How NOT To DIE: Foods That Add Years | Dr Michael Greger

How NOT To DIE: Foods That Add Years | Dr  Michael Greger

With all the fad diets, health crazes, daytime doctor shows, and sensational news stories out there, it can be difficult to know what
foods and activities are really in the best interest of our health. Well my guest today
has been fighting against all the hype for years, providing a clear, science-backed resource
of free nutrition education. And now, he’s refined thousands upon thousands of studies into one easily approachable and engaging text explaining what the science actually
says. Not one to beat around the bush or mince words, the book is appropriately entitled,
How Not To Die. Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and welcome
to another vegan nugget. I’m so excited and honored to welcome back Dr. Michael Greger of If you missed his previous video series covering all of the common nutrients
of concern when going vegan you can check it out later here and linked below. Dr. Greger is a physician, a New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has dedicated his life to providing accurate, unbiased, science-based,
free information on nutrition and overall health on his non-profit website Today you’ll hear what inspired him to take this path in life and why he’s so passionate. Dr. Greger’s book How Not To Die came out
on December 8th, 2015 and instantly became a New York Times Best Seller. The book reveals the top 15 causes of preventable death in the United States and Dr. Greger’s daily
dozen of foods that add years to your life. Without further ado, let’s hear from Dr.
Greger. In the book you tell a personal story
about what it is that even got you on this path of talking about nutrition. Could you share a little bit about that? It’s nice to, you know, have
an opportunity to kind of share how I got involved in all this. You know because, you
know the website, so I just wanted it to be the science, to kinda
take me out of it, and just be like ‘alright, here’s the science’ but all this other stuff I’ve
been wanting to share but I never had an opportunity to until the book came about. Like what do I eat, how do I make it all happen, ya know and so that’s what I actually started the book
with is – how I got into this. Why I’m even a doctor, how, why I practice the kind of
medicine I practice today, why I’m so kind of compelled to dedicate my life to this work, and it’s because of my Grandma, who was diagnosed with end stage heart disease aged 65 I was just a little kid, when ya know, the doctor sent my Grandma home to die, confined
to a wheelchair, crushing chest pain, she’d already had so many open heart surgeries she
basically run out of plumbing at some point, you get so scarred up inside. Nothing more
they could do, her life was over at age 65. And then, she was watching 60 Minutes, and
there was this segment on this crazy guy, named Nathan Pritikin, who claimed to be reversing
heart disease with his new clinic in California. She somehow made the cross-country trip, and
became one of his early patients. In fact she’s featured in his biography as one of
his early success stories. It talks about Frances Greger. Shows up in this wheelchair, and ya know they wheel her in, put her on a plant based diet, graded exercise program
and within a few weeks she’s walking ten miles a day, goes on to live another 31 years,
til 96, getting to enjoy her six grandkids, including me. Inspiring one of them to go to med school, and living long enough to see him graduate from med school, and that’s
why I practice lifestyle medicine. So your book is addressing the top
15 causes of premature death, and I think most people tend to think that “maybe I have a few unhealthy habits but it’s not that bad” so as someone who is routinely
surveying the state of nutrition in America, could you tell us exactly how bad is it right
now? Hey, it’s pretty bad. But yeah,
so you know I talk about how sad the Standard American Diet is and how few even get like
a serving of fruit a day, a serving of vegetables. 96% don’t get the recommended three servings
a week of beans. 97% of Americans are fiber deficient. 98% of Americans are Potassium deficient And these nutrient deficiencies are because people aren’t eating enough plants. In your book you reveal the daily dozen,
the foods that, you know, we should all consume on a daily basis. If you had to choose the
most powerful disease-fighting food, what would it be? Oh, it’d be greens, dark green
leafy vegetables. We need more greens. Now that’s not what the data, I mean uh, the
data suggests nuts actually the most healthful, fruits and then nuts are the two most health
promoting, but I think people tend to eat fruit people tend to eat nuts, but what they
don’t eat is greens. And so in terms of something I really want to encourage people to eat, like dark green leafy vegetables and legumes: beans, split peas, chickpeas and lentils. These are the two foods we’ve really got to get into people’s diets. But the number one killer (dietary risk factor) in the world: not eating enough fruit. It’s interesting because like I know
that you’ve done videos on this, but you hear people talking about the sugar in fruit
