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How Not to Die hits New York Times Best Seller list!
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NutritionFacts.org Needs Your Help 2015 marks the 4-year anniversary of NutritionFacts.org. In that time, our videos and pages have been viewed more than 50 million times—20 million over the last year alone. Over the last 30 days we’ve reached the milestone of surpassing 2 million hits in a single month. Unfortunately, the rate of new […]

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Making Plant-Based Diets the New Normal
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A Nutritional Update for Physicians was published in the official journal of Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United States. It told physicians that healthy eating may best be achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regimen that “encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy and eggs as well as […]

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There Was No Book… Until Now!
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People are more likely to die during December and January than any other time of the year. Fitting, then, that my new book How Not to Die hits stores today! If you missed it yesterday, I created a video tour through the book, highlighting the differences between what’s in the book and what’s up on […]

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Dr. Greger Takes on Vitamin C for Cancer in New DVD
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Vitamin C is no stranger to controversy. It took 40 years between when citrus fruits were shown to cure scurvy in the 1700’s and their widespread application. Is it possible we’re in the midst of a similar 40 year lag between vitamin C discovery and implementation? Research in the mid-70’s by Linus Pauling (considered the greatest […]

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Do Dietary Toxins Contribute to Hand Tremors?
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Essential tremor, affecting 1 in 25 adults over 40 and up to 1 in 5 of those in their 90s, is one of the most common neurological diseases. In addition to the potentially debilitating hand tremor, there can be other neuropsychiatric manifestations, including difficulty walking and various levels of cognitive impairment. Might beta-carboline neurotoxins play […]

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How Learning to Cook Can Save Your Life
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The eating habits of modern Americans have been described as, “eating breakfast in their cars, lunch at their desks and chicken from a bucket.” Within the last few decades, Americans are eating out more and more, and cooking fewer meals at home, which are typically healthier. Home-cooked meals tend to contain less saturated fat, cholesterol, […]

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Is it Better to Bake, Boil, or Steam Sweet Potatoes?
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I previously talked about the cancer fighting properties of sweet potatoes (See Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins) and what would happen if you centered your diet around them (The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100). It seems that the only potential downside to eating too many sweet potatoes is that you could get yellow palms […]

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Where are the Lowest Rates of Alzheimer’s in the World?
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The rates of dementia differ greatly around the world, from the lowest rates in Africa, India, and South Asia, to the highest rates in Western Europe and especially North America. Is it all just genetics? Well, the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is significantly lower for Africans in Nigeria than for African Americans in […]

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Why Some Dietary Cholesterol Studies Fail to Show Harm
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How else can we make decisions for ourselves and our families but by the best available balance of evidence? The latest meta-analysis, pooling data from more than a dozen studies involving more than 300,000 people, indicates that there is a dose dependent association between egg consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But […]

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Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer with Turmeric Curcumin
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The low incidence of bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, used in curry powder. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of a diet are seldom produced by a single ingredient in that diet. For example, diets rich in […]

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How to Reduce Your Dietary Cadmium Absorption
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Cadmium is known as a highly toxic metal that represents a major hazard to human health. It sticks around in our body for decades because our body has no efficient way to get rid of it and may contribute to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Most recently, data suggests that […]

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How to Treat Gout With Diet
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The Washington State Fruit Commission, our largest cherry producer, can fund reviews that cherry-pick studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of cherries in a petri dish and animal models. But what we’ve needed are human studies. For example, if we stuff the human equivalent of up to a thousand cups of cherries down the throats of […]

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Which are More Anti-Inflammatory: Sweet Cherries or Tart Cherries?
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Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is a savory pudding of heart, liver, lungs, and oatmeal traditionally stuffed inside of a stomach. When that stomach goes into our own stomach, our digestive enzymes and stomach acid have no problem digesting it away. How do our bodies digests the stomach lining of a sheep on our […]

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Dr. Greger Takes on Calcium Supplements in New DVD
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The optimal daily calcium intake is one of the most controversial areas in nutrition. Unlike most other nutrients, there exists no international consensus. For example in the UK, the recommendation for adults is 700 mg a day, but  in the US, it’s up to 1,200 a day. Whenever I see that kind of huge discrepancy […]

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Where Do You Get Your Fiber?
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Vegetarians and vegans are all too familiar with the question: Where do you get your protein? Well, we can finally put to rest the question of whether vegetarians get enough protein thanks to a large study that compared the nutrient profiles of about 30,000 non-vegetarians to 20,000 vegetarians and about 5,000 vegans, 5,000 flexitarians (vegetarian most […]

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Exercise as Medicine
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Physical inactivity has been called the biggest public health problem of the 21st century. Of course just because someone calls it that doesn’t mean it’s true, in fact physical inactivity ranks down at #5 in terms of risk factors for death, and #6 in terms of risk factors for disability. Diet is by far our […]

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Eliminate Most of Your Chronic Disease Risk in Four Steps
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In 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead “instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” A hundred and one years later, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine was born. Lifestyle docs like myself […]

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My New Book HOW NOT TO DIE is Now Available for Pre-Order!
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It’s hard to express how excited I am that How Not to Die is going to be out soon! Pre-order it now at http://www.NutritionFacts.org/book (all my proceeds go to keep this site running). When I started writing this book, I thought of it as just another platform through which I could share the same body […]

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How a Tick Bite Can Lead to Food Allergies
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In the beginning, Aristotle defined two forms of life on planet Earth: plants and animals. Two thousand years later, the light microscope was invented and we discovered tiny, single-celled organisms like amoebas. Then, the electron microscope was invented and we discovered bacteria. Finally, in 1969, biologists recognized fungi as a separate category, and we’ve had […]

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What Do Eggs Do To Our Arteries?
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In reaction to the study that found a similar exponential increase in artery clogging plaque in both smokers and egg eaters, one critic countered that eggs have beneficial effects on vascular endothelium, the inner lining of our arteries, citing a 2005 study on egg consumption and endothelial function, funded by the American Egg Board (highlighted […]

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