How Not to Die in a Pandemic

How Not to Die in a Pandemic Webinar Coming Up

Due to the continuing spread of coronavirus, I’m doing a webinar on the subject: How Not to Die in a Pandemic. This webinar will be April 8 from 2-4pm ET. For more information and to register, go here.  UPDATE: The webinar is now full (thank you to the almost 5,000 people who signed up!). The information will be available on after the webinar. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming special events. 

The videos from my most recent webinar, Why Do Vegetarians Have Higher Stroke Risk?, 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.

New volume covers Lp(a)

Volume 50My new volume is out today and is available as a streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. As you can see below, the main focus is on the obesity epidemic and the question of whether vegetarians really have higher stroke risk and why. If these topics look familiar, it is because they were the focus of my recent webinars (see below for details on my next one!)  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

1. The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic
2. The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic
3. The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest
4. Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods
5. The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic
6. The Role of Taxpayer Subsidies in the Obesity Epidemic
7. The Role of Marketing in the Obesity Epidemic
8. The Role of Food Advertisements in the Obesity Epidemic
9. The Role of Personal Responsibility in the Obesity Epidemic
10. The Role of Corporate Influence in the Obesity Epidemic
11. The Role of the Toxic Food Environment in the Obesity Epidemic
12. Benefits of Quinoa for Lowering Triglycerides
13. Treating High Lp(a): A Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis
14. How to Lower Lp(a) with Diet
15. What to Eat for Stroke Prevention
16. What Not to Eat for Stroke Prevention
17. Do Vegetarians Really Have Higher Stroke Risk?
18. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin D?
19. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Omega 3s?
20. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vegan Junk Food?
21. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Saturated Fat?
22. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Animal Protein?
23. Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin B12 & Homocysteine?
24. How to Test for Functional Vitamin B12 Deficiency
25. Should Vegetarians Take Creatine to Normalize Homocysteine?
26. The Efficacy and Safety of Creatine for High Homocysteine

Order my new DVD at or as a video download/streaming at And remember, if you watch the videos on or YouTube, you can access captions in several different languages. To find yours, click on the settings wheel on the lower-right of the video and then “Subtitles/CC.” 

If you are a $25+ monthly supporter and opted in to our donor rewards, you’d already be an expert on these new topics by now, having already received a complimentary link to the new download. New downloads are released every nine weeks. If you’d like to automatically receive them before they’re even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $25+ monthly contributor will be given an opportunity to opt in to receive the newest downloads for free as long as their contributions are current.


Speaking Tour on Hold

Speaking tourGiven the level of reported community transmission and the prospects of flattening the pandemic curve by preventing unnecessary public gatherings, I’m postponing my speaking tour until we have a better handle on the prevalence and spread after sufficient testing is completed. Please check our speaking tour page for the most up to date information on events. 

I’ve also been doing tons of interviews – here’s a recent one featured in British GQ

Top 3 Videos of the Month

Are Ancient Grains Healthier?Are Ancient Grains Healthier?

Ancient wheats like kamut are put to the test for inflammation, blood sugar, and cholesterol control.



The Best Diet for DiabetesThe Best Diet for Diabetes

The case for using a plant-based diet to reduce the burden of diabetes has never been stronger.


Benefits of Grapes for Brain HealthBenefits of Grapes for Brain Health

Grape juice and whole grapes are put to the test for brain function, including cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s.



Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and today 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

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos hereand 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. Fabulous Q&A.

    A good preview for the pandemic seminar.

    I have listened to several doctors talking about those topics, but you are refreshingly passionate and you are good at explaining things in a simple and entertaining manner. I find it easier to understand when information is presented like that.

    Also, the yellow tie gets a big thumbs up. The room is such a cool color that having any pop of warmth helps.

  2. I am skeptical.

    The concept that someone could sneeze directly into my salad and hand it to me and I would eat it and the droplets in the salad itself wouldn’t harm me, but the droplets that fell onto the container would harm me?

    This thing has spread all over the world so quickly and they are saying that so that people will keep buying Door Dash and their favorite restaurant food or won’t be freaked out by the people sneezing on the produce in the store.

    Someone just did that. It was what the sports radio people were talking about today.

  3. Does that mean that if someone sneezed in your face, it wouldn’t be the droplets that landed in your mouth, but the ones that landed in your hands and that you rub your nose with that get you sick?

  4. Years ago, I went to Boston Market and the worker at the counter had a cold and he sneezed into his hand and maybe a cloth in his hand and then he picked up the two containers of my to-go order with his hands on the inside of the container without washing them and this article is telling me that it is the sneezing into his hand and touching the container itself, not that he is sneezing over all of those foods that mattered.

    So as long as I didn’t touch the same part of the inside of the container where he put his sneezed on hand, I would have been okay to eat have eaten it? Also, my dear departed died at 40 year old young relative talked about when he worked at the pizza restaurant, he would stir the sauce and his whole arm would get covered in sauce so he had to take off his watch. My great uncle had stories of why he would only eat vanilla ice cream and that was a similar situation.

    Hmmmm, something to think about. The food makes the germs invisible somehow.

  5. So maybe if we walk around the store eating we won’t be at risk if people are sneezing as long as we keep our hands in our pockets.

  6. I need to find out where those doctors are for their Q of A.

    Could we also use the sticks of deodorant the man was licking or is that the containers are the problem issue?

  7. So, if you are working in food prep, if you sneeze on the food, people don’t have to worry, you can keep going, but if you sneeze on the bag you put the food in, you have to start over?

    The thing is, I have had friends who own restaurants have to explain to their workers that they can’t scoop the top layer of cereal that they knocked onto the floor off. They have to throw all of it out.

    At college, I have also seen people play the 5-second rule with the meat they were about to cook and dropped on the floor.

  8. Okay, so we can get things like salmonella and chicken viruses from food, but not coronavirus.

    Would the doctors know it solidly enough that they would really tell the produce department that threw out the $35,000 worth of intentionally coughed on food that they didn’t have to throw it out?

    Or does that change it to a food safety issue? And why would it be a food safety issue if it can’t spread that way?

  9. Those doctors will be the ones called by the lawyer of the person who is being sued because they intentionally coughed on the food. They are thinking of calling things like that acts of treason, but is it actually dangerous? Or just gross?

  10. Another subject for you to do some heavy research and deep thinking about, huh Deb? :-)

    One of deceased Anthony Bourdain’s books, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL (?), revealed what really goes on back in the kitchens. If the cooks/waiters think a customer is a little too demanding, they’ll happily cough/spit on their order. Quite a book. (There are those who thought he did not commit suicide but was instead “suicided.”) I think undercover cameras have shown cooks in pizza joints doing the same.

    My husband trusted only a few restaurants in Manhattan (where we lived most of our marriage). Therefore, I had to do a lot of cooking at home. Fortunately for him, he liked my cooking. :-)

    1. Hi Jodi, if you registered for the webinar, you should have received an email with instructions a few days ago. You should also be getting an email from Zoom 1 hour before the webinar begins. If you still need help, please email or submit a question through the green support button on the lower right of the page and someone will be able to help you out!

      1. Hi Jodi- did you send an email or submit through the Support button? And please double check that you didn’t receive a confirmation email with instructions around April 2.

        1. I didn’t receive an email either. I paid for the podcast on Mar 29, 2020 for how not to die in a pandemic. I did not receive an email on how to watch this. I have a transaction id for my payment.

          1. Hi Lynda, please check your spam for an email from us around April 2? If you did not receive it, please follow my instructions above to Jodi for submitting your issue so we can get you the link!

  11. I registered and could only join for a portion of the webinar, and would now like to view the rest of it. How do I gain access to the full recording?

    1. Hi JB, you should have received the recording via email yesterday afternoon. If you did not, please submit a message through the green Support button on the bottom right of the page.

  12. when will this webinar be released on website? we are waiting to listen to this with baited breath. might you give us a time line?

    1. Hi Sandra, a blog post with a summary of the webinar will be up on April 16. That same day, Dr. Greger will be going live on Facebook at 12pm ET and on YouTube at 6pm ET for two 1-hour special COVID-19 live Q&As.

  13. I wanted to join the April 8 webinar but it was full. I’d like to buy the recorded webinar now. How soon may I do that and where do i find it for sale?

    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for your comment and interest. The webinar unfortunately won’t be made publicly available, but we do have a blog post coming up this week with the key takeaways and we’ll also have two live Q&As on Thursday with Dr. Greger. We’ll also be announcing a new pandemic-based webinar for May very soon.

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