Doctor's Note

Be sure to check out all my other videos on brain disease and industry influence.

For some context, check out my associated blog posts: Alzheimer’s Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventableCountering Dietary Pollutants & Pesticides; and Dr. Greger’s Natural Nausea Remedy Recipe.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And be sure to check out all the videos on brain disease and industry influence.

  • Meha

    Ok, this is the sixth. I want know all the top 10. Someone told me no tobacco, no alcohol, no animal products and regular workout is enough to avoid de top 10. Is that true?

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      If you click on the Sources Cited section under the video you can read the latest CDC report on top causes of death in the United States. The top 10 are 1) heart disease, 2) cancer, 3) COPD, 4) stroke, 5) accidents, 6) Alzheimer’s, 7) diabetes, 8) pneumonia, 9) kidney disease, and 10) suicide. So being a nonsmoker who exercises and eats a plant based diet would certainly dramatically reduce your risk of the majority of these, but you’d still be advised to wear your seat belt, bike helmet, check your smoke detector, etc. For more on maximising your longevity check out my 37 videos on mortality.

      • Dilshad

        I have a question about Amyliodosis. Isn’t Green Tea and some Herbs beneficial to halt the progression of Amyliod Proteins? Meditiation and Yoga can cure Amyliodosis, isn’t it so? If you do stomach exercise as Baba Ramdev says. I believe some effect could result…..

    • DrDons

      Hi Meha, I wanted to add another list and a couple thoughts to Dr. Gregers excellent response. A 2002 report listed the following: 1)Heart Disease 2)cancer 3)Medical Care 4)Stroke 5)Chronic Respiratory Disease 6)Accidents7)Diabetes 8)Influenza&Pneumonia 9)Alzheimer’s 10)Fire Arms.. slightly different leads to similar recommendations. I would add maintaining a good body weight. It is possible to be a “fat” vegan as John McDougall points out in his December 2008 newsletter.Dr. Gregers videos on avoiding heart disease #1- and on avoiding cancer #2- are especially pertinent.. it goes without saying if you make good behavioral choices you will avoid the third leading cause of death… the medical industry!

  • Synergy

    Can the results be trusted given the fact that they were sponsored by an institute that is set to profit from the findings?

    • sf_jeff

      Depends. Do you want to cure disease in a petrie dish? If so, It can be trusted absolutely. If you prefer to cure disease in a human, regardless of funding source this sort of study is a “Hey researchers, take a look at this!” study, rather than a “Hey consumer, buy this!” type of study.

      Of course, if your change in behavior is to eat more apples, then the burden of proof is very low.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Alzheimer’s Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable!

  • H

    What do you recommend for chronic depression pleas?

  • j parks

    Wow, that voice is annoying to listen to. Very bad presentation form.

    • Dave

      Not as annoying as comments like that. Very bad commenting form. You want a DJ? Listen to the radio. Want nutrition information from an expert and doctor? You’re in the right place.