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Why Some Like Cilantro & Others Hate It

One sign of changing U.S. demographics is that salsa has replaced ketchup as America’s #1 table condiment. One of the popular salsa ingredients is cilantro, described as one of the “most polarizing and divisive food ingredients known.” Some people love it; some people hate it. What’s...

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Improving Employee Diets Could Save Companies Millions

The food, alcohol, and tobacco industries have been blamed for “manufacturing epidemics” of chronic disease, but they’re just trying to sell more product like everyone else. And so if that means distorting science, creating front groups, compromising scientists, blocking public health...

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Get a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar

Today is #GivingTuesday, kicking off the charitable season with a celebration of giving and philanthropy. To commemorate it this year, we've created a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar, with each month featuring a Green-Light recipe submitted by one of you! If your 2017 wall calendar doesn't specify...

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Reduce Saturated Fat Intake to Protect Your Pancreas

The reason those eating plant-based diets have less fat buildup in their muscle cells and less insulin resistance may be because saturated fats appear to impair blood sugar control the most.The association between fat and insulin resistance is now widely accepted. Insulin resistance is due to...

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How a Low-Carb Diet is Metabolically Like Being Obese

Free fatty acids (meaning fat circulating in the bloodstream not packaged into triglycerides) result in inflammation, toxic fat breakdown products, and oxidative stress, which can gum up the insulin receptor pathway and lead to insulin resistance in our muscles. Insulin resistance is what causes...

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Fat is the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies dating back nearly a century noted a striking finding: If you take young, healthy people and split them up into two groups—half on a fat-rich diet and half on a carbohydrate-rich diet—we find that within just two days, glucose intolerance skyrockets in the fat group. The group that had...

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The Natural Human Diet

Our epidemics of dietary disease have prompted a great deal of research into what humans are meant to eat for optimal health. In 1985, an influential article highlighted in my video The Problem With the Paleo Diet Argument was published proposing that our chronic diseases stem from a disconnect...

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Medical Care: The Third Leading Cause of Death

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but a pound isn’t that heavy. Why change our diet and lifestyle when we can just wait and let modern medicine fix us up? In my video The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs, I noted that patients tend to wildly overestimate the ability of cancer...

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How Well Do Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Actually Work?

One of the reasons people may undervalue diet and lifestyle changes is an overconfidence in the ability of pills and procedures to prevent disease. For example, people tend to wildly overestimate the power of things like mammograms and colonoscopies to prevent deaths from breast and bowel cancer,...

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Dr. Greger’s DVDs All Now in Streaming Video

Before there was NutritionFacts.org, my work existed as a series of DVDs (and before that as VHS tapes!). Now that all of my work is available online for free, the DVDs just package nine weeks’ worth of upcoming videos onto one disk. This offers folks the opportunity to sneak-preview videos...