Check out Our New Shirts (and Flash Sale!)

It’s always such a thrill to see folks rockin’ NutritionFacts.org apparel. Anyone who comes to my talks wearing any of our stuff gets to cut straight to the front of the book-signing line! That may not sound like a big deal, but if you’ve been to one of my speaking events you know they can go for 4+ hours. I never leave until every book is signed, every picture is taken, every question answered. I’m mostly hunkered down this year writing, but I would never miss the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (this September in San Diego) or the Lifestyle Medicine Conference (this October in Indianapolis). 

We’re proud to announce a new slew of t-shirt designs (thanks to Bryan Elliott, our Graphic Design Assistant). You’ll never forget the Daily Dozen checklist when you’re wearing it! We’re celebrating these new items with a flash sale. From today through July 31st, get our new merch for 15% off of the regular price. Check out all of the designs and colors here

Of course, all proceeds from the store go to keeping NutritionFacts.org going and growing. 

 

Best Choices for Greens

Dark green leafy vegetables are hands down the single healthiest food on the planet. Mounting evidence suggests it’s possible to overdo a few types, though. If you’re eating regular boring amounts of greens (like a serving a day) then it doesn’t matter which kind you choose. But if you follow my Daily Dozen recommendation to ideally pack in cups a day, I urge you to choose low-oxalate greens, meaning basically any greens other than spinach, chard, and beet greens. All three of those greens are super healthy and I continue to relish all of them, but when I’m shooting for my personal pound-a-day green leafy quota, I now stick to mostly kale, collards, arugula, and bok choy (mustard greens and watercress are also A-OK in huge amounts). The concern with overdoing spinach, chard, and beet greens has to do with the risk of developing kidney stones. I already have videos about preventing and treating kidney stones with diet, but this is a new twist. I’m going to be doing a series of videos about this with all the juicy details, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

 

Welcome, Lauren!

Lauren Belyeu is the newest member of the NutritionFacts.org team—she scored our new Digital Outreach Manager position. We’re so excited for her to bring her 8 years of experience in online promotion to bear in the evidence-based nutrition revolution. She also has an interest in nutrition research and is excited to be able to join these passions as part of the NutritionFacts.org team. She is an outdoor, travel, and animal-lover who actually spent most of her life in Cape Town, South Africa, but has lived in South Korea and now lives in Northern Virginia with her fiancé. For our entire existence the millions of people we’ve reached has nearly all just been through word-of-mouth. But access to this life-and-death information is just too important to be left to chance, so we’re really excited to see what Lauren can do to help spread the good news about the tremendous power we have over our health destiny and longevity at the end of our forks.

 

How Not to Die in Medical School

When How Not to Die was published, UWS became the first medical school to use it as a textbook for their first-year medical students, thanks to the vision of Assistant Dean for Medical Education Dr. Louise Muscato. I’m told the program has been a big success and they’ve continued to teach How Not to Die in their classrooms. Times they are a-changin’!

 

Important Survey for Doctors*

Last chance: If you’re an MD or DO in private practice, pretty please click here and take a few minutes to complete the survey to help the game-changing American College of Lifestyle Medicine revolutionize the practice of medicine.

*Note the survey needs to be completed by July 29th.

 

Live Q&A Today

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

  • Facebook Live: At 1:00 p.m. ET TODAY go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 2:00 p.m. ET TODAY go 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.

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.


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  1. A lot of good news in today’s blog. So great to see that some medical schools are starting to teach nutrition! And using “How Not to Die”, no less. I often refer to the book myself since my current doctor has no clue about nutrition.

    Many thanks to Dr G and his team for all the great work being done to improve the health of us all.

  2. Welcome Lauren!

    Always good when young people are passionate about healthy things.

    Hooray about the medical schools!

  3. Wait, I haven’t commented on this device in two weeks!

    Have to update it, because my dog has made 7 weeks!

    New blood tests tomorrow!

  4. Thumbs up to the topic “up vote down vote” concept mentioned in the Live Q&A!

    Great job with the Q&A!

    Seems like your treadmill was at the ideal speed for you to read and mentally process.

    Or did you fix the question reading process?

    Something was much better than it has been in the past.

    Not one dropped plate in the topic juggling process.

    Great job!

  5. Actually, though I like the concept of voting for which topic to have you cover, I think thumbs up / thumbs down might be unworkable as how to do it, because there are millions of potential topics.

    To me, it might be better if you had an alphabetical list of topics, based on the research, which you know is out there, and let periodically let people check the topics they want to hear. Maybe once a quarter and let the audience choose a certain number of topics that way?

    You mentioned 5 and that seems like a good number. That would be a whole week’s worth of topics.

    1. You could even do one whole “audience week” videos and blogs quarterly.

      Or you could choose a day of the week and do “What you Wanted Wednesdays” or something like that.

      1. I like “What You Wanted Wednesdays” as a theme (except that it wrecks the Wednesday spot for the video series) but it can be like television and “What You Wanted Wednesdays” can be preempted by the “Super Series Segments”

        1. The hard part about asking us the topics is that even if you had us fill out whole worksheets full of questions, we might be just giving you:

          “What type of B-12 should I take” over and over and over and over and over and over again.

          Laughing, because I would just ask for one Cancer topic after another right now.

