Volume 23

Dr. Greger Takes on Mediterranean Diet in New DVD

The Mediterranean Diet is an “in” topic nowadays, in both the medical literature and the lay media. More than 450 papers were published in the medical literature during just the last year alone, more than one a day. As a recent commentary noted “Uncritical laudatory coverage is the common parlance. Specifics are hard to come by: what is it? what is its history? why is it good? Merits are rarely detailed; possible downsides are never mentioned.” I answer these questions and more in a 6-part video series:

  • Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean?
  • The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?
  • PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?
  • Which Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Extended Life?
  • Do Flexitarians Live Longer?
  • Improving on the Mediterranean Diet

They are all available right now as a video download as part of my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition volume 23 (all proceeds go to this charity). It can also be ordered as a physical DVD. The Mediterranean videos are all scheduled to go up on NutritionFacts.org by mid-March, but you can download and watch them right now.

The current batch of videos from volume 22 on NutritionFacts.org just ran out, so starting next month and running through April, I’ll be rolling out the videos from this new DVD, volume 23. The DVDs give folks the opportunity to sneak-preview videos months ahead of time, watch them all straight through, and share them as gifts, but there is nothing on the DVDs that won’t eventually end up free online here at NutritionFacts.org. If you’d like the works–40+ hours of video–you can get the complete DVD collection.

Here’s the list of chapters from the new volume 23 DVD — a preview of what’s to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. The Problem with the Paleo Diet Argument
  2. What Causes Insulin Resistance?
  3. The Spillover Effect Links Obesity to Diabetes
  4. Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar
  5. Plant-Based Workplace Intervention
  6. The Cilantro Gene
  7. Reducing Glycotoxin Intake to Prevent Alzheimers
  8. Optimal Cholesterol Level
  9. Preventing Ulcerative Colitis with Diet
  10. Stool pH and Colon Cancer
  11. Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean?
  12. The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?
  13. PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?
  14. Which Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Extended Life?
  15. Do Flexitarians Live Longer?
  16. Improving on the Mediterranean Diet
  17. Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression
  18. Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?
  19. Is Milk Good for Our Bones?
  20. If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?
  21. Oatmeal Lotion for Chemotherapy-Induced Rash
  22. Can Oatmeal Help Fatty Liver Disease?
  23. Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold
  24. ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers
  25. Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  26. How Much Fruit Is Too Much?

Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/dvds or through Amazon. It can also be ordered as a video download at DrGreger.org/downloads.

DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you’d already be a Mediterranean diet expert by now, having gotten the new DVD last week! I now come out with DVDs every 9 weeks. If you’d like to automatically receive them before they’re even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $15 monthly contributor will receive the next three DVDs for free (as physical DVDs, downloads, or both–your choice), and anyone signing up as a $25 monthly contributor will get a whole year’s worth of new DVDs. If you’re already signed up and didn’t receive your volume 23 yet, please email Tommasina@NutritionFacts.org and she’ll make everything all better.

If you’d rather just watch all the videos online as they launch, but would still like to support my work of helping to educate millions about healthy eating, you can make a tax-deductible donation to NutritionFacts.org using a credit card, a direct PayPal link, or by sending a check to NutritionFacts.org P.O. Box 11400 Takoma Park, MD 20913.

In my next DVD I’ll dig into whether organic fruits and vegetables are safer and healthier enough to justify the extra cost–stay tuned!

-Michael Greger


Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

6 responses to “Dr. Greger Takes on Mediterranean Diet in New DVD

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  1. Lots of good videos to come ! I can’t wait to see everything :) The DVD end with “How Much Fruit is too Much?” a video we were waiting for ! Dr Greger, what could we do without your groundbreaking life saving science based nutrition website ? The simple fact that everything will be out there for free is absolutely priceless ! It seem too good to be true, but it’s actually true. A million thanks !

  2. In the discussions of the mediterranean diet I have heard, I’ve never heard anyone factor in the fact that the mediterrean area tends to be warm. People who live in warm climates tend to get more sun exposure than people in cooler climates. Did any scientists explore the natural vitamin D levels in Mediterranean peoples?

  3. Does anyone know which post has the recipe for pumpkin pie sweetened with dates? It’s in here somewhere, but I have been searching around for a half hour and can’t find it. Any help would be appreciated!

      1. Thanks for your help, I made it once and then was going crazy trying to find it again. By the way, Whole Foods has quite good whole wheat pie shells in the freezer department. I was impressed, and it makes the whole pie so easy.

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