Doctor's Note

So might not the nitrites produced in our mouths when we eat vegetables form carcinogens too? (See Priming the Proton Pump for an overview of the nitrate-to-nitrite process.) Don't worry, we're getting to that. In the meantime, what is really in hot dogs anyway? Glad you asked—see my video What Is Really In Hot Dogs?. For more on preventing brain tumors in children, see #1 Anticancer Vegetable (and the prequel Veggies vs. Cancer) and for more on preventing blood cancers, see Meat & Multiple Myeloma. And see our topic cloud for more on a thousand other topics.

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Using Greens to Improve Athletic PerformanceTreating COPD with Diet, Eating Green to Prevent CancerHow Chemically Contaminated Are We?How Tumors Use Meat to GrowAvoid Cooked Meat Carcinogens, and  Should We Avoid Titanium Dioxide?

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    So might not the nitrites produced in our mouths when we eat vegetables form carcinogens too? (See Priming the Proton Pump for an overview of the nitrate-to-nitrite process.) Don’t worry, we’re getting to that. In the meantime, what is really in hot dogs anyway? Glad you asked—see my video What Is Really In Hot Dogs?. For more on preventing brain tumors in children, see #1 Anticancer Vegetable (and the prequel Veggies vs. Cancer) and for more on preventing blood cancers, see Meat & Multiple Myeloma. And see our topic cloud for more on a thousand other topics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/emilie.gagniermarandola Emilie Gagnier-Marandola

      I was wondering if cold cuts labelled “natural” and containing cultured celery extract is a healthy alternative to processed meats, or if the added nitrites through the extract has the same effect as regular processed cold cuts.

      • Linda

        Yes, I am curious about this too. There a major availability of “naturally” cured meats now.

  • JonK

    I’m curious as to whether nitrite Carcinogens from these meats can also be absorbed from skin contact. I work as a cook at pizza hut and am concerned about my health from coming in contact with the ham and pepperoni. I would also like to thank you for posting all of your videos, it has helped me improve my eating habits and health knowledge!

  • rhinokitty

    What software do you use to produce your videos Dr. Greger?

    • Michael Greger M.D.

       Keynote (the mac version of powerpoint)

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance!