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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. Nice to see all the faces.

    Feels like we are the ones who should be saying “Thank you” to all of you.

    Are those Broccoli Christmas trees? Very cute.

    1. Hi Dr. Greger
      What do you think about animal testing before human trials?
      Dogmatic vegans are completely against yet they have no counter argument to the progress made from it. Say a few thousand mice dying to treat cystic fibrosis in many humans (at least 70,000 worldwide cases), this seems justified to me. Maybe you don’t want to get into such a contentious discussion but so many people look up to you and follow the knowledge you disseminate, it would be great if you could
      Clear the field.

      1. Danim,

        These comments are solely mine and I will ask Michael his opinion, next conversation.

        There are substitutions for the need for animal testing. In the cosmetics industry two large firms one you probably know, L’Oreal has pioneered the use of cultured skin cells for equivalent skin testing for some of the necessary approvals by regulatory bodies. The other is MarTek’s line. Please see this site for a quick overview.

        In terms of other testing, such as the CF issues, we are not there yet…. You might take some solace in the fact that all tests on animal must be approved by a committee that rigorously scrutinizes one’s study before issuing the go ahead known as an : Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval.
        The IACUC | OLAW

        Much movement to eliminate the use of animal testing is taking place, as the cost of the process is one of the inhibitions to that method as well as the humane use and treatment of animals.

        Dr. Alan Kadish moderator for Dr. Greger

      1. Hello,

        Cocoa is essentially the dry remnants of the cacao bean once the fat has been removed. If you are looking for a lower fat option, cocoa is likely what you’ll want.

        Hope this answers your question!

        Matt, Health Support Volunteer

  2. “It’s such an honor to be able to dedicate my life to helping and healing.” It would be nice if the health care system was focused on healing rather than disease management.

    Reminds me of what Dr. McDougall says; The difference between him and other doctors is that his patients get better.

      1. Laughing

        Here is for a Dr. G. rap face off!

        I am still waiting for the musical version of How Not to Die.

        .org rhymes with morgue

        Hooray for reaching the goal!

  3. So happy to reach the goal.
    in 2019 my goal is to do as much outreach as possible for
    My focus is to get my community to cut down on junk and processed foods and add more vegetables to their diets.

  4. To the researchers, a topic I am interested in is immunotherapy.

    Dr Li said that the difference between having it work or not work is whether you have the bacteria from eating pomegranate seeds or cranberries.

    In kidney cancer I saw a few videos of people who had their kidneys removed, got it back, had it metastasize, but did immunotherapy and they were healed.

    That, to me, verifies the natural ways of doing things.

    Lowering the heme oxygenase and increasing the available enzymes and changing the gut microbiome works.

    1. My sister-in-law got so mad at me for giving information, but my brother ate 15 pomegranate seeds and is keeping his animal products to less than 5% to stop the growth of the Cancer before he gets his kidney removed.

      It seems like he might have enough enzymes trypsin and chymtrypsin to expose the Cancer to the immune system and might lower the heme oxygenase enough.

      He is eating berries to double his natural killer cells.

      I am not 100% sure he will take the Modified Citrus Pectin or the Lavtobacilli, but I was interested that there is a lactobacillus immunology medical protocol that points to gut microbiome.

      My sister-in-law is so mad at me. I hate that, but I want to see if 12 days of this causes the tumor to shrink a few Centimeters. I don’t want him to lose his kidney and in the end, he didn’t choose fasting. He chose to let people feed him mostly vegan, quite a bit WFPB. This will be a 2 week test for me.

      If it shrinks, will they see it and not just remove his kidney? I don’t trust doctors to do that and that is just me being real. They do the most radical things and don’t seem capable of adapting.

      The woman who had her tumor disappear after 7 days water fasting didn’t have her doctors say, “Let’s monitor it”. He wants a double mastectomy.

      That is what I hear all of the time.

      Will the tell my brother if the Cancer shrinks? Or just say nothing at all?

      1. I was reading about the cost of immunotherapy and the article said:

        “Since 2000, the average price of new cancer drugs has increased from between $5,000 and $10,000 per year to more than $120,000 per year, while the average household income for a family of four has dropped by 8 percent over the last decade to $52,000”

        I hate that it became a money racket, rather than be run by people who have a heart for the dying and mangled patients.

          1. Honestly, it makes me angry that they force people to be mutilated when they have other options.

            That is why the alternative medicine industry exists because people can’t afford the medical model and do not want the options they are offered.

            I wonder if he could go to Mexico and get immunotherapy there for $20,000? Or Canada? Someplace other than the US? I have friends in France who have paid for their worker’s cancer therapy when the person let their French papers go and he said that it wasn’t that expensive.

            1. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies. Up-front prices are approaching $500,000 for a 1-time treatment!


              1. I am going to be going on every Cancer site and every Cancer supplement on Amazon and I am going to be talking about water fasting.

                I already talked to my friend who keeps ending up having one infection after another. I don’t even know that it is safe for her, but I know she can’t afford the thousand dollar a pop allergy shots or all the antibiotics. I told her that she would need someone with her to monitor her blood sugar and blood pressure and that she would need to break the fast if things went wrong and that the mimicking fasting might be better for her. I am genuinely going to be promoting WFPB and water fasting.

  5. I really am outraged at the industry.

    I wrote to Colin McEnroe and I went back and reviewed many of the products I used on Amazon and I am going to be putting about water fasting and the mechanism.

    Heme Oxygenase and IGF-1 and Methionine and Glucose being lowered within 48 hours and Trypsin and Chymotrypsin being able to eat the fibrin from the cancer tumor and the microbiome being altered for the good and the bad mitochondria being removed and the virus load and bacteria load and fungi load being lowered and stem cells causing there to be a brand new immune system in 5 to 7 days.

    I am going to go everywhere and put it everywhere.

    I hate that they would have something that works and charge a half million dollars for it as if only wealthy people’s lives have value.

    I am going to talk with my father because he does have wealthy friends. Very wealthy. Very, very, very wealthy. The type who give 50 million to charity and throw birthday parties expensive enough that it would cover my brother getting immunotherapy. Not the half million, but he does birthday parties which could cover the less expensive immunotherapy every year. My father has a lot of people around him who are in the multi-millionare level. I am friends with the homeless people and underemployed and don’t know if it is totally inappropriate to try to raise money to give my brother a better chance. I just want to send him to a water fasting place. Or to a place to teach him how to cook WFPB. But I am suddenly so angry that I am wondering if I can get him the money.

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