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  • 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
  • Salt Is Put to the Test July 10, 2018
    From a medical journal editor: “Like any group with vested interests, the food industry resists regulation. Faced with a growing scientific consensus that salt increases […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Prevent Heart Disease in the Womb July 5, 2018
    The strategy of trying to prevent heart disease risk in childhood has been described as radical, but is the concept really so radical? What truly […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Spice Proven to Benefit Prediabetes July 3, 2018
    In my video Turmeric Curcumin for Prediabetes, I talk about “Curcumin extract for prevention of type 2 diabetes,” an extraordinary study published in the journal […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Dr. Greger Updates His Stance on Coffee June 28, 2018
    Have you wanted to get healthier menus in your local schools, hospitals, or other institutions but didn’t know where to start? Now you can use […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Diet Can Trump the Alzheimer’s Gene ApoE June 26, 2018
    Back in the 1990s, a major susceptibility gene was discovered for Alzheimer’s, called ApoE4. If we have one ApoE4 gene, either from our mom or […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Does Vitamin C Help with Terminal Cancer? June 21, 2018
    Studies in the 1970s showed an extraordinary survival gain in terminal cancer patients with vitamin C, a “simple and relatively nontoxic therapy.” It’s no wonder […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Vitamin C Pills Put to the Test for Cancer June 19, 2018
    Vitamin C “is no stranger to controversy, as evidenced by the fact that over 40 years lapsed” from the time citrus fruits were shown to […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Vitamin C Cancer Study that Started It All June 14, 2018
    In 1975, a remarkable case was reported of a 42-year-old man suffering from a malignant form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who experienced a dramatic regression of […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Lose Weight Eating More Food June 12, 2018
    What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? I explore this in my video […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Foods with Negative Calories June 7, 2018
    What are some dietary strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity? Large portion sizes are often targeted, so restriction of portion size is an […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM