Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger

By Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

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Have you ever wondered if there’s a natural way to lower your high blood pressure, guard against Alzheimers, lose weight, and feel better? Well as it turns out there is. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, founder of, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller “How Not to Die” celebrates evidence-based nutrition to add years to our life and life to our years.

Episode Date
Natural Dietary Remedies
There are some great alternatives to approaching some of the health problems that plague use. Today we look at natural remedies for insomnia and an enlarged prostate.
Sep 29, 2022
Optimal Evacuation
It’s a great feeling to evacuate our bowels successfully. Here are some ways to keep that smile on your face.
Sep 22, 2022
Plant vs. Animal Proteins
Do we get enough protein? Do we get too much? And how do plant and animal proteins differ?
Sep 15, 2022
Alzheimer’s Disease and How Not to Get It
You are not powerless in the face of this staggeringly common disease.
Sep 08, 2022
Saturated Fat and Fast Food
When you reach for that fatty, fried food, here is what actually happens inside your body.
Sep 01, 2022
Salt vs. Potassium
Too much salt in your diet? Not enough potassium? Welcome to the 99.99 percent club.
Aug 25, 2022
The Sketchy Supplement Industry
If you think you need to stock up on supplements, listen to this.
Aug 18, 2022
Preventing Hair Loss
There are a lot of remedies for hair loss out there. Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we bring you some solid fact-based research.
Aug 11, 2022
You Look Marvelous Just the Way you Are
Some personal care products may contain lead and intestines, potentially infected with mad cow disease.
Aug 04, 2022
The Link between Bovine Leukemia and Breast Cancer
That tall glass of milk may contain a virus that causes leukemia.
Jul 28, 2022
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 23
Today we learn about the health benefits of peanut butter, discover how to increase our life expectancy and look at cancer causing contaminants in medication and meat.
Jul 21, 2022
You Say Potato – Part II
This shape shifting vegetable has a very different nutritional profile depending on which kind you serve and how you serve it.
Jul 14, 2022
You Say Potato – Part I
They’re full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals. And how you cook them matters.
Jul 07, 2022
Vitamin C Power
Vitamin C has a benefit that may surprise you
Jun 30, 2022
Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Health
Flipping the switch on a better lifestyle.
Jun 23, 2022
Just Say No to Meth (ionine)
This kind of meth causes cancer tumors to grow.
Jun 16, 2022
Adding Years to Our Life
We haven’t discovered the fountain of youth, but we have found a very busy hormone that may hold a key to longer life.
Jun 09, 2022
Processed Meat and Cancer
You may never look at a hot dog the same way again.
Jun 02, 2022
Rate Your Diet
On a scale of 1 to 10, would you say you get a good score?
May 26, 2022
Personalizing Your Nutrition
It’s possible to design the right diet, but is it useful?
May 19, 2022
Q&A with Dr. Greger 7
Today, on the NutritionFacts Podcast, Dr. Greger answers your questions on a wide range of topics, while getting in his steps on his trusty treadmill.
May 12, 2022
Excuse Me, Your Gut Is Leaking
Many foods, drugs and beverages can disrupt the integrity of our intestinal barrier.
May 05, 2022
Extreme Weight Loss
And when we say “extreme”—we mean it.
Apr 28, 2022
Cancer and How Not to Get It
Today, on the NutritionFacts Podcast, we hear how to fight the hallmarks of cancer with food and lifestyle.
Apr 21, 2022
More on Fasting
Caloric restriction has its charms for many people. It also has a dizzying array of side effects.
Apr 14, 2022
Erectile Function and Dysfunction
Today, on the NutritionFacts Podcast, we explore foods that enhance male sexuality and fertility.
Apr 07, 2022
Controlling Arthritis
Fifty million people suffer from arthritis. Here are some ways to control the symptoms.
Mar 31, 2022
The Incredible Edible Onion
Today, on the NutritionFacts Podcast, we discover some of the health benefits of eating onions.
Mar 24, 2022
Bariatric Surgery vs. Diet
What if we could avoid invasive surgery to rearrange our gastrointestinal anatomy by eating right?
Mar 17, 2022
Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?
Many of us struggle with weight loss and turn to this surgery when diet and exercise don’t work.
Mar 10, 2022
3MCPD and Me
You’ll want to avoid this chemical contaminant and carcinogen that is found in many of the foods we eat.
Mar 03, 2022
A Gut Feeling
Today, on the Nutrition Facts Podcast, we discover why well-balanced gastrointestinal tract is key to our health and well-being.
Feb 24, 2022
Nutty About Nuts
We love them and here is why that’s a good thing.
Feb 17, 2022
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 22
Today, on the Nutrition Facts Podcast, we look at the effect of heavy metal music, the role that meat plays in triggering Parkinson’s, and the nutritional power of onions.
Feb 10, 2022
Magic Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushrooms provide some of the most amazing nutrients, not found anywhere else in the plant kingdom.
Feb 03, 2022
Q&A with Dr. Greger 6
Today, on the Nutrition Facts Podcast, I answer a wide range of nutrition questions on a recent episode of Facebook Live.
Jan 27, 2022
Toxic Mold and You
This is not the kind of mold you find in your basement. This is the kind you eat without knowing it.
Jan 20, 2022
There’s a Fungus Among Us
Lots of food contains mold toxins. Here’s how to avoid them.
Jan 13, 2022
Q&A with Dr. Greger 5
You have questions and I answer them with information on which foods contain potassium, whether plant-based iron is the best kind, and what to do about heartburn.
Jan 06, 2022
Dr. Greger on the “How to Be Good” podcast
There are lots of positive steps we can take in the world to live a more sustainable life. Dr. Greger explores a better way forward with Gareth and Anca Barrett.
Dec 30, 2021
Oats: Not Just for Horses
Oats are tasty, healthy, and good for our skin.
Dec 23, 2021
Without Consent
In 41 states in the U.S. medical students are legally allowed to practice pelvic exams on anesthetized women.
Dec 16, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 21
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast, we discover what emulsifiers do to our gut microbiome, learn about the magical powers of cumin, and hear about a very odd reaction to pine nuts
Dec 09, 2021
SIBO: Do You Have It? Do You Want It?
Is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth a thing?
Dec 02, 2021
A Doctor a Day Keeps the Apples Away
Physician heal thyself. Why most doctors don’t know more about how to prevent the number one cause of death in the U.S. today.
Nov 25, 2021
Statins Part II
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast, we use a new visualization tool to help us decide if we need to take statins.
Nov 18, 2021
Statins Part I
Make an informed choice about whether to take statin drugs.
Nov 11, 2021
Fun with Fermented Foods
These foods are rich in probiotics but some are better for you than others.
Nov 04, 2021
Doing the Moringa
Don’t try this at home. Today we look at the true health benefits of Moringa powder.
Oct 28, 2021
The Best Diet for Thyroid Function Part 2
More research on keeping our thyroids happy and healthy.
Oct 21, 2021
The Best Diet for Thyroid Function Part 1
How to take care of one of our most important organs — our thyroid.
Oct 14, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 20
Cannabis to treat IBD? The healthiest diet according to scientists? Statins that work in one study and not the other?
Oct 07, 2021
Lowering Metastasis Risk
Cancer is most deadly when it spreads. Today we look at the best diet to keep cancer in check.
Sep 30, 2021
Q&A with Dr. Greger 4
You throw a wide range of questions at me and I try and answer them while getting my steps in at the same time.
Sep 23, 2021
Fighting Depression
Humankind had been doing pretty well fighting the most common mental health disorder, until our diets took a hit.
Sep 16, 2021
Keeping It Clean and Healthy
Everybody does it. Or should. On a regular basis. But what’s the best and healthiest way to clean?
Sep 09, 2021
An Aspirin a Day?
Turns out there are better ways to ensure our health and well being.
Sep 02, 2021
Citrus Power
Want to boost your DNA repair, warm your hands, and avoid muscle fatigue? You’re in the right place.
Aug 26, 2021
One Bad Apple
Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we ask about the right fruit to eat, the best portion size, and how it should be served.
Aug 19, 2021
You Say Nitrates, I Say Nitrites
Turns out there are good nitrates and bad nitrites. Here’s the breakdown.
Aug 12, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 19
Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we take a look at a wide variety of topics including a condition known as syncope (fainting), how to prevent ulcerative colitis, and how to avoid repeat visits eating unhealthy hospital food.
Aug 05, 2021
Controlling Diabetes
Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we look at the best diet to optimize diabetes control and prevention.
Jul 29, 2021
Fatty Liver Disease and How Not to Get It
Most people have never heard of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease but it’s more common than you think.
Jul 22, 2021
What’s the Skinny on Kombucha?
It tastes like it might be good for you. But the truth is more complicated.
Jul 15, 2021
Let’s Call It…IBD
If you had inflammatory bowel disease you probably wouldn’t want to admit it. Here’s how to prevent it.
Jul 08, 2021
Do Stents Work? Part 3
Can you say Fraud? Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we look at how cardiologists game the system resulting in unnecessary procedures.
Jul 01, 2021
Do Stents Work? Part 2
Are doctors killing or stroking out thousands of people a year for nothing? Here are some answers.
Jun 24, 2021
Do Stents Work? Part 1
Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we look at stents — those tiny tubes that doctors insert into a blocked artery to keep it open.
Jun 17, 2021
Grains with the Best Gains
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast we discover how whole (ideally intact!) grains—ancient and modern alike—should be an integral part of everyone’s diet.
Jun 10, 2021
The Health Benefits of Sorghum
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast we take a look at a little known grain with a lot of personality.
Jun 03, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 18
Want to know more about forest bathing, the ideal waist size, and how to make matcha ice cream? You’ve come to the right place.
May 27, 2021
Q&A with Dr. Greger 3
I’m back on my treadmill taking a wide variety of your questions on our Nutrition Facts YouTube channel.
May 20, 2021
Marvelous Health Effects of Ginger
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast we look at what this root can do for our health.
May 13, 2021
Obesity Series: Part 2
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast we look at some ways to help avoid osteoarthritis, diabetes, sciatica, hypertension, cancer, dementia, and infertility.
May 06, 2021
Obesity Series: Part 1
Today we look at a condition that is associated with a multitude of serious health issues - obesity.
Apr 29, 2021
Green Tea Power
It’s green. It’s tea. And it’s one of the healthiest beverages we can drink.
