Dietary guidelines often patronizingly recommend what is considered acceptable or achievable, rather than what the best available balance of evidence suggests is best.
Single meals can affect testosterone and cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Some foods eaten regularly during pregnancy may even reprogram children’s responses to stress later in life.
Anabolic growth-promoting drugs in meat production are by far the most potent hormones found in the food supply.
Why do those eating plant-based diets appear to suffer less from morning sickness?
Eating meat during breastfeeding is associated with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, a consequence perhaps of meat glycotoxins or paratuberculosis bacteria that may be passed though breast milk.
What happened to women who were randomized to eat more meat and dairy during pregnancy, and what effect does animal protein consumption have on cortisol and testosterone levels in men?
Fiber isn’t the only thing our good gut bacteria can eat. Starch can also act as a prebiotic.
We’ve known for a half century that plant-based diets are associated with lower diabetes risk, but how low does one have to optimally go on animal product and junk food consumption?
The negative impact of red meat on our cholesterol profile may be similar to that of white meat.
Phytic acid (phytate), concentrated in food such as beans, whole grains, and nuts, may help explain lower cancer rates among plant-based populations.
Why do the meat industries add salt when millions of lives are at stake?
The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously unexplained (“idiopathic”) persistent hives among children.
Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions.
While epidemics of chronic disease are currently by far our leading causes of death, global warming is considered a looming public health threat. How can we eat to combat dietary diseases and greenhouse gas emissions at the same time?
Are the health benefits associated with apple consumption just due to other healthy behaviors among apple eaters?
Is testing for body burden of heavy metals like mercury with “urine mobilization tests,” “challenge tests,” “provoked urine tests” just a scam?