          I would want a Beta Glucan video someday, because there are so many types and, because I am wondering if that is an okay supplement or if it is an isolate whether the supplement makers are telling the truth that the supplements work better than the foods.

          Today, I found two different sites. One said that the ones sourced from mushrooms is better, because of one thing and the other said that the one from yeast is better, because of another thing and that one dissed the Beta Glucan in Brewer’s Yeast.

          I don’t mind if you don’t do it as a topic. It is just one of those “Cancer” topics and the Cancer sites point everybody to Transfer Point Beta Glucan and Glucan Elite says that they are better, but they use the same 85% in their ads, which Transfer Point also uses.

          I am giving him a few pinches of Nutritional Yeast, Brewer’s Yeast, and bought the cheapest 85% Beta Glucan supplement and he also gets Turkey Tail and Maitake Pro 4X Mushroom supplements.

          I suspect I could drop the Brewer’s yeast.

          I just didn’t know how to narrow it, but I genuinely feel for people with Cancer who have to choose one.

          1. The topic just came up again in my life.

            Someone has Pancreatic Cancer.

            I was asked how to minister to them.

            How Not to Die is one thing.
            Turmeric & Ginger & Green tea
            Phytates
            Foods versus Cancer list
            Enzymes
            Beta Glucan from every source possible, just in case

            But…. boy it is hard to figure out a list for Pancreatic Cancer.

            Modified Citrus Pectin?
            Milk Thistle?
            SAMe?
            Melatonin?
            IP6?
            CBD Oil?

            Tumor Treating Fields?

            They are allowing Tumor Treating Fields in the USA for some sorts of brain tumors and possibly lung tumors in some places.

            Seems like that would be a way to go, but how does someone convince the doctors to let you have a tumor treating field for a cancer, which tested as helpful, but, which isn’t approved yet?

            I told them to ask the Micropulse ICES guy what the difference is between his device and a tumor treating field, because he answers emails and tells it like it is.

            Don’t know if it will help, but….. maybe it is better than nothing.

            1. The tumor treating fields people mentioned Faraday’s Law and so did the Micropulse ICES guy, so some of us non-scientific people just jump over to “Is this the same Faraday’s Law as that is?”

              I didn’t tell the person asking, but my dog is already trying the ICES and the vet thinks he looked slightly improved this week.

              I will find out the lab work by Monday.

            2. Dandelion Root Extract?
              Triphala / Amla?

              I found a doctor who turned the conventional medicine around where he does chemo for a long time, then radiation, then, surgery at the end and has some improvement in outcomes. Wondering if they added fasting and nutrition to build the immune system and tumor treating fields before the chemo, and give the chemo in a way that it is targeted might they have better results even still.

              Dr. Truty also decided to prescribe his patients chemotherapy right away, rather than as a follow-up to surgery. That way, the drugs would have a chance to shrink the tumor and hunt down cancer cells that had spread far away from the pancreas. Moreover, the four months or so of chemotherapy allowed his patients to get in better shape.

              “We put them through physical therapy, meet with the nutritionist, the dietitians,” he says. “We get their symptoms under control, and then they go into the operation in significantly better shape to tolerate that procedure, both physically and psychologically.”

              Dr. Truty follows chemotherapy with radiation therapy, primarily to kill cancer cells at the site of the operation. That allows him to perform much more aggressive operations than were previously possible. If there’s still no sign the cancer has spread, and the patient’s strength holds out, Dr. Truty performs surgery, including extensive procedures that few other doctors attempt.

              “Half of my practice is patients who have been deemed unresectable after being seen elsewhere,” he says. “These are patients that have been told they have no hope. We’re now doing complex vascular resections, both of the veins that supply and drain the intestines and liver, as well tumors involving critical arteries.”

  6. In Australia and NZ we have a vegetable called silverbeet, does anyone know what the name is for this vegetable in the USA – it can be confusing and I am asking as some leafy green vegetables such as spinach shouldn’t be eaten daily and I need to know if silverbeet is one if them

  7. This weekend’s research for Pancreatic Cancer, I came to respect Mushrooms.

    I think I am beginning to understand the Beta Glucan debate is bigger than the isolate.

    Learned a lot.

  8. I am going to tell you that today was a roller coaster with my dog. Right now, he looks amazing, but the night before, he suddenly was breathing as if he had lung or heart problems and if it is slowly filling up in his heart. I bought some Serrapeptase, which could help if it is lung, but the risk is bleeding.

    This morning, there was blood on the floor where he was laying, so I gave him the little red Dragon’s blood and Myrrh pill from the Yunnan Baiyao package.

    The bleeding stopped immediately and he looked good again.

    I ended up watching the Ted Talk on why dogs don’t live forever and they said that Purdue did a study where if people add vegetables to the kibble, the dogs were 90% less likely to get Cancer. That is what I am going to say to the vet. I am going to make a print out and give it to him to post on his wall.

    I could have gotten people to give him vegetables and I might not be going through this.

    The thing is, he used to eat vegetables, but he has been fussier since he got sick.

    Until tonight…..

    I dropped a few carrots and he got up came over and ate them. Then, I offered him some broccoli and tri-color peppers and he would have eaten the whole package of broccoli.

    My dog’s personality is coming back.

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