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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

Is There Too Much Aluminum in Tea?

While aluminum is the third most abundant element on Earth, it may not be good for our brain, something we learned studying foundry workers exposed to high levels. Although the role of aluminum in the…

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Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea has been found to be as effective at lowering blood pressure as a leading hypertension drug without the potential side-effects (which include everything from lack of strength to impotence…

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How to Treat Prediabetes

For people with prediabetes, lifestyle modification is considered "the cornerstone of diabetes prevention." Diet-wise, this means individuals with prediabetes or diabetes should aim to reduce their in…

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Are Sprouted Beans Healthier Than Canned Beans?

Beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils are packed with nutrients and play a role in the prevention of chronic disease, but most can’t be eaten raw, though some can be sprouted. Boiling is the most c…

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How to Protect Your Telomeres

In my post How Much Meditation Do We Need Daily to Combat Stress?, I discussed how stress reduction through meditation might be able to lengthen telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chrom…

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How Much Meditation Do We Need Daily to Combat Stress?

In the film The Holiday, Cameron Diaz exclaims “Severe stress ... causes the DNA in our cells to shrink until they can no longer replicate.” Did Hollywood get the science right? The enzyme that bui…

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Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric

The spice turmeric may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, but what about treating Alzheimer's disease with the spice turmeric? An exciting case series was published in 2012: three Alzheimer's patients …

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Might Turmeric Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

There are plenty of anti-inflammatory drugs out there that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but stomach, liver and kidney toxicity precludes their widespread use. So maybe using an anti-inf…

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Eating Garlic and Raisins May Help Prevent Preterm Birth

The United States has one of the worst premature birth rates in the world, now ranking 131st worldwide. Even worse, over the last few decades, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has been going up. …

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Four Brazil Nuts Once a Month…

One of the craziest studies I read all year involved feeding people a single serving of brazil nuts to see what it would do to the cholesterol levels of healthy volunteers. They gave ten men and women…

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about Dr. Michael Greger

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org.

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