Dr. Greger on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Dr. Greger on Live with Kelly and Ryan
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JanYOUary with Dr. Michael Greger

On the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” TV Program

[Musical introduction.]

Ryan                Well, it is JanYOUary and today we’re going to learn how not to die, and the person keeping us alive with the “How Not To Die Cookbook,” Dr. Michael Greger. Nice to see you. [Audience applause.] Quite a mission.

Dr. Greger       So happy to be here.

Kelly                Yep…

Ryan                Quite a mission.

Kelly                Yeah.

Dr. Greger       Yes, indeed! Well, no, it’s not “How to Not Die,” but “How Not To Die…”

Kelly                Oh, “How Not to Die.”

Dr. Greger       …prematurely and [crosstalk].

Kelly                OK, let me ask you this. We go to all of this work—

Dr. Greger       Yeah…

Kelly                We follow your recipes.

Dr. Greger       Yeah…

Kelly                And we get hit by a bus coming home from the health food store. [Audience laughter.] Then what happens?

Dr. Greger       You still have to…            

Kelly                Dead as a door nail.

Dr. Greger       You still have to look both ways [audience laughter]. Still got to wear your bike helmet and seatbelts, fire alarms. It’s [inaudible].

Kelly                Fine, fine.

Ryan                But you’re saying you don’t have to clean out your pantry or your refrigerator, but you should add these things into your program?

Dr. Greger       Oh, well, that’s what I found in my patient populations. People don’t like foods being taken away from them. This is why I came up with kind of kind of a Daily Dozen checklist of all the healthiest of healthy foods I encourage them to start adding to their diets to try to crowd out some of the least healthy options.

Kelly                OK.

Ryan                Let’s walk through it. What are we doing?

Dr. Greger       There’s a whole bunch here.

Kelly                Yeah.

Dr. Greger       Berries, for example. Berries, that’s the brain food. Harvard researchers found that one serving of blueberries, two servings of strawberries a day may be able to slow brain aging by as much 2.5 years. Less stroke and heart attack risk. And so you say, wait a second. Tastes great and you get to live longer? That’s what plant-based eating is all about. [Audience applause.]

Kelly                And you’ll be more cognizant when your ingrate children don’t visit you in the home. [Laughter.]

Dr. Greger       You’ll see the bus coming!

Kelly                That’s true. Good point. What’s next?

Ryan                Flaxseed.

Dr. Greger       We have ground flaxseeds. Just a few spoonfuls of ground flaxseeds a day can lower blood pressure two to three times better than the leading blood pressure drug and only has good side effects: reducing inflammation, curing constipation, reducing breast and prostrate cancer risk. A tablespoon of ground flaxseeds a day, that would be my recommendation.

Ryan                OK.

Kelly                A tablespoon a day, OK, got it.

Dr. Greger       Absolutely. [Audience applause.]

Kelly                Now what? Whole grains?

Dr. Greger       We’ve got whole grains. That’s where the bulk of our energy should come from. You know now it’s never been easier. Now they have these pre-cooked, ready to eat pouches of quinoa, brown rice, and so you can just heat it up, ready to serve.

Kelly                Wow.

Ryan                All right. And the greens? I do, I actually have gotten myself addicted to greens.

Dr. Greger       That’s what we like to hear, that’s my kind of addiction.

Kelly                He’s a green junkie.

Ryan                I like—I didn’t used to like them and now I eat them and I like them.

Kelly                I find him on the street corner all the time with his greens hanging out of his mouth. [Laughter.]

Dr. Greger       [Laughs.] No, but your palate actually changes, absolutely. So just like, you know, berries are the healthiest foods, greens are the healthiest vegetables. In fact the most health food, period—more nutrients per calorie than any other food out there…

Kelly                Wow.

Dr. Greger       …absolutely.

Kelly                Wow, OK. What’s over here? Legumes.

Dr. Greger       Legumes!

Kelly                Legumes!

Dr. Greger       Indeed! Right, so beans are the healthiest source of protein. If you look in the Blue Zones around the world, the populations that live the longest and healthiest, well, what they all share in common in their daily diet is they’re eating legumes: beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils.

Kelly                Mmm.

Dr. Greger       And so that’s packed with, you know, iron, protein, [inaudible] what you’d expect [crosstalk]…

Ryan                Gas-inducing cabbage—tell us about it.

Dr. Greger       OOH! Well, you know, overall greens are the healthiest vegetables, and the healthiest types of greens are the cruciferous greens, the broccoli family of vegetables like kale and collard greens, but cabbage also fits into that family. And those purple and red cabbages have the same special eyesight and brain protective antioxidants that the berries do, but at a fraction of the cost.

Kelly                Ha! I did not know that. I love a button mushroom.

Dr. Greger       There we—and this is going to be your bone-free, bone broth substitute.

Kelly                Ahh!

Dr. Greger       That’s how [crosstalk].

Ryan                That’s what’s in there that gives you the flavor.

Dr. Greger       Right, no, so the white mushrooms have been found to so boost one’s immune system: it cuts down on respiratory track infections. So important, particularly this time of the year, so prevents you from getting sick in the first place.

Kelly                Just eat them like that?

Dr. Greger       Ah, cooked, you want to eat—so the study found three-quarters of a cup of cooked mushrooms a day [for kids??]…

Kelly                Cooked, right. I thought there was a…yeah.

Ryan                This is my habit, nuts.

Dr. Greger       I love your diet.

Ryan                Yeah, well, I eat too many of them.

Dr. Greger       Look at his greens and nuts. You cannot eat too many… Look…

Ryan                Really?

Dr. Greger       These are the healthiest possible snacks.

Ryan                Even with the fat content it’s OK to eat a lot of them?

Dr. Greger       Well, it’s where the fat comes from. We’re talking about whole food sources of fats, so flaxseeds [inaudible], nuts, seeds, avocados—that’s where we should get our nutrition from. Famous PREDIMED study found that just a single palmful of nuts every day for a few years cut stroke risk in half.

Kelly                Is there a healthy nut because Gelman is always—he thinks he’s got the healthiest nuts, but I don’t think his nuts are that healthy [audience laughing loudly].

Ryan                He does talk about it quite a bit, doctor.

Dr. Greger       Walnuts are the healthiest nuts. Highest omega-3 content, yeah.

Ryan                OK.

Kelly                They are?

Ryan                OK. And then we’re with water as a libation at the end.

Dr. Greger       Indeed. The three healthiest beverages: water, green tea, and then this herbal tea called hibiscus. Tested head-to-head against the leading blood pressure drug. Two cups of hibiscus tea every morning can lower blood pressures [audience applause] as good as the drugs.

Kelly                Yeah. I did not know that.

Dr. Greger       [Inaudible] though it is—they don’t call it “sour tea” for nothing. Anytime we eat something acidic like citrus we should rinse our mouth out with water just to prevent the natural acids from hurting our enamel.

Ryan                We’re going to live forever. [Audience applause]. This is great.

Kelly                For more information on all of this, you can check out KellyandRyan.com.

                        Dr. Greger’s book, the “How Not to Die Cookbook” is available anywhere books are sold [crosstalk, inaudible].

Voice Over      The website is at KellyandRyan.com.

Kelly                Thank you so much.

[Music plays.]

Transcript provided by Barb Leable.

Live with Kelly and Ryan. Disney ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

JanYOUary with Dr. Michael Greger

On the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” TV Program

[Musical introduction.]

Ryan                Well, it is JanYOUary and today we’re going to learn how not to die, and the person keeping us alive with the “How Not To Die Cookbook,” Dr. Michael Greger. Nice to see you. [Audience applause.] Quite a mission.

Dr. Greger       So happy to be here.

Kelly                Yep…

Ryan                Quite a mission.

Kelly                Yeah.

Dr. Greger       Yes, indeed! Well, no, it’s not “How to Not Die,” but “How Not To Die…”

Kelly                Oh, “How Not to Die.”

Dr. Greger       …prematurely and [crosstalk].

Kelly                OK, let me ask you this. We go to all of this work—

Dr. Greger       Yeah…

Kelly                We follow your recipes.

Dr. Greger       Yeah…

Kelly                And we get hit by a bus coming home from the health food store. [Audience laughter.] Then what happens?

Dr. Greger       You still have to…            

Kelly                Dead as a door nail.

Dr. Greger       You still have to look both ways [audience laughter]. Still got to wear your bike helmet and seatbelts, fire alarms. It’s [inaudible].

Kelly                Fine, fine.

Ryan                But you’re saying you don’t have to clean out your pantry or your refrigerator, but you should add these things into your program?

Dr. Greger       Oh, well, that’s what I found in my patient populations. People don’t like foods being taken away from them. This is why I came up with kind of kind of a Daily Dozen checklist of all the healthiest of healthy foods I encourage them to start adding to their diets to try to crowd out some of the least healthy options.

Kelly                OK.

Ryan                Let’s walk through it. What are we doing?

Dr. Greger       There’s a whole bunch here.

Kelly                Yeah.

Dr. Greger       Berries, for example. Berries, that’s the brain food. Harvard researchers found that one serving of blueberries, two servings of strawberries a day may be able to slow brain aging by as much 2.5 years. Less stroke and heart attack risk. And so you say, wait a second. Tastes great and you get to live longer? That’s what plant-based eating is all about. [Audience applause.]

Kelly                And you’ll be more cognizant when your ingrate children don’t visit you in the home. [Laughter.]

Dr. Greger       You’ll see the bus coming!

Kelly                That’s true. Good point. What’s next?

Ryan                Flaxseed.

Dr. Greger       We have ground flaxseeds. Just a few spoonfuls of ground flaxseeds a day can lower blood pressure two to three times better than the leading blood pressure drug and only has good side effects: reducing inflammation, curing constipation, reducing breast and prostrate cancer risk. A tablespoon of ground flaxseeds a day, that would be my recommendation.

Ryan                OK.

Kelly                A tablespoon a day, OK, got it.

Dr. Greger       Absolutely. [Audience applause.]

Kelly                Now what? Whole grains?

Dr. Greger       We’ve got whole grains. That’s where the bulk of our energy should come from. You know now it’s never been easier. Now they have these pre-cooked, ready to eat pouches of quinoa, brown rice, and so you can just heat it up, ready to serve.

Kelly                Wow.

Ryan                All right. And the greens? I do, I actually have gotten myself addicted to greens.

Dr. Greger       That’s what we like to hear, that’s my kind of addiction.

Kelly                He’s a green junkie.

Ryan                I like—I didn’t used to like them and now I eat them and I like them.

Kelly                I find him on the street corner all the time with his greens hanging out of his mouth. [Laughter.]

Dr. Greger       [Laughs.] No, but your palate actually changes, absolutely. So just like, you know, berries are the healthiest foods, greens are the healthiest vegetables. In fact the most health food, period—more nutrients per calorie than any other food out there…

Kelly                Wow.

Dr. Greger       …absolutely.

Kelly                Wow, OK. What’s over here? Legumes.

Dr. Greger       Legumes!

Kelly                Legumes!

Dr. Greger       Indeed! Right, so beans are the healthiest source of protein. If you look in the Blue Zones around the world, the populations that live the longest and healthiest, well, what they all share in common in their daily diet is they’re eating legumes: beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils.

Kelly                Mmm.

Dr. Greger       And so that’s packed with, you know, iron, protein, [inaudible] what you’d expect [crosstalk]…

Ryan                Gas-inducing cabbage—tell us about it.

Dr. Greger       OOH! Well, you know, overall greens are the healthiest vegetables, and the healthiest types of greens are the cruciferous greens, the broccoli family of vegetables like kale and collard greens, but cabbage also fits into that family. And those purple and red cabbages have the same special eyesight and brain protective antioxidants that the berries do, but at a fraction of the cost.

