In Dr. Greger’s new book How to Survive a Pandemic and our last COVID-19 Webinar, he marveled at the constellation of new consumer choices in the dairy and meat aisle helping to innovate us out of our precarious situation with regards to the pandemic threats posed by animal agriculture. Plant-based meats, milks, and egg products—as well as even more pioneering approaches involving cellular agriculture—could also offer enormous benefits for the climate crisis. But what are the nutritional and personal human health effects of eating products like Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger, or even actual animal products are grown without the animals?
Live Webinars with Dr. Greger
This 1.5-hour live webinar explained the rationale for Dr. Greger’s new vitamin B12 recommendations. He discussed the symptoms of B12 deficiency and explained how he arrived at what he considers the optimal dose of vitamin B12 supplements in children, adults, the elderly, and during pregnancy. He clarified why cyanocobalamin (not methylcobalamin) is the best type of vitamin B12 supplement and addressed the data suggesting B12 supplements cause acne, bone fractures, and lung cancer. He also covered the healthiest food sources of B12 for those that don’t want to take supplements.
In his 4-hour webinar on COVID-19 last month, Dr. Greger covered how we can best keep ourselves and our families safe from the coronavirus. He offered tips for optimal respiratory and hand hygiene, surface disinfection, proper mask usage, how to make his DIY sanitizer solution, sheltering-in-place, and what to do if you come down with the disease. Dr. Greger also discussed the source of the virus and how we can treat the cause and prevent future animal-to-human disease outbreaks. All of those topics have been now been turned into videos featured in this webinar and on NutritionFacts.org.
What is the best thing we can do to keep ourselves and our families safe from the coronavirus? Dr. Greger offers tips for optimal respiratory and hand hygiene, proper mask usage, how to make his DIY sanitizer solution, and how to prep for sheltering-in-place in case that becomes necessary. Dr. Greger also discussed the source of the virus and how we can treat the cause and prevent future animal-to-human disease outbreaks.
Given that high blood pressure and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption are among the most important stroke risk factors, you would assume those eating plant-based diets would be at significantly lower risk, just as they are with heart attacks. You might be surprised to learn that there had never been any studies on the incidence of stroke in vegetarians, though…until now. And if you think that is surprising, wait until you hear the results. Yes, they had lower heart disease risk as expected, but those eating meat-free diets appeared to have more stroke risk. If that is indeed the case, what might be the cause, and what can we do about it? Dr. Greger did a deep dive in a 2-hour live webinar on 2pm ET on February 19th, 2020.
The obesity epidemic exploded throughout the industrialized world in the late 1970s. What happened? Any potential driver would have had to be global in nature and coincide with the upswing of the epidemic. So how do the various theories stack up?
This is the third 3-hour webinar Dr. Greger offered on all the latest and greatest research on fasting. The first webinar covered intermittent fasting, time-restricted feeding, and water-only fasting for weight loss. The second webinar covered fasting for high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases, depression, irritable bowel disease, diabetes, and more. In this final webinar, Dr. Greger focused on fasting cancer as both an adjunct to chemotherapy and as a potential treatment in and of itself.
In a previous webinar, Dr. Greger covered intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating along with the safety and efficacy of water-only fasting for weight loss, but what about the use of fasting for the reversal of disease?
One of the most common questions we receive is about intermittent fasting, so Dr. Greger did a deep dive into the research. He covered the pros and cons of calorie restriction and water-only fasting for weight loss, alternate-day fasting, body fat, longevity and metabolic health, the 5:2 diet, fasting-mimicking diets, and time-restricted feeding – and hosted a Q&A at the end. The focus for this webinar was on weight control. The next fasting webinar covered water-only and Buchinger modified fasting for other conditions such as blood pressure, autoimmune disease, and cancer.
In Dr. Greger’s nutrition work, he’s used to sifting through mountains of data in the context of massive conflicts of corrupting commercial interests and so he thought he’d apply those skills to other important health issues. The use of cannabis, both edible and smokable, is one that we’ve gotten lots of questions about. Like in the field of nutrition, there’s gobs of internet misinformation floating around on all sides of the various debates, and so here’s your chance to cut through the haze and see what the science actually says.