Apr 22, 2021
Plant-Based Meats: Part 2
Today on the Nutrition Facts Podcast we continue our series looking at the human health effects of plant-based meats.
Apr 15, 2021
Plant-Based Meats: Part 1
Ever wonder about the personal, human effects of plant-based meats? We’ve got some new research to help you sort it all out.
Apr 08, 2021
DHA and Pregnancy
Today on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we look at the long-chain omega 3 fatty acid that plays an important role in supporting pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Apr 01, 2021
The Sour Power of Vinegar
It may pucker your lips but it delivers a healthy dose of nutrition benefits.
Mar 25, 2021
Q&A with Dr. Greger 2
Today on the Nutrition Facts podcast, I answer a wide variety of your questions.
Mar 18, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 17
It’s a cornucopia of nutrition information today on the Nutrition Facts podcast with stories on fasting for rheumatoid arthritis, how to reverse heart failure with diet and the benefits of pole walking.
Mar 11, 2021
All About Vitamin B12: Part 2
More on that elusive and highly desirable vitamin B12.
Mar 04, 2021
All About Vitamin B12: Part 1
Today on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we explore all you’ve ever wanted to know about Vitamin B12 but were afraid to ask.
Feb 25, 2021
More on Marijuana
Research shows it can cause strokes, heart attacks, and car accidents.
Feb 18, 2021
What to Do About Acne?
Acne can show up at any time. Today on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we look at some of the culprits.
Feb 11, 2021
The Best Diet for Optimal Athletic Performance
Today on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we explore a variety of nutrient-rich foods that can enhance our workout.
Feb 04, 2021
The Carbon Footprint of What We Eat
Is a climate friendlier diet possible? Let’s find out.
Jan 28, 2021
Our Fasting Fascination
Fasting studies are coming out, fast and furious. Here are two new ones.
Jan 21, 2021
Today’s Superfood: Cabbage
Cabbage? Yes cabbage. Be sure to have one in your fridge at all times.
Jan 14, 2021
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 16
If you’ve ever wondered about the role of epigenetics in the obesity debate, the health benefits of spending time in nature and the health effects of quinoa, this episode is for you.
Jan 07, 2021
Q&A with Dr. Greger
Dr. Greger answers your questions and reveals the whereabouts of his missing treadmill.
Dec 31, 2020
Boosting Our Metabolism
Today we explore the health effects of speeding up our metabolism.
Dec 24, 2020
Strokes and Diet: Part 4
There are ways that vegetarians can prevent stroke risk. Today we have the final episode in our series on stroke and diet.
Dec 17, 2020
Strokes and Diet: Part 3
We continue our investigation on stroke risk and a plant-based diet. Today, it’s part 3 in our 4 part series on strokes.
Dec 10, 2020
Strokes and Diet: Part 2
New research suggests that vegetarians are more prone to strokes. Here’s the research in part 2 of our 4 part series.
Dec 03, 2020
Strokes and Diet: Part 1
Strokes and how not to have one. Here’s Part 1 of our 4 part series.
Nov 26, 2020
The Best Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Sometimes our immune systems are our own worst enemies. Here are ways to prevent the inflammation that comes with immune dysfunction.
Nov 19, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Can We Prevent the Next Pandemic?
Today we ask how can we prevent the next pandemic? (Hint: the answer has to do with changing our food system)
Nov 12, 2020
COVID-19 Series: What Does the Future Hold?
What should we expect in the coming months and years with SARS-CoV-2? And what other pandemics might the future hold?
Nov 05, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Do Face Masks Work?
Today we examine whether or not your pet is a disease vector and determine if that face mask you just bought actually works.
Oct 29, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Hand Sanitizing
Today we discover lots of conflicting opinions about one of the simplest ways to inactivate the virus on our hands.
Oct 22, 2020
COVID-19 Series: How to Avoid COVID-19?
Today we look at the transmission of the coronavirus and the length of time it can survive on surfaces like paper.
Oct 15, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Immune-Boosting Foods and Zinc
Should we be eating immune-boosting foods and what about zinc? Does it help slow the replication of the virus?
Oct 08, 2020
COVID-19 Series: What Does the Clinical Course of COVID-19 Look Like?
What does the clinical course of COVID-19 look like for those who survive and what changes can we make to modify our own risk factors?
Oct 01, 2020
COVID-19 Series: Why Can’t We Stop COVID-19?
What can we learn from other countries and the 1918 pandemic to slow the spread?
Sep 24, 2020
COVID-19 Series: The Emergence of SARS-CoV-2
Today we examine possible breeding grounds for coronaviruses including wet markets and livestock farms.
Sep 17, 2020
COVID-19 Series: The Origin Story of the Coronavirus
In the last 17 years, there have been three new deadly coronavirus epidemics, but where do emerging diseases emerge from?
Sep 10, 2020
Reviewing the Reviews
We read a lot of reviews. So we figured it was time to rate which reviews give us the best information.
Sep 03, 2020
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 15
Today we share some of the latest research on how plant-based diets affect diabetes risk, migraines and calorie dense foods.
Aug 27, 2020
Let’s Talk About Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common condition, which can cause serious health problems. So how do we get it under control?
Aug 20, 2020
The Obesity Epidemic – Part 3
Could food advertisements and corporate influence be playing a role in the obesity epidemic? Let’s find out.