Kelly                Ha! I did not know that. I love a button mushroom.

Dr. Greger       There we—and this is going to be your bone-free, bone broth substitute.

Kelly                Ahh!

Dr. Greger       That’s how [crosstalk].

Ryan                That’s what’s in there that gives you the flavor.

Dr. Greger       Right, no, so the white mushrooms have been found to so boost one’s immune system: it cuts down on respiratory track infections. So important, particularly this time of the year, so prevents you from getting sick in the first place.

Kelly                Just eat them like that?

Dr. Greger       Ah, cooked, you want to eat—so the study found three-quarters of a cup of cooked mushrooms a day [for kids??]…

Kelly                Cooked, right. I thought there was a…yeah.

Ryan                This is my habit, nuts.

Dr. Greger       I love your diet.

Ryan                Yeah, well, I eat too many of them.

Dr. Greger       Look at his greens and nuts. You cannot eat too many… Look…

Ryan                Really?

Dr. Greger       These are the healthiest possible snacks.

Ryan                Even with the fat content it’s OK to eat a lot of them?

Dr. Greger       Well, it’s where the fat comes from. We’re talking about whole food sources of fats, so flaxseeds [inaudible], nuts, seeds, avocados—that’s where we should get our nutrition from. Famous PREDIMED study found that just a single palmful of nuts every day for a few years cut stroke risk in half.

Kelly                Is there a healthy nut because Gelman is always—he thinks he’s got the healthiest nuts, but I don’t think his nuts are that healthy [audience laughing loudly].

Ryan                He does talk about it quite a bit, doctor.

Dr. Greger       Walnuts are the healthiest nuts. Highest omega-3 content, yeah.

Ryan                OK.

Kelly                They are?

Ryan                OK. And then we’re with water as a libation at the end.

Dr. Greger       Indeed. The three healthiest beverages: water, green tea, and then this herbal tea called hibiscus. Tested head-to-head against the leading blood pressure drug. Two cups of hibiscus tea every morning can lower blood pressures [audience applause] as good as the drugs.

Kelly                Yeah. I did not know that.

Dr. Greger       [Inaudible] though it is—they don’t call it “sour tea” for nothing. Anytime we eat something acidic like citrus we should rinse our mouth out with water just to prevent the natural acids from hurting our enamel.

Ryan                We’re going to live forever. [Audience applause]. This is great.

Kelly                For more information on all of this, you can check out KellyandRyan.com.

                        Dr. Greger’s book, the “How Not to Die Cookbook” is available anywhere books are sold [crosstalk, inaudible].

Voice Over      The website is at KellyandRyan.com.

Kelly                Thank you so much.

[Music plays.]

Transcript provided by Barb Leable.

Live with Kelly and Ryan. Disney ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

Doctor's Note

Last year I went on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk through my Daily Dozen, and thought it’d be fun to post that video here. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’re well familiar with the Daily Dozen by now, but this is a great one to pass on to family and friends for an introduction to it.

People are already taking the #DailyDozenChallenge this year. You can find more information and links to some of their videos here. And check out our YouTube playlist of fan videos and the #DailyDozenChallenge hashtag on Instagram for lots more inspiration. Then join in the fun!

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  1. What a ham you are, Dr. G. (pun intended)! :-D

    Was Kelly wearing very high heels here?

    You have a tendency to slouch — and jump around, and talk very fast, doncha! . :-)

      1. Following that logic, why isn’t K&R standing strait and “tall?” Is it a custom for the tallest in a group to slouch?

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    1. YR, he slouches because he’s so darned tall that he towers over everybody. It still freaks me out but I’m getting used it.

      Loved the mushroom ‘bone-free bone broth’ part.

        1. He should stand tall and proud, like a Marine. Many doctors don’t exercise so as they age they atrophy. Dr. McDougall complains about “fat vegans.” It’s the emaciated vegan giving us a black eye. Shape up, I say!

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            1. No troll, just not your patsy. I’m not one to look blindly and see superficially. Look deeper and you’ll see billionaires feeding the world human feed formulated for maximum profit, not nutritional content. You get giddy seeing Dr. Greger on television. I see lots of manipulation and a toned down message. Is that what we must settle for? Is that all we have? We settle for the bones the network tosses? Half-representation is worse than none in some ways. It clouds the issue and prevents more assertive representation. Dr. Greger should explain. Is he timid on television? Or was he given marching orders by the network? Dr. McDougall never answered that question, I doubt Dr. Greger will either. He’s never commented on being duped by the nut research. And in one video he says the best nut is “brazil.” In the Kelly Rippa video he claims “walnut.” I like consistency. If the info changes, at least explain the circumstances.

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              1. I’ve met dudes like you. One of these so called “outliers” who sees things your average Joe doesn’t. Keep telling yourself you’re smarter than all of us. You’re the smartest guy in your own bubble.

                1. Is your insecurity showing? You jabber fine with girl talk, but anything deeper and you attack instead of having an original thought. I’m not grading IQ’s here but even you must ralize someone is the dumbest in the crowd. Technically, it could be me??? I still have my views, opinions, experiences. They won’t always comply with Casper world.

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                  1. “You jabber fine with girl talk, but anything deeper and you attack instead of having an original thought.”

                    That sounds terribly sexist. I have no idea where that is coming from in any sense, but that aside, the sexist implications are too ridiculous to even comment on though I’m assuming it wasn’t on purpose and that you weren’t actually trying to state that female conversation lacks depth.

                    1. Since you label it “female conversation” I guess you admit it’s “girl talk?” But, na, I didn’t intend to be sexist. I was just complementing Gomer…err, Gomez on how well he fit in with “female conversation” as you explain. I’m not good at it…at all.

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                    2. Slider, you’re coming across as very sexist. I was referring to your ignorant statement of “girl talk” (which has no actual meaning) as what I could only construe as your depictions of female people talking. You’re really showing your ignorance and it’s highly offensive. There is no different between “girl talk” and “boy talk” other than your own imaginings of what these things mean. People talking is people talking, maybe you’re not good at talking about the weather or talking about boats or talking about puppies, but I have no idea what that has to do with gender.

              2. I don’t recall him saying the brazil nut is healthiest but who freaking cares. It’s justifiable to say practically any nut is the healthiest, because they’re all so healthy. Walnuts are the healthiest in some ways while pecans in others and so on. Duped by the nut industry? SPEAKING of nuts… But hey, I can kind of see what you mean by the toned down message on the mainstream media. However, they wouldn’t be able to go on a sponsored network and say the truth, they wouldn’t be permitted and if they tried, it wouldn’t air. Considering the point is to get this info out there to as many people as possible and help as many as possible, it would be stubborn to not squeeze in a cameo with some helpful info where one could. And I don’t see that as watering down the message in the least because all it really does is get some facts out there and get more people aware of Dr. Greger and his books so a new audience is likely to read them or visit his website which contains the unadulterated science. It doesn’t cloud the issue, it sheds light on it to those who were completely in the dark and didn’t even know of his existence.
                I don’t like the remark of “so people don’t have to clean out their pantries” by Ryan (which I suspect he was told to say) and Dr. Greger letting that slide in a way, but then I also couldn’t imagine any other response in such short a time frame while simultaneously wanting to reach as many people as possible. But anyone who sees this and is interested in learning more will read his book or check out his videos and get the full science anyway. And of course he’s also going to have the reasoning that it would be better for people to consume these foods as much as possible even if they refuse to give up the things they should definitely be giving up, because his goal is to help people as much as he can.

                A little ramble-y of me, but I’m tired. This is what happens.

                1. I think it’s important to remember that getting this information out there and doing the work Dr. Greger does which pisses off a lot of people, is a battle, not a walk in the park.

                2. Since you don’t care why not eat the fattiest, least healthy nut? I care because it goes to credibility. Does he corrected errors? I care because Brazil nuts are $17.00 per pound! I care because I share my understanding of healthy nutrition and don’t want to be embarrassed by someone correcting me and citing his walnut video. Since you don’t care why write so much about it? Why get in the face of someone who does care? (rhetorical)

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                  1. Wow, Slider… I think you need to calm down and reflect, work on looking at yourself from a third party perspective because there’s no reason to be this reactive to such things.

                    It’s actually funny because the fattiest nuts are actually some of the healthiest, take walnuts for example. But seriously, the point I was making is THERE IS NO SUCH THING as “THE HEALTHIEST” nut or legume and so on because these things do different things in our bodies and have greater antioxidants than another thing but maybe that other thing has antioxidants that can do something that the thing with higher antioxidant content can’t do… You’re really honing in on something pointless. Dr. Greger’s using terms like “the healthiest” is not the science he’s trying to deliver, the science he delivers is the science he presents, I wouldn’t worry about these little expressions.

                    1. I’m very calm. My twitching is almost always under control. So, when Dr Greger says “the healthiest,” he’s not sincere? That’s nice to know. If he ever tells a very ill patient he prefers to be paid in cash she shouldn’t read anything into it? But still, regardless of how “healthy” nuts are. For the majority of Americans, I believe the Dr Greger, and certainly Dr. McDougall message is, “don’t eat fatty (although healthy) nuts until your personal fat is gone. They’d add, get the nutrients of fatty nuts from green leafy veggies until you drop a hundred pounds. …and they’d conclude saying all that healthy nut fat has accumulated all over your body and it’s no longer healthy.

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                    2. “So, when Dr Greger says “the healthiest,” he’s not sincere? That’s nice to know.”

                      Slider, there’s no pleasing people like you… You just want to nitpick making the most nonsensical points as if you have some kind of compulsion to argue and are willing to be irrational just to do so. Meanwhile, Dr. Greger is doing amazing work… I don’t get people like you who nonsensically criticize people doing AMAZING, world-changing work… it’s like, I’m sure you’re great and all, but what are you doing? If you think you have something offer and it should be done precisely your way, then I suggest you do it! Really, it’s laughable.

                      Also, I have no idea where you’re getting that nut fat thing… that is all your own and does not align with the science available to us and it does not align with other messages by Dr. Greger based on the science. I feel confident in assuring you this… nuts are NOT what are making people fat.

                    3. SS, Fumbling Tom and you are easy targets; I can’t help myself. You weigh in with half-baked idea and then stick to them after their absurdity is exposed. Again, no matter how “healthy” nuts can be, nuts are also 90% fat so are not “healthy” for fat people. . Since most Americans are fat and obese, why eat more fat? Instead of continually calling 90% fat “healthy” why not support other plant foods containing the same nutrients but no fat? Even a three-month potato diet, lacking in some nutrients, is better than being fat and eating the high-caloric, malnourishing foods that got our society so fat. Promoting nuts as “healthy” steers the obese, nutritionally ignorant to eat more fat…in the form of “healthy nuts.” The fatties don’t understand, they just seek affirmation so Dr Greger advocating “healthy huts” and not qualifying his promotion with the caveat, “Don’t eat nuts until you diet the fat away.” Otherwise, he gives a phycological; boost to those seeking to rationalize pigging out on 90% fat. That’s the opposite of the eat clean philosophy. There’s nothing wrong with type A positive blood but it’s deadly given to someone with a different blood type.
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                    4. Haha, ok well I don’t even need to defend myself after you just included me in on your opinion of Tom, that IS my defense considering he’s one of the most logical, reasonable, and intelligent commenters on NF.

