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New DVD, “Platinum,” and Research Training

My new DVD came out last week and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on practical tips to improve brain function, cramps, and asthma; not to mention a video entitled Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function. I cover avocados, red wine, flax versus chia, and the breast cancer risk associated with applying aluminum-containing antiperspirants to shaved underarms.

The current batch of videos from the previous volume is about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next week and running through May, I’ll roll out this new set. They will all eventually be available for free online, but if you don’t want to wait you can watch them all streaming right now. You can also order it as a physical DVD.

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

  1. Don’t Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit
  2. Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
  3. Which Intestines for Food and Cosmetics?
  4. Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly?
  5. Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function
  6. Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation
  7. How to Become a Fecal Transplant Super Donor
  8. Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
  9. How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet
  10. Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?
  11. Do Men Who Have More Sex Live Longer?
  12. Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
  13. Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?
  14. How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed
  15. Are the BPA-Free Alternatives Safe?
  16. Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain Shrinkage
  17. How to Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes
  18. How to Prevent Blood Sugar and Triglyceride Spikes after Meals
  19. The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Postprandial Inflammation
  20. How to Counter the Effects of Air Pollution
  21. Is It Better to Advise More Plants or Less Junk?
  22. How Much Should You Exercise?
  23. Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer
  24. Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Vaginal Vitamin C
  25. Lowering Our Sodium to Potassium Ratio to Reduce Stroke Risk
  26. How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer
Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds, on Amazon, or as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing. 


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In health,

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

PS: remember I have a new audio podcast to keep you company at https://nutritionfacts.org/audio.

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.

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  1. Does health promote an over active immune system detrimentally? I have Crohn’s disease and the only two times the past 10 years I’ve decided to “get into shape” I’ve had a bad flare up. I assume it’s because I was too intense on my part. But I’ve often been concerned that a screwed up immune system does better with poorer health as a healthy immune system is too active? I know that makes no sense but would being healthier equate to a healthier immune system that reacts more ideally , or would health increase its negative reactions? I feel like I’m in a weird catch 22 where if I stay unhealthy I keep Crohn’s away.

    1. Hi Bob. Hi! My name is Dr Renae Thomas and I am one of the medical moderators. Did you change your diet when you tried to get into shape? Did you ease into it or go full steam ahead (perhaps more than your body could handle?) I have seen evidence that moderate exercise is helpful for crowns, but stress is not, so would have to be in balanced. Have you seen the other videos on Crohn’s? Increased health will be more likely to regulate the immune system, however getting out the food triggers- meat and dairy, processed foods etc… are MORE important in Crohns :)

  2. Have you seen any of the info here about Crohn’s? http://nutritionfacts.org/?fwp_search=Crohn%E2%80%99s+disease&fwp_content_type=video
    My take is you are probably right about the stress of even positive change/efforts contributing to the flares, but our immune systems function best when we are healthy and not confusing it with dietary and lifestyle assaults. Slow and steady wins the race, but a whole food plant based diet and fermented foods changed my life after living with multiple gut issues since I can remember. Most days I couldn’t even leave the house, and was always in agony. I had always known we are what we eat, but I thought I WAS eating healthy! Not so and so thankful for Dr Greger and the others who aren’t afraid to tell the truth and are not beholden to the food industries!

    1. Thanks for the information. I forgot about the benefits of fermented foods. I’m on the nasty Remicade but I’ve been in remission for awhile. And since it is dosed based on weight I have been able to drop as I lose weight. I will read up on this some more. Thanks for the reply.

  3. Hello,

    Thank you for all the information. What is your take on drinking reverse osmosis water, and or distilled water. Also what is your take on adding minerals (such as trace minerals) to the water. Thank you !

    1. Julia,

      In his book “How Not to Die” on page 381 Dr. Greger recommends the use of tap water because it is less economically and environmentally costly and because it may have less chemical and microbial contamination than bottled water.” Further, one of the downsides to both distilled and reverse osmosis water is that they are demineralized. Unfortunately, I’m not able to find a credible resource to discuss adding minerals to water by Dr. Greger does highly recommend adding a few drops of a potent juice concentrate like tart cherry or pomegranate as well as frozen fruits, cucumber slices, ginger shavings, a cinnamon stick, lavender, mint and other fruits and herbs. I suspect that this can add some vitamin and mineral content to the water. Basically, I think the message is simple healthy tap water with some added healthy plants for flavorings is a good thing.

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