and diabetics are avoiding fruit. Where do you think that type of misinformation comes
from? Oh well I think it’s just this
ya know, so we realize the industrial sugars high fructose corn syrup and table sugar
are bad for us. Why? Maybe it’s this overload of fructose causing liver problems and all
sorts of other problems, and so hey! Where’s fructose found? In fruit, so fruit must be
bad too. Uh, okay… How about but you look at the science? It’s just absolutely not true, right? Fruit helps liver health, helps with hypertension. helps all the things that fructose… I mean, it’s just like, in fact, I actually have a video coming up. We’ve evolved to eat fruit, in fact we’re actually more frugivores than folivores. So actually, we are designed
to eat fruit. And then that’s the number one risk factor, dietary risk factor for death
is inadequate fruit consumption. In fact if you take diabetics, split em into two groups,
half are told limit your fruit, half are told eat more fruit, guess who does better? The
diabetics told to eat more fruit. Packed with fiber, I mean, come on people! OK, so your book of course is focusing
on the healing power of diet and exercise. Is diet and exercise really enough to reverse,
and even cure diseases? Or are there times when other medical intervention is sometimes necessary? Even just diet alone can reverse
disease. How about our number one killer, number one killer of men and women, the number
one reason you and everyone you love will die: Heart disease. Can be prevented, arrested,
treated and cured with diet alone. As Dr Esselstyn has shown other ya know, lifestyle medicine pioneers such as Ornish and Pritikin used a combination of lifestyle approaches including
a plant based diet plus exercise, stress reduction, all these other things, Esselstyn just in
terms of lifestyle interventions, just used diet, showed the same remarkable reversals, opening up arteries, in some cases, without drugs, without surgery. Now are drugs and
surgery useful in some indications? Absolutely. Particularly for acute conditions. You break
your leg? You want someone to set it. You have an infection? You want antibiotics to
cure it. But chronic diseases, we’re talking 85% of our health-care dollars go to chronic
diseases. Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, these cancers. These are chronic
diseases for which modern medicine has little to offer. In terms of treating the cause of
the disease, because the cause is lifestyle. It’s not medication deficiency. You have a chapter on healing suicidal
depression with diet. Are there any times when mental health issues are beyond the realm of dietary influence? Or are there any statistics about, is it even possible to know when something is caused by lifestyle, or when something might be some other pathology. I think diet plays a minor role
in mental health. I mean the surprise with that chapter is that it plays any role at all. And in fact it plays the most, so a plant based diet is found to be the most powerful intervention in improving mood within a matter of weeks. No other diet has ever been shown
to have the effects. But having said that, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to, I mean just because it works better than everything else doesn’t mean it works particularly well. And so ya know there’s lots of mental disorders for which we have no data on diet
at all, all we have is the depression/anxiety data But it’s remarkable, and hey, people
suffering from these mental disorders need all the help they can get. OK, for a lot of people, diet comes
down to finances, at least that’s what they’ll say. And there’s this predominant belief
that a plant-based diet is expensive. How do you respond to that assertion? It’s ridiculous! I mean, what
could be cheaper than like a can of beans? Sweet potatoes, cabbage, frozen vegetables,
like a can of canned tomatoes, like whole grain pasta, like come on!? So in fact, isn’t there a book, Vegan On Four Dollars A Day? Right? And it’s like per family member.
Four bucks a day period. Right? So you can eat healthier than anybody else, cheaper than anybody else. More environmentally sustainably than anybody else. It’s the same diet. I hope you enjoyed hearing from Dr. Greger.
How Not To Die is available now and 100% of proceeds go to charity. Check out the link
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or the link in the sidebar. Now go live vegan, stick to the science, and I’ll see you soon. People who are walking around the street may know more about nutrition than their doctors. And we all know how much people walking around the street know about nutrition. Right? Yet people continue to go to their doctors
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  • Breanna Lonas says:

    I think the "veganism is expensive" myth comes from the fact that more processed and already packaged vegan foods usually cost more than animal based versions. Like when we are looking at snacks, the popular brand "Cheezits" which contains real cheese is available in a vegan version which costs more, only because the demand it so low at the moment. A lot of vegan foods like those also tend to be made organically, therefore also raising the price.

