Each new drug or surgical procedure is often heralded with great fanfare, letting you and your doctor know about the ways it is a game-changer or a life-saver. Corporate budgets drive their promotion and marketing campaigns, but what about advances in the field of nutrition? We don’t see ads on TV for broccoli for the same reason groundbreaking research on the power of foods and eating patterns to affect our health and longevity gets lost and buried in the medical literature. Put very simply: There is no profit-driven motive. Healthful eating and nutrition research may not make anyone money, but what if our lives would profit?
Researchers have found a way of eating that may prevent, treat, and even reverse the progression of many of our deadliest diseases, including our number one killer, heart disease, as well as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Despite this, doctors get little, if any, formal nutrition training in medical school and often graduate without some of the most powerful tools available to stop the chronic diseases that remain our leading causes of death and disability.
We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the best dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. Our goal is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research presented in a way that is easy to understand.
NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a science-based nonprofit organization founded by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, that provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos, blogs, podcasts, and infographics. We offer a strictly non-commercial public service, without any sponsors, ads, brand partnerships, or paid subscriptions. More than 2,000 videos on virtually every aspect of healthy eating are already available online, and new videos and blogs are uploaded every day. We also disseminate fact-based information through social media on the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet for wellness, disease prevention, healthy weight management, and longevity. Our reach is global, with a Spanish-language site, several Chinese platforms, and captions in many different languages on all of our videos.
NutritionFacts.org was started with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation and incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2003. In 2011, we launched the acclaimed website you see today and now rely on individual donors to continue our work and keep the site alive.
NutritionFacts.org is a labor of love—a tribute to Dr. Greger’s grandmother whose own life was saved by improving her diet.
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Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award and became a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
His books How Not to Die, The How Not to Die Cookbook, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Age became instant New York Times Best Sellers. One hundred percent of all proceeds Dr. Greger has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements have always and will always be donated to charity.
The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation was established in Toronto, Canada, in 2000 by Jesse Rasch. Among the Foundation’s objectives is the funding of research into the role of health and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and ensuring that research results are appropriately disseminated to the medical profession. The Foundation also strives to educate the public on the critical role health and nutrition play in disease prevention.
Last Modified: January 10th 2024