Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger

By Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

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Have you ever wondered if there’s a natural way to lower your high blood pressure, guard against Alzheimers, lose weight, and feel better? Well as it turns out there is. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, founder of, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller “How Not to Die” celebrates evidence-based nutrition to add years to our life and life to our years.

Episode Date
2020 Dietary Guidelines and You
Today we feature highlights from the 2019 Guidelines Advisory hearings.
Jun 04, 2020
One on One with Klaus Mitchell
Dr. Greger talks to Klaus Mitchel, the host of the Plant Based News podcast.
May 28, 2020
Vitamin Supplements – Do We Need Multivitamins?
Today we continue our series on vitamin supplements.
May 21, 2020
Today’s Superfood: Garlic
Not only is it full of flavor, it’s also really good for you.
May 14, 2020
The Incredible Edible Apple
Today we examine the merits of an almost biblical fruit.
May 07, 2020
Evidence-Based Weight Loss
Today on the show I get to talk about one of my favorite topics, which happens to be the subject of my new book, How Not to Diet.
Apr 30, 2020
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 14
Today it’s the exotic and occasionally toxic star fruit, the industry’s response to sugary breakfast cereal and the healthful effects of the fabulous flax seed.
Apr 23, 2020
Exactly When Should We Eat?
Weight loss can be even more challenging if we’re eating at the wrong time of day.
Apr 16, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 4
Today we conclude our series on intermittent fasting with a cautionary tale.
Apr 09, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 3
Today we feature part 3 of our series on the effects of intermittent fasting as we ask the question is fasting safe?
Apr 02, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 2
Today we feature part 2 of our series on the effects of intermittent fasting with the pros and cons of caloric restriction.
Mar 26, 2020
Intermittent Fasting Part 1
Hundreds of calories can be cut from one’s daily diet. What is the long-term effect of doing this? Today we launch a four-part series on intermittent fasting.
Mar 19, 2020
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
It’s a commonly held myth that vegetarians come up short when it comes to getting enough protein. On today’s show – we look at the facts.
Mar 12, 2020
What’s Up with Energy Drinks
Nearly 7 billion energy drinks are sold a year. So how do they affect your health?
Mar 05, 2020
Non-Dairy Milk Extravaganza
There are so many milks that aren’t from cows it can make your head spin. Today we count the ways.
Feb 27, 2020
Sea Vegetables
If you thought vegetables only grew on land – you are deliciously mistaken.
Feb 20, 2020
Hormonal Dysfunction
How the consumption of hormones in animal products can affect us in different ways.
Feb 13, 2020
Sugar and Your Health
The effects of too much added sugar are anything but sweet.
Feb 06, 2020
One on One Interview with Ferdinand Beck
We continue our “Nutrition Facts One on One” series with an interview with Ferdinand of the Vegains podcast.
Jan 30, 2020
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 13
Today Dr. Greger lets us in on a little cooking secret, we put refrigerator water filters to the test and we look at how certain foods are linked to happiness and well-being.
Jan 23, 2020
Vitamin Supplements: Do We Need Extra Vitamin C?
Today we take a close look at the effects of vitamin C supplements.
Jan 16, 2020
Chew Your Way to Good Health
Today we examine the effects of gum chewing on hunger and appetite.
Jan 09, 2020
Today’s Super Food: The Acai Berry
Today we continue our series on super foods. Do Acai berries make the cut?
Jan 02, 2020
The Food Industry and You
Today we are going to take a close look on an industry we don’t hear a lot about in the news – the food industry.
Dec 26, 2019
Weight Loss – In a Pill?
If weight loss in a pill sounds too to be true - then it’s time to take a look at the facts.
Dec 19, 2019
Keto Diet Series – Part 2
Today on the show, part 2 of my Keto Diet Series. In short: don’t do it!
Dec 12, 2019
Keto Diet Series – Part 1
Low carbs – high fat. What’s the problem with the Ketogenic diet? Today we hear part one of our series.
Dec 05, 2019
How to Prevent Alzheimer’s with Diet
We may not be able to cure it, but we can work to prevent it. Here’s how.
Nov 28, 2019
Help for High Blood Pressure
Today we look at some lifestyle changes to improve one of our deadliest health conditions.
Nov 21, 2019
Loving your Liver
Today we explore the best way to show love to our hardworking livers.
Nov 14, 2019
Foodborne Brain Parasites and You
How not to get the parasite that has already infected a quarter of all Americans.
Nov 07, 2019
Vitamin Supplements
Do We Need Extra Vitamin D? Today we explore the powerful properties and correct dosage of supplemental Vitamin D.
Oct 31, 2019
This Week’s Power Food: Flax Seeds
They have an amazing effect on our blood pressure, prostate, and even menstrual cycles.
Oct 24, 2019
Raising Healthy Children
Today we explore the best foods to counteract autism, childhood infections and cognitive defects.
Oct 17, 2019
The Latest on Men’s Health
Today we zero in on the best diet for a problematic prostate.
Oct 10, 2019
The Latest on Women’s Health
Today we look at cannabis for breastfeeding and pregnant women and the use of fennel and ginger for painful periods.
Oct 03, 2019
Too Much of a Green Thing?
Turns out there may be a down side to large amounts of a few green, leafy vegetables.
Sep 26, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 12
Today we look at the effectiveness of duct tape for wart removal, we create a solution for washing fruits and vegetables, and examine the remarkable impact of the structure of food.
Sep 19, 2019
The Healthiest Way to Cook
Today we find out what happens when we boil, steam and fry our food.
Sep 12, 2019
