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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

How Long to Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy?

Mothers' increased consumption of fish before and during pregnancy leads to increased exposure to both mercury and the long-chain omega 3 DHA. Mercury may negatively affect brain development in one's …

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The Impressive Anti-Cancer Power of Berries

For disease prevention and health maintenance, berries of all colors have "emerged as champions." Research has focused mainly on cancer prevention and treatment. Studies show that the anticancer effec…

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The Vitamin That Every Vegan & Vegetarian Needs

A new study from China found that compared to omnivores, those who ate egg-free and meat-free diets had all the typical benefits of eating more plant-based: lower body mass index, lower blood pressure…

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How a Vegan’s Arteries Compare to a Runner’s

We know from the work of Drs. Dean Ornish and Caldwell B. Esselstyn that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease, opening up arteries in some cases without drugs or surgery. We can't…

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The Case for Adding Berries to More Meals

After we eat, our bodies create free radicals in the process of breaking down our food. That's why we need to eat antioxidant-rich foods with every meal to counteract the oxidation caused by metabolis…

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How to Get Enough Antioxidants Each Day

We need to get a daily minimum of 8-11,000 antioxidant units a day in our food just to stay out of oxidative debt (see my last video on The Reason We Need More Antioxidants). To reach that minimum, al…

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The Reason We Need More Antioxidants (And Why We’re Not Getting Them)

Glucose is the primary fuel of the human body. We consume glucose and breathe in oxygen to make the energy needed to power our bodies. Plants then take the water and CO2 we breathe out to make oxygen …

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How Avoiding Eggs Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is becoming a global pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases, what about diabetes? There appears to be a stepwise increas…

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How Beans Help Our Bones

Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumesóbeans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentilsófor health promotion. But what about t…

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What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?

In a scathing expose of the USDA's new meat inspection program, the Washington Post quoted a representative from the meat inspectors union, who said that "pig processing lines may be moving too quickl…

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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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