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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?

Following flax and wheatgrass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement, racking up $12 million in sales. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. Curcumin is a natu…

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Why You Should Always Eat Pepper With Your Turmeric

Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs-often in a sophisticated way. "Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the sym…

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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of physical disability among older adults in the world, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of us will be affected in the comin…

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The Spice That Helps Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

According to the World Health Organization, "80% of the Earth’s inhabitants (seven billion) rely upon the traditional medicine for their primary health-care needs, in part due to high cost of Western …

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Which Spices Protect Against DNA Damage?

In my post Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices' ability to protect DN…

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Which Spices Fight Inflammation?

Once in a while I come across a study that's so juicy I have to share it. A group of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Pennsylvania State set up a brilliant experiment. We'v…

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Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken

One of the most concerning developments in medicine is the emergence of bacterial super-resistance—resistance not just to one class of drugs, like penicillin, but to multiple classes of drugs (so-call…

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How to Combat Computer Eye Strain

What happens to our eyesight when we sit in front of a computer all day? As researchers from the SUNY College of Optometry note, the rise in computer screens "has led to an increase in ocular and v…

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If You Have Glaucoma, Eat More of These

In my last video, I discussed how eating goji berries with nuts and seeds can help build up yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin in our eyes to help fight age-related macular degenerati…

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Plant-Based Foods That Fight Macular Degeneration

Anyone who has gotten a bad sunburn knows how damaging the UV rays in sunlight can be. Imagine what those same rays are doing to back of our eyeballs (our retinas). The eye is designed to take sunligh…

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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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