  • Leafy Vegan says:

    The only way this video would have been better is if Emily had been on a stationary bike pedaling along…

  • fu kong says:

    The book is great – he is great!

  • Nellie O'Neill says:

    Wow thank you for sharing such amazing videos like this!! I've just ordered his book for myself and my meat-eating dad (who thinks bananas will kill him).

  • Reinventing My Life says:

    excellent read had it on order for a few months and read it cover to cover.

  • aattitude says:

    Wow, he looks so much younger without his facial hair.

  • SULZ98 says:

    Wow, he looks so much younger without the beard.

  • My Vegan Journey says:

    I love his enthusiasm! I'd definitely like to hear more from him, I'll have to check out his book. Thanks for another great video!

  • Josefineยดs Raw Kitchen says:

    The title of the book is so great!

  • Sandee S says:

    Thanks for this video! I just ordered the book, can't wait to read it!

  • Olka Olka says:

    He sounds a bit drunk to me or something. The fact that he keeps on walking makes it difficult to a) hear him and b) focus on the video. Otherwise, the content is fine ๐Ÿ™‚ I want his book now!

  • Heather Rosenthal says:

    I just ordered my copy!

  • Thomy Dee says:

    I don't understand all the tatoo's being a vegan yourself….??

  • MsWannabeGamer โ“‹ says:

    Even as a vegan, I sometimes forget to eat fruit, especially during the winter months. Now the selection of fruit is limited, so I'm not as excited about eating fruit as I am during the summer months. It gets kinda boring: pears, apples, persimmons, oranges, pomegranate. But it's important.

  • Rea says:

    Great, great, great book!!

  • Rea says:

    We're actually more frugivores than —— What did he say?

  • dugfriendly says:

    Love your pendant. And it's great to see his passion coming out in this interview!

  • Brandy Baker says:

    Dr Gregor is AWESOME! You can't go wrong with Dr Gregor, or Dr McDougall, or Dr Neal Barnard. They are all great.

  • Fred Samuels says:

    Great video. Dr Gregor is,the model that MD's should aspire to. If you do nothing else this year get a Copy of this book.

  • Tabitha Hyatt says:

    My mother-in-law's rheumatoid arthritis is in remission thanks to the help of a plant-based diet (also gluten free) as recommended by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live.

  • Camber Hill says:

    Love the attitude of confidence and information.

  • Gia The Sweet Potato says:


  • Mike Jones says:

    He has a voice made for public speaking!!!

  • Sensei Vegan says:

    Love this video Emily!!!!

  • Sensei Vegan says:

    I agree eating Plant based is cheaper anyone who that tells you otherwise is full of Shit. People will make up any excuse not to go Vegan. Love your channel Emily

  • Izzy D. says:

    I want to read this book even more now! I wish more people would research the information for themselves like I did some years ago to find out what is healthy for us and what not.

  • gissy4life says:

    Hey Bite Size Vegan! I first started watching your videos because you're vegan and then I realized you were raw vegan, which I am as well. That made me happy ๐Ÿ˜Š So, I wanted to ask you how you maintain your health? Do you take a multivitamin of some sort or do make veggie juices? I am experiencing some deficiencies, but I love the way I eat, mostly fruits, and I would love to keep eating this way.

  • Ian Mitchell says:

    [ How not to die ]
    (this is my church, this is where I heal my hurt)
    I've been a h-f p-b vegan for 2 years now, and I'm buzzing every day so full of beans it's like I'm born again young and im 50 next
    just wish someone would do some research on microwaves. I don't use them. Dr greger has not said anything bad about them. Can you find out anything good or bad about them and post it please. ..Thanks and love your tats..

