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  • Em Crone

    UGH. Get it out!

  • Robert Taylor

    I will add all of these veggie to mydiet and share that with all of my followers God is good

  • guest

    I wonder why does the industry think we won’t buy something just because it looks like its natural color? Of all the reasons to keep something unhealthy, this seems the most absurd.

    • bruxe

      I’m not siding with the food industry or anything, but they do studies on the way people behave, and we do. We unconsciously like things that have bright colors, because to our brains with do not understand fake food coloring, we interpret it as nutritional value.

      Our whole food system, if not our whole society, is one damn big giant lie. Where do we even start to fix this?

  • ReluctantVegan

    Better yet, just eat your cherries in season, or frozen. You know those little red apple circles that used to come on your plate at places like Denny’s? (I haven’t seen them in a while.) Anyway, I know how to make them, if you’re interested – tastes just like the diner ones, but not so red.

  • Plantstrongdoc M.D.

    Eat food – not food-like things – apples, strawberries, kale, broccoli dont need artificial color.

  • dawn

    This is insanity. But hopefully, if you’re a fan of this site and truly care about what you put in your mouth, you’d never consider eating something like the sickly sweet maraschino cherries or artificially flavored popsicles.

    It’s really sad that powerful lobby groups and big money still have more sway than American’s health.

  • b00mer

    I haven’t had a maraschino cherry in quite a long time, but I always did think they were tasty. Now I can’t get the “light brown” image out of my mind. I doubt I will eat one ever again. Eww.

  • Shaila

    Dr. Greger

    I am a CML patient for about 11 yrs and soon will undergo transplant. Can you suggest food that I should be eating more of. I have been a vegan for the last 1 year and always regret why I haven’t consider going vegan earlier. Your website have been very helpful for over the years. Thank you for all your videos and discussions.

  • tina stamatakis

    i’d love some NF advice here. i am scheduled for a thyroidectomy next week due to suspected cancerous nodules found in ultrasound. i am really concerned about side effects i’ve read about including weight gain, depression, energy loss and a whole lot more. since this all commenced i’ve gone vegan but that’s only about two weeks now. any suggestions? thanks loads!

    • NFmoderatorRenae

      Side effects of thyroidectomy? If you have your thyroid removed you will most likely be prescribed thyroid hormones to take to keep your thyroid hormone levels within normal range, which should prevent the side effects of thyroidectomy. Great that you have gone vegan. Focus on whole foods- wholegrains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, look at Dr Greger’s daily dozen, and consume no oil, minimal salt and sugar, combined with exercise and some kind of relaxation and you can optimise your health. You may not be able to reverse your cancer in two weeks, but you are on track to the best health you can achieve!

      • tina stamatakis

        thanks ever so much for replying so fast! i realize i’ll be put on thyrioid hormones is just that i’ve read various horror stories about the difficulty in regulating T3 and T4 levels so i was kinda concerned. i also read (not on NF) about foods to avoid in such cases and found that cruciferous veg and legumes can often present problems while trying to regulate the thyroid. needless to say this bummed me out tremendously!!! any truth to that?

        • NFmoderatorRenae

          No problem :)

          Sometimes it takes a little while to get your levels in the normal range, as depending how much thyroid is removed, some people have residual function, others do not, and there can be anti-bodies, higher levels, lower levels etc for awhile which can affect time taken to achieve steady-state.

          Yes the internet can be full of fun ;) They usually say that due to the potential goitrogenic effects. There is some suggestion that the foods can interfere with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland. However, if you have your thyroid removed, this won’t affect you, as your thyroid hormones with be from an exogenous (supplement) form, not produced by the thyroid. Whilst some people (such as those consuming large quantities of soy isolates and raw cruciferous vegetables) may say they have issues, but it’s far less common than the internet would lead one to think. Some information is here-

          I would recommend just making sure you monitor your thyroid hormones and iodine levels in the blood regularly and provided they are in the normal range, you shouldn’t experience any of the adverse effects.

          • tina stamatakis

            Thanks for all of the great information! I really appreciate it.

          • NFmoderatorRenae

            Any time :)