Just Say No to Reflux
When your food tries to escape back up your esophagus – it’s time to take action.
Sep 05, 2019
One on One with Tino of Bananiac
Today Dr. Greger is interviewed by the nutritionist Tino of the Bananiac podcast.
Aug 29, 2019
Preventing Osteoarthritis
That feeling in your bones? Today we examine which foods can help with joint health.
Aug 22, 2019
Antioxidant Crusaders
Hat’s off to the compounds that help defend our cells from damage.
Aug 15, 2019
Rethinking Saturated Fats?
Don’t reach for that stick of butter anytime soon.
Aug 08, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 11
Today we explore cooking to live longer, the health benefits of coffee, and pesticides in Marijuana.
Aug 01, 2019
Today’s Power Food: Blueberries
The star of our show today is a multi-talented fruit.
Jul 25, 2019
A Longer Life
Today we look at the best way to live healthier into old age.
Jul 18, 2019
Manipulating the Science
What happens when industry and facts collide.
Jul 11, 2019
Love Those Avocados
They’re green, they’re mushy and they’re loaded with goodness.
Jul 04, 2019
Wary of Dairy
The traditional appeal of dairy gets a closer look.
Jun 27, 2019
Do You Have Orthorexia?
What is orthorexia? If you follow a healthy diet, you could be described as an orthorexic.
Jun 20, 2019
Microplastics and You
Microplastics are everywhere. In fact, you may be eating or drinking them right now.
Jun 13, 2019
Nutrition Chat with Gianna Simone
Today I share with you a chat I had with actress Gianna Simone on a wide variety of nutrition topics.
Jun 06, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 10
On the docket today: cell phone radiation, marijuana edibles, and a study that reveals who has the healthiest thoughts and habits about food.
May 30, 2019
Today’s Power Food: Walnuts
Today we begin the first in an occasional series – highlighting one healthy food with demonstrable health benefits
May 23, 2019
Baby Blues
Infertility is a common condition. Today we look at dietary issues that may impact it.
May 16, 2019
A Healthy Thyroid
It controls your metabolism, produces hormones, regulates your body temperature. So what can we do to keep it healthy?
May 09, 2019
Teeth and Smiles
Today we find out how plant-based diets may help prevent oral disease, such as gum disease.
May 02, 2019
A World without Back Pain
Got an achy back? Time to take a closer look at your diet.
Apr 25, 2019
Getting Arthritis Under Control
Today we look at the best way to treat arthritis – and manage the inflammation that causes it.
Apr 18, 2019
New Studies on Breast Cancer
Which foods help mitigate the risk of breast cancer? Let’s find out what the science says.
Apr 11, 2019
Happier and Healthier
Today we look at research that shows the effects of certain foods and nutrients on mental illness.
Apr 04, 2019
DNA Protection and Diet
There are ways to limit the DNA damage that occurs in our bodies everyday. Here’s how.
Mar 28, 2019
Today we discover the therapeutic effect of wonderful smelling herbs, flowers, and fruit.
Mar 21, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 9
Today’s stories bring you the facts on the use of ginger for obesity, whether or not sweating helps us get rid of lead and mercury in our bodies, and a study comparing the merits of Kosher and organic chicken.
Mar 14, 2019
Boosting Immune Function
Don’t like getting sick? Here are some ways to avoid it through our diets
Mar 07, 2019
Vegetarian Athletes
From Roman Gladiators to vegetarians and meat eaters – today we discover how diet can affect our strength and endurance.
Feb 28, 2019
Daily Dozen Checklist
Today I share with you the tracking system for making sure you eat a variety of the healthiest foods every day.
Feb 21, 2019
Stomach Troubles
Today we explore some alternative ways to deal with indigestion.
Feb 14, 2019
The Latest on Children’s Health
A surprising percentage of our children experience health problems due to poor diet.
Feb 07, 2019
Say Cheese?
Today we look at what some recent studies tell us about the nutritional impact of cheese.
Jan 31, 2019
Smart Brain Health
Are you smart enough to keep your brain healthy? Here are some helpful tips.
Jan 24, 2019
Macrobiotic Diet Pros and Cons
It’s the original counterculture diet. But is the macrobiotic diet healthy?
Jan 17, 2019
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 8
Our grab bag of facts today includes adding milk to your coffee, the best food for late pregnancy, and the benefits of blueberries.
Jan 10, 2019
Fabulous Fiber
Why is fiber so important, and are you getting enough?
Jan 03, 2019
Preventing Colon Cancer
New research on a leading cause of death in the United States.
Dec 27, 2018
21st Century Gout
You don’t have to be Henry the VIII to get gout. Find out how to prevent and treat gout with food.
Dec 20, 2018
Splendiferous Cruciferous
New research on one of my favorite family of super foods.
Dec 13, 2018
Treating Psoriasis
Diet may be more important than you think in treating this autoimmune disorder.
Dec 06, 2018
New Research on the Optimal Diet
We constantly see new diets being touted. What does the research tell us about which is best?
Nov 29, 2018
The Back Story on Cannabis
What are the long-term health consequences of smoking cannabis?
Nov 22, 2018
More on Melatonin
Today we figure out a safe way to get the sleep inducing properties of Melatonin.
Nov 15, 2018
Spilling the Beans
Just can’t get enough beans. Here’s why.
Nov 08, 2018
Just the Flax
Listen to what this little seed can do.
Nov 01, 2018
My Slim and Healthy Greek Diet
It’s time to be transported to the Greek Isles. What does the science say about the Mediterranean-type diet?
Oct 25, 2018
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 7
Today we unlock the power of chia seeds, detox mercury, and study dietary approaches to female sexual dysfunction.
Oct 18, 2018
The Sodium Debate
How much is too much?
Oct 11, 2018
Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle medicine prescribes healthy habits to prevent and reverse some chronic diseases. Why don’t more doctors study and practice lifestyle medicine?
Oct 04, 2018