Answers to featured health and nutrition questions provided by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM and the NutritionFacts.org Volunteer Moderators. Questions are taken from the video and blog comments throughout the site. Join in the discussion to get your question featured!


Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Is oatmeal good for you?

  Yes. A 2015 analysis found that people who eat more whole grains, which includes oats, tend to live significantly longer lives independent of other measured dietary and lifestyle factors.   What Are The Types Of Oatmeal? Instant oats Rolled oats Steel-cut...
eggs and breast cancer

Why are eggs bad for you & why should you not eat them?

  Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg industry that saying eggs are nutritious or safe may violate rules against false and misleading advertising.   Why Should You Not Eat Eggs?   Cholesterol and...
Are Weight Loss Pills Safe?

Do weight loss pills work & is it bad to take them?

  Anti-obesity drugs are stigmatized because they may not be the magic bullet for weight loss.   How Well Do Weight Loss Pills Work? An analysis of more than a hundred clinical trials of anti-obesity medications lasting up to 47 weeks found...
Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Safe?

How to fast for weight loss

  Here are some key takeaways on the types of fasting and their effects on weight loss.   What is Fasting? Fasting is the practice of abstaining from food for a period of time, while caloric restriction is a dietary regimen that...
Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Symptoms & Treatment

  Vitamin B12 is not made by plants or animals, but by microbes that blanket the earth. In today’s sanitized, modern world, the water supply is commonly chlorinated to kill off any bacteria. So, while we don’t get much B12 in the...
Speeding Recovery from Surgery with Turmeric

What are the side effects of turmeric?

Turmeric has myriad benefits, but there are some side effects to be aware of. DNA Damage: If you combine high-dose curcumin with black pepper, you get a 2,000 percent bioavailability boost. That kind of intake could elevate peak blood levels to the...
Heart of Gold: Turmeric vs. Exercise

How To Take Turmeric & What Are Its Benefits?

  Many papers suggest turmeric can benefit a multitude of health conditions and has few downsides at culinary doses. I’d suggest trying to find ways to incorporate turmeric into your daily diet.   What Is Turmeric? Turmeric is a spice that’s part...
Benefits of Flax Seeds for Inflammation

Is flaxseed good for weight loss?

Yes. The consumption of flaxseeds has been shown in randomized controlled trials to reduce our body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waistlines. For more information on how flaxseeds aid weight loss, watch this video: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQkg3HoamwU[/embed] Two of my favorite ways to...
Benefits of Flaxseed Meal for Weight Loss

How should flaxseeds be eaten?

It’s best to consume ground flax seeds. They come with nature’s own finest packaging: a hard natural hull that keeps them fresh for up to a year in an airtight container. Unfortunately, nature’s packaging is actually a little too good. If we...

What are the benefits of flaxseeds?

The benefits of flaxseed consumption are many, including: Reducing inflammation Weight loss Reducing hypertension Preventing and improving survival of breast cancer Improving prostate cancer survival Lowering blood sugar Improving ovarian function Looking for ways to incorporate ground flaxseeds into your menu? Check...

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