Another new job opening at NutritionFacts.org

Spanish Language Site

We launched our Spanish language NutritionFacts.org and social media pages almost one year ago, and since then we have reached tens of thousands more people around the world. Now people can simply go to NutritionFacts.org/es and find our videos, transcripts, doctor’s notes, and other pages all en español.

 

Video Caption Translations

But that’s not the only way to see NutritionFacts.org in other languages. Over 80 volunteers spend time translating video captions into more than 16 languages. To find out if a video is translated into your language, hover over the video, click on the cog wheel, and select “subtitles.”  To become a translation volunteer, apply here.

 

 

How Not to Die Book Translations

When How Not to Die was published just over three years ago, I really had no idea if anyone would read it. I knew it could be an important way to get the research out beyond the NutritionFacts.org website, and I am thrilled that it has now been translated and distributed in 28 languages.

 

 

 

 

#DailyDozenChallenge Going Strong

People all over the world are completing the Daily Dozen Challenge and posting about it on YouTube and social media.  Have you taken the challenge? Go here to find out how. And for inspiration, check out our playlist of fan-made videos and search the #dailydozenchallenge hashtag on Instagram. 

 

 

We’re Hiring

We’re excited to be able to open up a new position at NutritionFacts.org. We’re looking for an experienced part-time Digital Marketing Manager to enhance our global reach. 

Read about the role and apply here.

 

 

Welcome, Mary!
Mary joins the team as our Media and Events Director, with over ten years of experience in public relations and marketing and seven years teaching in higher education. She is passionate about plants – growing them, cooking with them, and teaching people about their many health benefits – and she is honored to be a part of the NutritionFacts team

 

 

Live Q&As June 28th

Every month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and June 28th is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At 1:00 p.m. ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 1:30 p.m. ETgo here to watch live and ask even more questions! 

 

You can now find links to all of my past live YouTube and Facebook Q&As right here on NutritionFacts.org. If that’s not enough, remember I have an audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio.

 

Yours in evidence-based nutrition,

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM
NutritionFacts.org

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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. Wow, that is so exciting!

    What a fabulous outreach you have!

    Twenty-Eight languages for “How Not To Die” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And videos in 16 languages!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Plus, a Spanish Web-site!!!!!!!

    It is hard to figure out how to give a standing ovation in this format.

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  2. When I was listening to the Food Revolution Summit, Dr. Ornish said that he had been suicidal as a young person and I wrote to his contact us part of his web-site, because the concept of the Dean Ornish version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” where if he had died then, and nobody had done his research projects, what would have happened?

    And if he had not done his research and one Dr. Greger had not been inspired, how many fewer people would have learned how not to die?

    I watched you in the video someone had put in the comment links when you were a young man and I am proud of you, because you rose up and have stayed focused.

    Don’t let fame get you off track. Don’t let the Nay-sayers cause you to get defensive.

    You stay focused.

      1. Thanks Hal!

        I am already so passionate about WFPB and Dr. Greger’s work and all of these good doctors.

        Today, my friend is in the hospital and she is reading things about her condition where she will have one to five years to live and her kids are devastated, but I have two kinds of hope. I have hope in God and hope in WFPB. She is a food addict and if you posted a Calorie Density chart, she loves oils and junk foods and processed food and meats and it is going to be so hard to turn this around and I haven’t figured out sauces and salad dressings yet, but she is willing to try WFPB and that strengthens me so much.

        You aren’t going to understand it if you were healthy as a younger person. She not only tried every diet, she did stomach surgery and gained the weight back, plus some.

        None of it works without understanding of Calorie Density. I laugh, because a woman from another country was talking with me on-line about how to help her family not see Vegan as a freak type of eating and I said, “Have them watch videos on Calorie Density and they will probably go almost all the way Vegan and not even know that they’ve done it.” and I think that is true.

        If I told my friend to go Vegan, she wouldn’t do it and if I told her to go Whole Food Plant Based, she would not think she could do it at all, but….

        I think by showing her the Calorie Density Teachings, she will start loading up on fruits and vegetables and whole foods as a trick to not be hungry and I think she is going to end up closer to WFPB than people who try to go from the direction of giving up animal products. We will see if my theory works.

  3. I know it must be hard to get people to become passionate.

    When I was in college, they used to use the 100 monkey parable. Don’t know if that has been debunked or not, but it was effective.

    It was the concept that they had studied monkey communities and if 99 monkeys in a community were taught to do something a new way, the community wouldn’t adapt to it, but once the hundredth monkey learned to do it, suddenly the whole community would join in.

