Last day to register for next webinar!

Today is the last day to register for my upcoming webinar: Why Do Vegetarians Have Higher Stroke Risk?

Date and Time: February 19, 2-4pm ET
Last Day to Register: February 13, TODAY

Given that high blood pressure and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption are among the most important stroke risk factors, you would assume those eating plant-based diets would be at significantly lower risk, just as they are with heart attacks. You might be surprised to learn that there had never been any studies on the incidence of stroke in vegetarians, though…until now. And if you think that is surprising, wait until you hear the results. Yes, they had lower heart disease risk as expected, but those eating meat-free diets appeared to have more stroke risk. If that is indeed the case, what might be the cause, and what can we do about it?

To see the list of topics I’ll cover, go here.

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Past Webinars Available

Webinar-DownloadsThe videos from my most recent webinar, What Triggered the Obesity Epidemic?, are now available for digital download here

In fact, all of my previous webinars are available:

Many of the videos from those webinars are already up on, but if you’d like them all in one place, check out the downloads. Note that these are just the videos from the webinars, and do not include the live Q&As.

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Spanish volunteers neededOur Spanish team is looking for a few experienced translators to work on translating and editing transcripts, blog posts, and video subtitles. Applicants should be proficient in both Spanish and English, with previous translation experience and a basic understanding of content and medical terms. Go here to apply.  


New B12 Recommendations

B12 updateI want to make sure everyone knows that my B12 supplement recommendations have changed based on new research. The most up-to-date info can always be found on my Optimum Nutrition Recommendations page, but here they are for easy reference: 

  • At least 2,000 mcg (µg) cyanocobalamin once each week, ideally as a chewable, sublingual, or liquid supplement taken on an empty stomach
    • or at least 50 mcg daily of supplemental cyanocobalamin (you needn’t worry about taking too much)
    • or servings of B12-fortified foods three times a day (at each meal), each containing at least 190% of the Daily Value listed on the nutrition facts label (based on the new labeling mandated to start January 1, 2020—the target is 4.5 mcg three times a day). 
  • Those over 65 years of age should take at least 1,000 mcg (µg) cyanocobalamin every day.
  • Tip: If experiencing deficiency symptoms, the best test is probably urine MMA (not serum B12 level)

I’ve got a series of new videos coming out explaining the changes that will be featured in an upcoming webinar—stay tuned!


Dr. Barnard’s New Book

Dr. Barnards new bookMy dear friend and colleague, Dr. Neal Barnard, just released his new book. Your Body in Balance on how foods affect our hormones and the simple dietary changes that can help. This book provides step-by-step guidance on how specific foods can help with infertility, cramps, endometriosis, PCOS, hot flashes, and erectile dysfunction, as well as breast and prostate cancer through evidence-based dietary change. It also discusses how foods affect our weight, mood, and overall health. Learn more here.

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Live Q&As February 20

Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and Feb 20 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 If that’s not enough, remember I have an audio podcast to keep you company at

Thanks to the launch of How Not to Diet, I’ve been doing tons of interviews in between my speaking engagements (including Rochester, MN, Savannah, and Lakeland, FL, to name just a few). Check out this recent one on The Wellnest blog for an overview of what’s in the new book! 


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. Wow, the.B12 recommendations have changed!

    I can’t wait to hear why!

    That is so exciting!

    I lost 2.2 more pounds as of this morning. 4.4 since I did the one megadose of Vitamin D and started sleeping.

    4.4 without changing my diet.

    If this keeps going I will be so happy!

    I already am so happy!

    1. Joe Vegan,

      You are such a nice person.

      Thank you so much.

      I really am so excited.

      I feel like the principles of “How Not To Diet” are ones I can really play with.

      I have slept all week and that is almost as exciting as the fact that I lost 4.4 pounds.

      Not quite as exciting.

      But the concept that I was going to heal two birds with one stone is so exciting.

      Plus, it has given me a concept that, during the Winter, I can take one higher dose of Vitamin D and I have a concept of what it does. Plus, I really was afraid of the concept of it as a steroid, but after going down the whole list of how it operates opposite of steroids in thing after thing, one more level of fear broke off of me.

      Chef AJ had a man who talked about changing how our brains work and each thing that gets solved and each topic of fear and confusion that gets broken off is like 1000 pounds off of my shoulders.

      Can you tell how happy I am?

      Anyway, you are so nice and I love it when I see people being nice on the internet.

  2. What I have also learned is that I always had a concept that things are more rewarding when you have to struggle and weight and sleep are both things that have been so difficult for me to figure out.

    But it is like the concept of a Koan – something so hard to figure out that there is such a release when you do figure it out.

    And there is something even better when you get an easy answer at the end of a difficult process.

    I think Whole Food Plant Based already is that where suddenly an easy answer appears.

    I have tried things like Melatonin and had disappointing results and I have tried every, every, every thing on every website for sleep and one mega-dose of Vitamin D worked.

    They described it that way in the study and it worked the same for me.

    Someone bought me a Staples button for the “That was easy” and I feel so happy that things are getting easier.

  3. Oh yeah, I forgot.

    Dr. Greger, I noticed that you forgot to mention the recommended change in DHA.

    Sorry for being a comment hog.

    I think if you put a delete button in, I could delete all of the comments after thinking circles around the topics.

  4. I ate a big helping of pasta last night at the edge of late eating and I went to the scale to see if I had put some back on, but I have lost another 5.2 pounds on top Of the 4.4 pounds since the mega dose of Vitamin D.

  5. Regarding B12.

    The Vitamin Shoppe near me went out of business the other day.

    The thing is, last year, they had literally stopped carrying any B12 other than Methyl B-12.

    I used my 20% off my order coupon and bought my D3 and DHA, but they didn’t even have one Methyl combined with anything at all and I do not trust Amazon or ANY online places at all for supplements.

    I say this on the verge of making my own oat milk because my oat milk just switched to adding oil to make theirs creamier. They still have the “original” version but my grocery store thinks “creamier” has to be better.

    Can I trust the internet for D3, B12 and DHA?

    I don’t feel like I can at all.

  6. Bed Bath and Beyond is on the verge of bankruptcy, too, is what an article said.

    We are on the verge of being totally dependent on Amazon and they are replacing as many human beings in their process with robots.

    You can still Google a phone number and it is really sweet people you talk to, but their robots couldn’t figure out how to help me when I canceled an order and they didn’t cancel it and also didn’t send it and charged me.

    It just told me to send the item I had never received back.

    The phone people are going to disappear eventually.

    I know that I need to have everything I will need for the rest of my life before then and will need to do gardening by then because one of the speakers on Chef AJ’s summit said that organic can now use pesticides as long as they are made by plants.

    I feel the need to work all the way through my list and be all set before the cultural and financial crash.

    Almost there, but I am hoping I have a few more years before then.

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