Latest in Nutrition vol. 6 DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

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The genesis of NutritionFacts.org dates back to more than a decade ago. Like most doctors, I went into medicine because I wanted to help people, but found myself in some hospital-based practice often dispensing drugs to counteract the side-effects of other drugs I had originally prescribed just to ease symptoms or tweak some risk factor. Meanwhile, bed after hospital bed was filled with people with preventable conditions—emphysema, diabetes, heart disease. I wanted to get to the root cause of the problem; I yearned to practice medicine on a broader scale.

So I started traveling the country speaking at medical schools, hospital grand rounds, and community groups about preventive and lifestyle medicine. Maxing out at 40 talks a month, I (and my family!) soon realized that this perpetual speaking tour was unsustainable. So I started writing books and, five years ago, started recording an annual Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, scouring the world’s scholarly literature for the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science published over the last 12 months on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease.

Last year, one of the DVDs caught the attention of the Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation, who, to help fulfill part of their public health mission, offered to put all of my DVDs online. And thanks to them, a year later NutritionFacts.org was born. The site launched August 2011 preloaded with videos from the first four volumes of my Latest in Nutrition DVD series, and over the last two months has been featuring a new daily video from volume 5, the last of which just went up on Friday. So today we’re unveiling the first video off the new DVD. Eventually (by the end of the year), all videos off of volume 6 will be up on the site, but if you want a sneak peek at what’s to come, would rather watch them straight through, or want to share them as gifts you can purchase the Latest in Clinical Nutrition volume 6 DVD now or through Amazon, with all proceeds going to The Humane Society of the United States.

Here’s the list of chapters off the new DVD, a preview of what’s to come on NutritionFacts.org:

1.      Is alkaline water a scam?
2.      Is potassium sorbate bad for you?
3.      SAD state of affairs
4.      Corporate guidance for the dietary guidelines
5.      With a grain of Big Salt
6.      He who pays the piper calls the tune
7.      USDA conflicts of interest
8.      Just say no
9.      Dietary Guidelines for Americans: the first 25 years
10.    Dairies to berries
11.    It’s all Greek to the USDA
12.    Package deals
13.    Science versus corporate interests
14.    Advisory Committee conflicts of interest
15.    Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2010
16.    Progressing from pyramid to plate
17.    Food fight
18.    A doctor a day keeps the apples away
19.    If all else fails
20.    Doctors without orders
21.    Nutrition bill doctored in the California Senate
22.    Medical associations oppose bill to mandate nutrition training
23.    Dr. McDougall champions California Senate Bill 380
24.    Infant nearly killed by homeopathy
25.    Total recall
26.    U.S. meat supply flying at half staph
27.    Airborne MRSA
28.    MRSA in U.S. retail meat
29.    Amyloid and apple juice
30.    The nutrition facts missing from the label
31.    Best fruit juice
32.    Constructing a cognitive portfolio
33.    Alzheimer’s and apple juice
34.    Is pomegranate juice that wonderful?
35.    Pink juice with green foam
36.    Vitamin D recommendations changed
37.    Evolutionary argument for target vitamin D level
38.    Is vitamin D the new vitamin E?
39.    Vitamin D and mortality may be a U-shaped curve
40.    Vitamin D supplements may be necessary
41.    The difficulty of arriving at a vitamin D recommendation
42.    How the Institute of Medicine arrived at their vitamin D recommendation
43.    Resolving the vitamin D-bate
44.    Take vitamin D supplements with meals
45.    The risks and benefits of neti pot nasal irrigation
46.    Dying under normal circumstances
47.    Agribusiness sees it differently
48.    Purely a question of diet
49.    Do you want fries with that? Lipitor?
50.    Tolerable upper intake of zero

-Michael Greger, M.D.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please leave any questions you may have below and be sure to check back in regularly to keep up to speed on all my new videos!

  • Toxins

    Hello Dr. Greger,

    I know you are quite busy lately but I have an important question regarding your volume 6 dvd, which by the way I loved! At the end you suggested that the upper limit of saturated fat should be 0%. Nuts seem to contain saturated fat though. IS this a different form of saturated that is neutral? What’s the scoop on this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ltldogg Scott Beavers

    Hi Dr. Greger,

    Do you recommend any specific food, macronutrient or micronutrient for whole-food vegans with dry skin and chapped lips?

    I am a whole food vegan, do not eat any processed food nor added salt (I take Iodine drops thanks to you). I eat plenty of Fruits, Veggies (especially Kale and Collard Greens), beans and whole grains. I do eat small amounts of flaxseed, walnuts and take a EPA + DHA capsule daily. I have no other issues and am in excellent health.

    Could my dry skin be caused by sodium defiency? Could it be not enough ALA, EPA and DHA? Other?

    Thanks in advance and also for your great site!

    Scott B.

  • The BglLvr

    Hi Dr. G.,
    Thanks so much for this site. After reading your Optimal Nutrition Recommendations article, which details the nutrients to which special attention should be paid (in addition to consumption of a diet rich in an array of grains, beans, nuts, seeds, fruit, veggies, etc.). I wonder if you might recommend a specific calcium supplement or recommendations regarding what to look for in a calcium supplement, as my husband and I rarely get adequate amounts of this mineral regularly. Also, will the added vitamin D in calcium supplement products dangerously add to the vitamin D we have begun taking (as directed by the same article)? Lastly, I am having difficulty locating iodine tablets. Do you have any suggestions?

    A million thanks!

    BglLvr

    • Toxins

      Hello BG!

      You have nothing to worry about when it comes to getting enough calcium. Firstly, the recommendations are ridiculously high. 1500 mg per day is a lot and satisfies what the dairy council would want. Essentially, calcium deficiency is unknown in human populations and we really don’t need much. It has been suggested that people in starving countries who get 200mg per day are still getting proper intake of calcium.
      Check out this link for more on calcium
      http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/feb/whenfriendsask.htm

      Regarding Vitamin D, it has been suggested by Dr. Greger that we take around 2,000 IU’s per day.

      Regarding iodine, if you eat a quarter of a teaspoon of iodized salt in total per day, you will get enough iodine. If you don’t like this option, you can go for seaweed but be warned, some seaweeds have dangerously high levels.
      http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/avoiding-iodine-deficiency-2/

      Hope this helps!