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July 22, 2013
Tart Cherries for Insomnia
The melatonin content in certain plant foods such as almonds, raspberries and goji berries may explain the improvement in sleep quality associated with tart cherry consumption.
July 19, 2013
Kiwifruit for Insomnia
Two kiwi fruit an hour before bedtime may improve sleep quality and duration without the side effects associated with sleeping pills.
August 1, 2012
Human Neurotransmitters in Plants
The consumption of certain fruits is suggested as a potential treatment for depression given the presence of psychoactive neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin in many plant..
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to..
July 19, 2012
Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses
Measuring the effects of a plant-based diet on the expression of hundreds of different genes at a time, a research group found that an antioxidant rich portfolio of plant foods such as berries,..
July 18, 2012
Kiwifruit and DNA Repair
Plant-based diets help prevent cancer not only by blocking DNA damage but by increasing our DNA repair enzymes’ ability to repair any damage that gets by our first line of antioxidant defense.
July 17, 2012
Kiwifruit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A kiwi fruit intervention was found to improve bowel function in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. This was accomplished without side-effects such as heart attacks and..
April 30, 2012
Treating COPD With Diet
Dietary interventions, including increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing meat intake, may not only help slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but may actually..
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