  • Nomad314 says:

    Really interesting video & I'm interested to know more about the effects on mental health, although I understand current data is limited. I'd be interested in doing a study on this at some point in the future. (I'm a final year medical student with interest in mental health/substance misuse/prison environments). I think diet could have some influence, but I am sure with a lot of patients I've seen their condition needs medical, psychological &/or social intervention. Just like some people need surgery or antibiotics, some people need antipsychotics or ECT, it can be life saving. I think there's some data on putting prisoners on vegan diets though and it improving behaviour & reducing reoffending rates? Will have to check that ๐Ÿ™‚ Most doctors know very little about nutrition though.I was recently on a gastroenterology rotation and all the consultants ate meat (including red meat) and I saw a GI tract surgeon tell a patient to eat red meat to increase their iron levels…I was like WTF?!

  • triclops8 says:

    Such an amazing and smart guy! Itยดs never been so entertaining to learn about how to save your own life.

  • David Lazzaro says:

    I am a 13 year old boy that has watched a lot of your videos and I switched to be vegan and now I have been vegan for 4 weeks and plan to go one for as long as I can cause I feel great

  • Callan C says:

    I'm a nurse and do a lot of chart review. I can't believe how many PCPs recommend low carb diets to their patients already suffering heart disease, obesity, diabetes, kidney stones, constipation, etc. Makes me sick.

  • Jamie Keegan says:

    I have personally felt the effects of veganism and autoimmune disease. I can almost immediately feel the difference in my body when I change my eating habits.

  • Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovosky says:

    we all die anyways so what's the point.

  • Sammy says:

    You're both great. Can't wait to read this book

  • bleebloe says:

    as a kid, when i thought of a "doctor"..this is what i always thought of

  • Jawik2 says:

    Good to see treadmill return, but I really miss the beard. But I will get used to new Picard style.

  • Tshego Morake says:

    Good interview, Emily. Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do.

  • Chelle S says:

    I love Dr Michael Gregor… I just wish his message was more mainstream especially here in Australia.

  • veganize says:

    Economically if you're eating in resturants or buying the latest vegan packaged food/meal then yes costly.ย  Back to basics and preparing these low cost meals for folks who can't boil water, videos, yeah that's an idea.ย  Namaste

  • Gaynor Armash says:

    Thanks for sharing,going to buy the book ..

  • Gregory Jones says:

    The morgue tag thumbnail allows me to ask your thoughts on population control? The possibility of our whole milky way galaxy experiencing warming? The research on Daniel chapter 1 showing the benefits of a vegan eating? Eating meat began from mankind ruling themselves, recently reading Numbers chapter 11 I read how Jehovah God provided manna for the Isrealites and when they complained wanting meat he provided quail till as he said it ran out their nostrils to make it detestable to them,. Is something similar happening now? Have you heard of Jim Marrs his most recent book is titled "population control"?

  • Burning Bananas says:

    Love this guy!

  • laura says:

    Hey Emily! I'm only 12 and I'm vegetarian. I never liked meat taste and I love animals really much. My mom still doesn' like this idea that I'm not eating any meat anymore. I really want to go vegan but my mom says that I'm in age when I'm growing and I need protein and much more.
    I think maybe you know is is healthy to go vegan in this age or no? Also I love your videos!๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Larry Richelli says:

    I really love this guy but he recommends taking too many vitamins. Especially D. Dr McDougall says vitamin D pills simply do not work.

  • Katherine Lauber says:

    I completely cured my OCD and Anxiety disorder through diet! I have had exactly one panic attack since going lowfat vegan, and it was 4 days after going vegan. I have tinges of both when I eat too much fat, but nothing like it was before, and I have only been vegan for 3 months, so I have HIGH hopes for the future!

  • Perfumaphilia says:

    I really need to start eating more fruit. Most of my favorite fruit is too expensive and out of season where I live, but I need to eat seasonally. It's too important and I feel like I'm missing something without it.