                      Speaking of half-baked ideas though… “no matter how ‘healthy’ nuts can be, nuts are also 90% fat so are not ‘healthy’ for fat people” ….. Uhh… and what science are you basing that assertion on? First of all, all the studies on nut consumption that I’ve ever heard about or read about shows that those who consume nuts daily or regularly have a LOWER body weight.
                      If an overweight person wants to lose weight, there is NO EVIDENCE that excluding nuts or seeds from the diet will cause them to lose weight and if there is, please provide this evidence instead of making blanket statements based on you perception fat intake no matter the source.
                      Time and time again, the evidence has shown that fat from whole food plant based sources (perhaps with the exclusion of coconuts and chestnuts but I don’t know if that’s ever been put to the test) is not unhealthy. I know they’ve restricted all sources of fat to reverse severe cases of heart disease, but they also might restrict some otherwise healthy foods for diabetics.
                      To think in terms of “fat is fat” no matter the source, like the belief that “sugar is sugar,” no matter the source, simply just does not align with the science.
                      And when it comes to weight loss, the most basic reccomendation continues to be to expend more calories than you take in.
                      And maybe use less offensive and immature terms, like “obesity” rather than “fat people” and “fatties,” especially considering you mentioned something about respecting others earlier. Although it’s a demeaning way to reference the obese, the only one that kind of terminology makes look bad is YOU.

                      So now your complaint is that Dr. Greger is promoting consumption of nuts whereas before, you were bitching and moaning about him not giving you an exact “healthiest” nut reccomendation… You’ve settled it, you clearly are just looking for things to complain about… In some cultures, they’d call that trolling.

                      The fact that you’re trying to implement your non-evidence-based OPINION of things and repremamd one of the most well researched M.D’s on the face of the planet, not only shows your ignorance, but your insane arrogance—I describe it as “insane” for a reason.

                1. Yep, that’s what he says. So, once a moth avoids all the fat from eating walnuts nuts daily. And it’s cheaper (even at $17.00 per pound) Since most of the USA is fat. I’m thinking he should advocate Brazil nuts once a month. For the record, the cost of Brazil nuts went up after his video. Likewise for POM (cranberry drink?) Dr. Greger’s “good word” is the kiss of death for my budget. He forced me into gardening. Once a month I sample a couple Brazil nuts from the bulk bin. But never buy, they just don’t taste right.

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                  1. Slider, seek therapy. Prices aren’t going up because people are eating more plants. ACTUALLY the way it works is that the more people eat healthy foods like plants and choose organic, the prices go down. This happened with organic produce since the beginning of the millennium. And can you hear your insanity? You’re taking Dr. Greger and team’s free information and applying it to your lifestyle (which is awesome) and you’re complaining about Dr. Greger and team’s free information because it’s letting people (like you) know that these things are healthy and why and you’ve come up with a paranoid conspiracy about science and pricing.

                    1. “Therapy” won’t lower the price of Brazil nuts. Are you nuts? I’ve traded stocks for a living…plotting charts to monitor price swings. I’ve done the same for agricultural products as part of my trading endeavors. It’s easy to track price increases to all foods promoted as “healthy.” Besides, economics 101 states price is always governed by demand. Growing plant’s especially organically, does not lent itself to economy of size. The more we grow, the more that is grown by fewer farm operations and the easier it is to manipulate price. Do you actually believe Brazilians pay $17.00 per pound for Brazil nuts? Mass producing a car is different from food production and mass farming. Water is limited, soil is depleted. The elements can wipe out a crop. The edible plants are geographically 1,700 miles from the consumer. Before “organic” acquired its legal definition, growing organic was simpler. And buying organic was cheaper. “organic” foods, grown without the added cost of fertilizers and chemical sprays, are much more expensive because consumers see an added value so pay. And more consumers are aware of nutritional issues with mass produced food crops. Organic is still a small, but growing market.
                      “The price of organic produce has gone down since the beginning of the millennium, “you say? LOL, Mankind has changed more since the industrial revolution than the entire several million years of evolution prior. Their organic food was free from the ground. Come to think of it, so is mine!
                      S, you throw psychological terms around rather loosely, clearly not understanding the correct usage. I’m not crazy, I simply know how free enterprise and marketing and advertising and psychology all effect us all. It’s dangerous to label folks simply because you cannot understand, or you do not agree. Maturity is the key to respecting others right to see differently than you. Wisdom is recognizing you might be wrong. Strength is admitting it.
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                    2. S, while I’m seeking therapy, you might educate yourself on how a product/market matures. The auto market is as old as they get. Yet the electic car segment is immature, in it’s infancy, so pricy. And Tesla, providing open source to it’s patents had steered, even driven (no pun intended) other manufactures to open the floodgates on electric car manufacturing.
                      Now contrast that with the food industry. It’s based on meat & dairy. Run corn through a cow and the corn is worth ten times more as meat as it was in the corn state. They have no reason to change…unless consumers stop buying. The vegan message is kept off media. “Organic” grows SLOWLY because most consumers are addicted to meat. That means the market is limited so prices are high to warrant participation by growers. It’s simple economics. Please don’t bother me again. Read a book and get a view different from what ‘s usually in your brain.
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                    3. Therapy will help you stop making paranoid connections and deal with your BELIEF that Dr. Greger is raising the price of Brazil nuts… Yeah, I’ll just take your word for it that you traded stocks for a living (just kidding, I won’t… I don’t know either way and don’t really care). I’m no stock expert and really don’t care to be, but I read a long time ago that it was predicted that if more people bought organic then organic prices would go down by a predicted date, and I watched as it happened. I’m sure prices are often raised when they feel they can raise them, but to complain about the reported science increasing price of Brazil nuts is just silly… Like either way, what is your point? Hide the science, hope the masses continue consuming big macs and get Brazil nuts at low cost? Lol… you’re just looking for things to bitch about.

                      I certainly wouldn’t say I’m throwing the terms around LOOSELY. But in all seriousness, you seem to be the one not respecting others and your presence here reflects (to me) that of a troll. You’re lashing out and getting worked up over ridiculous things and ok fine, if that’s how you approach things and that’s how you feel about it then whatever, but don’t be so surprised when someone calls you out on it. What other response would you expect from some of the ranting you’re posting here…

                  2. “Once a month I sample a couple Brazil nuts from the bulk bin. But never buy, they just don’t taste right.”
                    – – – – –

                    AhHAH! People like you are the reason my local ShopRite decided to close their bin section. I always used to buy my almonds, walnuts, pumpkins seeds and other goodies from that popular area of the store.

                    One day I didn’t see the bins anymore. A clerk told me thieves were sticking their grubby paws into them and helping themselves. So, no more bins. :-(

                    1. Honest, I only took two a month. How did they know? Ever notice the fingernails laying in the free sample glass container of freebie foods? I hate when a free sample of something soft has a sudden crunch to it.

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                    2. You’re like a happy kid in a candy store, aren’t you Slither…I mean Slider? You seem to have something to say under everybody’s comments.

                      You claim you’ve been vegan for the past 30 years. And yet apparently you just recently (yesterday?) discovered NutritionFacts.org? Where have you been living, under a rock? :-)

                    3. YR, I’m all for sampling so long as you don’t reach your HANDS in… that is just horribly rude and in consider it. But for example, sometimes the dried mango is AMAZING and sometimes it’s like sugary leather, but it’s always the same price… of course I’m gonna test one piece using the scoop or whatever without touching anything before I would decide to pay that much for some. Same with Brazil nuts, before I buy from a bulk section I definitely test just one because there have been some in bulk that were just HORRIBLE and it would have been a shame to have purchased a pricey amount. I actually just get mine from Sunfood now because I can be sure of the quality.

        2. I recently posted that “the faults we see in others are those we see in ourselves.”

          Yes, I too have a tendency to slouch; I was tall for my age back in the day. Therefore, it’s the first thing I notice about people. In fact, one day at Target I complimented a (albeit younger) person on her terrific posture. She looked a little shocked, so quickly answered that she liked the jacket I was wearing.

          “The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.
          After all, to recognize something you must know it.”

          https://boardofwisdom.com/togo/Quotes/ShowQuote?msgid=21007#.XE90D2l7mic

          1. “After all, to recognize something you must know it.”

            But to know something isn’t to have to first be the something you know. Thank God it doesn’t work that way otherwise to have a sense of right and wrong we’d all first have to be little hitlers running around.

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  2. Nice answer to the common objection from the “glass half empty” crowd: What if you eat well to be healthy and then get hit by a bus? Answer: you still have to look both ways.

    I like that.

    Good interview. Wish they had given the URL.

      1. Kargo, common sense, levity & ability to wade through & understand the science. That’s why we live him & the NF staffers!

        So grateful for Dr. G & the NF staff for being who you are & doing what you do!

    1. just another example of cultural programming in action. no one would EVER say that in regards to getting a physical, taking prescription meds or exercising but as soon as diet is introduced, these kind of insipid and vacuous comments are inevitably made by carnists as a defense mechanism.

      1. Kelly is protecting her turf. Advertisers determine what is said by Dr. Greger. Those advertisers are selling meat & dairy, and drugs & medical treatments. Dr. Greger is a pawn used for the pretense of “balance.”

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        1. I like the fact that Dr. Gregor presents a positive view. In this clip he focuses on what you -Should- do. So many just parrot the Don’ts. Face the facts, most people are not vegetarian or vegan. And most who eventually eat that way start one step at a time.
          So he’s showing the way forward to better health.
          Give the man the credit he deserves!

          1. I agree, Marilyn. That’s how most of us started out – one step at a time.
            Dr. G’s positive approach is so much more productive & effective.

  3. Dr Greger wins the award for being the most accessible of the whole foods plant based practitioners. He presents his knowledge in a way that make plant based eating seem doable if not fun. What a brilliant, kind and charismatic doctor!

    1. Agreed.

      Glad he is accessible.

      Adding in things is ten zillion times easier than giving up things and it actually works.

      Calorie density is why it works.

      The healthy stuff crowds out the bad stuff.

      And the healthy stuff stops feeling scary or boring.

      I made a “nearly every vegetable under the sun, plus 4 beans and 2 mushrooms, garlic mashed potato Shepherd’s Pie” today for my brother who doesn’t like vegetables and my coworker who doesn’t eat potatoes or sweet potatoes and they both liked it.

      Dice small, spice well, know which vegetables to purée and which to add for texture.

      My sister-in-law keeps telling me things like that my brother hates carrots and mushrooms, but I put them in nearly everything. I just put so many things in the dishes and the right vegetables are emphasized, but the ones he hates have been in there almost every time.

  4. Great job, but you didn’t say a word about the harm from meat & dairy…or how bad the keto diet is. I guess Kelly put her foot down?

    1. Larry Maloney, as Dr. Greger stated at the beginning of the clip, he prefers to talk about what people should add rather than eliminate and hopefully these heathy additions will crowd out the unhealthy foods they are currently consuming. I discovered this as a “diet” strategy 40 years ago and it works.

      1. Linda, “adding healthy plants” to meat & dairy accomplishes what? Too many meat & dairy eaters think adding plants is the antidote to their poisonous animal farce. Dr. Greger knows that. So does McDougall, Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, Neal Barnard, and all other doctors advocating a healthy plant based diet. None prescribe meat & dairy for heart disease, diabetes, or cancers. But their message is garbled on television. They know television advertisers (meat & dairy) rule. Again, Dr. Greger did a great job, but he knows he toned it down to get past the meat & dairy censors.

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          1. You are right, the Texas cattleman’s association sued her. I believe it was Dr. Greger, on her show who Oprah was reacting to. It’s ironic, the cattle conglomerate use “the veggie law” as the basis of their claim arguing Orpah’s words would cause money losses because beef would spoil before being sold. The judge ruled the beef could be frozen (unlike fresh apples.” Oprah vowed to never say a bad word about beed.

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        1. Check out the incredible life changing Holistic Holiday at Sea, a Caribbean cruise which Drs. Greger, McDougall, Esselsytn, Campbell, and Barnard among others are the speakers when at sea. I have done this twice and am going again in March. It is always sold out. Medical, psychological, nutritionists and more can get CE’s for license renewal. They are entertaining, knowledgeable, have up to date research to share. This will be the 16th year getting bigger all the time. Google it!!!

