New DVD, "Platinum," and Research Training

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My new DVD came out last week and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on practical tips to improve brain function, cramps, and asthma; not to mention a video entitled Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function. I cover avocados, red wine, flax versus chia, and the breast cancer risk associated with applying aluminum-containing antiperspirants to shaved underarms.

The current batch of videos from the previous volume is about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next week and running through May, I'll roll out this new set. They will all eventually be available for free online, but if you don't want to wait you can watch them all streaming right now. You can also order it as a physical DVD.

Here's the full list of chapters from the new volume--a preview of what's to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. Don't Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit
  2. Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
  3. Which Intestines for Food and Cosmetics?
  4. Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly?
  5. Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function
  6. Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation
  7. How to Become a Fecal Transplant Super Donor
  8. Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
  9. How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet
  10. Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?
  11. Do Men Who Have More Sex Live Longer?
  12. Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
  13. Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?
  14. How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed
  15. Are the BPA-Free Alternatives Safe?
  16. Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain Shrinkage
  17. How to Block Breast Cancer's Estrogen-Producing Enzymes
  18. How to Prevent Blood Sugar and Triglyceride Spikes after Meals
  19. The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Postprandial Inflammation
  20. How to Counter the Effects of Air Pollution
  21. Is It Better to Advise More Plants or Less Junk?
  22. How Much Should You Exercise?
  23. Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer
  24. Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Vaginal Vitamin C
  25. Lowering Our Sodium to Potassium Ratio to Reduce Stroke Risk
  26. How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds, as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads, or through Amazon. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.

DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you'd already know all this, having already received a link to the new DVD. New DVDs are released every nine weeks. If you'd like to automatically receive them before they're even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $25 monthly contributor will receive the next three downloads for free, and anyone signing up as a $50 monthly contributor will get a whole year's worth of new DVDs (as physical DVDs, downloads, streaming, or all three--your choice). If you signed up for physical copies, you should have already received this volume, but if not please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we'll make everything all better.

We are a GuideStar Platinum Charity

NutritionFacts.org has been granted GuideStar's highest tier for nonprofit charities, honoring our deep commitment to transparency and accountability. However, they don't measure efficacy--how much good each group is actually doing in the world. For NutritionFacts.org you never have to wonder, because you can see what we do every day, bringing you and your loved ones (and hundreds of thousands of others!) actionable, evidence-based information.

Online Research Training?

As part of good governance, every organization should have a set of contingency plans. What would happen, for example, if I died in a fiery plane crash? (Or even a non-fiery one! :) NutritionFacts.org is saving too many lives to simply close up shop. In my Behind the Scenes video, I explain with a broad brush how I do my research, but what about the nitty gritty? I figure if I'm going to lay it all out, step-by-step, soup to nuts, I might as well do it live as part of a webinar. So, if you want to start your own NutritionFacts.org-type site, acquire or improve online medical research skills, or are just curious how I do what I do, please fill out this form so I can gauge interest. If enough folks are interested I'll make it happen!

NutritionFacts.org en Español Coming Soon!

But we need your help. We are seeking groups of volunteers fluent in Spanish to help in two different areas. Tech support volunteers would help respond to e-mails and fix errors on the Spanish site. This can be a great learning experience for those interested in gaining experience with IT support in the non-profit sector. Email our Volunteer Director at steven@nutritionfacts.org to apply.

Separately, we are also hoping to find Spanish-speaking doctors, dietitians, or other health or nutrition professionals to help answer questions for users on Nutritionfacts.org en Español and on our Spanish social media sites during a two-hour weekly shift. Please email steven@nutritionfacts.org if you're interested. Gracias!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

PS: remember I have a new audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio.

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New DVD, "Platinum," and Research Training

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My new DVD came out last week and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on practical tips to improve brain function, cramps, and asthma; not to mention a video entitled Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function. I cover avocados, red wine, flax versus chia, and the breast cancer risk associated with applying aluminum-containing antiperspirants to shaved underarms.

The current batch of videos from the previous volume is about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next week and running through May, I'll roll out this new set. They will all eventually be available for free online, but if you don't want to wait you can watch them all streaming right now. You can also order it as a physical DVD.

Here's the full list of chapters from the new volume--a preview of what's to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. Don't Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit
  2. Benefits of Ginger for Menstrual Cramps
  3. Which Intestines for Food and Cosmetics?
  4. Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly?
  5. Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function
  6. Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation
  7. How to Become a Fecal Transplant Super Donor
  8. Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function
  9. How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet
  10. Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?
  11. Do Men Who Have More Sex Live Longer?
  12. Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
  13. Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?
  14. How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed
  15. Are the BPA-Free Alternatives Safe?
  16. Higher Blood Pressure May Lead to Brain Shrinkage
  17. How to Block Breast Cancer's Estrogen-Producing Enzymes
  18. How to Prevent Blood Sugar and Triglyceride Spikes after Meals
  19. The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Postprandial Inflammation
  20. How to Counter the Effects of Air Pollution
  21. Is It Better to Advise More Plants or Less Junk?
  22. How Much Should You Exercise?
  23. Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer
  24. Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Vaginal Vitamin C
  25. Lowering Our Sodium to Potassium Ratio to Reduce Stroke Risk
  26. How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds, as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads, or through Amazon. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.

DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you'd already know all this, having already received a link to the new DVD. New DVDs are released every nine weeks. If you'd like to automatically receive them before they're even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $25 monthly contributor will receive the next three downloads for free, and anyone signing up as a $50 monthly contributor will get a whole year's worth of new DVDs (as physical DVDs, downloads, streaming, or all three--your choice). If you signed up for physical copies, you should have already received this volume, but if not please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we'll make everything all better.

We are a GuideStar Platinum Charity

NutritionFacts.org has been granted GuideStar's highest tier for nonprofit charities, honoring our deep commitment to transparency and accountability. However, they don't measure efficacy--how much good each group is actually doing in the world. For NutritionFacts.org you never have to wonder, because you can see what we do every day, bringing you and your loved ones (and hundreds of thousands of others!) actionable, evidence-based information.

Online Research Training?

As part of good governance, every organization should have a set of contingency plans. What would happen, for example, if I died in a fiery plane crash? (Or even a non-fiery one! :) NutritionFacts.org is saving too many lives to simply close up shop. In my Behind the Scenes video, I explain with a broad brush how I do my research, but what about the nitty gritty? I figure if I'm going to lay it all out, step-by-step, soup to nuts, I might as well do it live as part of a webinar. So, if you want to start your own NutritionFacts.org-type site, acquire or improve online medical research skills, or are just curious how I do what I do, please fill out this form so I can gauge interest. If enough folks are interested I'll make it happen!

NutritionFacts.org en Español Coming Soon!

But we need your help. We are seeking groups of volunteers fluent in Spanish to help in two different areas. Tech support volunteers would help respond to e-mails and fix errors on the Spanish site. This can be a great learning experience for those interested in gaining experience with IT support in the non-profit sector. Email our Volunteer Director at steven@nutritionfacts.org to apply.

Separately, we are also hoping to find Spanish-speaking doctors, dietitians, or other health or nutrition professionals to help answer questions for users on Nutritionfacts.org en Español and on our Spanish social media sites during a two-hour weekly shift. Please email steven@nutritionfacts.org if you're interested. Gracias!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

PS: remember I have a new audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio.

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Dr. Greger’s New DVD Now Streaming

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Thank you for your incredible support!

We blew the top off of our donation drive carrot in less than a week! Thank you for your flood of encouragement. It's such an honor to be able to dedicate my life to helping and healing. All of us at NutritionFacts.org are able to do that thanks to your enduring support. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all who included us in their end-of-year giving and especially to those who have sustained us all year long as monthly supporters. To sign up to contribute monthly or give a one-time tax-deductible donation click here.

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My new DVD came out today and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on natural treatments for endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome; the latest on vitamin C, green tea, and aspartame; two videos on soy and breast cancer; the best foods to help prevent strokes; and a really neat one on strengthening the mind-body connection.

The current batch of videos from the previous volume is about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next month and running through March 2017, I'll roll out this new set. They will all eventually be available for free online, but if you don't want to wait you can watch them all streaming right now. You can also order it as a physical DVD at DrGreger.org or on Amazon.

Here's the full list of chapters from the new volume--a preview of what's to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. BPA on Receipts: Getting Under Our Skin
  2. Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked?
  3. How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?
  4. Black Raspberry Supplements Put to the Test
  5. The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone, and Pregnancy
  6. Is Obesity Infectious?
  7. Best Foods to Reduce Stroke Risk
  8. Donating Blood to Prevent Heart Disease?
  9. Donating Blood to Prevent Cancer?
  10. Turmeric Curcumin and Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor
  11. Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors?
  12. Should Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Avoid Soy?
  13. How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed
  14. Does Paratuberculosis in Milk Trigger Type 1 Diabetes?
  15. Meat Consumption and the Development of Type 1 Diabetes
  16. Does Paratuberculosis in Meat Trigger Type 1 Diabetes?
  17. Miso Soup: Soy vs. Sodium
  18. Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  19. Best Foods for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  20. How to Stop Hiccups
  21. How to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection
  22. Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones?
  23. Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?
  24. Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer?
  25. Can Green Tea Help Treat Cancer?
  26. Supplement Industry Response to Carnitine and TMAO

Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds and Amazon, or as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.

DVD Subscription

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If you were a regular supporter, you'd already know all this, having already received a link to the new DVD. New DVDs are released every nine weeks. If you'd like to automatically receive them before they're even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $15 monthly contributor will receive the next three DVDs for free, and anyone signing up as a $25 monthly contributor will get a whole year's worth of new DVDs (as physical DVDs, downloads, streaming, or all three--your choice). If you signed up for physical copies, your volume 34 is in the mail. If you don't receive it next week, please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we'll make everything all better.

Important Notice to Recurring Donors: We're asking our monthly supporters to update their payment profile through our new donor portal. The new portal allows you to manage your credit card information, print your tax receipts, view your donation history, opt into a birthday surprise, and more. Your old profile will continue giving to NutritionFacts.org until you update your account through the donor portal by creating a new recurring donation (once you set this up we will suspend your old profile so that you are not double charged), or your payment method on file expires. Thank you so much--you are the backbone of support for the site.

Live Q&A's THIS THURSDAY

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Every month I'm doing Q&A's live from my treadmill, and this Thursday, December 29 is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At noon ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • Instagram Live Stream: Follow me on Instagram (@nutrition_facts_org) and at 4 pm ET I will show up live in the story feed on the mobile Instagram app. Tap it to open, and then start asking questions! Note: this will only work through the mobile app on your phone or tablet, not your computer browser.

Hopefully between those two, you can get all your questions answered--at least until next month!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:


2012: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
2013: More Than an Apple a Day
2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
2015: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet
2016: How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers

Original Link

Dr. Greger’s New DVD Now Streaming

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Thank you for your incredible support!

We blew the top off of our donation drive carrot in less than a week! Thank you for your flood of encouragement. It's such an honor to be able to dedicate my life to helping and healing. All of us at NutritionFacts.org are able to do that thanks to your enduring support. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all who included us in their end-of-year giving and especially to those who have sustained us all year long as monthly supporters. To sign up to contribute monthly or give a one-time tax-deductible donation click here.

b2b01b29-54f3-4746-b38a-75cdf61b8df2.jpg

My new DVD came out today and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on natural treatments for endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome; the latest on vitamin C, green tea, and aspartame; two videos on soy and breast cancer; the best foods to help prevent strokes; and a really neat one on strengthening the mind-body connection.

The current batch of videos from the previous volume is about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next month and running through March 2017, I'll roll out this new set. They will all eventually be available for free online, but if you don't want to wait you can watch them all streaming right now. You can also order it as a physical DVD at DrGreger.org or on Amazon.

Here's the full list of chapters from the new volume--a preview of what's to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. BPA on Receipts: Getting Under Our Skin
  2. Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked?
  3. How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?
  4. Black Raspberry Supplements Put to the Test
  5. The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone, and Pregnancy
  6. Is Obesity Infectious?
  7. Best Foods to Reduce Stroke Risk
  8. Donating Blood to Prevent Heart Disease?
  9. Donating Blood to Prevent Cancer?
  10. Turmeric Curcumin and Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor
  11. Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors?
  12. Should Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Avoid Soy?
  13. How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed
  14. Does Paratuberculosis in Milk Trigger Type 1 Diabetes?
  15. Meat Consumption and the Development of Type 1 Diabetes
  16. Does Paratuberculosis in Meat Trigger Type 1 Diabetes?
  17. Miso Soup: Soy vs. Sodium
  18. Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  19. Best Foods for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  20. How to Stop Hiccups
  21. How to Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection
  22. Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones?
  23. Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?
  24. Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer?
  25. Can Green Tea Help Treat Cancer?
  26. Supplement Industry Response to Carnitine and TMAO

Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/collections/dvds and Amazon, or as a video download/streaming at DrGreger.org/collections/downloads. All proceeds go to keeping the site going and growing.

