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!


What is a healthy way to gain weight?

Question: I am underweight and would like to gain weight in a healthy way.  Do you have any recommendations?  Answer:As explained in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, the key to healthy longterm weight loss is understanding calorie density and eating low calorie-dense...

What are some options for trainings on Lifestyle Medicine?

I am a medical student and would like to obtain more training in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Are there any residencies for Lifestyle Medicine?  If not, what are some other training opportunities that can I pursue?  Answer:Thank you for sending in this...
Is it true that antioxidants can actually cause cancer?

Is it true that antioxidants can actually cause cancer?

Hi Dr. Greger, appreciate all your work. There's been a lot of bad news a about antioxidants recently. Should people be concerned about how much they ingest?  Ren / Originally posted in Acai to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings Answer: Good question! There has been a buzz around...
What are the hazards of oxalates?

What are the hazards of oxalates?

CC / Originally posted in How to Prevent Kidney Stones with Diet You mention oxalates in other videos. But a vegan friend of mine has found that many of the veggies that are great sources of calcium are also high in oxalates....
Should I stay away from soy if I have breast cancer?

Should I stay away from soy if I have breast cancer?

I am now confused. I was told by my oncologist and internist to stay away from soy after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My tumor was estrogen positive and I was told that soy mimics (or something to that affect) estrogen....

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