Doctor's Note

Here are some recent videos on the prophylactic use of antibiotics in meat industries:
Antibiotics: Agribusinesses’ Pound of Flesh
MRSA Superbugs in Meat
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
Lowering Dietary Antibiotic Intake
Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age
Meat Mythcrushers

Also check out my other videos on fish and my other videos on artificial coloring

For more context, see my associated blog post: Should We Avoid Titanium Dioxide?

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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 check out the other videos on fish and artificial coloring. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

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  • Shannon Watley

    I have a patient that has an ostomy and essentially no intestines left after years of surgeries and stomal hernias and is now unable to heal an abcess near the stoma. I’m trying to encourage her on a plant based diet, but she tells me she can’t eat many veggies or fruit due to the fiber and it causes pain, blockages, fills up the bag and creates problems for her to maintain that properly. Brown rice is out due to the hulls and she basically eat very western food b/c it is so devoid of anything healthy she can handle it. I have her taking Juice Plus+ and she is getting good results regarding energy and her hair growing back in thicker and she feels she’s able to absorb nutrition from that. How can a person in her situation go plant based and how do I best direct her to understand or read about acidity/alkalinity concerns etc.

  • Bill

    Astaxanthin is the pigment used. Its the same natural pigment found in shrimp, lobster, crab, krill, and wild salmon flesh. You can buy it at vitamin shops in pill form; it’s a powerful antioxidant and relatively expensive. I see no problem (and a number of benefits) with this unless, like any natural substance, you consume way tto much.

  • williamtell

    Astaxanthin pigment in farmed salmon is the same pigment in wild salmon. As it turns out its a highly desirable antioxidant. You can buy it at health food stores and pharmacies (its expensive). Or you can eat any type of salmon.