects October 9, 2018
    On April Fool’s Day, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved the artificial sweetener sucralose, aka 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-4- chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside. But, despite its scary name, the worst […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dietary Copper October 4, 2018
    Though the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease has yet to be found, there is increasing concern about the role of metals in the development of […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Raw vs. Cooked Garlic and Onions for Blood Thinning October 2, 2018
    As we age, our arteries stiffen. In my video Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Garlic and Onions, you can see charts showing measurements of the stiffness […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Get My Favorite Apron (and New Fall Shirts!) September 27, 2018
    You may remember the fun broccoli apron I wore in my “In the Kitchen” videos (here and here). These aprons are back by popular demand, along with […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Do Flaxseeds Offer Sufficient Omega-3’s for Our Heart? September 25, 2018
    According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes September 20, 2018
    Diabetes reversal, not just treatment, should be a goal in the management of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed not only with […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • A Super Healthy Plant-Based Diet vs. Diabetes September 18, 2018
    We’ve known that type 2 diabetes could be reversed by an extreme reduction in food intake for nearly a century and a half, since the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Bariatric Surgery Reverses Diabetes September 13, 2018
    “Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) is one of the most successful treatment strategies for diabetes accompanying morbid obesity. Long-term diabetes remission rates of 83% have […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Fennel Seeds for a Nitrate Boost September 11, 2018
    Dozens of studies now suggest that the nitrates in vegetables, such as beets and green leafy vegetables, may help not only sick people “as a […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM