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The Best Source of Resistant Starch

The Best Source of Resistant Starch Resistant starch wasn’t discovered until 1982. Before that, we thought all starch could be digested by the digestive enzymes in our small intestine. Subsequent studies confirmed that there are indeed starches that resist digestion and end up in our large intestine, where they can feed our good bacteria, just […]

The Answer to a Colon Cancer Mystery

The Answer to a Colon Cancer Mystery Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the world. Thankfully, the good bacteria in our gut take the fiber we eat and make short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate, that protect us from cancer. We take care of them, and they take care of […]

Make Sure Iodine is in Your Prenatal

Make Sure Iodine is in Your Prenatal Although severe iodine deficiency was eliminated in the United States nearly a century ago after the introduction of iodized salt, iodine intake has declined in recent decades. “Public health efforts to limit salt intake to decrease cardiovascular risk, in conjunction with increasing use of kosher salt and sea […]

The Healthiest Way to Eat Paleo

The Healthiest Way to Eat Paleo There have been about a half dozen studies published on Paleo-type diets, starting around 20 years ago. For example, in what sounds like a reality TV show: ten diabetic Australian Aborigines were dropped off in a remote location to fend for themselves, hunting and gathering foods like figs and […]

What About Canned Fruit?

What About Canned Fruit? Food cans used to be soldered with lead compounds—so much so that people living off of canned food may have died from lead poisoning. Thankfully, this is no longer a problem in the United States. Lead contamination was one of the first priorities of the Food and Drug Administration back in […]

Reason Number 342 That I’m Glad I’ve Done My Body Image Work

Reason Number 342 That I’m Glad I’ve Done My Body Image Work My path to loving my body — at its natural and intuitive and ever-changing shape outside of dieting — hasn’t been an easy path. Nor has it been a straight path. Like any journey, there are ups, downs, insights, fall-on-your-face moments, and everything […]

Why Doctors are So Drug Happy

Why Doctors are So Drug Happy Who funds most of the studies that show drugs are safe and effective? The drug companies themselves. This is the topic of my video Eliminating Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research. “It is self-evidently absurd to look to investor-owned companies for unbiased evaluations of their own products…One result of […]

Dishonest Doctors

Dishonest Doctors One of the critical questions to ask whenever reading a medical journal article is, “Who funded the study?” In most journals, researchers are required to identify their sources of funding, so what’s the problem? Well, researchers can obscure the true origin of financial support: They can hide it, disguise it, or even launder […]

TV Appearance, Now Hiring, and New Swag

TV Appearance, Now Hiring, and New Swag You asked for more merch, and we answered! We’re rolling out new items on the store at DrGreger.org and celebrating with a flash sale. (As always, all proceeds go directly to support NutritionFacts.org). One of the requests has been for organic and US-made shirts, so check out the […]

Should We Increase Our Protein Intake After Age 65?

Should We Increase Our Protein Intake After Age 65? A study that purported to show that diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking supposedly suggested that “[p]eople under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs, and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer […]