Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods -Michael Greger, MD FACLM

We have an uncanny ability to pick out the subtle distinctions in calorie density of foods, but only within the natural range. Processed food interferes with this ability, encouraging weight gain.

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A key insight I want to emphasize here is the concept of animal products as the ultimate processed food. Basically, all nutrition grows from the ground: seeds, sunlight, and soil. That’s where all our vitamins come from, all our minerals, all the protein (all the essential amino acids). The only reason there are essential amino acids in a steak is because the cow ate them all from plants. They’re essential—we can’t make them, and the animals can’t make them either. They have to eat plants to get them. But we can cut out the middlemoo and get nutrition directly from the Earth, and in doing so get all the phytonutrients and fiber that are lost when plants are processed through animals. Even ultraprocessed junk foods may have a tiny bit of fiber still left, but all is lost when plants are ultra-ultraprocessed through animals.

Having said that, there was also a big jump in what one would traditionally think of as processed foods, and that’s the video we turn to next: The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic (…).

We’re making our way through a series on the cause of the obesity epidemic. So far, we’ve looked at exercise (The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic (…)) and genes (The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic (…), The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest(…)). But really, it’s the food.

If you’re familiar with my work, you know that I recommend eating a variety of whole plant foods, as close to the way nature intended. I capture this in my Daily Dozen Checklist, which you can download for free here (…), or get the free app on iTunes (…) and Android (…). You will see that there’s also an option for those looking to lose weight: my new 21 Tweaks. But before you go checking them off, be sure to read about the science behind the checklist in How Not to Diet (…). Get it for FREE at your local public library (but if you do choose to purchase it, note that all proceeds from all of my books go to charity.)

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!

-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

Happiness is a Skill & a Habit You Can Create by Brooke Goldner, M.D.

Now more than ever, we need to work at happiness. Here is how you do it. From a recent free Live Q&A. The question was about how I maintained a positive outlook when I was sick with lupus nephritis and antiphospholipid antibodies and now with Coronavirus COVID-19. I explained how I worked at my happiness and how you can too. . .

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Doctors Review ‘The Game Changers’ Documentary

Get access to this FREE summit, : 👉👉 In this video, 22 doctors review ‘The Game Changers’ documentary. Check out the documentary website here: Many thanks to UK Plant-Based Health Professionals for letting us film at their event: https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals… And PCRM’s conference:… As well as the Plantrician Conference’s annual conference:

Flu Factories-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

Bringing you another one of my older presentations on pandemics as bonus video this week. This is about 9 years old, and provides good background on what we are experiencing today. While similar to the “Pandemics: History & Prevention” video we previously shared (, this video includes more information on mad cow disease, swine flu, and antibiotic use on factory farms.

People think How Not to Die is my first book, but it’s actually my 4th. Before I started I had a career as Public Health Director at HSUS specializing in emerging infectious diseases. I wrote a book on pandemic preparedness and prevention and am now updating that entire body of work and will be releasing a new book next month. Stay tuned for the release of How to Survive a Pandemic.

And if you missed my webinar last week, I’ll be going live on Thursday, April 16 at 12pm ET on Facebook, and 6pm ET on YouTube for special COVID-19 live Q&As, and I’m also working on a 2nd webinar for May. Be sure you’re subscribed to our e-newsletter to get all of the latest updates first (subscribe link).

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Be proactive and reduce your risk factors (with food!) – Dr. Neal Barnard, PCRM


Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, asthma, and hypertension are all huge risk factors for COVID-19 hospitalization and worse.

Do you know the #1 thing that determines your likelihood of having these chronic conditions?

I’ll give you a hint—it’s NOT your genes.

It’s the food on your plate.

Decades of scientific research has shown that with your food choices, you literally shape your destiny.

For example, simple changes in diet and lifestyle may help prevent more than 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80% of coronary heart disease, and 70% of colon cancer.

That’s impressive, isn’t it? So what steps can you take right now to decrease your risk, so you can fare better, and feel better?

There’s a wildly popular online event starting soon that breaks down the science, answers critical questions, and gives you action steps to help you live your healthiest life.

Learn more about the Food Revolution Summit and take your health into your own hands. (It’s free!)

From April 25–May 3, John and Ocean Robbins will interview 24 of the world’s top medical and food experts. I’m pleased to be included along with Matt McCarthy, MD; Joel Fuhrman, MD; Christiane Northrup, MD; Michael Greger, MD; Vandana Shiva, PhD; Daniel Amen, MD; David Perlmutter, MD; and many more.

If you want up-to-date information you can trust about food and health, then this is the place to be.

After all, in the time of COVID-19, your health is more important than ever.

Join the 2020 Food Revolution Summit now.

The best part? Every interview is personally (and brilliantly) conducted by 2-million-copy best-selling author, John Robbins. I’ve been listening to his interviews for years, and I can tell you that you are in for a treat.

Will you join me?

Yours for thriving,

Neal Barnard, MD

P.S. When you sign up for the Food Revolution Summit, you’ll join over 300,000 people around the world to get informed, inspired, and empowered to strengthen your immune system and enhance your overall health. Click here to learn all about the Summit and see the amazing list of speakers.

Some Opportunities from Food Revolution Network – Ocean Robbins


Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the world — and a major risk factor for COVID-19. But you don’t have to be part of that statistic!
The good news is that the right diet and lifestyle can slash your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 80%.
So what’s the science showing us? And which foods are good for your heart?
I put together a handbook on the latest heart disease science and the top 15 foods that have been proven to help promote a healthy heart. How many of them are you already eating? Some of these foods might surprise you!
>> Download 15 Foods Your Heart Will Love now.
And there’s more. My dad and colleague, John Robbins, and I are hosting the 2020 Food Revolution Summit. Starting April 25th, we’ll interview 25 of the world’s top food leaders and experts. When you download your special heart-healthy foods handbook, you’ll get a spot in the Summit, completely free.
In the time of COVID-19, your health is more important than ever.
If you want the latest insights on how to make food the foundation of your health, so you can optimize your immune system and eat to prevent heart disease, boost your brain, and add years of vibrant health to your life…
>> Download your heart health handbook and join the Summit now.
Yours for using food to heal,
Ocean Robbins
P.S. Eating a daily serving of one particular food can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by an incredible 39%. Find out about this and 14 other foods your heart will love, plus grab your spot in the free Summit here.

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Chicken Is Not Low In Cholesterol. Egg Yolks Are Extremely High. Where Do You Get Protein? by Kim Williams, M.D., MACC, FAHA

The convergence of evidence suggests that an affordable plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world, and can be even more effective than medication and surgery. This could save Medicare billions of dollars, but medical training continues to underemphasize nutrition education , in part, perhaps, because lifestyle interventions go against the prevailing conventional wisdom. The USDA, in formulating its dietary guidelines, has been accused of both acting with bias and ignoring relevant research. However, the most recent guidelines take a step in the right direction by recommending a shift to a plant-based diet, which Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed care organization, has moved in the direction of supporting. Lifestyle medicine attempts to find, prevent, and treat the causes of disease. Patients should receive fully informed consent for treatment, meaning they should be informed about all of their options including dietary changes. Doctors report they don’t practice preventative cardiology because they fear their patients won’t change their diet.

Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC was born in Chicago, and attended the College of The University of Chicago (1971 to 1975), followed by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine (1975 to 1979), internal medicine residency at Emory University (1979 to 1982), and overlapping fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Chicago (1982 to 1985), Clinical Pharmacology (1984 to 1985), and Nuclear Medicine (1984 to 1986). He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine, and nuclear cardiology. He served as Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010. Among numerous awards and honors for his teaching in the medical school, residencies and fellowships, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008.

In 2010, he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. At Wayne State, he has started the Urban Cardiology Initiative – a program of education of physicians on disparities in healthcare, primary school education on cardiovascular health and community health screening in inner-city Detroit. In November 2013 he returned to Chicago as the James B. Herrick Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Williams has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, monographs, book chapters, editorials, and review articles in the field of nuclear cardiology and minority health issues, with emphasis on education and innovations in perfusion imaging and quantitation of ventricular function. His research interests include selective adenosine receptor agonists, fluorinated perfusion PET imaging, cardiac computed tomography for plaque characterization, health care disparities and payment policy, and appropriate use of cardiac imaging.

Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He served as President of ASNC from 2004 to 2005. He served as Chairman of the Board of ABC from 2008 to 2010. He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM-CV) until 2012. He served as the president of the ACC from 2015 to 2016.