DVD Subscription

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If you were a regular supporter, you'd already know all this, having already received a link to the new DVD. New DVDs are released every nine weeks. If you'd like to automatically receive them before they're even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $15 monthly contributor will receive the next three DVDs for free, and anyone signing up as a $25 monthly contributor will get a whole year's worth of new DVDs (as physical DVDs, downloads, streaming, or all three--your choice). If you signed up for physical copies, your volume 34 is in the mail. If you don't receive it next week, please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we'll make everything all better.

Important Notice to Recurring Donors: We're asking our monthly supporters to update their payment profile through our new donor portal. The new portal allows you to manage your credit card information, print your tax receipts, view your donation history, opt into a birthday surprise, and more. Your old profile will continue giving to NutritionFacts.org until you update your account through the donor portal by creating a new recurring donation (once you set this up we will suspend your old profile so that you are not double charged), or your payment method on file expires. Thank you so much--you are the backbone of support for the site.

Live Q&A's THIS THURSDAY

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Every month I'm doing Q&A's live from my treadmill, and this Thursday, December 29 is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At noon ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • Instagram Live Stream: Follow me on Instagram (@nutrition_facts_org) and at 4 pm ET I will show up live in the story feed on the mobile Instagram app. Tap it to open, and then start asking questions! Note: this will only work through the mobile app on your phone or tablet, not your computer browser.

Hopefully between those two, you can get all your questions answered--at least until next month!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations:


2012: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
2013: More Than an Apple a Day
2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
2015: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet
2016: How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers

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Get a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar

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Today is #GivingTuesday, kicking off the charitable season with a celebration of giving and philanthropy. To commemorate it this year, we've created a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar, with each month featuring a Green-Light recipe submitted by one of you! If your 2017 wall calendar doesn't specify when National Kale Day is (October 5th, duh) then you have the wrong calendar! The first 150 people to donate $100 or more to keep the 501c3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org alive and thriving will get a calendar in time for the new year.

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In this year of post-truth politics, it's more important than ever to stand up for the science. A soda and dairy lobbyist has been tasked with helping set up the new Department of Agriculture, which sets nutrition policy and oversees the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If a tobacco hack was setting up the Centers for Disease Control, what do you think they'd say about smoking?

So we may not be able to rely on the powers-that-be to deliver us lifesaving nutrition facts. If only there were some sort of website that could deliver the science directly... Please join me in supporting the evidence-based nutrition revolution! Donate now.

We didn't have gift cards... until now

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Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? How about the gift of science with a DrGreger.org gift card (100% of proceeds go to NutritionFacts.org). Cards are available in three designs and come in denominations of $10, $25, $50, and $100. You can send them via e-mail or print them out and give them as a physical gift. Check them out here.

NutritionFacts.org Outreach Cards

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Ever been in a situation where the subject of diet or disease came up and you wish there were a quick and easy way to help them cut through all the nonsense out there? Well now you can! Help spread the message of dietary sanity with our brand new business cards. The two-sided card design features information about NutritionFacts.org and How Not to Die with links to our social media. Share them with friends, colleagues, patients, or anyone else you think could benefit from life-saving nutritional science. They are available at cost here.

Help Wanted

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Ever since I started NutritionFacts.org five years ago I've used the presentation software Keynote to create the videos (it's kind of like the Mac version of Powerpoint). This is only because I didn't have expertise in high-powered software like After Effects. To give the videos a more modern feel (while maintaining the professionalism) we're considering working with someone skilled in these more advanced tools. There are lots of design companies and freelancers out there, but as a mission-driven organization we'd rather pay someone who's passionate about this work. If that describes you, please submit a sample of your work here.

New Volunteer Positions

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Volunteers keep NutritionFacts.org running! In addition to our usual roles for the Translations and Article Retrieval projects, we currently have several volunteer openings for writers, editors, Pinterest users, and tech support. For more information and to apply to help out, head to our volunteer opportunities page.