Aug 13, 2020
The Obesity Epidemic – Part 2
Today we continue our close look at the reasons why so many of us are overweight.
Aug 06, 2020
The Obesity Epidemic – Part 1
Think there’s an obesity problem? You’re right! A third or more of all adults in the U.S. are obese. Here’s Part 1 in our series.
Jul 30, 2020
That Fascinating Circadian Rhythm
Your internal biological clock is a powerful tool affecting nearly every organ in your body.
Jul 23, 2020
Atherosclerosis and How Not to Get It
You have over a hundred thousand miles of arteries in your body. Here’s how to keep them healthy.
Jul 16, 2020
Pandemics: History and Prevention – Part 2
Today we conclude our series on the history and prevention of pandemics.
Jul 09, 2020
Pandemics: History and Prevention – Part 1
Wouldn’t it be great to time travel? Well that’s what we do today with part 1 of an episode from 10 years ago where I joined experts in predicting the emergence of a virulent new virus.
Jul 02, 2020
Q&A with Dr. Greger
Dr. Greger takes a wide range of questions from listeners today from the ice bucket challenge, to the anti-microbial properties of silver, to nocturnal hypertension.
Jun 25, 2020
The Latest on Women’s Health
Today we look at DHA use in pregnant women and the risks of hormone therapy.
Jun 18, 2020
Alcohol and Your Health
Today we answer some of the big questions about alcohol use, touching on cancer and liver health.
Jun 11, 2020
2020 Dietary Guidelines and You
Today we feature highlights from the 2019 Guidelines Advisory hearings.
Jun 04, 2020
One on One with Klaus Mitchell
Dr. Greger talks to Klaus Mitchell, the Founder of Plant Based News.
May 28, 2020
Vitamin Supplements – Do We Need Multivitamins?
Today we continue our series on vitamin supplements.
May 21, 2020
Today’s Superfood: Garlic
Not only is it full of flavor, it’s also really good for you.
May 14, 2020
The Incredible Edible Apple
Today we examine the merits of an almost biblical fruit.
May 07, 2020
Evidence-Based Weight Loss
Today on the show I get to talk about one of my favorite topics, which happens to be the subject of my new book, How Not to Diet.
Apr 30, 2020
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 14
Today it’s the exotic and occasionally toxic star fruit, the industry’s response to sugary breakfast cereal and the healthful effects of the fabulous flax seed.
Apr 23, 2020
Exactly When Should We Eat?
Weight loss can be even more challenging if we’re eating at the wrong time of day.
Apr 16, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 4
Today we conclude our series on intermittent fasting with a cautionary tale.
Apr 09, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 3
Today we feature part 3 of our series on the effects of intermittent fasting as we ask the question is fasting safe?
Apr 02, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 2
Today we feature part 2 of our series on the effects of intermittent fasting with the pros and cons of caloric restriction.
Mar 26, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 1
Hundreds of calories can be cut from one’s daily diet. What is the long-term effect of doing this? Today we launch a four-part series on intermittent fasting.
Mar 19, 2020
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
It’s a commonly held myth that vegetarians come up short when it comes to getting enough protein. On today’s show – we look at the facts.
Mar 12, 2020
What’s Up with Energy Drinks
Nearly 7 billion energy drinks are sold a year. So how do they affect your health?
Mar 05, 2020
Non-Dairy Milk Extravaganza
There are so many milks that aren’t from cows it can make your head spin. Today we count the ways.
Feb 27, 2020
Sea Vegetables
If you thought vegetables only grew on land – you are deliciously mistaken.
Feb 20, 2020
Hormonal Dysfunction
How the consumption of hormones in animal products can affect us in different ways.
Feb 13, 2020
Sugar and Your Health
The effects of too much added sugar are anything but sweet.
Feb 06, 2020
One on One Interview with Ferdinand Beck
We continue our “Nutrition Facts One on One” series with an interview with Ferdinand of the Vegains podcast.
Jan 30, 2020
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 13
Today Dr. Greger lets us in on a little cooking secret, we put refrigerator water filters to the test and we look at how certain foods are linked to happiness and well-being.
Jan 23, 2020
Vitamin Supplements: Do We Need Extra Vitamin C?
Today we take a close look at the effects of vitamin C supplements.
Jan 16, 2020
Chew Your Way to Good Health
Today we examine the effects of gum chewing on hunger and appetite.
Jan 09, 2020
Today’s Super Food: The Acai Berry
Today we continue our series on super foods. Do Acai berries make the cut?
Jan 02, 2020
The Food Industry and You
Today we are going to take a close look on an industry we don’t hear a lot about in the news – the food industry.
Dec 26, 2019
Weight Loss – In a Pill?
If weight loss in a pill sounds too to be true - then it’s time to take a look at the facts.
Dec 19, 2019
Keto Diet Series – Part 2
Today on the show, part 2 of my Keto Diet Series. In short: don’t do it!
Dec 12, 2019
Keto Diet Series – Part 1
Low carbs – high fat. What’s the problem with the Ketogenic diet? Today we hear part one of our series.
Dec 05, 2019
How to Prevent Alzheimer’s with Diet
We may not be able to cure it, but we can work to prevent it. Here’s how.
