Doctor's Note

Check out these videos on cocoa:
Dark Chocolate and Artery Function
A Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fat Burning Via Flavonoids

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

  • HereHere

    That is weird. I don’t like the idea of a made-up non-existent beverage though.

    • chicov

      I suppose you could always follow through with it. Sprout Quinoa, ferment it and make a drink out of it. Perhaps it would have some really great properties. At any rate, the name is there, all you have to do is make it and it will no longer be non-existent.

      • Patricia McDonald

        Great idea, fermented quinoa milk is really delicious am making some right now, from now on going to call it quechua.

  • chicov

    Dr. Michael G, how did they make their cocoa drinks? Mashed up cacao beans and boiled in water? How much did they have to drink? Why did they stop drinking cocoa when they moved to the mainland?

  • Jozaf

    I little more information on how to prepare a beneficial beverage would have been nice, instead of a teaser article. Bad Doctor!

    • techomaniac

      Yeah how do you prepare this mysterious cocoa drink!? I’ve never heard of such a thing as a cocoa drink. Perhaps he should patent that too! Maybe they should send researchers to find out what the secret recipe is. Alas. I bet it would be really good on a cold winters day with marshmallows in it….. But the world will never know!

      • sf_jeff

        Humor aside, I bet that they don’t alkalize the cocoa. I think there’s a video showing you lose 3/4 of the benefits when you alkalyze.

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  • TheLance3185 .

    How do they prepare it? Thanks Mike.

  • barbarabrussels

    Quechua :-D

  • Farrukh

    Dear Doctor,

    Firs of all thank’s for everything. You’re my favarite doc.

    My name’s Farrukh. I’m from Azerbaijan -former Soviet union muslim state.

    I had serious skin and digestion problems from about 20 years old. Now I’m 39.

    Two years ago I started raw vegan diet and after about a year skin in my hands and both corners of lips began to scratch and got red and dry. Once I got unconscious.

    During this period I had to stopped my diet for vegetarian or vegan diet for some times and then again raw. I hate any meat. Because I think Raw is the best diet.I ate green smoothies every morning.
    But i think I made a mistake.

    My last Raw diet practice lasted 3 weeks until the day before yesterday. I stopped because of stool retention and the same skin problems. Seems lack of B group vitamins. I began to eat cooked vegan foods for 2 days and a have higher temprature and headaches.
    I don’t know what to do. Do you think cooked vegetables, beans and grains are not dangerous.
    What diet i must keep continue. What diet is perfect for me.
    You’re the only one doctor and nutrition expert that i really beleive in.
    Look forward to hearing from you. Sorry for my weak english.

    • TheHulk

      Don’t follow a fed strict diet bro. Instead eat what your ancestors were eating (your genes are targeted to process that way) and then on top of it add more servings of vegetables and fruits. You should be fine. Don’t go in any extreme direction as far as diet is concerned.

  • Cocoa, Cacao King

    Very Interesting and will add immeasurably to your education on this wonderful topic!!!!!

    And this, even more so. Enjoy!!!!

    Cocoa King

    Only 6 Cents a serving; Jewel/Osco…..1.99 for 45 Servings!!!!!/Hersheys 3.29/45 Servings…one of the best values going!!!!!

  • Justin Melvin

    Hello Doctor, nice video and I really want to know, using the Cocoa leaves some of the people in Amazon rainforest preparing the Medicine!! Is that true??