Dr. Greger on Avocados and Lectins

My new DVD starts streaming today 

My new DVD is out today and is available as a streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I take on guacamole and explore the best foods for autism, fibroids, lowering cholesterol, and preventing common childhood infections. I start out, though, with an analysis of a new book people have been emailing me about: The Plant Paradox. The title of the first video (see below) kind of gives it away, but I thought folks might appreciate a deeper dive into the lectins issue and so I did that too. All of these videos will eventually be available for free online over the next few months, 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. Dr. Gundry’s “The Plant Paradox” is Wrong
  2. How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning
  3. Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?
  4. Benefits of Turmeric for Arsenic Exposure
  5. Fever Benefits for Autism in a Food
  6. Fighting Autism Brain Inflammation with Food
  7. Best Foods for Autism
  8. Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Safe?
  9. Is CAPB in SLS-Free Toothpaste Any Better?
  10. Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
  11. Cell Phone Brain Tumor Risk?
  12. Is it Worth Getting Annual Health Check-Ups?
  13. Is it Worth Getting an Annual Physical Exam?
  14. Eczema Treatment with Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil vs. Hempseed Oil
  15. Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, vs. Vaseline
  16. The Best Diet for Fibroids
  17. The Best Food for Fibroids
  18. Are Avocados Healthy?
  19. Culture Shock: Questioning the Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics
  20. The Best Food for High Cholesterol
  21. Amla vs. Drugs for Cholesterol, Inflammation, and Blood-Thinning
  22. Lycopene Supplements vs. Prostate Cancer
  23. Tomato Sauce vs. Prostate Cancer
  24. Saffron vs. Memantine (Namenda) for Alzheimer’s
  25. Best Food to Prevent Common Childhood Infections
  26. Lead Contamination in Fish and Game
Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds or as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads, or on Amazon here. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.

While you’re checking out the DVD, don’t forget we added some t-shirts and totes. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.


DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you’d already be an avocado expert, a lectin lexicon, having already received a link to the new DVD. New DVDs are released every nine 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 $25 monthly contributor will receive the next three downloads for free, and anyone signing up as a $50 monthly contributor will get a whole year’s worth of new DVDs (as physical DVDs, downloads, streaming, your choice). If you signed up for physical copies, you should have already received this volume, but if not please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we’ll make everything all better.

Live Q&A Today

Every month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and this month, today (August 31st) is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At 12:00 p.m. ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 1:00 p.m. ET go here to watch live and ask even more questions! 
If that’s not enough, remember I have an audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio.


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:


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.

22 responses to “Dr. Greger on Avocados and Lectins

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    1. No. It just means that if you want a “sneak peak”, you can view and own the videos before they become free and available to all.

      1. Hi Mitch,
        I am a proud monthly contributor and it is great to get a video to see what is coming up before it shows.

        When I see the information online later, I discover that I can more deeply understand and get more out of the information Dr. Greger presents.

    1. From his Q&A, he said there are videos coming on IF, keto, and other diets. Don’t know why there aren’t mentioned here.

      BTW, I HATE the format; I miss diquss!

  1. Hey Nutritionfacts team, I purchased the new collection of videos and I’m wondering if you guys could look into potential harmful ingredients in floss and other beauty products such as shampoo conditioner, and what about mouthwash without alcohol like ACT? And what about having your phone in your pocket all day or putting your laptop on your lap for a long time?

  2. Please, please, l would like nothing more than to know Dr. Greger’s take on the ketogenic diet. I personally find plants more appealing but everyone from my mom to colleagues seem to be finding better health/weight loss with it. I’ve done a bit of my own research and have found reputable sources to be in favor of “keto” – which is all very confusing! – especially when it’s been touted as perhaps part of cancer therapy… I would love to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from Dr. Greger. Thanks!

  3. Hey Jenah,

    I am a volunteer for Dr. Greger. Thank you so much for your question.

    There simply is not a lot of long-term data on ketogenic diets. While they may result in temporary weight loss, nearly any diet can show weight loss with low enough caloric intakes. However, just because something can show weight loss does not mean that it’s healthy. Smoking, meth, and starving yourself can all lead to weight loss. But is it healthy?

    Dr. Greger has one very good video on paleolithic and ketogenic diets. I also hope he will post more about them in the near future. Here’s the one video I was referring to though: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/paleo-diets-may-negate-benefits-of-exercise/

    1. Thank you for your response! Yes, I have watched this video. I think the problem is, as you mentioned, not enough long term data – I’m more interested in the suggestion of Cancer treatment/prevention due to the lack of sugar and how the keto diet has been used to treat epileptic children – it’s more a science curiosity, why is this way of eating showing positive effects in the same circles as plant based? I myself am plant based and won’t change for anything (health, environment, animal rights), I just think the more facts the better!

      1. Hi Jenah,

        I would be wondering the state of the diets of the participants before the study started- was it the simple sugar withdrawal or the animal protein?

        I also look with curiosity at information like that and go back to my very simple logic:

        Eat mostly or all cadavers – die
        Eat mostly or all plant energy – thrive

        And to me, that explains why a WFPBD gives me such energy and I read this in so many other testimonials from others on Forks over Knives etc.

        1. Nvm it was an automated reply from my email app lol, my bad, I would like to know how that issue affects us as well, I wonder if Dr. Greer has looked into it. I’m reading that Politico article and it seems like most nutritionists in the country aren’t aware of that issue.

    1. Hey Elizabeth, thanks for writing! I skimmed the article and understand your concern. Moreover, I recently finished “Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future” which discusses similar concerns, mainly how growing only those varieties of crops that are know to grow fast prevents us from getting the benefits of ‘wild’ varieties (pest resistance, for instance). Your question points to the possibility of a continued trend towards macronutrient overnutrition and micronutrient undernutrition. The folks at USDA’s Nutrient Data Lab will likely be the ones who reveal a decline in the micronutrient of plant foods over time, and we will hopefully be able to breed crops for higher nutrient content as compensation.

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