          1. Wow, what a blessing that would be!

            Lucky you!

            I can’t go.

            My dog and my brother and coworkers are depending upon me right now, but that would genuinely be the best cruise concept yet!

            The food must be to live for!

            1. Awww, Nancy, hugs to you!

              Been there.

              Spent a decade doing full time adult care-taking while doing a full-time job. And, no I am not a janitor, which is what I add for Tom.

              Dr Greger used the carer term recently, but that wouldn’t have meant anything to me if Tom hadnt said it.

        2. Slider,

          Calorie density. Volumetrics.

          People eat the same volume of food because the stretch receptors get activated.

          Eat a bowl of lentil soup before a meal and eat less of the meal.

          It changes how much of the bad stuff you eat.

          My brother has changed to 70% Whole Food Plant Based right now. He was 100% SAD.

          He is starting to like the food, but that has taken a month.

        3. Well, this is an interesting point. Studies do seem to indicate that adding fruit and vegetables to a bad diet is helpful – up to a point.

          ‘Sixteen prospective cohort studies were eligible in this meta-analysis. During follow-up periods ranging from 4.6 to 26 years there were 56,423 deaths (11,512 from cardiovascular disease and 16,817 from cancer) among 833,234 participants. Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables was significantly associated with a lower risk of all cause mortality. Pooled hazard ratios of all cause mortality were 0.95 (95% confidence interval 0.92 to 0.98) for an increment of one serving a day of fruit and vegetables (P=0.001), 0.94 (0.90 to 0.98) for fruit (P=0.002), and 0.95 (0.92 to 0.99) for vegetables (P=0.006). There was a threshold around five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, after which the risk of all cause mortality did not reduce further. A significant inverse association was observed for cardiovascular mortality (hazard ratio for each additional serving a day of fruit and vegetables 0.96, 95% confidence interval 0.92 to 0.99), while higher consumption of fruit and vegetables was not appreciably associated with risk of cancer mortality.’
          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25073782

          So, from a public health point of view, getting everybody to eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day would be a major achievement that would save tens of thousands of lives annually. However, the paleo and keto crowd who think that adding fruit and vegetables (FV) to their diet would counterbalance its glaring nutrient deficiencies and adverse effects do seem to be fooling themselves.

          ‘Results: Compared with participants in the lowest quintile of total red meat consumption, those in the highest quintile had a 21% increased risk of all-cause mortality (HR: 1.21; 95% CI: 1.13, 1.29), a 29% increased risk of CVD mortality (HR: 1.29; 95% CI: 1.14, 1.46), and no increase in the risk of cancer mortality (HR: 1.00; 95% CI: 0.88, 1.43). Results were remarkably similar across amounts of FV consumption, and no interaction between red meat and FV consumption was detected.

          Conclusion: High intakes of red meat were associated with a higher risk of all-cause and CVD mortality. The increased risks were consistently observed in participants with low, medium, and high FV consumption.’
          https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/104/4/1137/4557128

          1. Tom to the rescue!

            LOL!

            I got my brother who hates vegetables to eat a nearly every vegetable under the sun shepherds pie today.

            He must be getting more vitamins and gut bacteria and enzymes.

            Sometimes the little picture hasn’t been studied yet.

            There is a man who challenged Dr Greger’s Vitamin D recommendation and he feels that the VITAL study proved Vitamin D supplements to be useless and my argument is that the Black skinned community was 23% less likely to get cancer and the whole group had a not significant but slightly better odds of not getting cancer and the whole group also was 17% less likely to die from it and they said when they adjusted it to not include the first two years it was closer to 25%.

            Anyway, the dark skinned people represent people who struggle to get their D from the sun.

            These studies aren’t separating the deficient from the healthy D levels and the healthy D levels being in that group would throw off whether supplements might help the deficient because natural sources are generally better than supplements and the people with healthy levels are getting enough before the supplement and that group got a tiny, insignificant improvement.

            The thing is, Vitamin D is involved with whether you have thyroid function and supplements were studied with regard to infections and could it be that they weren’t dying of infections during their cancer? If so, then it becomes useful again.

            I was just glad they didn’t die earlier taking the D3. I just re-watched the calcium video and it really sucks that these supplements kill you faster.

            But is it better to be deficient or is there a margin before they kill you faster?

            1. And, yes, I know that you are doing vegan versus Keto but I am dealing with the reality of people who may not have eaten a vegetable other than potatoes for years.

              Keto gets a lot of people off of junk food and eating low glycemic index vegetables and I can celebrate that part.

              It is better than SAD diet and probably better than not treating Diabetes at all, which people do.

              I just hate that they demonize carbs and that they havd people afraid of rice and grains and potatoes and soy.

              I am coming from the reality that if my brother didn’t start off just eating some vegetables, he wouldn’t be able to eat the 70% Whole Food Plant Based which he is eating right now.

              Is it good enough to lengthen his life with kidney cancer? I don’t know but he would never have jumped from zero to all the way plant based.

              He doesn’t even know all the vegetables which he is eating because I put such a big mixture in and dice the things he doesn’t like small or purée those or add it to the sauces.

              I am not doing that deceptively, I am trying to help his mind keep transitioning from, “I hate vegetables” to “this isn’t bad” to more and more “This is pretty good.”

              My sister-in-law is still memtally back with him hating things and I said, “Those have been in almost every dish I have prepared.”

              1. So much of it is psychological.

                if Dr Greger wants to win people to this lifestyle, he has to attract them through his personality.

                People have emotionally bonded to Keto, if you want to win them, you need to be at least as pleasant as Dr Hyman and Dr Berg and Dr Axe.

          2. Five servings is a bunch!!! That’s the danger in “studies” like the one you cite. While it may be true most Americans need five servings, enough anti-oxidants to combat the meat & dairy they funnel down daily, keep in mind those same five servings is more than some whole families, combined, see in other, third-world countries. Do they need anti-venom since they don’t get snake bit three times daily? And what about clean-eating vegans? Do they need all the anti-oxidants in the study? Where’s the study showing dietary needs of folks not stressed by meat & dairy? Can we even grow enough plant food so all 8+ billion human beings can eat all the meat & dairy Americans eat, and add the five servings of anti-oxidants suggested as the antidote? It’s a silly and unsustainable concept, advocated only because it supports our consumer-driven economy. I’ll pass. My food is free from the ground. (Most of it.) Therefore,, I am worthless to our economy. Sick people are a valued commodity.

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            1. You lost me with this argument.. For example, you claimed

              ‘those same five servings is more than some whole families, combined, see in other, third-world countries’

              I doubt if that is true if by ‘some’ you mean to imply ‘many’ or even ‘most’. If by ‘some; you mean literally ‘some’ then that would be equally true of ‘some’ whole families combined in first world and second world countries too

              They certainly don’t live on meat, fish, eggs and dairy in those countries. In any case, those studies don’t argue/suggest/imply that everybody should eat a standard American diet PLUS five servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Surely the implication is merely that if everybody in Western countries ate five servings of FV daily, many unnecessary deaths would be avoided.

              1. Fumbles, I’m not “arguing” just sharing my knowledge and experiences. If you have an argument to present no problem. By “some” I mean I don’t know. Many countries have been documented as healthy eating plant-based, but as time passes, the food industry grows their market and pollutes yet another population. Who hasn’t been contaminated by now? Fortunately the research has already been done. It’s not my purpose in life to fetch reports to “prove” this or that, to you. Dr. Greger, and his staff are funded to do that exact work and perform it much better than I ever could. If you are so inclined, and truly want to fulfill your need for nutrional science knowledge, his website “Nutritonfacts.org” is chock full of every imaginable report and his team continues to examine all reports about as quickly as they are churned out. Or, you can continue to distance yourself from nutritional science and conclude based on Google searches, that coincidently agree with your personal beliefs. Frankly, I prefer you eat meat and dairy and enjoy all the “benefits”. It’s your life and your choice. Besides, our economy is dependent on folks like yourself sacrificing for the good of the economy. Please, eat my share of meat & dairy. But please, do a few thousand pushups, you make meat-eaters look bad. For lunch I’m having bean & corn burritos. ( I may be addicted to them…anyone know of a 12-step program?)

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              2. Fumbles, third world countries don’t need the USA nutritional recommendation of 5 servings of veggies plus the “standard American diet.” In fact you prove my point. Don’t eat poisonous meat & dairy and the amount of veggies warranted is reduced. More grains fill in nicely providing energy. Did you not follow my simple analogy to snake bit?” Green leafy plants are great a medicine for folks damaged by meat & dairy. If you are starch-based your need for anti-oxidants are not as high. In fact, occasionally you can fast for a week, or two and eat zero food resting your digestive tract while your body cycles its restorative powers. I especially geared my simple analogy for you, Tom. Where did I fail?

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              3. Tom, I should probably detail this for you to avoid any further misconceptions. When you say eating five carvings of veggies would reduce unnecessary Western deaths, what is causing these deaths the veggies prevent? Since they are “unnecessary” by your account, what is unnecessaisarily causing them? Don’t waste my time claiming it’s a lack of veggies. Theses folks are diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, etc., not a veggie shortage. If they fasted a month their health would greatly improve. The unnecessary deaths you speak of are from eating unnecessary meat & dairy. Stop eating meat & dairy and the deaths stop. Add back a starch-based diet and your risk of those diseases are reduced to near zero. Add veggies/greens/ and some fruit and you’ll build a strong immune system able to handle turkey on Thanksgiving, if you choose. D all the pushups your can before and after each meal. You can do this, Tom. Ever consider shoulder pads? Gomer could advise you on that, I suspect.

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                1. Slider,

                  Tom isn’t against Whole Food Plant Based. He is more health-oriented and studies-oriented than animal rights and vegan-oriented.

                  He is closer to your diet than to SAD.

                  He is probably right about the plant food saving people’s lives.

                  The Purdue Study with dogs, adding raw vegetables to their kibble lowered Cancer rates by 90%.

                  You want to yell at people to get them to stop eating meat, but if vegan ever wants to go mainstream, it will have to be kinder and gentler and less judgmental toward the public.

                  Dr Greger can be aggressive taking on the food industry, but the diets which are succeeding in this current culture are ones which are led by charming charismatic people.

                  Oprah being accessible did a lot for the causes she also aggressively fights for. She became mainstream by being like honey. She would lose audience if she was too aggressive with her public, but can fight for causes.

                  Dr Greger actually seems to know how to accomplish both things. He knows when to be accessible and when to put his reputation on the line standing for what he believes.

                  1. Deb, I assume you are right about “Tom.” My comments questioning the wisdom of saving the meat eaters by adding veggies to their slop tray isn’t to the contrary. They still eat meat. They still get disease. Why conclude these folks willingly eat enough, and the right kind of plants, to avoid otherwise easily avoided diseases with mere abstinence? And where does Dr. (anybody) declare conclusively, X amount of X veggie protects against X disease? Doing an incalculable balancing act to mix meat & plant is absurd. Quitting meat & dairy is both easier and more effective…and cheaper.

                    You’ve guessed me wrong. I am not the food police (I often explain that to those nutritionally-ignorant, butt-plugged, meat eaters.) They aren’t even proper carnivores. Carnivores sneak up on unsuspecting animals. Rip their throats out, and eat them, head first. Industrialized carnivores are a bit more picky.