Nov 28, 2019
Help for High Blood Pressure
Today we look at some lifestyle changes to improve one of our deadliest health conditions.
Nov 21, 2019
Loving your Liver
Today we explore the best way to show love to our hardworking livers.
Nov 14, 2019
Foodborne Brain Parasites and You
How not to get the parasite that has already infected a quarter of all Americans.
Nov 07, 2019
Vitamin Supplements
Do We Need Extra Vitamin D? Today we explore the powerful properties and correct dosage of supplemental Vitamin D.
Oct 31, 2019
This Week’s Power Food: Flax Seeds
They have an amazing effect on our blood pressure, prostate, and even menstrual cycles.
Oct 24, 2019
Raising Healthy Children
Today we explore the best foods to counteract autism, childhood infections and cognitive defects.
Oct 17, 2019
The Latest on Men’s Health
Today we zero in on the best diet for a problematic prostate.
Oct 10, 2019
The Latest on Women’s Health
Today we look at cannabis for breastfeeding and pregnant women and the use of fennel and ginger for painful periods.
Oct 03, 2019
Too Much of a Green Thing?
Turns out there may be a down side to large amounts of a few green, leafy vegetables.
Sep 26, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 12
Today we look at the effectiveness of duct tape for wart removal, we create a solution for washing fruits and vegetables, and examine the remarkable impact of the structure of food.
Sep 19, 2019
The Healthiest Way to Cook
Today we find out what happens when we boil, steam and fry our food.
Sep 12, 2019
Just Say No to Reflux
When your food tries to escape back up your esophagus – it’s time to take action.
Sep 05, 2019
One on One with Tino of Bananiac
Today Dr. Greger is interviewed by the nutritionist Tino of the Bananiac podcast.
Aug 29, 2019
Preventing Osteoarthritis
That feeling in your bones? Today we examine which foods can help with joint health.
Aug 22, 2019
Antioxidant Crusaders
Hat’s off to the compounds that help defend our cells from damage.
Aug 15, 2019
Rethinking Saturated Fats?
Don’t reach for that stick of butter anytime soon.
Aug 08, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 11
Today we explore cooking to live longer, the health benefits of coffee, and pesticides in Marijuana.
Aug 01, 2019
Today’s Power Food: Blueberries
The star of our show today is a multi-talented fruit.
Jul 25, 2019
A Longer Life
Today we look at the best way to live healthier into old age.
Jul 18, 2019
Manipulating the Science
What happens when industry and facts collide.
Jul 11, 2019
Love Those Avocados
They’re green, they’re mushy and they’re loaded with goodness.
Jul 04, 2019
Wary of Dairy
The traditional appeal of dairy gets a closer look.
Jun 27, 2019
Do You Have Orthorexia?
What is orthorexia? If you follow a healthy diet, you could be described as an orthorexic.
Jun 20, 2019
Microplastics and You
Microplastics are everywhere. In fact, you may be eating or drinking them right now.
Jun 13, 2019
Nutrition Chat with Gianna Simone
Today I share with you a chat I had with actress Gianna Simone on a wide variety of nutrition topics.
Jun 06, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 10
On the docket today: cell phone radiation, marijuana edibles, and a study that reveals who has the healthiest thoughts and habits about food.
May 30, 2019
Today’s Power Food: Walnuts
Today we begin the first in an occasional series – highlighting one healthy food with demonstrable health benefits
May 23, 2019
Baby Blues
Infertility is a common condition. Today we look at dietary issues that may impact it.
May 16, 2019
A Healthy Thyroid
It controls your metabolism, produces hormones, regulates your body temperature. So what can we do to keep it healthy?
May 09, 2019
Teeth and Smiles
Today we find out how plant-based diets may help prevent oral disease, such as gum disease.
May 02, 2019
A World without Back Pain
Got an achy back? Time to take a closer look at your diet.
Apr 25, 2019
Getting Arthritis Under Control
Today we look at the best way to treat arthritis – and manage the inflammation that causes it.
Apr 18, 2019
New Studies on Breast Cancer
Which foods help mitigate the risk of breast cancer? Let’s find out what the science says.
Apr 11, 2019
Happier and Healthier
Today we look at research that shows the effects of certain foods and nutrients on mental illness.
Apr 04, 2019
DNA Protection and Diet
There are ways to limit the DNA damage that occurs in our bodies everyday. Here’s how.
Mar 28, 2019
Today we discover the therapeutic effect of wonderful smelling herbs, flowers, and fruit.
Mar 21, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 9
Today’s stories bring you the facts on the use of ginger for obesity, whether or not sweating helps us get rid of lead and mercury in our bodies, and a study comparing the merits of Kosher and organic chicken.
Mar 14, 2019
Boosting Immune Function
Don’t like getting sick? Here are some ways to avoid it through our diets
Mar 07, 2019
Vegetarian Athletes
From Roman Gladiators to vegetarians and meat eaters – today we discover how diet can affect our strength and endurance.
Feb 28, 2019
Daily Dozen Checklist
Today I share with you the tracking system for making sure you eat a variety of the healthiest foods every day.
Feb 21, 2019
Stomach Troubles
Today we explore some alternative ways to deal with indigestion.
Feb 14, 2019
The Latest on Children’s Health
A surprising percentage of our children experience health problems due to poor diet.
