Doctor's Note

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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 black tea. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • diet

    I have been a vegan for 4-1/2 months. My main health issues have been gout, which I have taken meds for for over 4 years, and also ED.I still take the gout meds, and my condition has worsened. I still have ED where pills no longer work. Remedies for gout say to stay away from dark green vegies,i.e.broccoli, spinich,etc. These are high in purine. I have been told that once the fat leaves my body, the high purine vegies will not cause a problem. I have lost 31#, with about another 10 to go. Will I be getting relief from either gout or ED?

    • Bruce Gray

      old post, but in case anyone else is wondering, rapid weight loss can releaase a lot of urate crystals from tissue, thereby causing gout attacks. before changing your diet or going on a Calorie deficit diet, gout sufferers should discuss with their doctor. often medication (allopurinol) has to be elevated and colchicine taken prophylactically. whatever the case, losing excess fat will only help gout sufferers in the long run.

  • Narrativeart

     I read on an internet search that Women who consume large amounts of tea have increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis,The source they claim is from :European League Against Rheumatism
    I have been drinking tea my whole life and I do suffer from Arthritis realted to Crohn’s. RA runs in one side of my family. I really love my tea and I would hate to ever have to give it up, do you think that this reserch that I found is true?

  • Oscar

    Which tea can I drink to lower high blood pressure ?

  • Jordan

    Until
    bridge 3 nanotechnology helps me I’m sticking to what we have with diet,
    so my question is how can I gain weight on a vegan lifestyle, while
    reducing my risk for type two diabetes and CHD, I live in a budget of
    200$ a month for food, I weigh 113lbs, I’m 26 and 5′,5″. I also am some
    what active I walk a lot because I have no car. Is this a dangerous
    weight to have?

    I try to follow an Ornish Style Diet of low fat high complex carb of low Glycemic Load Variety, But find myself eating some simple carb foods and sugars such as Fiber One Protein but i worry that will raise my blood sugar level and increase my risk for diabetes. I Also read A book called Transcend by Terry Grossman and his diabetes prevention diet calls for higher “healthy” fats im just so confused. Please help.

    I attached a picture of a usual lunch for me.

  • Tom Lang

    Dr Gregor, I’ve read some claims, supposedly with peer reviewed properly designed studies that show that extracts of the citrus fruit of the Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) are highly effective at reducing LDL and total cholesterol while boosting HDL and also aids in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. A short video separating the facts from the hype would be very useful eg “Is Bergamot citrus extract a viable natural substitute for statins”? Thank you!