NutritionFacts.org Gets a Makeover

NutritionFacts.org Gets a Makeover

New Features With More on the Way

Notice anything different? NutritionFacts.org just got a major redesign! The site was looking SO 2014, but the main reason we wanted to shake things up is to make the homepage more newbie-friendly.

Previously, the new video-of-the-day was featured front and center, which is great for those who already have a good understanding of the basics and just want the latest, but not ideal for those who just stumble onto the site. We get a ton of traffic from people doing Google searches for health and nutrition topics, but they may happen upon the site on a day we’re featuring the role of some obscure spice in treating some obscure cancer (Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin for Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor anyone?). This results in a high “bounce rate,” the proportion of people who come to the site, but then leave without clicking on anything or watching a single video.

Oh, that kills me.

They were SO close to getting life-saving information that could have helped them and their families. I’m still going to be posting new videos and articles every day; the home page has just been rearranged to feature some of the more introductory material for those new to the site.

We also wanted to add a bunch of improvements for die-hard fans (I’m looking at you!). So now there’s a new Favorites feature. You’re now able to add videos, blogs, and podcasts to your personal collection to view from your account. Let us know what you think and what other features you’d like to see.

The audio podcasts have also been redesigned, making it easier for new listeners to tune in right on the site, or subscribe using their favorite program or app, from every page.  We’re also improving our existing comment system to be more user-friendly and will continually add new functionality to make it easy to participate in conversations around the site. And we’re going to be updating our search functionality with find-as-you-type autocomplete and improved filters—we’re going to need it as the thousands of videos continue to pile up!

The next big leaps will be adding a Spanish-language option for the entire site and introducing my Crashcourses in Nutrition, self-directed study modules where you can learn about specific topics and test your knowledge (and maybe even compete for prizes!). Stay tuned for more…

Video Podcast Update

We’ve had to move our original video podcast over to a new URL, so if you enjoy listening to the videos in podcast format, resubscribe here.

This is separate from our new audio podcast, which you can subscribe to here.

The Research Training is a GO!

There was overwhelming interest expressed in signing up for the “How to Research a Health or Nutrition Topic” live online training I had suggested last month, and so we’re on. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6th from 1pm ET to 5pm ET and register here.

I’ll share all the tips I’ve learned over the years on how to gain access to and search medical databases, (legally) circumvent article paywalls, and stay on top of the research. Mostly I’ll just be running through sample search strategies for whichever foods or disease conditions the training participants (you!) are interested in. If four hours of that sounds like your idea of fun, sign up here.

I hope everyone likes the new look!

In health,

Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:

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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.


20 responses to “NutritionFacts.org Gets a Makeover

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  1. Dr. Gregor – As a very longtime suppoprter of your website your homepage needs to link to the answer to the question you posed: “What is the healthiest diet”. Maybe put a “Find out here” button below it. I frequently recommend people to your site as it simply the best I have ever found but even I have to summarize what you recommend as an optimal diet. If you had a simple concise button that even my aging mom and dad could find they would definitely benefit majorly from that. Basically that button needs to link to a short blurb with your recommendations for the healthiest diet. You can insert links to the supporting videos within that blurb but a short written answer to the question needs to be there.




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  2. Two thumbs up for the makeover. Easy to look at and navigate. I agree, it will greatly reduce the “bounce” rate – which is indeed super important.




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  3. I can’t thank you and the team and your grandmother enough Doctor Michael, for all that you do for us. The website is very informative showing all the data supporting your narrative and continually getting better… many thanks from Canada.




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  4. A very clean and attractive design!!
    I like to see the blog option back up on the top bar, too.
    And put left and right arrows in the section “Popular Health & Nutrition TopicsView All Topics” to navigate different health topics




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  5. New landing page looks excellent.

    Why are you making the research training on Shabbos? Will there be a replay by email after?




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      1. Not a big deal, but the “social sharing buttons” cover up some of the text on the left-hand side of the page. Maybe it’s just the web browser I’m using, which is Firefox on a Windows 10 computer with the “zoom” set at the default setting of 100%. If the social sharing buttons were made a little smaller I think it would work without covering any text. Thanks.




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        1. There’s a little arrow on my screen that allows me to hide the social sharing buttons. It’s not obvious, though….




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      2. I’m on Google Chrome and the sharing button is a big gray screen across the bottom of the screen. You have to click it to get to the actual buttons.




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  6. High blood pressure. This morning blog says blood pressure over 60 y/o can stay low and I just want to approve since I am a proof
    I am 80 y/o and my pressure is averaging 101 on 60, I simply live like Dr Greger suggested me for the last years. Vegan, beans and greens everyday, 3 fruits a day. good sleep. Still I do no exercise, I am overweight 260 lbs and 6foot 2 inches, I meditate 1 hour/day .
    My wife has same lifestyle she is 79 y/o, she is not so overweight but her blood pressure average 110 on 58. We thank Dr Greger for all these years of guidance we had on Nutrionfacts.org




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  7. Dr. Greger and company-
    I love Nutritionfacts.org and I am a regular supporter/watcher. I am sad when people don’t get the big picture guidance from this space (or from others like McDougall, Bernard, etc) – I wish newbies could find the research FIRST on why Whole Foods Plant Based low fat diets are the healthiest in the world, why they don’t have to worry about their protein fixations, etc. and then for the old timers – they can look up the effects of Tumeric, etc. In otherwords, I hope there are some fitting introductions and overviews – espcecially backed up by facts.




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