Live Q&A's TODAY

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Every month now I'm doing Q&A's live from my treadmill, and today is the day!

  • Facebook Live: At noon ET Today go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 8pm ET Today go here to watch live and ask even more questions!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I give thanks for you!

Original Link

Get a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar

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Today is #GivingTuesday, kicking off the charitable season with a celebration of giving and philanthropy. To commemorate it this year, we've created a 2017 Daily Dozen Recipe Calendar, with each month featuring a Green-Light recipe submitted by one of you! If your 2017 wall calendar doesn't specify when National Kale Day is (October 5th, duh) then you have the wrong calendar! The first 150 people to donate $100 or more to keep the 501c3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org alive and thriving will get a calendar in time for the new year.

nf-cover-photo-300x200.jpg

In this year of post-truth politics, it's more important than ever to stand up for the science. A soda and dairy lobbyist has been tasked with helping set up the new Department of Agriculture, which sets nutrition policy and oversees the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If a tobacco hack was setting up the Centers for Disease Control, what do you think they'd say about smoking?

So we may not be able to rely on the powers-that-be to deliver us lifesaving nutrition facts. If only there were some sort of website that could deliver the science directly... Please join me in supporting the evidence-based nutrition revolution! Donate now.

We didn't have gift cards... until now

f6ad1e76-bcb3-4372-a4f2-0a3d880e50a1.jpg

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? How about the gift of science with a DrGreger.org gift card (100% of proceeds go to NutritionFacts.org). Cards are available in three designs and come in denominations of $10, $25, $50, and $100. You can send them via e-mail or print them out and give them as a physical gift. Check them out here.

NutritionFacts.org Outreach Cards

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Ever been in a situation where the subject of diet or disease came up and you wish there were a quick and easy way to help them cut through all the nonsense out there? Well now you can! Help spread the message of dietary sanity with our brand new business cards. The two-sided card design features information about NutritionFacts.org and How Not to Die with links to our social media. Share them with friends, colleagues, patients, or anyone else you think could benefit from life-saving nutritional science. They are available at cost here.

Help Wanted

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Ever since I started NutritionFacts.org five years ago I've used the presentation software Keynote to create the videos (it's kind of like the Mac version of Powerpoint). This is only because I didn't have expertise in high-powered software like After Effects. To give the videos a more modern feel (while maintaining the professionalism) we're considering working with someone skilled in these more advanced tools. There are lots of design companies and freelancers out there, but as a mission-driven organization we'd rather pay someone who's passionate about this work. If that describes you, please submit a sample of your work here.

New Volunteer Positions

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Volunteers keep NutritionFacts.org running! In addition to our usual roles for the Translations and Article Retrieval projects, we currently have several volunteer openings for writers, editors, Pinterest users, and tech support. For more information and to apply to help out, head to our volunteer opportunities page.

Live Q&A's TODAY

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Every month now I'm doing Q&A's live from my treadmill, and today is the day!

  • Facebook Live: At noon ET Today go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 8pm ET Today go here to watch live and ask even more questions!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I give thanks for you!

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New DVD, New Annual Talk, New Live Q&A’s and HOW NOT TO DIE now out in Spanish

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Decades ago, when I was still studying biophysics at Cornell's Agriculture School, I reached out to Professor Gertrude Buehring about her landmark findings that a cancer-causing virus was infecting the U.S. meat and dairy supply. What could I do to help warn the public about the potential threat? To my surprise, she pleaded with me to keep quiet. She still had to prove people were being infected by the virus and she had yet to demonstrate a link to human cancers. If word got out prematurely, she was afraid the meat and dairy industries would threaten her funding and shut down her work. So I kept quiet... until now.

We now have evidence that as many as 37% of human breast cancer cases may be attributable to exposure to bovine leukemia virus. Coming up on NutritionFacts.org and available now in my new DVD are my three new videos on the shocking revelation:

  • Is Bovine Leukemia Virus in Milk Infectious?
  • The Role of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer
  • Industry Response to Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer
I also have new videos queued on the paleo diet, resistant starch, and why vegans should consider taking DHA supplements. If you don't want to wait, all of these videos are available now as a digital download as part of my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition volume 32 (all proceeds go to charity). It can also be ordered as a physical DVD.

