New DVD covers Splenda, lupus, CoQ10, and reversing diabetes

Volume 29 Cover
On April Fool’s Day, 1998, the FDA approved the artificial sweetener sucralose, sold as Splenda. The manufacturer likes to stress how little of it is absorbed into the bloodstream, but that means more is left in the digestive tract to come in contact with our gut flora. Find out what happens in my upcoming video “Effect of Splenda on the Microbiome.”

I also have new videos queued up over the next few months on foods to treat acne (barberries), improve athletic performance (fennel seeds), and strengthen our bones (almonds). If you don’t want to wait, all of these videos are available now as a digital download as part of my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition volume 29 (all proceeds go to charity). It can also be ordered as a physical DVD.

I also cover how to treat infant colic, counter the inflammation of aging, increase happiness, prevent gout attacks, fight lupus, and regenerate Coenzyme Q10 naturally.

The current batch of videos from volume 28 are about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next month and running until April, I’ll roll out the videos from this new DVD, volume 29. The DVDs give folks the opportunity to sneak-preview videos months ahead of time, watch them all straight through, and share them as gifts, but there is nothing on the DVDs that won’t eventually end up free online at NutritionFacts.org. If you’d like the works—50+ hours of video—you can get the complete DVD collection.

Here’s the list of chapters from the new volume 29 DVD—a preview of what’s to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:
 
  1. Treating Acne with Barberries
  2. How to Counter the Inflammation of Aging
  3. Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate
  4. Treating Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet
  5. Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function
  6. Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces
  7. Are Happier People Actually Healthier?
  8. Which Foods Increase Happiness?
  9. Preventing Gout Attacks with Diet
  10. Fennel Seeds to Improve Athletic Performance
  11. Reversing Diabetes with Surgery
  12. Reversing Diabetes with Food
  13. Diabetes Reversal: Is It the Calories or the Food?
  14. Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 for Our Heart?
  15. Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Garlic and Onions
  16. Alzheimer’s Disease, Copper, and Saturated Fat
  17. Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome
  18. The Palatability of Cancer Prevention
  19. Do Raisins Cause Cavities?
  20. Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Food
  21. Fighting Lupus with Turmeric: Good as Gold
  22. Tea and Artery Function
  23. Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function
  24. Plant-Based Treatment for Angina
  25. Almonds for Osteoporosis
  26. How to Regenerate Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Naturally
Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/dvds or through Amazon. It can also be ordered as a video download at DrGreger.org/downloads.
 
DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you’d already be a Splenda expert by now, having already received the new DVD. I come out with new DVDs every 9 weeks. If you’d like to automatically receive them before they’re even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $15 monthly contributor will receive the next three DVDs for free (as physical DVDs, downloads, or both—your choice), and anyone signing up as a $25 monthly contributor will get a whole year’s worth of new DVDs. If you’re already signed up and didn’t receive your volume 29 yet, please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and she’ll make everything all better.

If you’d rather just watch all the videos online as they launch, but would still like to support my work of helping to educate millions about healthy eating, you can make a tax-deductible donation to my 501c3 nonprofit organization NutritionFacts.org using a credit card, Bitcoin, a direct PayPal link, or by sending a check to “NutritionFacts.org” PO Box 11400, Takoma Park, MD 20913.

We’re creating an official NutritionFacts.org App!
NutritionFacts.org is already “web-responsive,” meaning it adapts to any screen size, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could download videos to watch them offline on your mobile device? Or share favorites lists or get video suggestions based on what other users liked? Now is your chance to let us know what features you want. Email your wish list to appfeatures@NutritionFacts.org

We were inspired to do this given the remarkable popularity of the little “Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen” app (available free for Android and iPhone) some generous volunteers created for How Not to Die. I’ve gotten such nice feedback from people who are finding it useful, so we’re going to be working on adding new features to that as well.

I realize it’s not enough to just lay out all the science. That’s why we’re trying to come up with new ways to help you incorporate healthier eating into your life as seamlessly as possible.

HOW NOT TO DIE Book Update

After four weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, it looks like How Not to Die may soon become an international best seller too! It is currently being translated and scheduled to be published in Albania, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mongolia (!), Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the UK with offers pending in Slovakia and Sweden.

Holy буржгар байцаа! (that’s evidently Mongolian for “kale”),

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live year-in-review presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, More Than an Apple a Day, From Table to Able, and Food as Medicine.

  • LUPUS

    Lupus, you mention?

    What is your feeling on the John Hopkins lupus center suggesting that
    all people with lupus should avoid garlic? They also list a few other “natural” and “healthy” foods
    that people with lupus should avoid.

  • Jason

    Hello there Dr. Greger,
    I’m a vegan and have a omnivore sister who has lupus (nephritis). I looked on the web for evidence that a plant based diet could reverse lupus, because so many other illnesses are conected with animalprotein, fat, etc.
    In your upcoming video ‘Fighting Lupus with Turmeric: Good as Gold’, do you talk about a possible connection between lupus and a omnivore diet, or just about lupus and turmeric?
    If not, are you planning to do such a video in the future?
    I would like to have a solid “evidence” for my sister, because the 2 sources I found didn’t convince her enough:
    https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/stars/stars-written/vanessa/
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2030838/I-beat-lupus-raw-food-diet-says-comedian-Gina-Yashere-believes-shes-conquered-illness.html
    Thanks for your help, and of course for your overall work,
    Jason from Germany

    • LUPUS

      ….Go to John Hopkins website, follow their diet suggestion for lupus…..foods and herbs to avoid. John Hopkins #1 hospital in the world, give or take a spot. Avoid garlic, echinacea, nightshade foods (tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, eggplant, peppers, tobacco).

  • LUPUS

    Go to John Hopkins website, follow their diet suggestion for lupus…..foods and herbs to avoid. John Hopkins #1 hospital in the world, give or take a spot. Avoid garlic, echinacea, nightshade foods (tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, eggplant, peppers, tobacco).

  • Lisa Levin

    Dr Greger, Have you read the studies indicating that extreme dieting can trigger a biochemical change in the body that can then lead to an eating disorder? I would love to hear you address this – there are lots of people who could benefit from it!

  • BM

    Hello Dr. Greger,

    Please let me know how a vegetarian can increase their coenzyme q10 naturally.

    Thanks
    BM

  • Lyv269

    I was diagnosed with SLE in 2009 (followed by horrible treatment including malaria tabs (lost a lot of hair), methotraxate (felt v. tired), oral and injections of cortisone (mood swings, depression). I had it bad! 3 years ago I decided enough is enough and looked at research and holistic approach to lupus. I transitioned to a balanced vegan diet including regular smoothies consisting of superfoods (chia, cacao, maca, spirulina.etc)..Long story short- I’ve been off tablets since, asymptomatic. My doctor monitored my progress to begin with which is very important to make sure I done it correctly and safely.