Dr. Greger Updates His Stance on Coffee

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New DVD updates the latest on coffee, chlorella, and the CHIP program

My new DVD is out today and is available as a streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. 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. Aloe for the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Cancer
  2. Can Aloe Cure Cancer?
  3. Are Apples the Best Food for a Better Sex Life in Women?
  4. Ground Ginger to Reduce Muscle Pain
  5. Alternative Treatments for Autism
  6. What Is the Optimal Diet?
  7. The Weight Loss Program that Got Better with Time
  8. CHIP, the Complete Health Improvement Program
  9. A Workplace Wellness Program that Works
  10. Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas
  11. Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain
  12. Benefits of Cabbage Leaves for Relief of Engorged Breasts
  13. Effects of Smoking Marijuana on the Lungs
  14. Smoking Marijuana vs. Using a Cannabis Vaporizer
  15. Is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Real?
  16. How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken
  17. Does Coffee Affect Cholesterol?
  18. How to Treat Jet Lag with Light
  19. Are Melatonin Supplements Safe?
  20. How to Treat Jet Lag with Melatonin-Rich Food
  21. Detoxifying with Chlorella
  22. Is Henna Safe?
  23. Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?
  24. Does Tea Tree Oil Have Hormonal Side Effects?
  25. Best Supplement for Canker Sores
  26. The Best Advice on Diet and Cancer
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Live Q&A Today, June 28th

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In health,

Michael Greger, M.D.

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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.

16 responses to “Dr. Greger Updates His Stance on Coffee

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  1. Same here. The signup box & speaking tour box on the right overlaps content and makes it unreadable in Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Edge.

  2. I was habituated to coffee at a very early age, 7 or so.
    I have gone long periods, years actually, without it, but in the end always feel more alert with it.
    And though this is quite dated it may not be as negative as we think. Living in New Mexico this is a concern… https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coffee-may-help-protect-a/

    Glad to see his new material is getting into the specifics of many items, vaping as opposed to smoking pot should be a good one.

    1. To be honest, Ron, I am not really interested in non-nutritional stuff like tht. I have never used pot nor do I have any intention of doing so. It took me long enough to give up smoking and alcohol. I cant see the point of taking up another recreational drug even if it is hugely less unhealthy than those two.

      It is the same with mobile phones. I have one but I never use it. Consequently, these types of videos don’t speak to me personally and they are off-target, I think, since they have little if anything to do with nutrition. They are very imporatnt public health topics, yes, but they aren’t what I come here for.
      in any case

      I find the purely nutritional videos and blog articles much more interesting and consistent with what the site’s name – NutritionFacts – implis is its focus.

      1. Don’t use pot as well Tom.
        But considering just now the legalization of pot in all of Canada, this is indeed a hot button topic. All the guardian is ablaze with this and that article about pot. All because of Canada. And as it has direct medical application and is injested in some form….why not a nutritional aspect considering it?

        It is not classical nutrition but I would guess just nutrition only all day every day must become a bit of a bore. Easy for us to say just reading some or viewing some articles, but imagine being immersed in this thing basically 24/7 for years and years..pretty horrowshow that.

        And it is always a bit a thing of popularity. What sells best….. a thing only of nutrition or a thing with nutrition and a bit of spice as well….few excepting nutritionists are all about nutrition.

        Don’t use a cell phone in normal fashion as well…I try to reduce all communications to text so I have a record. Mine go back years it serves purpose. Day to day probably in normal fashion by words once in two days. And then I talk for about a moment or two.

        I hope he does kratom. Just saw it yesterday on a very popular blog millions in audience, being discussed. It is eaten or as a tea so it is nutritional in aspect, and another hot button topic.

        See Kratom and pot as well…this is appealing to another demographic .Who reads and studies only nutrition, largely older white peoples. Who is concerned with Kratom, young people of many races exposed to opioids. Generally with the emphasis on young.
        What good are all his works if by far and large the young are left out? Look at the posts on pot…why so adverse here as opposed to generally, the polling is certain…. vastly in favor…no offense because it is by large, old folks here.

        What good is that your stuff Is only appealing to old foggies….not much. You need to reach especially the young. Really Oprah and all these things he may have a middle age audience I think he has almost virtually zero in the young. Yes I know some will say no look at this person or that, look he does outreach to schools…look at a discussion of any topic like pot, where there is a age divide…the oldster view is in domination here by far.

        How to bring them in to a study on nutrition by bringing in things that concern them. Joe Rogan a podcaster discusses kratom pot regularly, along with nutrition, most of it faulted, his audience…. young peoples.

        Young are interested in these things to include cell phones so close they are to them.
        I would do a thing on AI threat but that may be a bridge to far.
        Video games negatives as opposed to positives…sure kids all do that.
        Not nutrition, but it is done and likely has considerations that involve harm.
        How to target the young..doing videos for a school health class…they are boring and just work for kids. A real thing on video games….who does that..it brings them in.Pot kratom done properly it will as well. Slams…drives them out. None will come here they get enough of that in places like schools. Places of learning they generally in America are not…indoctrination centers is more like it..for the poor, the rich get education.
        Add that as well..how to hit to the poor?

        Studies on typical nutritional content of deep south blacks our on the reservation Navajo, same as cell phones there probably is some science out there..why not study it? How to get all groupings interested. Expand the audience.
        So I take a opposing view..

        I think he needs to greatly increase potential content.

        1. How about dog nutrition study comparison…that would be a real big click bait.
          Expand your audience in one fell swoop…..Not typical stuff but it is nutrition and is going to be popular.

          Need to build a audience here by my read. This present state of affairs I don’t see the growth.
          Ah well..his thing not mine.
          Nutrition facts..by all rights just on title, a bunch of docs should be involved. Dispel the claims of cherry picking as well.

          But oh well…..I am just a outsider expressing a opinion which as they say most do and mostly unqualified.
          Such is mine.

  3. Seems strange I know…maybe I am killing myself with this :(

    I use hibiscus tea as my base for coffee instead of plain water always.
    So if I have a untimely death all will know why.

  4. Dr Greger, why is number 16 on your list of upcoming videos “How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken”….? Is this for non-vegans?

  5. Please do a video on chronic vaginal candidasis. I have tried to google it and see if diet can help. The search results often seem rather untrustworthy – blog opinions and the like. Doctor’s advice all heeded but nothing helps. Can a change in diet help?

  6. Dr Greger points out by eating plant based diet one has more gut friendly flora’s which produces short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, which may fight against cancer by slowing the growth of colon cancer cells and activating programmed cancer cell death—as well as preventing cancer in the first place. Butyrate may explain why fiber-filled, plant-based diets are so anti-inflammatory.

    Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon without Probiotics

    Is Candida Syndrome Real? | NutritionFacts.org

  7. Sorry I clicked on the wrong blog question when I posted that comment above. I put it on the correct one but I can’t seem cancel it. If you can remove it please do.

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