Posts by: Michael Greger, M.D.

As much as I love mushrooms, they are seldom a main dish for me.

Portobellos are the exception because they’re so hearty and satisfying.

This open-faced knife-and-fork sandwich makes a quick and easy lunch or dinner entrée.

Difficulty:  Easy

Daily Dozen Foods: 

Greens, Herbs and Spices, Other Vegetables, Whole Grains

 

Ingredients

8-12 ounces portobello […]

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From a medical journal editor:

“Like any group with vested interests, the food industry resists regulation. Faced with a growing scientific consensus that salt increases blood pressure…major food manufacturers have adopted desperate measures to try to stop governments from recommending salt reduction. Rather than reformulate their products, manufacturers have lobbied governments, refused to […]

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Fruit is low in calories, […]

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Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, and developed this live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions.

 

DOCTOR’S NOTE

In my annual nutrition review last year, Continue Reading

The microbiome revolution in medicine is beginning to uncover the underappreciated role our healthy gut bacteria play in nutrition and health.

Recently, it has become apparent that our DNA “does not tell the whole story of our individuality and other factors, environmental factors, play an important role in human health and […]

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I’ve always pictured my role primarily as providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a chapter on food components to reduce. But, when they say things like “reduce intake of solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids),” […]

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By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The earlier we can slow or stop this process, the better.

Although an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is unavailable, interventions just to control risk factors could prevent millions […]

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For decades, a sometimes furious battle has raged among scientists over the extent to which elevated salt consumption contributes to death, with one camp calling it a “public health hazard that requires vigorous attack” and another claiming the risks of dietary salt excess are exaggerated, even to the point of calling sodium reduction […]

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DOCTOR’S NOTE

A study that purported to show that diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking? If you missed it, please see the video: Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking.

Protein is so misunderstood. For more on the optimal amount of protein, see Do Vegetarians […]

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