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How Not to Diet launched

HNTDiet - NYTThanks to all your pre-orders, How Not to Diet premiered at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. So close! But frankly, I’m just happy it’s finally out so it can start helping people. 

One really exciting unique aspect is that all the thousands of citations are hyperlinked online to the original source, so you can scan a QR code in the book (or go directly here), and then click to download the PDFs of all the studies and access all the original research yourself.

And I was honored to be invited back onto Fox Business to discuss the book. You can watch the segment here.  


New DVD covers chronobiology, fasting, migraines, and more

volume 49 discMy new DVD is out today and is available as a streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. I dive into the fascinating topic of chronobiology—the study of how our bodies’ rhythms are affected by the rhythms of nature. I’ve also got videos on ancient grains, garlic, high blood pressure, migraines, and overviews on the best foods and beverages. 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. Trailer for How Not to Diet: Dr. Greger’s Guide to Weight Loss
  2. Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?
  3. Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss?
  4. The Effects of Hormones in Milk on Infertility in Women
  5. Chronobiology – How Circadian Rhythms Can Control Your Health and Weight
  6. Eat More Calories in the Morning to Lose Weight
  7. Benefits of Garlic for Fighting Cancer and the Common Cold
  8. Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper
  9. Eat More Calories in the Morning Than the Evening
  10. Benefits of Grapes for Brain Health
  11. How Circadian Rhythms Affect Blood Sugar Levels
  12. How to Sync Your Central Circadian Clock to Your Peripheral Clocks
  13. Are Ancient Grains Healthier?
  14. The Metabolic Harms of Night Shifts and Irregular Meals
  15. Shedding Light on Shedding Weight
  16. Why People Gain Weight in the Fall
  17. Effects of Marijuana on Weight Gain and Bone Density 
  18. The Recommended Daily Added Sugar Intake
  19. Is Vegan Food Always Healthy?
  20. Kids’ Breakfast Cereals as Nutritional Façade
  21. What the New Blood Pressure Range Guidelines Mean
  22. How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally with Lifestyle Changes
  23. Fasting to Naturally Reverse High Blood Pressure
  24. Foods that Help Headache and Migraine Relief
  25. What Are the Best Beverages?
  26. What Are the Best Foods?
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Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and Jan 23 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.


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. Can I tell you that I loved listening to you read your audiobook just as you did it?

    I know that people said that in some sections you sounded like an Elvis impersonator and that may be true a few times, but I loved the passion and energy and personality you brought to it.

    Honestly, I wouldn’t have liked it nearly as much if someone else had read it.

    But you wouldn’t have gotten any 1-Star ratings if you weren’t such a dynamic personality.

    Honestly, I am the middle child and would say, no, please slow down and speak naturally for them, but I personally loved every second.

  2. You have almost 90% 5-Star reviews and many of the 1-Star reviews are people who also seem annoyed by your new video format, so it might be that added on.

    I think the video format has hurt you.

    Almost 90% of the people love you, but a vocal 1% are annoyed by the video format and by you being so dynamic that they feel like you are becoming a caricature.

    I hope their being vocal never causes you to remove yourself from the process.

  3. Nutritionfacts.org and Dr Greger have been my number one nutrition source since I discovered it in 2012 and I never fail to read/view every day’s new release.

    But I do find the new format, as much as I love Dr Greger and all he does, very distracting. It results in me having to replay sections because of the distraction caused by all the movement of Dr Greger. And this would apply to anyone being visible during the presentation.

    The content alone is challenging enough to focus on and digest. Adding a visible presenter only distracts from the focus on the content. I really wish it would be limited.

  4. Ah, the vegan natives are getting restless! I’m (semi-) curious to know what three responses were allowed to stay put in that FB Friday climate thread.

    Or….if they were brand-new ones posted by the moderators and whoever.

    As I say, I’m a wee bit curious. :-D

    1. The picture of that flashback video was very well chosen, as it shows very well the heat generated by the barbecue.

      Apparently it seems that it is not very well known that a barbecue warms more the atmosphere via the heat it directly conducts to the air than by the infrared it emits and that gets trapped by some trace molecules in the atmosphere.

      The infrared is just a small part of the heat generated by the barbecue… So the issue is not really with the greenhouse gases trapping a little bit of infrared from the barbecue, but rather the fact of having started the barbecue in the first place… The same with global deforestation which warms the air surface through conduction of heat.

      Through gravity, most of the heat conducted to the air gets trapped in the atmosphere, itself regulated by the gravity. So the variation of heat loss and heat conduction at the surface are way more important than the variations of atmopsheric trace gases for explaining global warming.

  5. Friday’s video comments are ‘ closed’ , no way to read them or comment. I enjoy reading the comment thread and hope this is just a blip.

    1. Mary, I’ve seen this happen before. When commenters start attacking and insulting other posters, their “thoughts” are eliminated. I never saw it to this extent though. (Maybe Dr. G. got tired of all the comments made about his delivery style too; this bickering was the last straw.)

      As my mother used to say to us kids when we were screaming and slugging away, “Children, love one another.” :-)

      I wish we could read the three remaining comments, but alas. Curious to know why were they so special.

      1. Friday’s video was very important and timely. Just reread Dr. Longo’s book, and now reading Dr. Greger’s ‘How not to Diet’. Dr. Longo allows some seafood, a very small amount of goat cheese or pecorino Romano. Lots of legumes and whole grains. So the diet recommendations are pretty similar.
        Good to be reminded that eating WFPB is not only good for us, but for the planet.
        Thank you Dr. Greger.

      2. I actually saw the three comments late last night my time. There was nothing special or contentious about them.

        Also, given this site’s long-standing tolerance of aggressive/insulting/hostile/stupid posts, I would be very surprised if inappropriate comments were the cause of the ‘comments closed’ situation . Dr Greger has been ignoring disparaging personal comments from certain people (no names, no pack drill) for years. My money is on a technical problem of some kind. I suppose it’s possible that a sudden and urgent policy review is underway by the NF hierarchy but that’s less likely especially since it’s a weekend and no explanation was given.

        1. “My money is on a technical problem of some kind”
          – – – – –

          Mine would be too, Fumbles, if Mercury (the communication planet) were still retrograde. Weird stuff like this happens all the time during those transits. :-)

          True, it’s the weekend. Which I guess means all the staff and moderators are off duty. (?) But for Deb to say she didn’t want to post until Monday because of all the “idiot talk” going on around here…. Is that not huge? :-)

          1. Huge? No, sounds fairly normal to me.

            I dunno about Mercury either. As you know, my inclination is to point to Uranus instead as a contributing factor.

            1. Yes, Uranus is a powerful planet to be sure. Not to be reckoned with.

              But those who follow the stars say that the upcoming Saturn square Pluto is going to be a biggie. On January 12 that’ll happen again. Could be an auspicious time indeed. Happens every 35 years or so.


              What I meant by “huge”: It’s not like Deb to want to stay away from this place. So for her to announce that something (a topic and its various comments) is powerful enuf to hold her back is IMO definitely huge!

    2. Climat change questioning, or rater IPCC’s theory questioning, has become a huge taboo for some. It seems more convenient for many to censor and deny than to challenge the dominant beliefs that are backed by gouvernemental agencies and reductionist science.

  6. Happy New Year Dr. Greger and everyone who comments with added information. Thank you for helping me make a healthy difference in my life and being such a positive influence. We learn so much with Dr. Gregor and I’ve learned a lot from all of you. Gratitude to all!

  7. Completely off-topic but I can’t help mentioning it ……………..

    A research team in Finland has found that some microbes produce omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids from microplastics. This phenomenon was observed in ‘humic’ lakes – presumably lakes high in decomposed plant (and animal) matter.

    It is interesting to speculate that since our gut is also high in humus, this leaves open the tantalising possibility that some of our microbiome may also be able to exploit (dietary) microplastics to produce essential fatty acids.

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