The current batch of videos from volume 31 are about to run out on NutritionFacts.org. So, starting next month and running until October, I'll roll out the videos from this new DVD, volume 32. The DVDs give folks the opportunity to sneak-preview videos months ahead of time, watch them all straight through, and share them as gifts. However, there is nothing on the DVDs that won't eventually end up free online at NutritionFacts.org. If you'd like the works--50+ hours of video--you can get the complete DVD collection.

Here's the full list of chapters from the new volume 32 DVD--a preview of what's to come over the next few months on NutritionFacts.org:

  1. How to Avoid the Obesity-Related Plastic Chemical BPA
  2. Maternal Diet May Affect Stress Responses in Children
  3. Why is Nutrition So Commercialized?
  4. Could Lactose Explain the Milk & Parkinson's Disease Link?
  5. Pomegranate vs. Placebo for Prostate Cancer
  6. Ginger for Nausea, Menstrual Cramps, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking
  8. Increasing Protein Intake After Age 65
  9. Disclosing Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research
  10. Eliminating Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research
  11. Is Canned Fruit as Healthy?
  12. Paleo Diet Studies Show Benefits
  13. Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy
  14. Resistant Starch and Colon Cancer
  15. Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance
  16. How Did Doctors Not Know About the Risks of Hormone Therapy?
  17. Should We Take DHA Supplements to Boost Brain Function?
  18. Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?
  19. Is Bovine Leukemia Virus in Milk Infectious?
  20. The Role of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer
  21. Industry Response to Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer
  22. Do Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Dying from Cancer?
  23. Big Salt- Getting to the Meat of the Matter
  24. Animal Protein, Pregnancy, and Childhood Obesity
  25. Spin Doctors - How the Media Reports on Medicine
  26. How Smoking in 1956 is Like Eating in 2016
Order my new DVD at DrGreger.org/dvds or as a video download at DrGreger.org/downloads.

DVD Subscription

If you were a regular supporter, you'd already be a bovine leukemia virus expert by now, having already received the new DVD. I come out with new DVDs every 9 weeks. If you'd like to automatically receive them before they're even available to the public, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Anyone signing up on the donation page to become a $15 monthly contributor will receive the next three DVDs for free (as physical DVDs, downloads, or both--your choice), and anyone signing up as a $25 monthly contributor will get a whole year's worth of new DVDs. If you're already signed up and didn't receive your volume 32 yet, please email DVDhelp@NutritionFacts.org and we'll make everything all better.

If you'd rather just watch all the videos online as they launch, but would still like to support my work of helping to educate millions about healthy eating, you can make a tax-deductible donation to my 501c3 nonprofit organization NutritionFacts.org using a credit card, Bitcoin, a direct PayPal link, transferring stock, or by sending a check to "NutritionFacts.org" PO Box 11400, Takoma Park, MD 20913.

HOW NOT TO DIE Now in Spanish

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British, Hebrew, and Spanish editions. In September the German, Italian, Polish, and Serbian versions will be out, followed in November by Croatian, Czech, and Hungarian. In 2017, the book will finally be out in 19 other countries: Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Translating NutritionFacts.org Into Other Languages

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Due to the overwhelming international interest in my work, we've decided to translate the entire website into other languages. With more than a thousand videos to translate, this is a huge undertaking and I need your help. Not only do we need dozens of volunteer translators for each language, but we need Translations Team Leaders to help coordinate these efforts. Even if you don't speak other languages, if you are organized and have good interpersonal skills please consider applying to facilitate one of these translation projects so we can inspire as many people as possible to join the global evidence-based nutrition revolution! For other volunteer opportunities that arise, make sure to sign up for our volunteer newsletter.

2016 Annual Talk--Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the launch of my 2016 annual presentation! It will appear as the NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day on Friday, August 5th. It is the U.S. version of my London presentation, a best-of compilation of my last four year-in-review talks. Please help spread it far and wide to those within your circles that you think may benefit.

Free HOW NOT TO DIE Excerpt

The publisher of How Not To Die has offered permission for me to circulate an excerpt from the book. Click here to download the Preface, in which I share the story of my grandmother, to whom the book is dedicated, and to whom my life's work is dedicated.

