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 NutritionFacts.org, 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.
Preventing Hair Loss
There are a lot of remedies for hair loss out there. Today, on the Nutrition Facts podcast, we bring you some solid fact-based research.
This episode features audio from Supplements for Hair Growth, Pills for Hair Growth, and Food for Hair Growth. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
You Look Marvelous Just the Way you Are
Some personal care products may contain lead and intestines, potentially infected with mad cow disease. This episode features audio from Which Intestines for Food & Cosmetics?, Is Lipstick Safe Given the Lead Contamination?, and Is Henna Safe?. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
The Link between Bovine Leukemia and Breast Cancer
That tall glass of milk may contain a virus that causes leukemia. This episode features audio from Bovine Leukemia Virus as a Cause of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer and the Bovine Leukemia Virus in Meat and Dairy. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
Nutrition Facts Grab Bag 23
Today we learn about the health benefits of peanut butter, discover how to increase our life expectancy and look at cancer causing contaminants in medication and meat. This episode features audio from Do the Health Benefits of Peanut Butter Include Longevity?, How to Increase Your Life Expectancy 12 to 14 Years, and Cancer-Causing NDMA in Medications (Zantac, Metformin) and Meat. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
You Say Potato – Part II
This shape shifting vegetable has a very different nutritional profile depending on which kind you serve and how you serve it. This episode features audio from Glycemic Index of Potatoes: Why You Should Chill and Reheat Them, How to Reduce the Glycemic Impact of Potatoes, and The Healthiest Type of Potato. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
You Say Potato – Part I
They’re full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals. And how you cook them matters. This episode features audio from Do Potatoes Increase the Risk of Diabetes? and Do Potatoes Increase the Risk of High Blood Pressure and Death?. Visit the video pages for all sources and doctor's notes related to this podcast.
Pro-ana-y the more you look into it. Beware.
Seems innocuous, you might enter the site because you want to lower your blood pressure of yourself, but it doesn’t take long to encounter pro ana (“medically supervised water fast is the best intervention for reversing diabetes”) content. The more you listen the more you are trained into ortho thinking, to the point where you’re dissecting yours and every other family members’ choice of meal and snack (and being annoying as h*ll). The quote that sticks out to me is “I make it a contest to see how healthy [i.e. “clean”] I can eat while at home.” Maybe don’t do this unless you’re getting paid to like Dr Greger presumably is as the creator of this content, it seems like a good way to have a stress/fatigue mental breakdown and develop an ED.
I understand the point of teaching basic vegan/wfpb nutrition to people who haven’t ever learned about nutrition, but beware any people with eating disorders, ocd, and/or aspergers, that these videos quickly lead to, imho, pro ana/ortho content and thinking. I get 90 minutes of exercise a day is “the science”, but to me it seems like pro ana content that I don’t want to spread to potentially vulnerable friends who are interested in veganism. You aren’t a corporate shill if you eat some vegan Ben and Jerries occasionally or are “overweight” because you dgaf about not having a 22 bmi. There is more to life than working out 90 mins a day, eating clean 24/7, having a 110/70 bp, and having a 22 bmi. I love the idea of educating people about animal rights but for a WFPB community leadership that is 99.9999999% white males who could afford advanced graduate degrees, I think this community’s emphasis on losing weight and making (the implied vegan hotwives) as thin as possible through “nutrition hacks” - rather than animal rights or quality of life or, gasp, feminism - is suspicious and sketch. Just my thoughts after spending two months on NF content. Those who aren’t the perfect //numbers// aren’t worthless, stupid, or not trying hard enough. Do better and chill on the pro ana stuff, no one needs to water fast or do rice monos. Human bodies and interests are diverse, that’s what makes life fun. Who is the intended audience of NF?
If you’re feeling stressed out and overly restricted because of what you’ve learned on NF, talk to a therapist and get yourself checked out for a possible developing eating disorder. Get away from NF/diet content. Grab a pint of Tofutti ice cream with a friend and talk it out. There is no room in veganism for ana/ortho/ED cryptosympathy coming exclusively from white men. Veganism != water fasting, monos, overexercising, or undereating. A person’s value is not determined by their thinness.
Health and nutrition truth backed by real science
This podcast is for smart people who don’t have time to find and read all the scientific medical studies about nutrition and disease avoidance. But it is also great if you do want to read the studies and do a deep dive into a topic, like fats and oils and which ones are the worst. Because of the sea of misinformation we swim in, you might be surprised to learn that coconut oil is probably the worst, right up there with bacon fat. If you want to live a long, healthy life and feel great doing so, this is the podcast for you. If you want a healthy diet that helps you avoid disease, don’t miss an episode.
If you have hypochondriac tendencies, stay away from this one. Episodes detail everyday mortal dangers, and for many people, it’s just too darn late - we’ve already been wearing lipstick all our lives, for example, so apparently we’re full of toxic lead. Listen in moderation and don’t get caught up in the existential dread.