  • Tania T. says:

    Thank you thank you thank you, my lovely. I love that he's doing light exercise while talking to you. Smart man.

  • Khursh mian says:

    Great interview, great YouTube channel. Much love.

  • PercivalBlakeney says:

    Dr. Greger is one those people I want to be when I (finally) grow up.

  • Bonnie Haskin says:

    yayay ๐Ÿ™‚ just bought the book on kindle!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Haile Thomas says:

    Awesome video and interview! I'm totally getting Dr. Greger's book ASAP.

  • oliviastalnacke says:

    EVERYONE should watch this video! Truly amazing information!

  • Aminah Jones says:

    OMG thank you so much for this!

  • youandme.vegan โ™ฅ says:

    That purple suits you really well. Also, can't wait to buy the book ๐Ÿ™‚

  • colonyofcells iamamachine2 says:

    Costco is now selling How Not To Die book. For those who have no money to buy the book, I have a brief summary :
    The same information can be found in the free nutritionfacts org website, internet interviews and youtube interviews.
    Dr Greger Daily Dozen summary : 1/4 beans, 1/4 other whole starch, 1/2 vegetables. fruit for dessert.
    Avoid processed foods (like white rice, juice) and refined substances like oil. Healthier cooking methods are steaming and boiling. Organic is better. Avoid supplements except for vitamin b12, vitamin d, epa/dha. Ok to use sprouted versions of grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
    1 Whole starch : Bean, pea, lentil – 3 servings. like soy (edamame, tempeh), black bean, lentil like beluga black lentil, french green lentil and red lentil, red kidney bean, pinto, yellow pea, green pea, chickpea (garbanzo bean). black eyed pea, butter bean (lima bean), white bean (cannellini bean, great northern bean, navy bean), small red bean.
    2 Berries – 1 serving. blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry. barberry. acai, goji berry, cherry, bilberry, black currant, concord grape, mulberry. aronia berry, elderberry. kumquat (small citrus whose rind is eaten).
    3 Other fruits – 3 servings. amla (frozen amla can be found in India grocery), plum, prune, pluot. citrus like pink grapefruit, lemon, lime, clementine, tangerine, orange. Can eat rind of small citrus like mandarin. papaya, cantaloupe, apricot, peach, nectarine, mango. honeydew, kiwi. apple, pear, pomegranate, watermelon. fig, dates, banana, pineapple, passion fruit, lychee, avocado. Avoid noni, mangosteen, starfruit. Minimize olives which are salty. Avoid dried fruit with added sulfur.
    4 and 5 Cruciferous veggies including cruciferous greens, Other greens – 1 serving cruciferous, 2 servings cruciferous greens or other greens. Cruciferous including cruciferous greens – microgreens like broccoli sprouts, kale like black kale (tuscan or dinosaur), green kale, red kale, watercress, arugula, purple cabbage, green cabbage. collard green, turnip green, mustard green, cauliflower, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts. horseradish, radish, wasabi, kohlrabi, rutabaga, turnip.
    Other Greens – microgreens like fenugreek sprouts, spinach, radicchio, chard, beet green, sorrel, butter leaf lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, purslane, mint. Iceberg lettuce not too nutritious. Avoid alfalfa sprout.
    6 Other Veg and cooked mushroom – 2 servings. red onion, leek, scallion, green onion, celery, artichoke, beet, snap pea, bell pepper, carrot, summer squash, cucumber. tomato. eggplant, okra. asparagus, rhubarb, hibiscus. iodine from sea vegetables (arame, dulse, nori, wakame, avoid kombu, avoid kelp, avoid hijiki). Cooked mushrooms (button, portobello, oyster, shiitake). Wild foraged mushrooms have more toxins. Do not eat reishi mushroom powder.
    7 Golden or brown flaxseed powder – 1 serving.
    8 Nuts and seeds – 1 serving. Other sources of omega 3 like chia seed, hemp seed, walnut. Nuts like pecan, hazelnut (filbert), pistachio, almond (calcium), peanut (zinc), cashew (iron), macadamia, brazil nut (selenium), pine nut. seeds like sesame (calcium), pumpkin seed (iron, zinc), sunflower seed (iron, zinc), watermelon seed. Seeds are healthier than nuts.
    9 Herbs and Spices – 1 serving. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric. cloves, peppermint, mint, allspice, marjoram, cinnamon (ceylon), cinnamon (cassia), oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary. basil, cilantro, parsley. ginger. garlic. black pepper. red pepper flakes. cayenne pepper, paprika. basil, bay leaf, cardamom, coriander, cumin, dill, fenugreek, horseradish, lemongrass, mustard, nutmeg, capers, saffron, vanilla. citrus zest. vinegar. low fat cacao or no fat cacao. Allium family includes onion, leek, garlic. Spice mixes like pumpkin pie spice, curry, chinese five spice powder, garam masala, berbere, italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, zaatar. Avoid overdosing on turmeric, cinnamon (cassia), nutmeg, tarragon, licorice.
    10 Other Whole starch – 3 servings. red quinoa, farro, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, oat groats, rice (black, purple, red, brown), wild rice, blue corn, sprouted corn tortilla, barley, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, sorghum, teff, freekeh, kaniwa, fonio. tuber like purple sweet potato, purple potato. winter squash like pumpkin.
    11 Beverages – 5 12 oz servings. teas between meals like hibiscus tea, matcha powder, green tea, white tea, lemon balm, peppermint, chai tea, chamomile, earl grey, green, jasmine, oolong, roobois. coffee. hot chocolate, non alcoholic red wine. Tea better than coffee. Avoid kombucha, avoid yerba mate. avoid unfiltered aloe vera.
    12 Exercise – 90 min of moderate intensity activity or 40 minutes of vigorous activity. Use standing desk and do not use chairs. If using chairs take frequent breaks.
    13 vitamin b12 supplement cyanocobalamin 250 mcg to 1,000 mcg per day (higher dosages like 2,500 mcg can be weekly).
    14 vitamin d. sunshine, cooked mushrooms (d2) like shiitake mushroom, brands of mushroom with vitamin d2, lichen (d3).
    15 algae epa/dha supplement if needed.
    16 fermented food like tempeh, natto, miso. avoid kimchi.
    17 superfood like nutritional yeast, brewers yeast, triphala powder (India products can be high in heavy metals). chlorella. Avoid spirulina, avoid blue green algae.
    18 Sleep 7 to 8 hours every day.
    19 Sanitize hands with alcohol.
    20 Less than 1,500 mg of sodium.
    21 Can use sweeteners like dates, blackstrap molasses, stevia and erythritol.

  • Joseph1NJ says:

    Who eats 3 servings (that's a whole can) of beans per day?

  • Joseph1NJ says:

    He said he "practices" medicine. He's an author, speaker, researcher (who I've great admiration for). I was unaware that he has a clinical practice, hospital privileges, etc. Does he? Does he actually treat patients?

  • Joseph1NJ says:

    I never hold most MDs responsible for nutritional advice, especially GPs. The amount of diagnostic knowledge, treatments, etc. they have to know is virtually infinite. Nutrition is an entire, vast, dynamic field of science unto itself. While not mutually exclusive of health care, I wouldn't expect my GP to be expert on nutrition, any more than I'd expect a orthopedic surgeon to treat heart disease. Though not mutually exclusive, these are separate specialties. What I'd like to see first and foremost is consensus on nutrition, not just by the medical community, but the government as well. That way, nutritional counseling in part could be covered by "healthcare" long before medical intervention (diseasecare) is required. His point however is well taken, and often under stressed, that is, lifestyle choices, diet & exercise, is the best way to proactively protect one's health. Which brings back to a previous point, consensus.

  • Earthling Rob says:

    I swear he keeps getting younger.

  • Laura Bellefontaine Vlogs says:

    I love dr. greger… is he walking on a tredmill? hahahaha. I just finished his book — it really was great!

  • Amanita Castanea says:

    My stepdad is not fat, but he eats the SAD diet and smokes. He isn't fat because he is a roofer. It's hard to explain how unhealthy you can be (he does have high cholesterol, acid reflux, panic attacks) when all people look at is weight.

  • Short films ABC says:

    Great interview, however was so funny how you were an all professional interviewer and the doctor was doing excessive jajaa

  • Eelke Aptroot says:

    I'm a huge fan of both of you and Dr'Greger. My mother tried to lower her cholesterol, with a vegetarian diet, but she tried eating too much of that pre-made supermarket stuff which contains too much salt and fat and is really expensive, so that didn't work. I told her just eating plants might work better, but she considers that too much work. I've been vegan for one year now, I feel great, both my circulation and my digestion improved and I got rid of my morning stiffness in the joints.

  • Jesus Loves You says:

    Dr. Greger is so awesome! He knows his stuff better than anyone I have seen.

  • Emma Frost says:

    Because of the vegan lifestyle Im free from Asthmatic bronchitis. The restricted food choice is difficult at times but everything is better than going back.

  • Dawn Phenomenon says:

    There is nothing you can't get from vegetables that you can get from fruit. Fruit has been bred over hundreds and thousands of years to be sweet. Even if it's accurate to say we're more adapted to eating fruit, we are NOT adapted to consume the human-manipulated sweetness that modern fruit contains. The sugar in fruit DOES raise blood sugar and glycation end products are extremely harmful to the body.
    All that said, if people replace their processed foods with fruit, they would STILL be better off than eating SAD.
    Eat whole foods people!

  • Crayonbreakywillow says:

    i love dr greger and his book sounds great. I do sort of disagree with his stating that most chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle. I just don't believe that when we are talking about diet, exercise, work patterns, stress, that we are really looking at 'lifestyle choices'. People are marketed to, companies get away with mislabeling products, people might live in food desserts, work three jobs to pay for their rent and have no time to spend cooking nutritious food. People's eating habits have a lot to do also with their emotional and social lives, ideas of comfort or celebration just don't go with spinach, carrots and beans for most people sadly. This is the biggest myth perpetuated by the vegan community, it's not all people's choice, it's modern life. I think that authors should try to be sensitive to the structural factors which influence food habits too. This is not to be defeatist, it's just being honest. I just don't think that the focus on individuals does much for the movement.

  • Everyday I'm BRUSSELIN' says:

    I just bought his book ๐Ÿ™‚

  • William Read says:

    "itttttttttt's pretty bad" lol

  • Megan L says:

    I'm seeing him talk next Tuesday!!

  • Priscilla Chan says:

    This guy shud seriously considering running for WHO presidency!!

  • Lauren Jewel says:

    I am planning on studying lifestyle medicine once I graduate from high school. I'm honestly quite excuted because I'm 15 and no one else is vegan at my school that I know of, let alone my friend group. I've been vegan food about 14 months and my friends have come to me saying that I've inspired them to eat little to no meat and to think about the ethical side of the food they are consuming. This made me realize this must be what I want to do with my life, being 13 and going vegan then by the time between then and now I've inspired so much. I find it so weird but I'm so happy, I can't even explain๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I hope to inspire more.

  • Juliana Beasley says:

    He is an incredible tour de force personality!! Thanks for doing this interview. He is very convincing and I can't wait to share this video with my non vegan friends. I am relatively new to the lifestyle and I already am feeling better both physically and emotionally– since you mentioned mental health. I think the fact alone that I am making choices of what I put in my body and that I am putting that love and care into what I eat is making me feeling emotionally better about myself. I think anytime you eat food that you know is no good for you, you are feeding that part of yourself that is not self-loving. I definitely need more fruit since I am not a big sweet tooth and sticking with my green apples and bananas before I go to bed. That's a good start. Thanks for the very good interview. Love it that he was exercising while talking to you. I want his book for sure. Thanks.

  • Their Voice Vegan says:

    I don't think many people understands how much I love Dr. Greger. As someone wanting to go into the Medical Feild I respect him so much and aspire to be half as good as he is.