More Live Q&A with Dr. G

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I had so much fun doing live Q&A's this month on Facebook and Twitter I've not only decided to make them monthly recurring events, but I've added a third on YouTube. So I'm going to be doing three live half-hour Q&A sessions on Thursday, August 25th 2016:

Facebook Live: At noon ET on 8/25 go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
Twitter Periscope: At 7pm ET on 8/25 go to our Twitter page to watch live and ask even more questions.
YouTube Live Stream: At 8pm ET on 8/25 go here to watch live and ask even more questions!

Hopefully between all three I'll get all your questions answered--at least until next month!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live year-in-review presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, More Than an Apple a Day, From Table to Able, and Food as Medicine.

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Free Meal Plan with Dr. Greger-Approved Recipes

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The good news: I'm writing a cookbook.

When I set out to write How Not to Die I wanted to create more than just a reference book. Yes, I tried to pull together all of the most compelling evidence on the role diet can play in preventing and reversing disease, but I also sought to make it a practical guide for translating those thousands of studies into an actionable guide to day-to-day healthy living. That became the second half of the book, in which I centered my recommendations around a daily dozen checklist of foods I try to fit into my own daily routine.

The response to the Daily Dozen has been tremendous! While I offered some thoughts on ways to incorporate things like turmeric or flax seeds into your diet, we've been getting flooded with requests for more recipes. The science is there, but how can you make anything taste good without adding salt, oil, or sugar? So I'm excited to announce my plans for a companion How Not to Die Cookbook (all my proceeds, as always, go to charity).

The bad news: Given all the recipe testing and food photography, it's not going to be out until December 2017, more than a year away.

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But in the meantime, there is great news: a new tech startup called Lighter has created meal plans based on recipes they developed to fit my specifications

Sign up for free at http://www.lighter.world/providers/Michael_Greger

You can also follow the culinary stylings of other leaders in the evidence-based nutrition movement like Dr. Neal Barnard and Julieanna Hever (or anyone from ultramarathoners to NFL athletes). I was honored to be among the first invited to aid in furthering their mission to help the world eat better. "Everyone," reads one of their mottos, "deserves nourishing, delicious meals."

Another Freebie

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Vegworld Magazine, run by the Texas power duo featured in the documentary The Marshall Plan, has generously offered free one-year subscriptions to all NutritionFacts.org subscribers.

If you subscribe to NutritionFacts.org, sign up for your free one-year subscription to the magazine here.

Sign up for Our New Volunteer Newsletter

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Thanks to the tremendous influx of support this year, we have doubled our operations staff. Read more about all the new hires on our About page. Kristina, for example--our Registered Dietitian turned NutritionFacts.org Social Media Director--has increased our Instagram followers nearly 15% in just three weeks. Check it out!

Kate and Steven were hired to help coordinate our ever-growing army of volunteers, the lifeblood of NutritionFacts.org. We are launching a special email newsletter to keep current volunteers up to date, as well as relay new volunteer opportunities and quick, simple things anyone anywhere can do to support our mission.

Sign up for our new volunteer newsletter at http://nutritionfacts.org/volunteer

Currently our most urgent need is for volunteers with university or hospital library access who can help us retrieve scientific studies. Right now, our article retrieval team is pulling about 700 papers a week, but to feed the voracious appetite of our 19 researchers we really need to get up to around 2,000 a week. So if you are affiliated with an institution with electronic access to medical journals please consider pitching in.

We Didn't Have T-Shirts... Until Now

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How can we afford to employ 26 people? Because of your donations!

As a fundraiser, we are selling NutritionFacts.org t-shirts and tote bags. This offer is for a limited time only, so get yours before July 17 at: https://www.booster.com/Nutrition-facts

Live Q&A with Dr. G

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As my speaking schedule starts to wind down, one of the things I'll miss most is the audience participation. Questions help me gauge interest in particular subjects to better guide my choice of topics for new videos. Though thanks to modern technology, I now realize I can do Q&A with people around the world without having to leave my treadmill!

So I'm going to be doing two live half-hour Q&A sessions on Tuesday, July 19th 2016:

  • Facebook Live: At noon ET on 7/19 go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • Twitter Periscope: At 7pm ET on 7/19 go to our Twitter page to watch live and ask even more questions!

Looking forward to answering as many questions as I can--talk to you soon!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live year-in-review presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, More Than an Apple a Day, From Table to Able, and Food as Medicine.

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