Follow-up Researcher Training, Upcoming CME, and The Big Fat Truth


Reaching More People Than Ever Before


A long time dream of mine is finally coming true! will be partnering with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine to offer online courses for Continuing Medical Education credits. To maintain an active license, most medical professionals are required to stay on top of new developments by getting a certain number of hours of CME every year. And soon they’ll be able to fulfill part of that requirement by learning the latest in evidence-based nutrition! We’re working on the first course right now. but if your license is expiring and you can’t wait, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine offers some wonderful (and free!) CME at


Follow-Up Research Training

One of the first CME courses we’ll be offering will be based on the research training webinar I hosted in early May. It was a huge success and I’m excited to announce that a 2-hour follow-up training will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 2pm ET. Go to for more information and to register.

Basically, I’m just going to be putting into practice all the stuff we learned in last month’s webinar to run practice searches on topics of your choosing. Submit your suggestions and vote on ideas proposed by others here.

If you missed the 4-hour May 6th training, a recording is available along with the slides and notes.


Our Growing Global Reach

It’s been a whirlwind 18 months since How Not to Die was first released, and thanks to all of you, we’re still in the top 100 on Amazon’s best seller’s list with 1,000+ five star reviews. The book is reaching audiences across the globe and has already been translated into 16 different languages including Serbian, Swedish, French and Bulgarian, with many more on the way!

I also want to remind everyone that we have more than 3,000 videos translated, covering 43 languages. For help accessing the translations, we have instructions here. To figure out what videos are in which language do a blank search on and then choose your Video Translation Language.


Mandarin Translators Wanted

The latest official dietary guidelines in China call for cutting meat consumption in half in addition to restricting junk food, eggs, and dairy. Just in the last few months, we’ve gotten more than 100,000 new Chinese subscribers, and so it looks like the public might be taking the new recommendations to heart! We are working to share more of our videos on the popular video platforms Miaopai and Youku. Please consider applying here if you are fluent and able to translate in (Simplified) Mandarin.


Coming Soon: The Big Fat Truth

J.D. Roth, best known for his show The Biggest Loser, has created a new TV series called The Big Fat Truth. The series focuses on addressing the root causes of obesity, and how our diet can play a role in improving our overall health. I was honored to be featured as a guest on the show. The episodes that I’m in premiere June 18th and July 16th. For more info on the show and where to watch it, go here.

And if you haven’t watched it yet, check out my appearance on the new show Prescription: Nutrition. You can watch the first episode here.

This month I’m also taping my first PBS TV special based on How Not to Die. It will start airing this Fall—I can’t wait!


Help Spread the Word

Ever been in a situation where the subject of diet or disease came up and you wish there were a quick and easy way to help them cut through all the nonsense out there? You can help spread the message of dietary sanity with our outreach cards.  Share them with friends, colleagues, patients, or anyone else you think could benefit from life-saving nutritional science. They are available at cost here.



Live Q&A

Every month I do Q&As live from my treadmill and this month, Thursday, June 29th is the day:

Facebook Live: At 2pm ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.

YouTube Live Stream: At 1:30pm ET go here to watch live and ask even more questions! 

Have a super summer (or wonderful winter to all our southern hemispherians!).

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. Uh-oh, from the cover picture above, it looks like Dr G has been colluding with the Russians on nutrition! Will the mainstream media start bashing him now :-)

  2. Hi there Dr. Greger…

    I recently got into all of your articles but have been extremely confused by many of your recommendations… especially regarding your recommendations to help with gastrointestinal issues where you recommend “trigger foods” like cayenne pepper or legumes. It seems that your recommendations could be making more damage than help in this case.

    Could you clarify?

    Thank you

  3. Wow, a PBS special! That should be great to get your message out to many new people. I hope some of the puns and humor carry through the international translations too.

    If I watch a video here, does it tally on Youtube’s counter? I’ve been binge watching older videos on Youtube and have noticed the counter hits are in the tens of thousands. Although this is great it is a fraction compared to say… funny cat videos…

    Dr. Greger presents a very persuasive, yet intellectual argument for a whole food plant based diet that works for me. Yet, I wonder if this works for the average consumer? Hopefully some of the new outreach he outlined above helps. If not, maybe add some cute cats?

  4. I’m not in the medical field, but the fact that is partnering with ACLM to offer Continuing Medical Education credits sounds like a great idea to get the word out to medical professionals about science based nutrition. I’m still having trouble finding a family doctor who is knowledgeable about a WFPB diet.

    1. Choosing a doctor who LISTENS to you is criteria #1
      Once you have their ear, you can ask them if they have many regular patients that are WFPB (If they do, chances are the come in more for injuries as I do) and what the doc thinks of their health status.

      Next is to pass along Dr Greger’s book or some other of your favorites.

      Good luck educating the medical profession!

  5. Great work to help implement CME nutritional training.

    Realistically changes to diet, and health, will only occur for the majority when it is driven by the medical profession. They are the first and last point of contact for most and their word is taken as gospel.

  6. It’s so odd to see so many of my favorite things together in one picture! I happen to be learning Russian, eating a WFPB diet, and always love the strides that Dr. Michael Greger takes to help make this world happier and healthier! :)

  7. We need a community app so all of us nerds can become friends, date, marry, etc.

    A whole universe is trying to emerge from this not-so-little corner. Let’s let it explode!

  8. Just read in the above informative that “How not to die”was translated into 16 other languages can you specify if they have it in Hebrew?
    Thank you

  9. I’ve read tons of books on plant based eating. BUT last summer when I read How Not To Die that was it for me!! Best book on the subject going. And I pass out these types of books to folks who are interested. I used to pass out Dr. McDougall’s and Dr Fuhrman’s books Yes, they good as well, but Dr. Greger’s book sort of says it all. Great stuff Dr. Greger!!! Gave your book to my husband’s doctor and mine as well. Hopefully they’ll take the time to read it.

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