    I remember people walking around trying to get people passionate about things and their “pitch” was “You might be the hundredth monkey.”

    I do think people have questioned that theory, but, in a way, it makes sense, except that I balance it with the Popcorn Effect.

    Something like everybody starts serving Portobello Mushrooms and now, decades later, they are out of fashion and the Food Network says, “That is so 1980’s.” and I am not big into food fashions, because it just seems silly to have to look down on Portobello Mushrooms at the end, but I like celebrating Kale and know it could be next.

    Dr. Greger, that photo of you with that big pile of books and a big smile is so rewarding to see.

    You have kept your passion and that is more important than becoming passionate in the first place.

  4. I am pondering the lack of passion and I am understanding that I don’t understand it.

    Last year, my friend said, “You are too passionate about everything.” and I pondered why aren’t the rest of you passionate about all of these exciting things? What are you focusing on?”

    I just had a conversation with my sister-in-law who only eats chicken and it turns out that she used to love rice and beans and I showed her the Kempner study.

    Eventually, if they get Cancer or if they are told they have to go on Insulin, that study will be in the back of their brains.

    I am amazed. She would eat rice and beans.

    That is a place to start.

    1. Deb, I think you’re on your way to becoming a great philosopher!

      When I read your statement above: ” I am pondering the lack of passion and I am understanding that I don’t understand it.”, it reminded me of the teachings of Socrates. He was the philosopher who claimed he knew nothing, but he frequently proved to his adversaries that they know even less!

      1. Hal,

        You are such a blessing!

        I am laughing, because, trust me, early onset Alzheimer’s in this ridiculously confusing modern American culture has already humbled me to that I genuinely can claim that I know nothing and I am not sure if that makes you wise or unwise or just charming.

        But you have no idea how perceptive you are. Not about me being a philosopher, but I have spent time as a gadfly. When I lost my mind a few years back, I ended up challenging people in authority and they were powerful people with strong minds and charismatic personalities and large followings and I knew I was totally out of my mind, but I also used to test perfect with logic and I was understanding correctly that they were giving double-minded wisdom, because they didn’t notice that they were using paradoxes poorly and didn’t know it and if there had been any hemlock around, I might not be here laughing at your comment today. It astounded me that I was so out of my mind and still could recognize poor logic so well.

        It wasn’t a straight path to my understanding it though, I was like the Princess Bride character trying to figure out which cup the poison is in.

        I am laughing, because I am still banned from those communities and they still never admitted that they were talking out of every side of their mouths at the same time.

        Trying to not be a gadfly anymore.

        Honestly, it was just that they were confusing the Alzheimer’s person who couldn’t remember who sections of things and couldn’t figure out time, or how to sleep, or whether hallucinations were real or not, but I still could figure out how to figure out logic.

        I just didn’t know that I could have played nice and done the whole “Emperor has on a really nice outfit” process. Someone who wrote that book understood community dynamics better than I do, even at my age.

  5. Laughing, because I need a new ending for that children’s story.

    Maybe a few alternate endings.

    One where some adult takes the child aside and says, “We are just all being polite.” and the child decides not to tell the whole truth.

    One where it is important enough to tell the truth, but everybody gets upset and the emperor bans the child for life.

    I needed extra help with understanding the politics of community dynamics.

  6. Mary,

    I haven’t greeted you yet.

    You have been given a blessing at your young age. Don’t take this for granted. I ponder what to say to you, because I know when people work in settings like that they bond at one level and also learn about people’s weaknesses. I heard a sermon once and the man talked about children how when they are young, they idolize their parents and see them as not capable of wrong and then, unless they stay humble, they start seeing the flaws and start believing another type of lie, as if their parent could do no right. Both of those are about focus and you are working with a person with a vision and purpose who is a celebrity and you are going to have moments in both directions, but don’t focus on either. Focus on the calling of saving people’s lives.

    Always represent this man and not just his teachings.

    I was so disappointed with Plant Based Lonfon, because they use his image all the time and even represented his position pretty well, but they did not represent the human being and having access and trust from celebrities who have high callings is like owning something priceless.

    If you owned something of importance, like a historical document, you would not necessarily understand how to take care of it.

    I knew a person who had precious things and injured them, maybe because she took them for granted. Don’t do that. Don’t become familiar. Don’t become proud. Don’t take this for granted.

    And the only way to accomplish that is to stay humble and grateful and focused.

    I am a Christian so I do God bless you and keep you, instead of Good luck.

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