The very first of the 4,990 citations in How Not to Diet relates to the stunning fact that it takes an estimated average of seventeen years before evidence from scientific research is incorporated into day-to-day clinical practice. I don’t want you to have to wait that long. Nearly 200,000 scientific papers were published on nutrition over the past year, more than 500 new articles a day. Please help us sift through all that science, so you… don’t have to!
There are some people who will never change. If they want to smoke cigarettes or go sky diving, it’s their body, their choice. But I think most people are just confused. They want to live long, healthy lives, want to take better care of their families, but are bombarded by billion dollar industries bent on sowing confusion in hopes people will just throw up their hands and eat whatever’s put in front of them. But the good news is that we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity—the vast majority of premature death and disability is preventable with a healthy enough diet and lifestyle. The science is in, but it’s being drowned out by commercial interests that may not have our family’s best interests at heart. I hope you consider me a partner in the struggle to get at the truth.
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Evidence-Based Weight Loss
In his newest live presentation, Dr. Greger offers a sneak peek into his new book How Not to Diet.
Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Put to the Test
Does every-other-day-eating prevent the metabolic slowing that accompanies weight loss or improve compliance over constant day-to-day calorie restriction?
Alternate-day modified fasting is put to the test for lifespan extension.
Live Q&As December 26
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Michael Greger, M.D.
PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:
- 2019: Evidence-Based Weight Loss
- 2016: How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers
- 2015: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet
- 2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
- 2013: More Than an Apple a Day
- 2012: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death