                    I share nutritional knowledge with that crowd, usually under heavy bombardment, but I don’t try to convince then to give up eating select pieces of dead animal flesh. Not at all! I do explain a Dr. Oz-type character is anxiously waiting at the emergency room and if they survive their first heart attack, she will crudely split his chest open with basic carpentry hand tools, strip some half-rotted vessels from the left leg, clean out much of the pus, and sew the very best lengths to a damaged, dying heart. Survive all that and the patient still must take blood thinners, BP drugs, and cholesterol lowering drugs, all so he can enjoy animal products with gravies, seasonings, and sauces (BBQ) to hide the taste of dead animal. That sickly meat & dairy eater is the backbone of our medical industry. “Healthy”, he, like me, is worthless in our consumer driven economy. After his death, his survivors have an opportunity to appreciate the benefits of a starch-based diet. Or, it’s their choice to contribute to the lifestyle of medical doctors, the food & dairy industries, drug manufactures, and all the little people dependent upon meat & dairy consumption. The list is almost endless. I couldn’t care less how he chooses to die. I only ask that he pay the medical bills his last twenty years, instead of society. After all, it’s his choice and I am not the food police.

                    As for this silly study of dogs doing better on veggies supplementing their “feed.” Again, like most Americans’ feed, dog, cat, all pet feed, is formulated for maximum profit, not nutritional content. As a direct result over sixty percent of cat deaths are from cancer. Their feed is typically grains. Grains flavored to induce consumption! The feed for dogs is likewise. I highly suspect their feed formulations are improved by eating less of it, replaced by unadulterated veggies. Veggies may not be optimal for carnivores, but it’s a better choice than a strait shot of poison. I’m all for diluting the formulated poisons fed our pets with veggies. Better yet, feed them a natural diet of meat. We can eat the veggies. But how do we deal with a consumer-driven economy so dependent upon sickly humans? Their successful business model is carried over to our pets. Veterinarians warn us, “Don’t feed pets table scraps.” We’re scared into buying the billionaires’ feed formulations. Gawd only knows what’s in it…routinely imported by tanker from CHINA. When I was a kid we fed my dog chicken wings. Today it’s the most expensive part of a chicken and will likely be in short supply this Super Bowl Sunday (billions served! Millionaires became billionaires formulating human feed for the masses. That business model is exported around the word. Of course the billionaires prefer we all eat some veggies with his products. It keeps regulators off his back and public opinion from politicians. Tom could earn a good living as lobbyist for the meat or dairy industries. After all, his method is a compromise that keeps the meat & dairy billionaires in control. Tom maintains status quo. After all, most of America already eats veggies. Donald Trump himself would be proud of that deal…”give the masses what hey already have…some veggies.” That’s a politicians’ typical non-solution. Hmmmm.

                    Before attacking tiny pieces of the problem, it helps to see the root cause, not just symptoms.

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                2. Slider

                  Thank you for sharing your opinions. And for your advice. You must be very athletic and flexible – not many people can stick their head so far up their own backside. I’m impressed.

                  1. Fumbling Tom, your feeble attempt at a retort wasn’t witty or funny or informative. At best it exposes your limited ability to assert a point based on logic, fact, knowledge and circumstance. In short, your quiver is empty, your bow is unstrung. My reaction is to take pity…show mercy. You may go, Fumbling Tom.

                    Oh, Nancy made an interesting observation regarding your previous suggestion we eat our veggies. It’s worth following the exchange; it might inspire intellectual curiosity. Then again, perhaps not! For breakfast I’m having (cereal) groats with flaxseed, mixed berries, cinnamon, and a splash of molasses…yum. For lunch I’m thinking veggie stew.

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    2. Larry, there is no way they’d allow that on any sponsored network. You should see what happens when people have tried to talk about these things on the show The Doctors, it’s really pathetic. They allow one female doctor to speak about it but it’s coordinated in such a way that it’s not “too much.” I don’t watch the show, I just know this from watching youtube clips.

      1. Exactly, my point! But no doctor states the obvious. The media industry is fragmented fighting for advertising dollars. With the advent of the industrial revolution Americans have given up their independence to work “for the man”. Back then, that meant getting housing form employers. YOU were controlled. It was hard to go back to the farm and regain independence. Today, most Americans can’t even put a seed in the ground and grow corn, kale, or beets. Instead they watch media to wee what they are suppose to eat. “The man,” now billionaires, formulate human feed, maximized for profit, not nutritional content. And the networked s know who pays the bills. One would think we’d all starve to death if we didn’t get our daily doses of how to eat bacon with burgers. Each generation is more engrossed by media, more manipulated by advertisers. The best psychiatrists work on Madison Avenue sharing how to appeal to consumers. And the best chemists formulate flavors to take the cost of “real” foods out of recipes. Nothing is waste din the manufacturing world. Waste is always analyzed to see if it can be slipped into human or animal feed to cut costs . If it doesn’t cause us to drop dead immediately, it has a shot at becoming “ingredient” Some fillers are labeled “cellulose,” for example. For breakfast I’m having “air fried” hashbrowns with green pepper, mushrooms, & onions, seasoned with garlic, parsley, S&P. It’s sooo good!
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    3. Larry, the only time I’ve seen Dr. G talk in interviews about our food or pharma industries or other diets, such as keto, it’s when he’s been asked a direct question about them. Otherwise, he stays in the positive energy, focusing on what the science says people should eat instead of what they shouldn’t.

      1. Fair enough, but the other side is insisting he’s wrong and we all need “protein” and lots of fat to burn body fat. Like Dr. Greger says, write a book about how healthy bacon and butter is and you’ve got a best seller. I know what Dr. Greger says and doesn’t say. My question is , “why?”

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            1. Nancy I don’t read for mistakes so didn’t notice the spelling. As to “why”, the unanswered qustion suggests the obvious answer fits…They are told/limited according to a network decreed script. I wouldn’t let anyone attack my source of money. it’s only human.

              1. Larry, you are right.

                If Dr Greger wants to get back on the shows and gain an audience, he will not go there arrogantly.

                He will win more of an audience that way.

                I feel like he is big picture-oriented. He wants to help as many people as possible.

                For instance, lots of people boycott Facebook and other social media sites, but he wants to be everywhere.

                Confrontation is a political process, which Dr Greger has done against the industries, but he will get more fans being friendly. He is trying to earn the right to speak into people’s lives.

                Dr Barnard is another one who does it well. Polite as all get out with people, but tenacious as pit bulls, both of them.

                1. Good point, Nancy. I just wish we were in the loop and could listen in while Kelly’s 3rd assistant to the director’s gopher instructs guests on what’s off topic.

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                2. Deb, assuming you are the authorized spokesperson for all-things “Dr. Greger.,” I’ll accept your words reflect his feelings correctly. That being said, it warms my heart Dr. Greger is so genuinely gentle.. I like touchy-feely, I’m just not good at it. When the lions and hyenas are slashing and dicing each other the wise choice is to take cover. If you are a lion or hyena, it helps to be the best slicer and dicer. If you are in the game it’s best to play by the same rules. You don’t win a chess tournament following rules for checkers. “Timid” works great ..in the favor of the meat & dairy industries. Being respectful and kindly, even “civil” to heart surgeons only gives then credibility. Less is more, for the hyenas.

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  5. Love that you take about including what is healthy to crowd out the unhealthy foods without getting into the debate of what those foods are! Well Done and Bravo!

    1. The pro keto and pro meat & dairy hustlers don’t mind “debating nutrition.” “Head in the sand” presentations of plant foods does little except lets shows like “Kelly & Ryan,” and their networks, and the meat & dairy sponsors (advertisers) get to point to Dr. Greger-type ambiguous presentations and claim, “we provided air time for the vegan nuts!” “Consumers decide in the marketplace.” Thanks for nothing.

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      1. Slider,

        Dr Greger is the sun with the people and he is only the wind when it is against Big Pharma, Big Food industry, Big Medicine, Big Tobacco.

        The masses take their “anti-vegan” coats off when the sun comes out.

    2. Meat & dairy eaters and keto worshipers agree with you. The rest of the population thinks some veggies protect then from any meat issues.. Besides how else can they get their needed protein?

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      1. The problem is that the scientific evidence does not conclusively prove that so-called vegan diets are the healthiest. Unplanned ‘vegan’ diets are typically deficient in certain nutrients. Also most dietary guidelines around the world ignore (or recommend against) supplement use. Consequently, a healthy unsupplemented diet as recommended in various international and national dietary guidelines must include some animal foods to ensure people obtain an adequate supply of B12, zinc, vitamin D etc. The question then becomes how much and what type? Nobody knows for sure (although the US guidelines have long attempted to provide indications of average requirements for individual nutrients).

        Dr Greger has built his reputation on basing his recommendations on what the science shows. That is why he does not advocate so called ‘vegan’ or ‘vegetarian’ and has long been on record as stating that many of them are unhealthy (this presentation below is from 2003)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ibPqDPEF4U&t=12s

        This is why he recommends a whole food plant based diet not a ‘vegan’ diet.

        1. Tom, imagine you are facing me. I slowly slip a rubber glove on my right hand and then slowly move it towards your face. Hand in front of your face I place it squarely on your face and start to close, squeezing flesh and muscle and bone. In my grip you mumble unintelligly …probable, something like “ That feels good…don’t stop.” So I ablidge. While your enjoying your experience and I have your full attention I explain….B-12 is abundantly available in nature, but Americans have isolated themselves from nature and it’s B-12 carrying bacteria. In our artificial environment, one of our few contacts with bacteria is infested raw processed, drenched in feces, animal flesh. Agreed, that meat contamination is one source of B-12. So is scratching your rectum! I prefer an occasional B-12 tablet. Don’t deprive me of that, Tom.

          “Around the world” as you stipulate, most folks eat very little animal flesh. They are too poor. Nor can they purchase whatever “supplements” you deem warranted, Tom.

          Dr. Greger doesn’t confide in me but I’m sure he’s aware of the harm done to humanity from meat & dairy consumption. He talks openly about how his granny almost died from meat & dairy consumption…in fact that experience steered him into medicine (thank you, Granny.) I can’t vouch for the accuracy of Wikipedia, but it states Dr. Greger is “vegan.” My guess is vegan is closer to the truth than, say, “devout carnivore.” Chew on that awhile and told you thought while I sanitize my right hand. You are free to walk around unattended but please be careful where your mind wanders. I buy rubber gloves in volume at Costco.

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          1. Many ‘vegan’ diets are unhealthy. It’s a fact, sorry. And yes, supplements are unaffordable or unavailable in many countries (and perhaps to poor people in all countries). That’s precisely why no dietary guidelines anywhere in the world recommend ”vegan’ diets. Fanciful analogies and stories can’t obscure this.

            I have absolutely no doubt that Dr Greger is himself a vegan. However, he nowhere states (to my knowledge) that the evidence conclusively shows that a 100% plant whole food diet is the heathiest. Because it doesn’t. If you have scientific evidence that it does, I and indeed everybody here would love to see it.

            1. Frankly, Fumbles, supplements aren’t needed in third-world countries. Whole-grain plant food might be in short supply but why replace the real thing with supplements?

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          2. I doubt if that is true if by ‘many’ you mean to imply ‘some’ or even ‘most’. If by ‘many; you mean literally ‘many’ then that would be equally true of ‘some’ poor families combined in first world and second world countries too. I know of folks who eat unhealthily and they claim to be “vegan”, implying they don’t eat meat & dairy. Eating healthily excludes processed foods and bottled oils along with the meat & dairy. I suppose with imagination even that approach could be sabotaged. Eating processed foods and oils, even plant-based oils does not qualify as eating healthily. Folks who understand nutrition are saying they eat clean when they say thy are “vegan.” The rest have a ways to go education-wise. Until then you can argue there are unhealthy vegans. By your measure there are fat vegans, too, which informed, knowledgeable vegans are aware. My personal pet peeve is emaciated vegans. For example medical doctors who believe all species of animal life have a known, limited number of heartbeats and for that reason avoid exercise for fear of running out of heart beats before reaching their advanced years. As a result their muscles athrophy away and make us he-man types sound silly announcing we are “vegan.” No one kicks sand in my face but that’s the image projected and the reason many oppose a healthy starch-based diet. Body image is everything in a superficial society. Looking at your photo you’d make a great poster boy for emaciated vegan. I guess you prove eating meat and dairy don’t insure a strong, attractive muscular body without exercise.

