Our Year-End Fundraiser Starts Now

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.

Today is the start of our annual end-of-year fundraising drive. Year after year, more than half of our entire annual operating budget has been raised around these final few weeks of the year. So we count on your giving-season generosity to make a tax-deductible donation to keep NutritionFacts.org going and growing.

I may be the face of NutritionFacts.org, but there’s a veritable army of volunteers and now more than a dozen staff behind the scenes. They help me churn through the thousands of studies a week to stay on top of the science, so we can bring you daily videos and articles on the latest in evidence-based nutrition. This is only possible because of you. I don’t think people understand that annual access to even single academic databases like Web of Science can cost up to nearly $50,000. But every year, thousands of people step forward and make donations large and small to express appreciation for our work. Hundreds have even signed up to be monthly donors, which helps ensure a predictable steady stream of support. Please “root” for the facts by helping us fill the carrot! It’s a numbers game; even a single dollar can help.

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Top 3 Videos of the Month

Evidence Based Weight Loss


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


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Does Intermittent Fasting Increase Human Life Expectancy?

Does Intermittent Fasting Increase Human Life Expectancy?

Alternate-day modified fasting is put to the test for lifespan extension.




Live Q&As December 26

Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and December 26 is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At 12:00 p.m. ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 1:00 p.m. ET 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.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:


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. I like this post, and the secret of long and happy life has been discovered by Ph.D. Allen Omton and Serge Dobrow. They found the hidden in human’s mind internal program that needs to be activated to keep you out of suffer and death.
    John Logger

  2. Actually, immortality aside, I actually came today because I am praying for Dr. Greger with his fingers crossed up there. This has to be the longest week for him.

    Dr. Greger, people love your book, except that some people said that it was too long and others didn’t like that you read it too dramatically.

    I don’t know if I am biased toward just liking having you read it or not.

    I enjoy listening to you, but I do know that you talk fast sometimes.

    Either way, the negative reviews are not about the science at all and the positive reviews are through the roof.

    Excellent job. Excellent.

    1. I know that you worked so hard to do the audio version after working so hard on writing it. Almost 24 hours of audio and I want you to know that the people who are complaining are great big jerks.

      But I do know that those of us who like listening to you read it yourself wouldn’t be giving you one-star reviews if you switched to have a professional read it.

      I also know that for those of us who have listened to so many audiobooks, hiring a professional wouldn’t convey the same passion and warmth and humor as read by the author.

      I don’t know what I would do if I were you. You would get fewer stones thrown at you if you weren’t quite as dramatic, but you also wouldn’t be the phenomenon called, “Dr. Greger” if you hadn’t been exactly what you are.

      You are so responsive to your audience that I know that you genuinely will consider the feedback, but I know that as you refine your process and decide how to do things like that, you need to fight to keep yourself out there and not let anyone knock the Dr. Greger out of you because that is who the audience who bonded with you bonded with.

      But those of us who bonded with you are the ones who would be fine if you had a voice stand-in on your books.

      But I will still say that so many of the people on-line don’t appreciate anything and this is going to be a tightrope walk for you and you are doing excellent at it.

      1. I suspect that you are a spice like ginger and I can find a million things to like about ginger, but some people find it too spicy.

        The thing is, it is the exact spice that made you popular, but you don’t need to use a lot of it to keep you popular and more of it per dish isn’t going to be the answer.

        I think about your sense of humor, for instance, because you can do a pun every 20 videos and still already be funny. If you focused on trying to be funny, it would make some people laugh more and would have some people throw stones.

        I don’t know if my feedback helps at all, but it is sincere.

        1. I could use a peppery spice or turmeric and say that maybe there are times when you are at certain chili contests that you go all out and some audiences can only handle a little bit.

          I think that the logic is in the spices someplace.

          1. Companies in advertising move from Nike to Just Do it to a checkmark.

            I think because it is like a romance versus a relationship.

            You are entertaining, but entertainment will always be a spice. One that people generally like, but you as a brand will have to do what the companies do and there is a reason they do it.

      2. I really enjoy the audiobook. I have also got the kindle version so that I can refer back to things, much easier than in the audio version. I am working on a WFPB lifestyle, as many people around me are resorting to bariatric surgery instead of eating less meat and garbage. I’ve had enough medical care for reasons I cannot control. Nice to have such good guidance in controlling the things that diet can change. Thank you so much for your efforts, Dr Greger and all your staff. Merry Christmas to you all, and may you have a productive New Year!

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