Doctor's Note

Be sure to check out all my other videos on dietary guidelines and industry influence. And be sure to check out my blog post: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of making illegally deceptive claims.

For further context, also check out my associated blog posts: Dietary Guideline Graphics: From the Food Pyramid to My Plate, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, and PCRM’s Power Plate; and Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk.

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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. Be sure to check out all the videos on dietary guidelines and industry influence. And be sure not to miss Monday’s blog post Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of illegally deceptive claims. And as always, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

  • Louis

    Some friendly advice :-) … you might wanna nudge down the sound level of your recording device. The sound of this video and the previous ones is distorted. From what I can hear, you’re probably talking very closely to the mic. I think the sound of your recordings will improve just by leaving a distance of about 10-15 cm between your mouth and the mic. You can boost the loudness after recording with an application called a compressor or limiter.

    My best,

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Thank you so much for the tip Louis, I just got a “pop” filter to take care of that distortion, so future videos should sound better. Folks were noting that the volume was too low on some of the older videos so I cranked it up but looks like I overdid it!

  • RudyS


  • Michael Greger M.D.
  • Wake Up America

    I am a Registered Dietitian and work for a child nutrition program at the state level and I have such a hard time adhering, promoting and encouraging the dietary guidelines as outlined in our programs meal pattern for the very reasons you mention in many of your videos. I feel deflated most of the time and the work this child nutrition program could be doing to help the overall healthfulness of children’s diets is a squandered golden opportunity. In the past our program has had to walk on eggshells if we promote meat alternates ( i.e. beans, nuts) in lieu of processed meats, think chicken nuggets, canned meat and cheese ravioli and corn dogs b/ c of backlash from local beef and dairy councils. Most children in childcare and school settings don’t get real cooked food but instead reheated, reconstituted, fat-laden garbage. And these are the type of Institutions that participate on the USDA funded child nutrition programs. A lot of good USDA and tax-payer money is doing. Is America’s health up for sale? Because the industries with the most money wins! Congrats, because if the food industry wins so does our profit driven medical care and of course Big Pharma.