            I don’t see research papers as “100% proof,” of much nutritiously because so many are funded by corporations expecting results sup-poring their marketing plans. The acid test, that vegan is the way to go is experience, for one criteria. I have seen convincing research, some from Dr. Greger. The real test is by examining a population, like the USA, full of obesity and disease. Any number of medical doctors have demonstrated for decades that by removing meat & diary and processed foods & bottled oils, their patients are cured of heart disease and diabetes and protected from many, if not most cancers. These folks switching to clean vegan regains their health getting them off drugs. I’m talking long term. Not even Dr. snOz tells his heart patients, “You need to eat more meat & dairy.

            The delima in examining countries around the world is their diets are rapidly changing. For example, before 1980, rural Chinese ate a simple clean rice diet, little or no meat. They were healthy. Today KFC is the fastest growing franchise in China, and it’s people’s health had crashed inversely proportional to the rate of Western diet acceptance. A African medical doctor in my home town tells ne that in her homeland, Nigeria, she was not taught to diagnose, or treat heart disease because no one ever gets it. When I pressed her she admitted she heard of one case in Nigeria during her entire time practicing medicine. She said no one could diagnose it at first. It took them awhile o figure out it was heard disease. Sure anyone can screw up a simple vegan diet, just eat processed foods and use bottled oils, and get fat. Or don’t exercise and look malnourished and emaciated. I prefer to eat clean, bike ride, rollerblade, ski, and weight train. What’s your excuse?

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              1. Fumbling Tom, again, I wrote a pretty lengthy detailed outlook oh our favorite topic. I exposed my very soul but the only comment you can produce is a snide one. I’m starting to suspect you were raised by a grandmother without benefit of a “male role model” as we cleverly phrase it today. Still, I’ll address our concern. My home has but one mirror. It was attached to the bathroom door. I use it once a day to place my contact lenses (unless I wear glasses). I shave in the shower without benefit of a mirror. As a kid I was intrigued by my blind uncle. I admired him and how observational he was. If I were narcissistic, I’d line the walls with mirrors to enjoy the view other see. Instead, unaided by seeing my reflection, I wet my hair in the morning, pat down the stay straw sticking out (as best can,) and start my day, never seeing that mirror again until evening when I remove my vision-enhancing lens’s. Some days I forget to pat down the clumpy hair so likely amuse others. Please don’t hate be because I’m bootiful.

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              2. Serious question, Fumbling Tom, can you do ONE girl-pushup? That would be from your knees, not toes.
                And I’m curious, why do you wear the same shirt every day? Is it your favorite? Change it up occasionally, wear a sweatshirt with something crazy on it like, “I eat veggies with my meat.” And if you crack a smile, that’s OK too. Ta ta

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                1. Mr. Sent from Mail for Windows 10:

                  Won’t your caretaker let you read and comment on more up-to-date videos? Or are you forever stuck with Kelly and Ryan?

                  Isn’t your leash long enough for you to head over to today’s new blather regarding butter?

                  :-)

                  1. Not sure who you are directing your inquiry to but folks here are commenting because Dr. Greger was on television. If you seek a better understanding of “butter” than Kelly is offering, I suggest you check out Nutritonfacts.org. It has actual science. Kelly’s into a healthy lifestyle so I doubt she’s into butter. It might be a good choice for you though. Keto worshipers even put butter in their coffee. There’s a competetive eater, “Furious Pete” who eats sticks of butter. He’s about 35 and is battling “testicular cancer” Pete believes butter is a healthy food group. No one here needs to follow Kelly’s promotion of butter and you certainly don’t need anyone’s permission to watch her.

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                    1. OMG, Slider……you really don’t understand, do you! Are you aware that NF offers NEW videos every few days? The one I’m referring to is about butter! There are several comments already. I was trying to be helpful in expanding your horizonsJ!J

                      I was wondering why you hadn’t ventured over there….to the “new” video….or if you’ll always hang out here, at this K/R/Dr.G. video—-sort of like an earth-bound ghost.

                      Maybe you really ARE a newbie to this site! There’s lots to explore, if you know how to look around.

                    2. I watched the HF butter video this morning. So? Why think I need to venture out? Why suggest I need to comment on every new video? Why YOUR concern (“help?”) No, I’m not a newbie. I’m shocked I’m even allowed to post. I was banned several years ago so hadn’t posted since…until Kelly Rippa…I posted first, only afterwards realizing it’s a Dr. Greger message board. Frankly, I don’t know how I feel about continued contributions. It’s possible (likely?) Thea will get be banned again…maybe my posts were a back door way of posting. I don’t want to defy the wisdom of NF and Thea in not wanting my presence,. I don’t want to make her cry again. I get unfairly labeled as a bully. I can post elsewhere and not be censored like I am on NF. Today I am home. It’s minus 30 degrees outside (windchill) and my vehicle’s battery has the flue. I’m warming it now. Bottom line, when ,y presence is known the block will likely be reset for another five years. No hard feelings. I support Dr. Greger and use his material, logic, and my humor to b-slap low_IQ carnivors. We don‘t always agree but then, I am not privy to his inner world and future goals.

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                    3. Interesting! So you were banned, huh? Talk about living dangerously! Thus explains the “Sent from Mail for Windows 10.” Your other address (IP, they call it?) would show up otherwise (?)

                      Naw….I agree there’s no need to mouth off at every one of his videos. The “usual suspects” do get a kick out of it, I guess. A sort of “we’re all in this together” thing. :-)

                      (I didn’t know Thea was banned. Hard to believe. Thought she left on her own.)

                    4. Nope, didn’t mean to imply she was banned. I was BANNED because Thea misunderstood me. You can imagine that, can’t you? Oddly, I just posted directly and it worked. Maybe Dr. Greger needs me to do the heavy carrying. At last, I’m needed.

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                    5. Okay, I read this wrong: “It’s possible (likely?) Thea will get be banned again…maybe my posts were a back door way of posting.”

                      Somehow I overlooked the “be.” (You of course meant to write “me.”)

                      Oh my….life does have its little dramas, doesn’t it! :-)

                    6. I need to find a new spellchecker. Mine keeps substituting words. Seemingly they change right when I click “post message”. It works better if I manually correct. I go a little slower and see if I can make spellcheck behave.

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                  2. YR, as for your metaphors, I think it best to be more direct so others have a hint what you are meaning. Dr. Greger chose to republish an older video. Followers enjoyed watching and discussing it (some not so much). Kelly & Ryan have current videos, and anyone can watch. So does Dr. Greger. Last statistic I heard cited a billion videos published each year. So no leach is long enough to reach them all. But you are welcome to reach out to any and all you choose. Butter’s not my thing so if you have something to actually say, let er rip. Just be more direct and speak clearly.

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  6. Getting the word out! I never watch these morning shows (meditating for my telomeres instead…) because they are usually pretty dopey.
    This was great. Dr. G is a really cool dude.

  7. hello to you Dr Greger,
    just wanted to say that you are one of a kind,i have read your book how not to die and now i am reading it again,i do encourage everyone to read it ,
    i am a strict vegan man and i am enjoying a very healthy life,i just want to ask you why some doctors recommend eating eggs knowing that eggs cause harm to humans ,is this a misleading claim?and why they do it ?
    i thank you so much for what you do ,,,,george

    1. George,

      The egg industry did studies which made things tricky for doctors to understand.

      Back, around his mammogram series, he talked about doctors not understanding statistics.

      It was the vast majority of doctors who don’t understand statistics from their own fields and the ones who were the most confident got the wrong answers at a higher level so they didn’t know that they didn’t know.

      I can’t remember the exact percentage. It was in the 90% range, something like 93% or something.

    2. Why do doctors still recommend eggs? They don’t keep up with research and/or are swayed by skewed research as outlined in the following videos by NFO:
      https://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-cholesterol-patently-false-and-misleading-claims/
      https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-the-egg-board-designs-misleading-studies/
      https://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-cholesterol-size-matter/
      Glad you’re questioning some of the pseudo science out there!

    3. The egg industry has a lot of money for marketing and research. Also many doctors rely on the expertise of Registered Dietitians (RD) for specific nutritional advice or they read carefully designed industry funded studies published in the professional journals.

      An example of how the egg industry tries to influence doctors’ view is this article in WebMD – a site targeting both patients and doctors. This is by a well-known RD (who also has a master’s degree in pubilic health) whose articles are widely published in various magazines and journals. This article lauds the supposed health benefits of eggs. In fact it reads like a marketing release from the egg industry. However neither WebMD or the author disclose anywhere that she is in fact associated with the American Egg Board.
      https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/good-eggs-for-nutrition-theyre-hard-to-beat#1
      https://www.webmd.com/kathleen-m-zelman
      https://www.aeb.org/images/PDFs/AboutAEB/AEB_Annual_Report_2017.pdf

  8. Hmmm….. i’d be interested in knowing if the producers of the show told Dr. G not to talk badly about meat and dairy? It always disappoints me when I modern day Plant Based Diet guru’s get on National TV, but seem to have to tone down their message. I’m looking forward to the day when someone gets on National TV and states that animal based foods are the # 1 cause of death and disease in America. Thats really what American’s need to hear.

    1. Dr. McDougall tones his message way down, too. Apparently, selling your soul to the TV devil is part of the on-air deal. These doctors know their place. Since corporate America is owned by billionaires, nonsense about eating a starch-based diet will be permitted to remind us there are fringe groups, “food police” trying to not only take your guns, but your triple by-pass bacon burger, too. Don’t blame Dr. Greger. His only alternative (right now) is to obey the system.

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  9. Well presented, Dr. Greger, you seem pretty comfortable on camera, bet you’ll be invited back. Your foods looked appetizing and you handled the jibe well.

  10. Ha Ha! You rock Dr. Greger- my kind of Super Hero! We done. Loved your sense of humor and how made it so accessible to the viewers. Well done!

    A proud and healthy MONTHLY supporter of Nutritionfacts.org

    1. The viewers are pondering, “how much broccoli do I eat with my triple-bypass bacon burger for best protection.”

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    1. So, you are thinking Dr Greger’s message will balance Rachael Ray saying, “My husband loves bacon with his sausage gravy & biscuits.” I doubt it. TV is a constant source of “permissions” for the masses to eat like pigs. The USA has “food deserts” populated by obese men, women, and children. How did Dr. Greger balance that? Ours is a consumer-based economy. Sickly you are easily worth a quarter-million dollars to the economy. Healthy you are worthless.

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    2. Not the most intelligent discussion I’ve heard from Dr. Greger or from a kindergartner for that matter. Above average for Kelly Ryan and their audience though. Thanks for putting up with it Doctor, and doing what you can to educate MacDonald’s Base.

  11. This was a wonderful presentation! Dr. G. always seems to make such good sense and he does it with humor and finesse! Not stuck on himself at all.

    1. The irony is lots of TV and movie personalities eat “clean,” starch-based. But on-air, it’s all business…they all love bacon and they all feel better eating keto. I notice periodically, when the fatty meat & bacon dishes are demonstrated on national TV, very often the slim hostess avoids tasting the nasty foods. It’s the fat ones who pig out talking with their mouth full.

