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  • How to Lower Your Sodium Intake November 19, 2019
    Reduction of salt consumption by just 15 percent could save the lives of millions. If we cut our salt intake by half a teaspoon a […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Benefits of Wakame Seaweed Salad on Blood Pressure November 14, 2019
    I used to think of seaweed as just a beneficial whole-food source of minerals like iodine, for which it is the most concentrated dietary source. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Is Milk Lowering Uric Acid a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? November 12, 2019
    Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, is characterized by a slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor, and stooping posture, all of which […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Achieve Food Synergy November 7, 2019
    There are thousands of phytochemicals that will never make it onto the side of a cereal box but may play a role in reducing the […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why Hasn’t Bisphenol A (BPA) Been Banned Completely? November 5, 2019
    “The number of new chemicals is increasing exponentially, with approximately 12,000 new substances added daily…”—yet data aren’t available on the hazards of even some of […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Morning Sickness Can Be Beneficial October 31, 2019
    “Since the beginning of time, pregnant women have been reported to suffer from a syndrome variously known as morning sickness, pregnancy sickness, or nausea and […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Increase Gut Bacterial Richness October 29, 2019
    We live in an “obesogenic environment,” with cheap junk food everywhere, thanks in part to subsidies going to the “‘food industrial complex,’ which manufactures obesogenic […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Benefits of Sesame Seeds for Knee Osteoarthritis October 24, 2019
    Doctors have been injecting arthritis patients with gold since the 1920s. In fact, “[g]old-based medicines have been in use for thousands of years…and remarkably…are still […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Sparkling or Still Water for Stomach Upset and Constipation? October 22, 2019
    “Natural bubbling or sparkling mineral waters have been popular for thousands of years,” but manufactured sparkling water was first “‘invented’ in the mid to late […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Last Day to Register for Fasting and Cancer Webinar October 17, 2019
    Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the final webinar in my 3-webinar series on fasting, that will take place on October 25 […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure October 15, 2019
    High blood pressure is the number-one risk factor for death in the world. In the United States, it affects nearly 78 million people, one in […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Not to Die from Kidney Disease October 10, 2019
    Kidney failure may be both prevented and treated with a plant-based diet, and it’s no wonder: Kidneys are highly vascular organs, packed with blood vessels. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Not to Die from Diabetes October 8, 2019
    We’ve known since the 1930s that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, arrested, and even reversed with a plant-based diet. Within five years of following […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Not to Die from Cancer October 3, 2019
    After Dr. Dean Ornish conquered our number-one killer, heart disease, he moved on to killer number-two. What happens if cancer is put on a plant-based […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Not to Die from Heart Disease October 1, 2019
    The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s up to each of us to make our own decisions […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Final Fasting Webinar and New DVD September 26, 2019
    I knew next to nothing about fasting until I did this deep dive into the medical literature for you. There are, by my count, 1,527 […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Could There Be Such a Disconnect Between the Science and Medical Practice? September 24, 2019
    “Most deaths in the United States are preventable and related to nutrition.” According to the most rigorous analysis of risk factors ever published, the Global […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM