Dr. Greger on Monk Fruit, Tea Tree Oil, and Organic Meat

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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. Do Sunflower Seeds Cause Acne?
  2. Viagra and Cancer
  3. Is Aloe Vera Gel the Best Treatment for Lichen Planus?
  4. Will Big Cannabis Turn Into Big Tobacco?
  5. Oxidized Cholesterol as a Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease
  6. How to Reduce Cholesterol Oxidation
  7. Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?
  8. Foods to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery
  9. The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autism
  10. The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation
  11. Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt
  12. Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  13. Benefits of Cabbage Leaves on the Knee for Osteoarthritis
  14. Black Salve as an Alternative Cancer Cure
  15. Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Epidemic
  16. How to Lower Heavy Metal Levels with Diet
  17. The Effects of Cell Phones and Bluetooth on Nerve Function
  18. Do Chia Seeds Help with Belly Fat?
  19. Coconut Water and Depression
  20. Carcinogens in Meat
  21. Is Organic Meat Less Carcinogenic?
  22. Is Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?
  23. Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff and Athlete’s foot?
  24. Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus?
  25. Benefits of Brewer’s Yeast for Diabetes
  26. How to Win the War on Cancer
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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.

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  1. Great stuff doc. Quite a job you are doing kudos…

    Do your homework on this one doc…” Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Epidemic”

    I see some nonsense and I will be comin with guns a blazin…..feeling strongly on this issue though with no personal dog in the fight.
    Opioids are just a thing on fire with the drug companies in full involvement.
    You verse the opposite and you better be real sure your science is definitive and other just as definitive does not oppose..just sayin

    But again kudos for all you do….

      1. Ron, that topic is one of the ones, where the pot brigade will show up already.

        Not trying to put people who care about that topic down, just pointing out that it is a topic, which draws a pro-pot crowd every time. The opioid epidemic has hurt a lot of people, so I suspect there may be a lot of friendly fire.

        I am pondering pot, not for myself, but for my diabetic cousin who needs dialysis. He is a smoker and has had a stroke. I am going to admit that he has been offered it medically and might do it, when he isn’t quite so exhausted with everything else he has to do.

        I had one of those brain blips, because I told him all of the realities of it having so many fewer side-effects than smoking, which it does and I said, “It might help you quit smoking” but when I drove home later that night, I flashed on my friend’s father who passed out in the dispensary after eating his pot edible and they picked him up and sent him home and he ended up in the ER within the hour under the paddles.

        I looked up whether it could have caused that and there was a study in England where they noted an association of that type of thing for pot smokers with heart problems and I started tearing up, because I know smoking isn’t better for it, but he has smoked his whole life and if he has something bad happen when he switches to pot, I will be so grieved.

        1. I will say that he has been smoking when I am visiting, and I am not complaining, but if I am going to inhale smoke and pot is less bad for me, my question is going to be will I get high off of his secondary smoke and it affect my driving and what will I say if I get pulled over for smelling like pot when I drive home?

          1. On this Deb…”my question is going to be will I get high off of his secondary smoke and it affect my driving and what will I say if I get pulled over for smelling like pot when I drive home?

            It depends on the status of pot in the state you are in. Is medical marijuana legal? Is recreational pot legal?

            If they are not you simply cannot give him or advocate for pot for him.

            If they are legal the smell can not be a reason for a problem legally for you. Can you get high on secondary pot smoke…unless in a very extreme environment in which that is a desired event no.
            Some peoples historically have done things like incredibly increase the amounts of smoke in a confined space like a teepee to get others high but that is not being in the same room with someone smoking a joint.
            I in fact have had peoples worry about testing positive for pot due to exposure in a nightclub environment(as a employment issue) and have never had that false positive occur. Despite in the testing a very minute amount showing as a positive.
            Hemp seeds poppy seeds will show up. The doc must account for these by a oral interview when a test result suggest this.

            1. That is fascinating.

              Yes, I have been places where people are smoking in the crowd and at laundry time I noticed that my clothing picked up the smell.

              I don’t mind the smell, but do feel like I could get high if I sat there long enough.

              Interesting that they have tried to do it. I guess it would be cheaper than buying enough for the crowd of users.

              1. I grew up in the sixties, so it was everywhere.

                Illegal, but everywhere.

                One of my female friends died very young and very poor after a youth dedicated to pot. It really did destroy her life, but it destroyed it in a way that she loved very much.

                It didn’t destroy it as much as Meth or Crack or Heroin would have, but she didn’t succeed at life and did die young.

              2. The possible test-detectable secondhand exposure is why my (now estranged) husband invested in a higher-end vaporizer that does not release any smoke into the air–I was under the care of a strict pain clinic and didn’t want any accidental positive tests . He convinced me, one of very little and far-remote cannabis experience, that it would help manage his own chronic pain. I ended up with a chronically-stoned asshole. Good luck.

            2. Laughing at the poppy seeds, because I used to eat so many poppy seeds that I was afraid, because of that.

              The years after college, big muffins were all the rage and I had a man who used to bring me lemon poppy seed muffins every day and I also loved poppy seed rolls and I genuinely was happy that I found a job where I didn’t have to take a drug test.

              Does it differentiate between pot and poppy seeds?

              I would have been in trouble.

              I am laughing, because I have friends in the film industry and I could see a scenario in a very bad screwball comedy where someone who eats too many poppy seeds goes to a night club and ends up getting pulled over smelling like pot.

              Yes, it isn’t a full movie concept, just a silly “Murphy’s Law” type thought.

              I was in a writer’s group with people who…. some of them…. did have movies made… and some of them smoked pot and had their minds wrecked and slept on friend’s couches, but that is the film industry even without the pot, probably.

        2. Deb probably it was coincidental. But edibles are the most potent pot available over the counter. One has to be careful or they get a way to powerful jolt. Smoking of anything has to provide a cardiovascular deficit even though with pot a temporary one.
          Does that kill no. There is no history of a terminal pot event. If terminal that means some other drug as well as pot was involved.

          Your cousin smoking pot as opposed to tobacco…there is no doubt in my mind it is way healthier. He cannot drive or do things around machinery however one does get high.
          He is way more inclined to have a MI smoking a cigarette than a joint.

          That is the shame with pot disinformation. A realistic option is available but with the reefer madness environment it is not tried. Same as with opioids….a alternative to pain management is available but it is not tried as it is illegal and shunned by society.

          And the drug companies cannot find a good way to corner the market to provide a profit margin they favor. Though they are trying.So they push people to opioids.

          1. Ron,

            The Study from England said that there were heart attack deaths which coincided with pot.

            They called it coincidence in several cases, but left others on a causal? List where they said that they recommended people with heart conditions staying away from it. My friend’s father, it was the timing of very first usage and landing on the floor that caused me to look it up.

            I will be slow to think of it as coincidence, because of the England study and because of other people I found on-line who described the same sequence of events.

            I am neither for or against pot. I just am waiting to hear over time what happens, but the other studies Dr Greger posted matched my real life experiences with the people around me exactly, and someone on this site said that thrir doctor called it a greater heart attack trigger than…. I can’t remember what he said, but that was his professional experience.

            Eventually, it will show up or not.

  2. I am laughing at the blueberries for blood pressure, because my brother has high blood pressure over the past few weeks, when he has been 115 over something up until now. It is 137 over something and his wife is trying to get him on BP meds and he says, “No, it is just stress from work and not sleeping” and I am saying, “No, you have always had stressful work and haven’t slept well since you were an infant.” Something changed and I am thinking it is the Keto and he hates fruits and vegetables, and his wife hates them even more.

    So I told him ground flax seeds and blueberries and dark chocolate and a few other things and I already know that he is going to choose dark chocolate.

    But when I told him how much the flax brought the BP down, he was interested, but didn’t know what to do with it and he won’t eat oatmeal, and baked goods were used in the study, so I bought Ezekiel flax bread for him and said that it is low Glycemic Index and this is my “shot” because I want to get him off chicken and pizza and I am going to have him taste a Morningstar Chickn with Follow Your Heart Mozzarella style cheese on Ezekiel Flax bread and we will see what happens.

    Wish me luck, because I want my brothers to be alive and I know their diets are going to take them from me if I can’t figure this out.

    1. Blood pressure can be tricky. If there is doubt one should have it checked daily if possible. Off times singular events such as just worrying about it can raise blood pressure. So one has to determine if the reading is a one off thing or a normally found now increased thing.

      A increase in salt in the diet for a week or so can produce a increase reading of significant amount…so one has to account for such things before considering meds. Meds can have untoward side effects.

      1. Thanks Ron,

        Yes, I think he had upped his salt intake.

        Have you ever heard of Lo Salt – which has 66% less Sodium?

        Wondering about it.

        Lots of times these good ideas aren’t so great.

        1. Deb in the American diet I think no added salt is necessary. Mostly gross amounts are in processed foods. Eating at a restaurant or fast foods..forget about it…all that stuff is literally saturated in salt.

          If I wanted a substitute I would find one with no salt at all. They are out there but many of the commercial ones substitute potassium which can present problems as well. They exist in a balance sodium and potassium disrupting the balance can have untoward results.

          If I did crave salt there are some herbal based things in health food stores which mimic the taste but have not salt nor excessive potassium in them.

          On acid balance and bacteria. My thinking is that if one attends to a whole food based vegan diet there is no reason to worry or try to counter one thing with another.
          It is like trying to treat fever with aspirin…it only helps the symptoms but does not affect the problem. So to my opinion it is with acidity in our bodies and bacteria in our gut…if you have a essentially healthy sound diet all else will follow. It will not happen overnight however these things may take months or even a year to remedy.

          Having a unhealthy diet and attempting remediation by this or that to my view is never going to work.
          Can we advise people with crappy diets who have some symptoms presenting, to take this or drink this or that to solve it….to my opinion no.
          If things are so bad they are symptomatic usually they require formal medical intervention. And aside that my advice to them is always…go WFPB vegan and it will help the issue though it may be so far advanced it may not solve it.

  3. Oh, yes, I wrote all that and forgot the thing that made me laugh.

    I read the study about blueberries and the people writing about it recommended eating them in yogurt.

    I think they are trying to raise someone’s BP through frustration.

  4. Ron,

    I have been trying to figure out conceptually, the equol producing thing, which Dr. Greger covered again in the PodCast.

    Lactulose is one thing, which increases it is what a PubMed study said. Green tea and soy milk.

    Do you understand bacteria and PH?

    And whether Americans are acidic because of diet or whether we have low stomach acid, because of antacids and whether both can happen at the same time?

    It isn’t from Dr. Greger’s audio, it is just me looking up equol in response to his audio and learning about what other things help.

    Lactulose made me wonder about a lot of things, like PH, ammonia and bad guy bacteria causing an increase in ammonia, but I get confused by the whole stomach acid thing.

    1. Feels like I should be able to look at the gram positive versus gram negative and all that jazz and figure out whether the things grow in acid or base conditions or something like that?

      If Green tea works and soy works, it would have to be alkalizing.

      Wondering if they tried fermented soy products in their soy test?

      Anyway, I found sprouted tofu, so I don’t have to worry about the enzymes for digesting proteins being inhibited, but I wonder if some studies use sprouted or fermented and some use the type, which inhibits the digestion of protein?

      It is all so complicated, but it gives me something to think about.

      I had a friend who had crystals in her urine and I said to her, it says they are PH dependent, so why don’t you either drink a soda or take a lot of greens or high PH water for a few days.

      I tried to figure her crystals out by description and found them and I am wondering about it for this whole equol thing.

  5. I would be very interesting to get some info on studies showing whether calcium from dairy is absorbed as it says everywhere, meaning it there is a certain amount of calcium in a glass is it all absorbed by the body? Alternatively calcium absorbed from plant sources. Also, calcium fortified foods. Isn’t synthetic calcium worse for us as all other synthetic supplements than the real thing (think calcium fortified juice or plant milk?). Would love it if someone could point to the right direction on where to get scientific evidence one way or another.

      1. Calcium found in cows milk is no more the real thing than calcium found in any other source.

        Assimiliation depends upon quantity and Vitamin D presence or absence.
        You must ask your self where do the cows get the calcium in their milk from….it is from the nutrient found in their feeds which is almost exclusively plants or grains.
        Nothiing presupposes we for some mysterious reason are exempt from that equation. We can obtain it from the same sources the question is how much.

        Fortified juices and diary like milks have been in use for several decades now and nothing supposes their calcium is less utilized.

        1. And to mention very many people by majority people of color are lactose intolerant especially as they age. So they cannot drink milk without a problem.
          So they do not. But the incidence of poor bone mass due to lack of calcium in these peoples in America who obtain calcium from other sources is simply not present.
          In fact peoples of color usually have less fracture problems than white people in America.
          And of color includes not just black but native American and many Hispanics.
          All these groups have disproportionate amounts by population of lactose intolerance.

          Those most prone to osteoporosis are indeed white elderly usually female by statistical study.
          Which are those peoples who are least inclined to lactose intolerance.

          Vegans in some study have been found to tend towards more osteoporosis like symptoms but invariably this is due to low calcium amounts injested not the type of calcium.

    1. I think some of other commenters have “steered you in the right direction” as you wished, but you might also want to check out the videos Dr Greger has made reviewing the role of Calcium in the body. Check out this discussion and list of videos: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/calcium/
      Also this study, although it does mention milk as one way to get calcium and we know that has negative health implications, the comments on how much calcium we need and how Vit D must also be considered with calcium absorption are useful.
      https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/calcium-and-milk/calcium-full-story/ Hope that helps.

  6. Dr. Greger,

    I wanted to point to Dr. Bredesen’s Food Revolution Summit teaching, because he has a logic to use a combination of B-12 and he said that if people use just cyano B-12 they may not methylate properly.

    That is related to Alzheimer’s and dementia.

    The talks are free again this weekend, and I missed the beginning of his, so I am listening again and I missed a lot of important information.

    1. I am not understanding if you already dealt with the methylation topic by saying the methyl prefix gets removed just like the cyano prefix.

      My question will be whether cyano was tested against homocysteine and regarding methylation.

      I will try to post that in the live questions, because that is different than being afraid the cyanide in it is toxic. As long as I have enough glutathione, I am not afraid of the cyanide part, but I have early onset Alzheimer’s and I want to have enough methylation.

      I am probably going to keep using multiple sources, but inquiring minds want to understand whether I really have to or not.

      1. Laughing, I know I respect you, because I am bringing his information to you versus bringing your information to him.

        I connect with how you teach and how you use studies and how you present information.

        Plus, you actually read your comments and genuinely even re-evaluate things, as information changes.

        You are the one I listen to about the dosages of B-12, but Dr. Bredesen just gave another type of B-12 found in vegansafe. Adenosylcobalamin

        Why did we need another type of B12 and does it have any advantages over anything?

        It is the least stable. What rationale is Dr. Bredesen using when he gives that as part of a multi-B12 protocol?

        1. Today, I went to buy my supplements and just B12, D3 and vegan Omega 3 are $100 for a one month supply if I do methyl.

          If I ever retire it is going to be cyano and sunlight.

          Do chia seeds do enough Omega 3 to not supplement that?

      2. Okay, greens are the answer I found to the methylation issue.

        “The suspected mechanism driving this relationship is likely that greens are a major source of “methylation factors” in the diet. Methylation is a primary mechanism through which our genes are regulated. This includes both keeping genes that may increase our disease risk turned off and activating those involved in reactions that tend to be disease preventative. Methylation factors include vitamin B12, B6, folate, the amino acid methionine and choline.”

  7. Dr Bredesen also came against starches.

    I contrast him to Dr McDougall and it is confusing, but it seems like whole societies were based around starches without having the level of Alzheimer’s that we have.

    I don’t eat a lot of starches, but it is hard to mentally link Alzheimer’s with starch.

    1. This is part of Dr Bredesen’s protocol.
      You can find a more in-depth layout of the diet (with how to do it, recipes, and supplements) here

      The ReCODE diet, called “Ketoflex 12/3”, consists of being in ketosis, eating high amounts of fiber, eating within a 12 hour window, and stop eating at least 3 hours before bed.

      The goals:

      Increases ketone bodies (acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, and acetone) and BDNF
      MCT oil (caprylic acid is the strongest form) is a must for ApoE4 until insulin sensitivity is restored, then must switch to MUFAs (like avocado) and PUFAs predominantly (such as olive oil)
      Lots of uncooked veggies
      Fasting 12 hours/day
      Stop eating 3 hours before bed
      Increase insulin sensitivity

      1. Thanks JC.

        I listened to Dr. Bredesen on the Food Revolution Summit and I am pondering his work, because he has clearly gotten such good results.

        I listened to the people after him in the talks and they had good results, too and were more WFPB oriented than Keto.

        Pondering that, because I am way closer to WFPB than Keto and am doing avocados and nuts and seeds, but struggle with any oils.

        So far, I am dealing with not eating refined carbs, not eating animal products, not eating chemicals, lowering VOC’s, lowering salt and sugar, processed foods. Hopefully, that is helping with blood sugar, which I haven’t been testing, but I will be making sure.

        I am hydrating and eating many of the brain foods and I think I got the mold out of my house, and I think I dealt with homocysteine and I am eating high fiber. I bought an air purifier.

        I am pondering whether I have to remove my fillings.

        Not eating for 12 hours, I am doing half the time.

        I am walking every day, though not fast.

        Sleeping, I am horrible at.

        I can say that I was totally out of my mind 5 or 6 years ago with it and I am getting better.

        I bought the Food Revolution Summit package, because I already wanted things like Dr. Barnard’s Kickstart Plus, so I am getting a years worth of teachings from him and I get to ask Dr. Greger questions and all sorts of resources.

        I feel encouraged by it.

        When I get rid of the hallucinations I am going to be so happy.

  8. Sorry again for typing so much.

    My brain has been bad at night and I keep trying to figure all of this out.

    I know for a fact that you present the complicated information both simply and in its true form, because I go to the studies and they all have such complicated language that I sometimes can’t extract information from them, because of my lack of scientific understanding.

    I am pondering if getting rid of my mercury fillings and I know I was exposed to mold years ago and I believe I have dealt with it, but as far as after you get rid of it, does it stay inside your body from when you were exposed?

    Dr. Amen said that mold impacted the brain as much as being a high level drug addict.

    Renovated the house, bought a medical grade air purifier. Hoping that is enough.

    I hate that I get scared and end up writing too much. Hoping that will go away as I start understanding things better.

  9. I was just listening to the Dr. Barnard interview from the Summit and they were talking about salt and John talked about a study where the heart attacks and strokes dropped 80% in Finland from lowering salt intake and the 2012 study where salt intake was the highest link to all deaths in America in 2012,

    So, I looked it up for Alzheimer’s and got that it causes lack of oxygen to the brain and messes up the gut microbiome.

    Okay, that was all I needed to hear.

    I wasn’t afraid of it, because my BP is low, but oxygen to the brain is useful.

    1. Deb I am no one to be qualified to be giving nutritional advise but….

      If your only exercise is walking or gardening or things like that….basically salt should not be a part of your diet, you just do not need it.

      Certainly added salt should never be used. A salt shaker should be only for guests.And processed foods must be checked thoroughly for salt content. Many in one serving have half of the RDA for salt.

      I just came back from a one hour run at 7200 ft on mountains/hills on a trail run in 80 heat and full sun. I may need some salt.
      Needs vary significantly as per exercise endeavored and employment.

      One slice of commercial pizza..probably half RDA right there.

      1. And salt come in unexpected places. One tortilla the health food kind whole grains all that…10% RDA one tortilla.

        And now I will go out in the sun and do concrete work for like a hour or two….and I never ever add salt to a thing I eat. I is just unnecessary. Rarely in critical heat/effort situations I will add salt to a drink.
        Processed foods even the healthy kind provide more than enough.

        1. Ron,

          Thank you for saying that, because I eat the health food type of tortilla. Label reading is something I am really bad at, partly, because of my vision. I can see fine on the computer, but tiny printing on labels causes me to not even read them.

          I can easily read the “no salt added” or “low in sodium” on the front of the package and I have been doing that. The frustrating part is that some of those have sugar and then I go to “no sugar added” and that has salt. Then, I find the no sugar and no salt, but it isn’t organic. Then, it is all of the above, but it is in containers, which I don’t trust.

          Learning a lot, but it is hard to keep all of the ducks in a row at once.

          Ezekiel Bread has a low salt version and I think that checks off all of my requirement boxes. I bought their tortillas this round, but I know that it didn’t say low salt.

          1. Well Deb a little salt is not bad.
            We need some salt so I would not personally sweat a bit here or there.

            But never ever add it to a thing like from a salt shaker.
            And be aware if you eat processed foods they will have a lot of salt usually.
            Get a magnifying glass if you need that to read the labels. Really you do need to check if you use processed foods.

            Cheese meats forget about it……salt salt salt.

            1. I won’t touch the stuff but pure meat is not so bad on salt..but who eats meat without salt is the question?
              Unseasoned meat is generally not eaten.All the seasonings like ketchup are high in salt.

  10. Hi, I follow you videos regularly and it transformed my families lives for the better. So, firstly THANK YOU! I do have a question about Vitiligo and its relationship to food consumed. Do you have any research? Thanks

    1. Emma,

      thanks for your kinds words!!! It’s a huge motivation for Dr. Greger and our team. You aren’t the only one who’s asking that question. I found some references about avoiding gluten, so you could try that. I sent your question to Dr. Greger, so maybe he will make a video about this. :-)

      Hope this helped

      Health Support Adam P.

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