In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at whether prunes, a fiber supplement, or a vegan diet is best at relieving constipation. Click the box below to watch.
Chris Voigt is the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. In an effort to educate the public about the nutritional value of potatoes, he ate 20 potatoes a day, for 60 days straight. That’s right, his diet consisted… Read more
In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses how people taking dietary supplements may, in some cases, be paying to make themselves sick. This video covers folic acid, beta carotene, and green tea supplements. Click the box below to… Read more
I sat in my college nutrition class listening to my professor talk about nutrition. He mentioned that you could be a vegan or vegetarian and meet all your requirements to be healthy. I thought to myself, “Oh this guy is… Read more
I love food. I love to talk about it, shop for it, make it, and I really love to eat it. This did not always make for a very healthy lifestyle, but I’ve made significant changes over the years. I… Read more
With the holidays upon us, we all know that we are going to soon be tested. We will be tempted by holiday goodies, and by our friends and families – to indulge, to join The Contest. What is The Contest?… Read more
I have been a New York City firefighter for the past sixteen years. During this time I have been exposed to toxins and carcinogens as a result of operating at fires and emergencies. Some calls-to-action are extreme such as the… Read more
I have always been an athlete. From a young age, my mother would place my two brothers and me in any sports activity that was available. I grew up playing baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and running track. In high school,… Read more
Imagine running into a friend at the gym who was just finishing her aerobic workout. Sweaty and flushed, she downs a bottle of water and remarks, “Got to get my hydrogen!” While we may instinctively sense that there is something… Read more
One year ago today, my life changed forever. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon Forks Over Knives. It completely changed my perception of food and what it does to the body. It became clear to me why I had… Read more
Legendary filmmaker James Cameron, speaking to an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival a few weeks ago, praised Forks Over Knives which inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet. Cameron said, “We’re always talking about what are the action… Read more
Once weaned, children are just like small adults when it comes to nutrition. Starches (potatoes, corn, rice, sweet potatoes, beans, etc.) must provide the bulk of their calories in order for them to thrive. Meat and dairy products, along with… Read more
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease that causes severe abdominal pain, thousands of tiny sores in the colon, and bloody watery stools. My gastroenterologist also removed several pre-cancerous tubular adenomas at the time of my… Read more
For the past three years, I have been battling several health issues and trying to control my weight. I have been overweight my entire life and up until college, did not bother to notice or change anything about myself. Once I… Read more
Like most people, I love to snack. When I was a triathlete, training four to eight hours and burning over 5,000 calories a day, I had an enormous appetite and snacks were a major part of my life–I couldn’t go… Read more
Dr. Michael Greger looks at the leading causes of death utilizing mainly scientific research from the last year.