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!


Gurmar, Jamun, Bitter Melon, and Fenugreek

What about gurmar, jamun, bitter melon, and fenugreek?

What is your take on the following substances? Gurmar…jamun… bitter melon…[and] fenugreek?   Lastly, Dr. Greger what do you think of Citruline and L Argenine in their role as helping out in repairing the endothelium cells ( Citruline ) and the later helping in promoting...

Is yerba maté tea really bad for you?

Whoa! Really?! It seems there must be a lot of problems for the South Americans who consume loads of this daily? I haven’t read anything negative — any other info on how this is affecting people who have been drinking it for...
Mercury in Fillings and Canned Tuna

How did you do the mercury fillings and canned tuna calculation?

How did you come up with your calculation about how many mercury-containing dental fillings are equivalent to eating a can of tuna once a week? vetstud / Originally posted in Amalgam Fillings vs. Canned Tuna Answer: Three national brands of canned tuna...
The Benefits of Coconut Water

Is coconut water good for you?

I have seen several health experts talk about the benefits of coconut water that comes straight from a young Thai coconut. However, I have read conflicting information about the coconut water one can get in packages (such as Vita CoCo)…These days, coconut...
Is Vanilla-Sweetened Almond Milk Healthy

Is vanilla almond milk healthy?

How about Almond Milk? Been drinking as replacement for cow milk, love the taste, etc. However, I do buy the Vanilla sweetened flavor…is that bad? Am I taking away from the good of it all? mercman40 / Originally asked in The Best Nut...
Improving Health with Beets

Do beets fight cancer?

As an endurance athlete I thought that beets/beet juice was my little secret but now you’ve let the cat out of the bag so to speak. I am curious if you had any comments on Dr. Ferenczi’s early Hungarian studies on the...
Diet and Atrial Fibrillation

What’s the best diet for atrial fibrillation?

I started being plant based after Thanksgiving. The principal reason is for my health and hopes to reduce or eliminate some day all my meds. One area that I’ve never seen any reference to is diet and atrial fibrillation. Is there any...
Where to supplement nutrition training

Where can doctors go to supplement their nutrition knowledge?

I’m afraid I’m one of those guilty docs who never filled in the nutrition knowledge gap that medical school left me with. NutritionFacts.org has been such an eye-opener, and I am already seeing some quasi-miraculous changes in some of my more motivated...

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