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Healthy Eating Tips

Nutrition expert Michael Greger, M.D. offers humane eating resources

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Dr. Michael Greger is the director of public health and animal agriculture for The HSUS.

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Greger serves as the public health director at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are available for free at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

Nutrition experts have long recommended that we increase our consumption of plant-based foods and cut down on saturated animal fat and cholesterol. Meat-free diets are recommended by the American Heart Association as well by the National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization. Dr. Greger bases his advice solely on the latest, most groundbreaking nutrition research published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He recommends healthy and humane eating to prevent, treat and even reverse chronic disease.

Dr. Greger's trademark speaking style makes for lively and informative viewing and he provides numerous healthy eating tips and recipes in his books and DVD series. A sampling of his video content can be found below.

Dr. Greger's Books on Healthy Eating

  • How Not to Die (2015)

    The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

  • Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching (2006)

    The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In Bird Flu, Dr. Michael Greger traces the human role in the evolution of this virus, whose humble beginnings belie its transformation into a killer mutant strain with the potential to become as ferocious as Ebola and as contagious as the common cold. In the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what we can do to protect our families and what human society to can do to reduce the likelihood of such catastrophes in the future.

  • Carbophobia: The Scary Truth About America’s Low-Carb Craze (2005)

    In the first book of its kind, Dr. Michael Greger draws together decades of research exposing the dangerous truth behind the low-carb lies. Carbophobia decisively debunks the purported “science” behind the low-carb claims, documents just how ineffective the Atkins Diet and other low-carb plans have been in producing sustainable weight loss, and lists the known hazards inherent to the diet. This is not a case of academic “he said/she said.” This is a case of a multibillion-dollar corporation with a financial stake in ignoring all the current evidence-based dietary recommendations no matter what the human cost.

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