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September 16, 2011 by Michael Greger M.D. in News with 15 Comments

Reposted from my Latest in Nutrition e-newsletter (sign up for free here):

CNN’s recent documentary “The Last Heart Attack” featured Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn successfully preventing, stopping, and even reversing our number one killer—heart disease—with a plant-based diet. Though billed as the latest cutting-edge treatment, both doctors have been publishing on reversing the heart disease epidemic through diet and lifestyle changes for more than 20 years. Multibillion dollar industries ensure we know about the latest cholesterol-lowering drugs and surgeries, but who’s going to tell us about the latest advances in nutrition?  What else lies buried in medical journals with the potential to save millions of lives that just hasn’t yet seen the light of day?

On Monday I celebrate the one-month anniversary of the launch of Time flies when you’re having fun (or at least when you’re too overwhelmed to even know what day it is! :) Thankfully the site has attracted a dedicated cadre of volunteers and interns to keep the site afloat and I’d love to bring others aboard to join the dream team.

So far, our efforts have paid off. In our first month, has drawn 100,000 visitors, exposing more people to my work than probably my entire last decade of speaking. But that’s still less than 0.01% of the world’s Internet users. Tens of millions die every year from chronic diseases, 17 million deaths from cardiovascular disease alone. We’ve got to do better.

I need to focus on the science, developing fresh compelling content to keep my promise of delivering a new video featuring new research every day throughout the year. So I am hoping to delegate as many of the site maintenance, building, and outreach tasks as I can. Unfortunately, as a nonprofit, noncommercial site that doesn’t accept advertising we can offer only unpaid internships, but if you can commit to 10 hours a week for at least 10 weeks I would love your help.

The hours are flexible; you can work from home. We need everything from data entry and online research to grant writing and food photography. Basically, whatever skills you have (or don’t have just yet!), I want to put to good use. Please email if you’re interested in helping out. Together, we can reduce a tremendous amount of suffering.

If you haven’t already, please get connected and stay in touch so you don’t miss a day:

And please help me spread the word by passing these links along.

Non-commercial, science-based sources of good nutrition information are hard to find. “The Last Heart Attack” unleashed a torrent of interest in healthy eating to reverse disease. With your help on, hopefully the public won’t have to wait another 20 years before the facts get out.

-Michael Greger, M.D.

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About Michael Greger M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please leave any questions below if I can clarify anything about these positions.

  • Vegan Epicurean

    I am available to help out and sent an email to the address above. I also posted the internship on my blog’s Facebook page.

    Looking forward to lending a hand,

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Thank you so much Alicia!

  • Marjorie 0120

    What do chickens eat, corn, Genetically Engineered corn by Monsanto. 91% of the corn in the USA is GM. The corn is modified so it will not reproduce itself, the farmeer has to buy seed every year whereas before they held back part of their crop for seed.

    As a cat breeder, I was having productive problems in my cattery. I switched to 100% grain free kibble and it took care of all of the problems. The most startling change was that I had two sterile males that I used to bring my queens out of heat when I didn’t want to breed them. After about 8 month of grain free diets, at four years of age, both boys fathered litters! The litters were born within a week of each other.

    Farmers and ranchers are seeing reproductive problems in their cattle, hogs etc. When will you “scientists” start telling America the truth. It’s not the Chickens it’s what they are fed!

    Russia, the EU and Austraila have banned the import of the strain of GM fed to Americans based on their own research. Our FDA used Monsanto’s test data for approval and did none of their own.

  • Karen LaVine

    My time is limited, but the information you provide is extremely important and your presentation methods are excellent. I would like very much to make a monetary donation to support your endeavors. Please let me know if there is a way I might do this via paypal or mailing you a check. I believe my email address is available to you through my log in formation for your web site.

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      You are so incredibly sweet! You can make a tax-deductible donation to support my work here.

  • greeneyedjacket

    fyi the twitter link isn’t good. it routes to an outlook link… i cut it down to the twitter page, but you may want to adjust :) LOVE the blog! hopefully in the future i can volunteer to help out!

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Thank you so so much greenetedjacket! I fixed all those links!

  • Lazy

    Any chance of you posting your videos on iTunes as a podcast??

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