Doctor's Note

For the cancer mortality studies I refer to at the beginning, see Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?Poultry and Penis Cancer; and Wart Cancer Viruses in Food. And for more on the viruses specifically mentioned, see Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs. And if anyone’s thinking, “What about Guillain-Barré syndrome?”, stay tuned—Poultry and Paralysis is coming up next!

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For the cancer mortality studies I refer to at the beginning, see Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics, Poultry and Penis Cancer and Wart Cancer Viruses in Food. And for more on the viruses specifically mentioned, see yesterday’s video. And if anyone’s thinking, what about Guillain-Barré syndrome? Stay tuned—that’s tomorrow video! In the meantime, feel free to check out hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.

  • kerem

    I wonder if there any studies about the morbidity of poultry industry workers. I tried to search and found just researches about their mortality.

  • Pamela Zerbe

    Is there a way I can communicate with you more privately off of this site?

  • doceva

    How can I know if my thyroid is healthy?

  • annalisa

    I have switched to being vegetarian since 2 months. After watching your videos, and reading Campbell, Esselstyn, McDougall the switch was easy. However I have always loved starch – i.e. bread, pasta (all mostly whole wheat, rarely processed) and I literally feel my brain needs it. My issue is that I am schizophrenic due to various life events. I wanted to know is there latest research about the schizophrenia – gluten/starch connection and is there any special diet for schizophrenics? There are some studies on a ketogenic diet which show successes, but how can this be achieved with a plant based diet? ( http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/6/1/10 ) What diet would you recommend for mental illnesses in general? For example EPAs in Omega3?

  • cheryl

    Wow did you do a good job of barely mentioning the part about vaccines that are produced using eggs. Like the influenza vaccine perhaps? More commentary is definitely needed on this subject.

  • Joe

    The video is not playing for me, it says the embed code is not valid. Is it just my computer?

    • KWD

      Thanks for pointing this out. We had a similar problem with another yesterday that’s now fixed. I’ll report this one also.

    • Toxins

      Were working on it! Please see here for now.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pac9DUkXOsQ

  • Frederic

    A person that i know got myasthenia gravis, I would like to know if diet could help the situation? Before the medication he felt pain in his body, vision trouble, can’t drive at night. with medication his vision is ok during the day, felt less pain his body, have hard time to swallow and can’t keep his eye lid open when sitting for relaxing. thank you

    • Kay

      I would like to know if there is an answer as well. Thank you!

    • Cathleen_NF_Moderator

      Great question, Frederic and Kay! First, for those not familiar with the condition, myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Certain muscles such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing are often, but not always, involved in the disorder. The muscles that control breathing and neck and limb movements may also be affected. There are good medications for this condition and most people have a normal lifespan.

      In answer to your question, while I couldn’t find much research specifically on diet for myasthenia gravis, I know many people (including many who read this site) have had significant improvement in their autoimmune conditions by eating a WFPB diet. Dr. Greger has this video on animal proteins triggering autoimmune disease. This video discusses diet and autoimmune disease. Finally, if you google “myasthenia graves and vegan diet” there are lots of testimonials from people with the condition who feel better eating plant foods. While that isn’t research, it’s still powerful stuff!