Feb 07, 2019
Say Cheese?
Today we look at what some recent studies tell us about the nutritional impact of cheese.
Jan 31, 2019
Smart Brain Health
Are you smart enough to keep your brain healthy? Here are some helpful tips.
Jan 24, 2019
Macrobiotic Diet Pros and Cons
It’s the original counterculture diet. But is the macrobiotic diet healthy?
Jan 17, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 8
Our grab bag of facts today includes adding milk to your coffee, the best food for late pregnancy, and the benefits of blueberries.
Jan 10, 2019
Fabulous Fiber
Why is fiber so important, and are you getting enough?
Jan 03, 2019
Preventing Colon Cancer
New research on a leading cause of death in the United States.
Dec 27, 2018
21st Century Gout
You don’t have to be Henry the VIII to get gout. Find out how to prevent and treat gout with food.
Dec 20, 2018
Splendiferous Cruciferous
New research on one of my favorite family of super foods.
Dec 13, 2018
Treating Psoriasis
Diet may be more important than you think in treating this autoimmune disorder.
Dec 06, 2018
New Research on the Optimal Diet
We constantly see new diets being touted. What does the research tell us about which is best?
Nov 29, 2018
The Back Story on Cannabis
What are the long-term health consequences of smoking cannabis?
Nov 22, 2018
More on Melatonin
Today we figure out a safe way to get the sleep inducing properties of Melatonin.
Nov 15, 2018
Spilling the Beans
Just can’t get enough beans. Here’s why.
Nov 08, 2018
Just the Flax
Listen to what this little seed can do.
Nov 01, 2018
My Slim and Healthy Greek Diet
It’s time to be transported to the Greek Isles. What does the science say about the Mediterranean-type diet?
Oct 25, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 7
Today we unlock the power of chia seeds, detox mercury, and study dietary approaches to female sexual dysfunction.
Oct 18, 2018
The Sodium Debate
How much is too much?
Oct 11, 2018
Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle medicine prescribes healthy habits to prevent and reverse some chronic diseases. Why don’t more doctors study and practice lifestyle medicine?
Oct 04, 2018
Knowledge Is Power
Today we explore the vast nutritional research resources available to us online.
Sep 27, 2018
More on Vitamin Supplements
Most of the vitamins we need come from plants. So, should we supplement? Here’s what the science says about a few key vitamins.
Sep 20, 2018
Tea Tree Oil
The pros and cons of tea tree oil.
Sep 13, 2018
Cooked Meat Carcinogens
Preparation techniques to reduce the risk. 
Sep 06, 2018
The Power of Tea
This natural beverage is a staple around the world. And it can even reverse the progression of some diseases. 
Aug 30, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 6
Back by popular demand, it’s the Nutrition Facts grab bag with the latest research on aloe, kale vs. cabbage and the power of apple peels.
Aug 23, 2018
Not so Sweet
Artificial sweeteners are not really all that sweet – and some have properties that can do more harm than good.
Aug 16, 2018
Shark Week
It’s shark week on Nutrition Facts with our special episode on shark cartilage supplements.
Aug 09, 2018
Music as Medicine
Today we harness the sublime power of music for better health.
Aug 02, 2018
A Glut of Gluten
We hear a lot about gluten sensitivity. Today we go deep to understand better ways to control that sensitivity and improve our diet.
Jul 26, 2018
Preventing Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease is a serious autoimmune condition that affects many parts of our digestive tract.  Diet can play an important part in developing and alleviating symptoms. Listen in to find out how.
Jul 19, 2018
A Healthy Bladder
Bladder infections are a common and painful problem. Can diet help to prevent and treat bladder issues?
Jul 12, 2018
Coping with Allergies
You sneeze, itch, break into a rash.  What can you do?  Today we look to our diets for an answer.
Jul 05, 2018
Nutrition and Addiction
We come across many temptations every day. Here’s is how good nutrition can help.
Jun 28, 2018
Food as Medicine: TEDx Talk
If you’ve ever wanted the back story on how I became such a strong advocate for information based nutrition – here it is!
Jun 21, 2018
Getting Political: Putting the Public at Risk
The tobacco industry, the food industry, and the chemical industry are powerful players in creating the products we use every day. And their profit is our peril. Here’s the story.
Jun 14, 2018
What to Take After Surgery
Today we look at some surprising dietary strategies that can help us speed recovery after surgery.
Jun 07, 2018
Improving Immune Function
If you want to help your body defend itself against invaders that attack your immune system, you’ll want to take a listen.
May 31, 2018
New Research on Autism
There may be some steps we can take when it comes Autism awareness and prevention.
May 24, 2018
Men’s Health: Counting Sperm
Today we consider some ways to ensure sperm health and fertility. Hint: you may want to put your cell phone down.
May 17, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 5
Back by popular demand, it’s the Nutrition Facts grab bag with new research on coconut oil, good gut bacteria, and calcium supplements.
May 10, 2018
Understanding the Mammogram Paradox
Ironically, women who are harmed the most may be the ones who claim the greatest benefit.
May 03, 2018
Mammograms: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Can getting a mammogram actually cause you harm? Today we look at the data to get some answers.
Apr 26, 2018
Who Should Get Mammograms?
Today we ask the question, “Who should get mammograms?” The guidelines for mammograms have been changing. So, where does that leave us now?
Apr 19, 2018
Men’s Health: A Healthy Prostate
Today I discuss the best way to help keep prostates cancer-free.
Apr 12, 2018
The Perils of Inflammation
If you have it, you’ll want to get rid of it. On today’s show, the dangers of inflammation in disease.
Apr 05, 2018
This Just In About Avocados
The surprising health benefits of that funny green fruit.
Mar 29, 2018
Fighting Cancer with Diet
There are lots of ways to fight cancer. On today’s show we look at what happens when you put cancer on a plant-based diet.
Mar 22, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 4
The latest news on a variety of topics, including lead, autism and diet, and countering stress-induced immune suppression.
Mar 15, 2018
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen
Today I put on my apron to share some recipes from my new How Not to Die Cookbook.
Mar 08, 2018
The Health Effects of Oil Pulling
What is oil pulling, you may ask? Listen in and learn what the science says about this ancient Ayurvedic practice.
Mar 01, 2018
The Health Effects of Marijuana
Today we look at new research on the health effects of marijuana.
Feb 22, 2018
The Latest on Women’s Health
On today’s show I discuss some of the latest research affecting women’s health, including diet remedies for menopause, calcium deficiencies, and the rise in blood lead levels.
Feb 15, 2018
Radiation and Microwaves
What’s the unhealthiest thing about your microwave oven? The answer may surprise you.
Feb 08, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 3
Today, back by popular demand, we present the nutrition facts grab bag with the latest news on a whole variety of topics.
Feb 01, 2018
Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen
Dr. Greger shares a handy checklist of all the things he fits into his daily routine.
Jan 25, 2018
Is Your Toothpaste Safe?
They may have a nice taste and clean your teeth, but some toothpastes contain compounds that may have some unexpected side effects.
Jan 18, 2018
Your Brain on Cell Phones
You might wonder what the authorities have to say about brain cancer and mobile phones. Here’s your answer.
Jan 11, 2018
Do We Need an Annual Check-Up?
Dr. Greger looks into the risks and benefits of getting an annual check-up.
Jan 04, 2018
Diet and Autism
Improvements in some autistic children points to the growing benefits of a plant based diet.
Dec 28, 2017
Women’s Health: The Best Diet for Fibroids
Today we look at the best diet for fibroids, the most common tumors of the female reproductive system.
Dec 21, 2017
Dealing with Eczema
We explore some new remedies for one of the most common skin disorders—Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
Dec 14, 2017
New Research on Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a vital component of our cells, which is why our body makes all that we need…until our diet gets in the way.
Dec 07, 2017
Beans, Beans: The Truth About Lectins
Did you know that some say that lectins – a substance found in beans – can do your body harm? Here are the facts.
Nov 30, 2017
The Latest on Children’s Health
Recent studies support several strategies for getting children to eat healthier foods in social settings and at home.
Nov 23, 2017
New Thoughts on a Healthy Weight
Of the many factors that go into maintaining a healthy body weight, one that we have control over is our diet. How may diet affect weight?
Nov 16, 2017
Fighting Fatigue
We all know the feeling - low energy, fighting to keep our eyes open, and experiencing this ebb day in and day out. Today we explore the topic of fatigue.
Nov 09, 2017
What’s the Deal with Coconuts?
On today’s show, we take a close look at coconut oil, the fat in coconut milk. Should we eat it or avoid it? Let's see what the science says.
Nov 02, 2017
The Latest on Women’s Health
Today we discuss three topics that may affect the quality of life for women throughout their lifetimes: pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome, and bacterial vaginosis.
Oct 26, 2017
Treating Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common internal cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death for American men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Tune in to hear how lifestyle habits appear to be important in both preventing and treating prostate cancer.
Oct 19, 2017
The Skinny on Trans Fats
A lot of junk food comes loaded with trans fats which may raise our bad “LDL” cholesterol when consumed in nearly any quantity. In today's episode, I talk about trans fat oil bans, as well as our primary sources of this substance.
Oct 12, 2017
The Benefits of Acai Berries
Açai berries are touted for their antioxidant power. Today we look at what the science says about this so-called "superfood."
Oct 05, 2017
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 2
Today we bring back the nutrition facts grab bag with the latest news on a whole variety of topics: Vitamin D supplements for treating fibromyalgia, the optimal white blood cell count, and autoimmune disease hidradenitis-suppurativa.
Sep 28, 2017
The Arsenic Effect
Even at low-level exposure, arsenic is not just a known human carcinogen, but it may impair our immune function and increase our risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Here’s a story about the effects of too much arsenic in the diet.
Sep 21, 2017
Treating Acne with Diet
Acne affects millions worldwide. Can nutrition curtail and control this common condition?
Sep 07, 2017
How Much Exercise is Enough?
30 minutes? 15 minutes? Every other day? Today we look at the bigger picture about exercise.
Aug 31, 2017
To Pee or Not to Pee
That is the question. The answer is found in the foods that bring us urinary tract health.
Aug 24, 2017
You know you’ve always wondered: are smoothies good for me or do they just cause weight gain? Here's what the science says.
Aug 17, 2017
Sexual Healing
With all the bad news out there about foods that are detrimental to our cardiovascular and sexual health, here are some positive steps we can take.
Aug 10, 2017
The Lowdown on BPA
BPA is one of the most widely used chemicals in the world. What are the consequences of BPA in the food supply?
Aug 03, 2017
Nutrition Facts Grab-Bag: The Latest Research
Today we highlight a few surprise sources of potential cancer risk.
Jul 27, 2017
Lowering Lead Levels with Diet
Learn how diet may reduce the effects of lead exposure.
Jul 20, 2017
It’s Heavy: The Backstory on Lead
How was one of the most toxic substances not immediately banned from commercial and industrial use?
Jul 13, 2017
Wake Up and Drink the Coffee
Dietary beverage guidelines give relatively high rankings to tea and coffee.
Jul 06, 2017
Going Organic
What are the benefits of buying organic foods? Are they safer? Do they make you healthier?
Jun 29, 2017
Healthy Joints
One way to get healthier joints involves reducing inflammation by eating the right kind of diet.
Jun 22, 2017
From sniffles to watery eyes to food allergies–there are some ways to lessen the effects of many different kinds of allergies.
Jun 15, 2017
We’ve Got a Lot of Nerves
Bad nerve health can cause serious physical disabilities. Here are some ways to keep your nerves happy.
Jun 08, 2017
Be Anti-Oxidant
What is the best way to stay out of oxidative debt? Take in more antioxidants than we use up. Here’s how.
Jun 01, 2017
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Today we weigh the potential health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids with the risks of ingesting too much mercury.
May 25, 2017
Got Dairy?
There is a good deal of controversy in dairy products today. In this episode, we take a close look at the science.
May 18, 2017
How Much is Enough Protein?
What is the best kind of protein, and how much should we be eating?
May 11, 2017
Are GMOs Safe?
Much of the information about genetically modified crops is wrong—on both sides of the debate. So what does the best available evidence have to say about the health implications of GMOs?
May 04, 2017
Food Synergy
In today’s episode, we explore the health benefits of eating a variety of foods in different combinations.
Apr 27, 2017
Healthy Pregnancy
What are the best ways to stay healthy during pregnancy?
Apr 20, 2017
How Sweet Is It?
Artificial sweeteners may not have calories, but they do have side effects that many people don’t know about.
Apr 13, 2017
Paleolithic Diets
In this episode, we go back in time to look at the diet of Paleolithic man and discover what there is to recommend in today’s Paleo fad diets.
Apr 06, 2017
The Effects of Alcohol
What are the health effects of alcohol consumption? The results may surprise you.
Mar 30, 2017
The Benefits of Soy
The story of a hard working bean that has a positive effect on our nutrition and health.
Mar 23, 2017
What About Vitamin Supplements?
Can we get all our vitamins naturally? Today we take a look at the necessity of vitamin supplements.
Mar 16, 2017
Healthy Children
What’s the best way to ensure our children grow up healthy? Here are some science-based recommendations. This episode features audio from Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked?, California Children are Contaminated, and Does a Drink of Water Make Children Smarter?. 
Mar 09, 2017
The Microbiome Revolution
No, it’s not a political movement. It’s the story of the underappreciated role our gut bacteria play in keeping us healthy.
Mar 02, 2017
Beating Colds and Flu
Most of us suffer from colds year round. Here’s a way to bolster your chances of staying healthy this season.
Feb 23, 2017
Number One Risk
High blood pressure is at the top of the charts for causes of death in the world. In this episode we explore ways to lessen the risk of hypertension with stories about diet, sodium intake, and the blood pressure lowering effects of hibiscus tea.
Feb 16, 2017
Breathing Freely
In this episode we learn about the best way to have healthy lungs with new information about asthma rates and fruit and vegetable consumption, lessening the effects of COPD, and the latest research about the effects of air freshener products.
Feb 09, 2017
Preventing Diabetes
In this episode we discover the latest research on how a plant-based diet may prevent pre-diabetes, control blood sugar levels in diabetics, and we learn about the amazing power of ground flax.
Feb 02, 2017
Losing Weight
What’s the best way to take those pounds off? We examine the benefits of diet and exercise, maintaining a higher metabolic rate, and the importance of a tissue that actually burns fat.
Jan 26, 2017
Fountain of Youth
In this episode we discover some of the best ways to live well and live longer—with the power of berries, combatting “inflamm-aging,” and a very useful bacteria that inhibits an enzyme associated with aging.
Jan 19, 2017
Improving Your Mood
There are lots of factors that contribute to our moods at any given time. Lucky for us there is a wealth of fabulous science out there to help us navigate our way. In this episode we’ll look into the results of one of the most comprehensive controlled trials of diet and mood, we’ll examine the advantages to antioxidant rich foods, and we’ll compare the benefits of aerobic exercise to antidepressant medication.
Jan 12, 2017
Alzheimer’s Prevention
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. So how do we prevent or slow it? In this episode of Nutrition Facts, we’ll look at the merits of the Mediterranean diet, the correlation of the disease with high cholesterol levels and the role the spice turmeric may play in protecting our mental faculties.
Jan 05, 2017
Men’s Health
While men and women have many of the same health issues, there are some important ways in which they diverge. We’ll discuss the effect of disrupting toxins on male infertility, the best diet if you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer and we’ll learn some surprising information about watermelons.
Dec 29, 2016