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    2. I totally agree Joan Belson, Dr G did a marvelous job! For the teeny time slot he was given, Dr G got in all the major points. No need to get combative, or provocative like one or two other well-known plant docs (who, as a wfpb eater for years I totally dismiss/ignore) If I get hit by a bus, fine, I live well until that time, and I die with a clear conscience that I did my best to avoid contributing to the evils of the meat/dairy/ egg industry.

    1. Find him some sponsors…let’s see, you can call the grocery stores…hmmm, na…maybe the meat companies? No? Drugs? Probably not. How about dairy? Nope. A health-food store? I doubt it. Let’s switch jobs, you find the advertisers and I’ll start working on the script.

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  12. This is do great Dr. Greger! That’s what you need to bring the message home, national TV! I’m so happt and greatful for what you do! You are the reason why I’m healthy now! I had all kinds of chronic diseases and no more! God bless you!

    1. Michael was a Super bowl linebacker. He loved crushing quarterbacks. He says nothing about Kelly. Job security.

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    2. Poor Kelly, she eats healthy but works in a corrupt industry. She was showing loyalty to her employer and their sponsors. Can you guess who that is?

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  13. LOVE to see the great Dr G. on morning public tv shows. Always brilliant and endearing with a clear message of hope for all the non WFPB eaters of the world. You go Dr Greger! Keep on inspiring the masses to give real food a try!

    1. Dr. Greger is preaching to the choir. Evangelist Bob Harrington, often went into the bars on Bourbon Street to talk with the “working girls.” He was criticized for going into that dirtied environment. When he ask why he did it he replied, “That’s where the sinners are.” Dr. Greger, and his cohorts don’t need to convert us, he’s preaching to the choir. He belongs in those houses of ill-repute where the sinners lurk.

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  14. I applaud Dr. G for being able to remain calm and flip it on Kelly. “Hit by a bus”. What a stupid way to introduce one of our rarest gems.

    See, I don’t have the personality to think of responses like that. My first reaction would be something like “So Kelly, do you teach your kids to live with no rules, go out and party, be promiscuous and do drugs, bc there’s always that chance they may die in an accident on the way to school?”

    I can’t tolerate people like her. And it infuriates me that people like this have top rated TV shows. Absolutely zero depth.

  15. Enjoyed it even more a year later.

    Interestingly to me, I watched it and can see how far off my brain still is. I don’t notice it all the time, taking in information and then seeing it again later, I can see that I have such big processing problems.

    It was as different the second time as when I first saw the Flashback Friday intro, I only saw flying shapes and heard monkey sounds.

    I am not sure that I should be sharing so much because I don’t know how to know when I am far off or not.

    I still can’t post with my computer and I can’t process whether my computer got banned or not. My cell phone is still posting, in case you tried to ban me and I keep posting.

    I would just move over to the YouTube channel.

    1. The probem is that the YouTube video comment pages are infested by vicious trolls. Fortunately, the trolls don’t often come here.

      However, I usually watch the videos on YouTube. The videos here have never played on any of the 4 laptops i have used over the last 3 years and I refuse to alter my computer settings just for one website even if it is NF.

  16. Dr. Greger did a great job as always but do you think Kelly really is as uninformed and ditzy as she came across? Why does she have to act like a Barbie doll without a brain? I find it insulting. The rest of the world can handle intelligent well-informed women, thank you very much.

    1. Laurie, thank you. It’s nothing short of disrespectful. That’s because people like her do zero to prepare for Dr. G so she has to use childish tactics to defend her love of animal foods. But sadly, enough Americans must find her entertaining and keep her in business. It’s always about her. Her husband must be so over her at this point.

      1. Kelly is the networks spokesperson on this particular show. The network won’t survive advertising whole grains, flaxseed, and cabbage.

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        1. Yeah but I don’t mind an intelligent debate if she wants to support Keto and challenge Dr G. But instead, she could only use 2nd grade tactics bc she’s ignorant on health topics.

          1. There’s no advantage for Kelly to challenge, or debate Dr. Greger on keto. She’s already won. Her fans are on her side without a single argument. He has the hard sell. She just holds her audience with a little humor. No need fpr Kelly to work any harder. She followed up with a show on keto. That was her rebuttal. Dr. Greger has no national venue viewed by poor folks to go another round. The battle is hers to lose.
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            1. No sh$@. Ever hear of a rhetorical question? You should learn about that so you could identify when people pose these types of questions and you don’t have to answer the question with your extremely cynical view of the world. I could tell your an unhappy guy.

              1. I haven’t shared my view of the world. Not sure I could form one. My views of nutritional science, “keto diets” and the “timid” nature of pro “vegan-starch-based nutrition” doctors is well formed. It’s not likely to change based on your views.

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      2. I’m thinkin “girl talk.” Do you have any complaints about Kelly’s makeup? Since you’ve gravitated in that direction (quite naturally, I suspect,) I noticed Kelly looking much older than I though she was. She looks frail and “all bone & skin” like my beloved “Princess” (cat) when her kidneys failed. We saved her with months of IV’s and loving attention. She’s healthy and happy today…hmmm, is that “girl talk” or “kitty talk?” Well, Casper, I’ll leave you here with the ladies. I have man-stuff to do. Ta ta

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    2. I think Kelly was just attempting to be as “personality-kid” as Dr. G. Trying to make the show interesting, etc.

      I noticed poor Ryan looked a little left out. Probably couldn’t get a (“clever”) word in edgewise, is all. :-)

        1. Yes but breakfast tv isn’t the place for intelligent debate. They have a target audience after all – and they aren’t PhDs I’m guessing.

      1. I actually thought that Ryan seemed more interested in what Dr. Greger was saying than Kelly. My opinion of Kelly aside, she seemed to have a wall up and almost defensive body language, to me anyway.

    3. Kelly works for the network. The majority of advertising dollars come from meat & dairy, and drugs & processed foods, plus hospitals. They don’t many cabbage commercials. Check out the Super Bowl and tell me where their money comes from. Kelly is a company woman.

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    4. “do you think Kelly really is as uninformed and ditzy as she came across? Why does she have to act like a Barbie doll without a brain?”

      Yes, I do. Anyone who would support the ban of a breed of dog (a crusade which resulted in loving fur family members being torn from their homes, sent to “shelters,” and eventually put to death) as she did, based on the type of human ignorance that is more justifiably described as stupidity, is certainly as uninformed and so on as they seem to be.

  17. It’s frightening isn’t it Casper? Shows like this are brain-numbing, including Dr Oz. Don’t know how people can watch long enough to make it to the first commercial break.

    1. I mean, at least OZ is actually intelligent (despite the fact that he never challenges any guests which I can’t stand about him)

      1. “Intelligence” isn’t a benefit to snOz. He’s motivated by the same money as Kelly Rippa. The corporation dictates talking points, not TV personalities. And advertising dollars dictate the talking points be about bacon and cheese. Dr. Greger is highly limited by his “freedom” to talk at will while a “guest” on national TV. Unfortunately, free TV is where the poor pople of this country get their nutritional guidance.

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        1. I’d normally agree. But how is it that Stork did a 180 and pushing plant based nutrition? I mean, nutrition is just a tiny part of K&R show. Stork it’s basically everything.

    1. Larry, why would you post this? I was just calming down. And I have to hear this chic again “Can you drink wine and alcohol on Keto?” Would somebody FIRE HER already? I’m doing something wrong in life. Salivating over Keto. And this guest “I’ve tried everything”. Uh, no, ya haven’t. It’s called a plant-based diet. Many variants to choose. They’ll all help you lose weight AND be healthy. Unlike the scam you’re following.

      Anyway, hats off to her. She’s making money, right? Persuading more ignorant victims?

      1. LOL, calm down. I “follow” all food scams. That doesn’t mean I participate, promote, or even advocate them. My interest is exposing keto. I work harder than all of you. I get down in the dirt with those misled souls.

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        1. I was actually siding with you and being jokey. You’re too serious, and I know you weren’t supporting it.

          To say you work harder than all of us is silly. You have no clue what any of us do.

          1. I know what I do. And I read lame comments here, like yours, pondering why Kelly “doesn’t understand nutrition.” Again, her paycheck is from advertising. What’s to understand? I bet I place links to the various doctors infinitely more than you. You show little understanding of the business world…which is “the other side.” If you want “silly.” Look in a mirror.

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            1. LoL. Wow. Nobody was attacking you dude. Take yourself less seriously. You have no idea who I am and the depth of my knowledge or business I’m in.

              1. No one said anyone was attacking me. But it’s you saying I am “too serious”. It’s you mistaking me for a keto worshiper and you not understanding Kelly’s loyalty to her network and the sponsors who pay the bills. And it’s you who claims you are doing a load of work supporting healthy whole plant nutrition. Do you understand Kelly isn’t ditzy? She’s cleverly attacking what Dr. Greger is offering to appease her employer. Millions of employees are in a similar position. But when doctors get on national TV they tone down the message. That meekness serves the meat & dairy industry well. They could stick together and not fold…let the networks do without their input and attack from outside. That’s better than being used within. Stand tall…proud!

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                1. I re-read and now I know why you think I’m attacking yuh. When I said “Unlike the scam you’re following” I was acting like I was taking to the Simply Keto lady, including the few lines prior. A misunderstanding. When I seemed upset in the beginning asking “why did you post this?” I was assuming you were a Plant based guy and saying it lightly.

                  I get the whole biz aspect. You’re not saying anything new. We in the plant based community understand this sad fact.

                  Yes, they’re having Dr G on allowing him to discuss an alternative to what the network may normally get excited about. However, Kelly asking air-headed questions has nothing to do with a networks agenda. That’s just her own immaturity and lack of capacity to ask intelligent questions. If she wanted to keep with the networks agenda she could simply challenge Dr G’s points in a more intelligent way. And she does this all the time. She’s a high-paid bimbo. Nothing wrong with saying that.

                  1. Fair enough. But you keep saying “attack.” I haven’t accused or complained. And I don’t see Kelly as a bimbo. She’s a highly seasoned TV personality. She knows how to move and manipulate audiences. She knows who pays her bills…and it’s not Dr. Greger.
                    I’ve been vegan for over 30 years. Fasted 28 days once..so I cringe when the new generation talking about keto, fasting, and other nonsense. They all pretend they are in ketosis from eating meat and drinking bottled oil but few are. It’s just an excuse to eat fatty meat guilt free. I explain they plug their rectum with meat and then lubricate it using the bottled oil. That’s sincerely why the oil is “required” for keto…to help avert constipation. To me, “keto: is soul food rebranded. (The fatty meat part) And African-Americans women are the fattest, most sickly segment of our population. How ironic, we’ve become a nation of “food deserts” with obese folks populating the deserts. How can that be? Again, it’s about money. Declare a poor section/area as a “food desert” and taxpayer funding is shaken lose and local politicians can get votes coming through for the underfed (but somehow overweight).
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                    1. Now you’re starting to sound like a radical leftist. LoL. Ok man. You have a lot of bottled up stuff. GL with that.

                    2. See? Again, Gomer…errr, I mean Gomez, now you call me a “racist” for citing the statistics and calling it what it is. As long as folks like yourself take the most traveled road, and are politically correct, African-American women will be exploited by politicians and the medical industry for their respective personal gain. What is “soul food?” Slave masters controlled the food available to formerly free enslaved Africans. They went from eating high off the hog to fatty meat scraps like pig knuckles, oxtail, and hog jowl! That fatty meat is ground zero for “keto”. It’s why African-American women today are the most unhealthy group in the country. And I’m not suppose to see it because of your blindness? Well, Gomer,…err, I mean Gomez, I see what is, not what your PC brain is allowed to filter. Minorities are used in this country even more than the majority. If I don’t speak out, who will? Africans aren’t sickly, but African-American women have the highest death rate for new-born babies in the USA. Even you can’t imagine it’s genetic? Politically, their plight is labeled as “poor medical care.” But any society whose medical industry operates under the mantra, “standard of care,” isn’t treating dietary causes of diseases. They are avoiding liability lawsuits, and profiting from the populations nutritional ignorance. But to simplify, in your words, I’m a racist. African-American women even pour hot bacon grease on their collard greens! Are you in a culture that traditionally eat unhealthy foods? Your lucky I even share with you. Otherwise your thoughts would be limited to, “Hmmm, I wonder if Kelly does keto.” I’ve given you several opportunities to expand your view of the dietary problems in the USA and each time you internalize it and take offense. Maybe you should refocus and dedicate yourself to the internet chatter about Kelly? I think that’s a natural for you…less taxing. Ta ta Sent from Mail for Windows 10

      2. Casper, I wouldn’t expect much more from Kelly. She has also supported the cruel and barbaric ban on pit bulls in the past which was a beyond moronic thing to do and resulted in loving animals being stolen from their families, sent to cages, and finally killed. She’s an idiot.

    1. Aurelia, ignore Slider’s rude and senseless comment. He’s been essentially trolling under this video. I hope you get a response by someone who can give you legitimate information. I would also talk to your doctor and see if there is a safe way to test to see if you’re able to get off of it safely. And if you haven’t already, I highly suggest Dr. Greger’s book “How Not To Die.”

  18. What? You didn’t include sweet potatoes, in your recommendations? Well, I guess that it’s all for the best. After all, if half of the people who watch that program, were to go out to buy them, that very day, I might not be able to supply my one-a-day habit. All in all, a nice bit of pr; I hope people were actually listening.

  19. You were great as always Dr G but this just reinforced why I don’t watch TV… “So what if we get hit by a bus”??? DUH!!! Speechless.

  20. Loved the video. Would love to hear a whole video on using mushrooms to replace bone broth.
    Bone broth is a favourite of the fasting community and mushrooms would provide a great vegan alternative.

    Thanks
    Barry

    1. Bone broth has nothing to do with fasting. What “fasting community” are you talking about? Is it anything like the vegan, or carnivore communities?

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    2. I would check out the videos pertaining to bone broth on NF.org. Huge lead concern. Considering, too, that it’s been mentioned that we’re more likely to absorb heavy metals on an empty stomach (mentioned in another video here but can’t remember which one for the life of me), I would imagine it might be especially bad to ingest bone broth during any kind of fasting.

  21. Dr. Greger, my daughter and I are huge fans and I bought your books for our family at Christmas! (We love them and we also subscribe to your videos!) You did a fabulous job on this segment I hadn’t seen previously. I love how you hit all the important points and covered them in your usual humorous way!! Great job!!! Keep on spreading the great news!

  22. Tomorrow I’m planning to confront my grandmother about going on a plant based diet to reverse her heart disease. She’s already had a heart attack and claims she’s tired of feeling this way and her doctors and cardiologist aren’t doing shit for her, so I’m going to tell her the truth unlike the people who are payed to do so. If she decides to reject the cure for her disease, her cause of death will not be heart disease, it will more accurately be suicide for choosing to keep the disease instead of living a happy lifestyle.
    If you shoot yourself in the face, your cause of death isn’t a gunshot wound to the head, it’s *suicide by gunshot to the head.*

    If she rejects my help her cause of death with be *suicide by willful heart disease.*

    I would like some genuine advice I can use to convince her. She can’t understand huge scientific words because English is her second language. I’m seeing her tomorrow. Thanks a lot!

    1. Jakob, your post is so passionately snd eloquently written, I am sure your grandmother will at the very least see the confidence you have in plant based eating. Under ‘Heart Disease’ there are many many videos that you might consider watching together. I believe you can set the language in google/youtube settings too if that would be helpful. In this video Dr Greger tells of the success of his own grandmother who suffered from heart disease. Best of luck to you both Jakob!

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h3rxX0UAiso

    2. Good for you, Jakob! And great point. I like Barb’s advice and would just basically elaborate off of that in saying that maybe you could tell her what you’ve learned and offer to help answer questions or translate and explain anything she might not understand or anything she’s curious about. I also like the idea of sharing with her the story of Dr. Greger’s grandmother as it might really inspire her.
      I would explain to her how it is possible to heal herself but she has to take the responsibility and not rely on her doctors or anyone else to do it for her.

      1. Her language is Portuguese. She can easily understand someone but forgets words here and there and definitely won’t understand scientific literature. I haven’t watched forks over knives but I’ve watched what the health. Do you recommend I watch it before showing her? Thanks a lot. This isn’t just for saving her– it’s for the others that will be affected by her story as well.

        1. They came out with another documentary recently which I really want to see but have watched yet, called “Eating You Alive” or at least I believe that’s the title. It had the general message of a whole foods plant based diet and was evidence-based from what I saw about it in preview.

    3. Jakob, Good luck with your talk with your grandmother. I haven’t had success on numerous occasions, starting with my own mother. She took several meds, including for high blood pressure, and suffered postural hypotension as a result. When I suggested she cut down on salt, she vigorously pooh-poohed the idea.

      I’ve also known 2 people who suffered heart attacks in their 60s; my suggestion that they look into a plant based whole food diet was waved away.

      On the other hand, my brother was quite a success; I’ve written about him before. 14 years ago, he was overweight and out of shape, and on several meds. He started exercising and eating a plant-based diet; he eventually lost 70 pounds and went off all his meds, including for diabetes, high BP, and high cholesterol. He’s now 70.

      Perhaps you could share the story of Dr. Greger’s own grandmother, who had suffered heart attack(s) and at age 65 was sent home from the hospital in a wheelchair to die. I forget the exact details, but she found Dr. Pritikin’s (?) program which included vegan eating and exercise in CA, flew out there to try it — and within 3 weeks was walking 10 miles! I think she lived another 30 years. It’s on this website and in his book, “How not to Die.”

      1. I’m doing just that. I made a short playlist of dr Gregors videos that she’ll understand and hopefully will inspire her to change for the better. We’re actually in Canada. Who knows, maybe she’ll end up on that program. Regardless, I’m doing my best to slowly and tactically convince her to go plant based. The playlist starts with “the sorry of nutritionfacts.org.”, the next video is “the philosophy of nutritionfacts.org”, and it finishes with “taking personal responsibility for your health.”
        If it works well I’m going to ask if she wants to watch a movie with me, that movie being the documentary “what the health.” Im aware that not everything in the film is 100% correct, but it’s accurate enough and forces one to open their eyes about the corruption in the industry which will hopefully get her to not leave 100% of her faith in her truly uneducated and sometimes corrupt doctors and her cardiologist. If you have any advice I’m all ears! I’ve only got a couple shots at it. But I’m ready to accept that she won’t accept help and not getting my hopes up. But I’m giving it a genuine effort. My motives are more for the story she will have afterwards if she goes plant based and gets cured rather than just her life. Imagine the lives (human and otherwise.) that will be improved or saved by her story indirectly.

        1. Great plan. I would definitely make sure you tell her about Dr. Greger’s grandmother’s story as well, maybe to start with. The reason I would want to do that if this were me, is that I think a lot of people are sold on the idea that diet doesn’t really matter and that there’s only so much we can do (she probably has her doctors actually telling her this if she’s asked them). I mean there are actually articles that tell people that diet can only lower a very small percent of cholesterol DESPITE the overwhelming evidence which shows that diet can be EXTREMELY impactful on cholesterol and is in fact key. So a lot of people are duped into believing they have no control and I personally think that some people PREFER to be duped like this because that makes them feel like they don’t have to be responsible for their health… but this isn’t true for everyone, I think most just feel hopeless over the general message of the pharmaceutical driven medical field. So I think the story of Dr. Greger’s grandmother serves as very quick, inspirational, and profound proof that we actually can prevent and reverse disease through diet and lifestyle.

          Anyone healing themselves through following a whole foods plant based diet definitely has an impact on others and the world around them and I’m sure your grandma will also be grateful for not having to feel horrible anymore as well, if she takes your advice.

  23. .
    COMMENTS ON THE NEW “QUIZ SHOW” FORMAT

    Thanks to Barb Leable for her excellent transcript– eventually, I stopped watching, and read her transcript with greater profit.

    Today’s “quiz show format” is an effort to reach the sofa-couch generation of video audiences– and more power to it, if that is what it takes. However, the only thing which I got from the latest episode is red cabbage provides as much nutritional benefit as berries for brain aging / inflammation control and cardio-vascular health. Apparently, presenter Kelly did not know that either, and we both are delighted to discover red/purple cabbage on a disciplined budget does as much good, at a fraction of the cost. So, I am glad I watched.

    Meanwhile, keep the flow of normal-format videos in production– they are priceless, and easily make their nutritional points with research from real, scientific authority.

      1. Actually, in one of the videos on here, I remember that turmeric can increase blood flow the same way exercise can but shouldn’t replace exercise. It could help when you can’t help but being sedentary though.

  24. “You’ll see the bus coming” haha! It’s great to see Dr. Greger getting more in the media, quite risky for the networks considering their sponsors. Clearly means he’s making bigger and bigger waves that they’d take the chance.

    And on a darker note… I have to say this… I thought “no, I won’t!” but it’s happening… I still just simply cannot stand Kelly Rippa for her past support of banning pit bulls, a ban which many know has resulted in beloved and loving fur babies being taken from their families and locked in horrible kennels as they awaited to be killed all out of human ignorance, to say the least. That is all I can see when I look at her now. Cannot stand her.

  25. Another inspirational and highly accessible presentation by Dr Greger…and so entertaining!! You’re amazing! And we appreciate you so much.

  26. Hello Dr. Greger,

    You are a trusted source if information and so I hope you will consider answering this question I have. Can we get a video on Time Restricted Eating otherwise known as Intermittent Fasting? Is it actually beneficial and should we be doing it?

    1. Marie, good news, he is coming out with videos on fasting! Apparently there will be lots of them. A lot of us have been anxiously awaiting them, but he said in one interview I recently saw, that they won’t be out before March 2019, so I’m HOPING they’ll be coming out very shortly.

  27. Hello, Dr. Michael Greger.
    My name is Valeri and from Bulgaria. From my friends i learn for you and your jobs. We buy your book “We can be healthy”. We want to advice from you. I have question for my mother Snejana. On 2011 year found her breast cancer. Doctors remove cancer and make chemo and beam therapy. To half of 2018 year everything was good,but then doctors find distracting everything on her body. I have result from scanner and PET-CT and i can sent to you if you want. Now my mom eat little foods and reduce her weight from 78kg to under 50kg. My mother some times puke and her general condition is not good. Also she broke hip joint on left leg. Her bones are too weak from therapy. Can you give to us advice what we do. Thanks to you in advance to spent time and cooperation. Wishes from sunny Bulgaria. With respect Valeri.

    1. Hi Valeri- I’m sorry to say we can’t address personal medical questions. I’m sad to hear of your mother’s illness. I’d urge you to discuss her condition with her doctors.

  28. Outstanding job Dr Greger representing WFPB movement and the data. Loved that you kept it at a very user friendly level. Very relatable. You help this movement so much. Forever grateful. Your grandmother is looking down from above and is certainly so very proud! Appreciation!

  29. Good interview!
    I don’t see a way to search for a specific topic on your site? Do you have any videos addressing Dr. Gundry‘s philosophy and lectins? What about lectins and gluten allergy in a whole foods plant-based diet where what you are recommending—the same diet I’ve been recommending for 35 years – includes whole grains as a major part of the calories? I find I do better without grains, as bad as I hate to admit it!!!!! Something I’ve fought for years with all of this Paleo craze. I would really like to know what you say about lectins.

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