“Uprooting” DVD Now Available (all proceeds to charity)

July 9, 2012 by Michael Greger M.D. in News with 18 Comments

Every year I scour the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science on how best to feed ourselves and our families. I start with the 12,000 or so papers published annually on human nutrition and, thanks to a crack team of volunteers, am able to whittle those down to about 3,000 studies, which are downloaded, read, analyzed, and churned into a few hundred short videos so I can post a new video every day, year-round, to This certainly makes the site unique. There’s no other science-based source for free daily video updates on the latest discoveries in nutrition. The problem is that the amount of information can be overwhelming. now has more than 500 videos covering over 1,000 subjects. Where do you even begin? Many have expressed their appreciation for the breadth of material presented, but asked that I please try to condense this body of work into a coherent summary on how best to use diet to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease. I took this feedback to heart and developed a brand-new presentation that I just premiered and will be giving around the country all year. If you weren’t at the premiere, no worries–Aaron Wissner of Local Future was, and he graciously volunteered to videotape it and so now it’s available to all!

Click here to order my new presentation on DVD for $10 (all proceeds donated to charity). It is also available on Amazon. Hopefully sharing my work this way will be easier than inviting folks over for a 20-hour online movie marathon! :)

-Michael Greger M.D.


Dr. Michael Greger

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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  • Jessica

    Dr Greger –

    What do you think about Beneforte Broccoli []? Would it be a good alternative to broccoli sprouts for someone concerned about foodborne illness (even though I understand that broccoli sprouts are safer than most sprouts)?


    • Curt

      Beneforte Broccoli is produced by Monsanto. I’m not excited about supporting their GM efforts. Perhaps some of the heirloom varieties would be just as nutritious.

  • Adrian Currier

    Could you put up a preview?

  • Larry Lambert

    Someone just showed me a link to a grain called freekeh.

    It highlights a small study of 17 individuals on the site. I haven’t seen anything in this site so I am wondering how good it really is. It may be fantastic, but just doesn’t have enough data to support the claims.

  • William Kleinbauer

    Dr. Greger – Your new DVD talk is the best ever by you! I’ll recommend that J. Morris Hicks publicize it in his daily Healthy Eating — Healthy World blog.  I’ll tell my on-line contacts, too, plus play it at my next Healthy Lifestyle Education meeting.

    • Michael Greger M.D.

       Thank you so much William!

  • Herbgardengirl

    Thank you so much for the “Uprooting” DVD you sent me.  If you were the only speaker at the Vegetarian Summerfest at Pitt-Johnstown, PA it would have been worth attending.  I transitioned from a vegetarian to a vegan mostly because of your presentation!  Thank you again!

  • mike at the river

    Fantastic video!  Best I’ve ever seen.  Should be required viewing in every medical college and to as wide an audience as possible. The Science is overwhelming.  Thanks, Dr Greger!….Mike

  • Heidi

    My video just arrived today! Can I show it to my group “Sungine Coast Vegans” and advertise the free screening publicly?
    I held a free screening for “Vegucated” and 50 people came!

    • Michael Greger M.D.

       I would be honored–please do!

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  • Manuel GIRXSDA

    Thanks. From a grateful Seventh-day Adventist physician and advisor of (too many) patients with ‘metabolopathy’ in our Hispanic community in Chicago

    Manuel Alva

  • Emilio

    Does anyone know where I can find the sources that Dr. Greger used for this presentation? I’m a nutrition student and would like to learn more about this subject.

  • JacquieRN

    Hello Benjamin The presentations are available digitally:

  • Nadja

    Where can the studies be found on which you base your presentation on?

    • Thea

      Nadja: Underneath each of the “Videos Of The Day” have a “Sources Cited” section which can be expanded. From there, Dr. Greger lists the sources and even links to them when possible.

      The annual summary talks, such as this “Uprooting…” one do not have a giant list of sources. Instead, you have to find the Video Of The Day which relates to the subject you are interested in – and then you can go to the Sources Cited section.

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