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  • 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
  • Plant vs. Animal Food Purines for Preventing Gout September 6, 2018
    More than 2,000 years ago, “Hippocrates described gout as a disease of kings primarily because it was the wealthy who could afford the ‘rich’ foods, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Mood? September 4, 2018
    “Thousands of papers have been published on the important topic of what determines people’s subjective well-being and psychological health,” but what about the potential influence […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Dr. Greger on Macrobiotic Diets August 30, 2018
    Whenever I’m speaking at events, people tell me these amazing stories about reinventing their health through evidence-based nutrition. Has healthy eating changed your life? Tell […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Is It Healthier to be Happier? August 28, 2018
    More than 60 years ago, the World Health Organization defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Activate Appetite-Suppressing Hormones August 23, 2018
    In the United States, we tend to get less than 20 grams of fiber a day, only about half the minimum recommended intake. Compare that […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • What to Eat to Boost Immunity August 21, 2018
    What we eat—or don’t eat—can affect our immune system. In my video Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function I profile a study conducted […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Treat Infant Colic August 16, 2018
    Colic, characterized by prolonged periods of inconsolable crying, affects up to 40 percent of young infants. The condition is often dismissed as trivial by the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Don’t Be Confused by Big Salt August 14, 2018
    High blood pressure is not the only harmful effect of too much salt—it’s also been tied to stomach cancer, kidney stones, bone loss, obesity, and […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Diet for the Inflammation of Aging August 9, 2018
    One of the most recognized consequences of aging is a decline in immune function, illustrated by vulnerability to dying from the flu and poor response […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Food for Acne August 7, 2018
    We hear a lot about traditional Chinese herbal medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan. There is a root called Rhizoma coptidis that […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why Drugs and Diet Can Sometimes Fail in Diabetes August 2, 2018
    “People with type 2 diabetes are at elevated risk for a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, premature death, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Counteract the Effects of Alcohol July 31, 2018
    More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, affecting about one in three Americans in their lifetimes. As I discuss […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Check out Our New Shirts (and Flash Sale!) July 26, 2018
    It’s always such a thrill to see folks rockin’ NutritionFacts.org apparel. Anyone who comes to my talks wearing any of our stuff gets to cut […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Reduce Acid-Forming Proteins to Protect Kidney Function July 24, 2018
    Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem affecting about one in eight Americans, increasing the risks of disease and death even among those […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Fennel Seeds vs. Ginger for Menstrual Cramps and PMS July 19, 2018
    Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Is Triclosan Antibacterial Toothpaste Safe? July 17, 2018
    Why do dogs lick their wounds? They even lick our wounds. This leads to a question posed in the medical literature nearly a half century […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • “The Eskimo Myth” July 12, 2018
    As I reviewed in my video Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?, the revelation that fish oil appears useless in preventing heart disease—in both heart […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM