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  • TV Appearance, Now Hiring, and New Swag July 18, 2019
    You asked for more merch, and we answered! We’re rolling out new items on the store at DrGreger.org and celebrating with a flash sale. (As […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Should We Increase Our Protein Intake After Age 65? July 16, 2019
    A study that purported to show that diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking supposedly suggested that […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Dialing Down the Grim Reaper Gene July 11, 2019
    Only about 1 in 10,000 people live to be a 100 years old. What’s their secret? I discuss this in my video Animal Protein Compared […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • A Highly Effective, Cheap, Easy-to-Use, Safer Treatment for Heavy Periods July 9, 2019
    Ginger is most famous for its role in preventing and alleviating nausea and vomiting. There are now so many studies that there are reviews of […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Pomegranates Put to the Test for Prostate Cancer July 4, 2019
    The pomegranate “has been revered through the ages for its medicinal properties”––so much so that it’s been used as a symbol for some medical organizations. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease July 2, 2019
    Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Each year in the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed, bringing the total […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why There Is so Much Commercial Corruption in Nutrition June 27, 2019
    The prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes has skyrocketed, as has the number of articles published about diabetes in medical journals. “Why does our […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Meat Can Cause Stress Hormone Levels to Rise and Testosterone levels to Drop June 25, 2019
    A critique of the scientific validity of the dietary advice in Men’s Health magazine discovered nuggets claiming meat can give men “a testosterone boost,” but […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Sign Up for My Webinar on Intermittent Fasting June 20, 2019
    Some of the most common questions I receive are about ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting, so I’ve done a deep dive into the research on […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Avoid BPA June 18, 2019
    The purported link between obesity and hormone-disrupting plastics chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) was initially based in part on observations that the rise in chemical […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Diet We Were Designed to Eat June 13, 2019
    There are three broad theories about evolution and food. One is that humans have become adapted to grains and other products of the agricultural revolution […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • What’s the Secret to Latino Longevity? June 11, 2019
    Latinos living in the United States tend to have “less education, a higher poverty rate, and worse access to health care” and “represent the ultimate paradigm […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Effects of the Hops Phytoestrogen in Beer on Breast Cancer Risk June 6, 2019
    Hops have been used for centuries as a flavoring agent in beer, but “[o]ver the years, a recurring suggestion has been that hops”—and therefore beer—may […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Beer Phytoestrogens June 4, 2019
    Why do alcoholic men develop so-called man boobs and other feminine traits? We know estrogens produce feminization, and our liver clears estrogens from the body. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Estrogenic Growth Promoters in Meat May 30, 2019
    In 1979, an epidemic of breast enlargement was noted in Italian children. Poultry or veal was suspected, given that estrogens “may be fed to farm […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why We Should Cut Down on Salt Independently of Blood Pressure May 28, 2019
    If you put people on a low-salt diet, meaning only getting twice as much sodium as they need, as opposed to a usual salt diet […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Best Dried Fruit for Osteoporosis May 23, 2019
    “We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. There can be no doubt about that.” Ten million Americans have it, and one in three older women […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • 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