  • GABRIEL GOD says:

    Yeah my brother died a couple months ago from an enlarged heart. which I know was due to his diet and stress. I would give anything just to go back and stay on top of him with his diet. he was trying hard but when you have the wrong people close to you it's a no win situation

  • GABRIEL GOD says:

    and he had just turned 38

  • Lucas Stitt says:

    He sure loves his treadmill

  • Kerry Hyde says:

    This is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ And i'm loving all of Greger's videos. The only thing i'll say is that when people say that being Vegan is more expensive than otherwise, they might be right when you account for preparation time (that less wealthy people have less of), energy (it's hard to muster the will power to prep a meal after 2 shift day on your feet) and education. A good science based education is expensive! And plant-based education is sorely lacking for low socio-econ environments and i'd say that includes things like "super quick, healthy recipes.

  • Izhar Shaikh says:

    why is this freakin doctor jogging ?

  • SeanTheCook says:

    Love Dr. Greger!

  • Old Earthling Carl says:

    I love his passion and that he has facts to back it up, proper legend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Harley Krieger says:

    I don't know my father, but my mother once told me everyone in his family has diabetes. My mothers side of the family has congestive heart failures, heart attacks, high blood pressure, as well as bladder, lung, kidney, liver prostate, and breast cancer, strokes, and brain aneurysms. My mom's one doctor told her we have "the worst hearts I've ever seen." My family lives heavily on animal products, probably about a pound of meat a day, along with at least 3 cups of whole milk, plenty of butter, all supplemented with some canned veggies and the occasional banana. I was taught it was all good for me, and to not question what food was set in front of me- but instead to be thankful for having something to put in my mouth.

    I am SO glad that after years of just accepting the fact that I'd probably die in my fifties, I can do something about it. I'm losing weight, acne is clearing up, and I feel better. I'm the only vegan in my family, and my husband still eats meat, but he is slowly transitioning in support of me. Going vegan was the best thing I've ever done.

  • Kiyana Cofield says:

    since going vegan, I've regained my period( lost 55 pounds ) after years of going without it due to pcos.

  • The fancy rat cake says:

    that hat looks so good on you

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  • One Pump Man says:

    goes to get an apple

  • Vegan Trucker Lady says:

    I love his work I actually use a mostly Raw plant-based diet heavy in fruits to reverse my mother's type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

  • KamaroPayne says:

    So I have suffered extreme chronic pain for over a decade; which obviously has caused some severe and oppressing grief and depression. I'm going to be very interested to see how becoming vegan will aid in the recovery of these issues. I'm positive it will at minimum reduce my suffering. Very good information; i LOVE your channel ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  • Leon Schuring says:

    Emily and Michael, a noble team with a noble cause. Too bad I can't see their wings and halo's above their head.

    Disclaimer: I am not religious, but an agnost. I just want to say they are both very wise, knowledgeable, healthy good people

  • NoExitLoveNow says:

    Another well produced video by Emily the Bite Size Vegan.

  • omegafile says:

    Only problem is that he is an MD.. He has no training in nutrition. You need to follow an ND.. naturopathic doctor. I would recommend Dr Joel Wallach.
    Dr Gregor is not healthy…. take a good look at his movements… he is killing himself with his bad advice.

  • Annlej1 says:

    Is Dr Greger your father?

  • JoJo Afkirl says:


  • Marty Schumacher says:

    I love your videos. Thank you so much! I also love Dr. Gregor and I have his book. He is such a wonderful and funny man. I sobbed watching the cow video. I keep crying when I think about it. I wonder what price we will all pay for our collective abuse of animals when we meet our maker? Pretty scary.

  • Mini Mixers says:

    "Daytime doctors shows" lolllll

  • Blind Bookworm says:

    Hello. Cool i reviewed this book on my channel an few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it.

  • Raw4Beginners says:

    Valuable info….thank you both:)

  • Tu De says:

    I would like to know what the natural way for death is?

  • Bruceann Yellowega says:

    I'm on the keto diet, I'm wondering what the doctor thinks about it. So many seem to be benefiting from it. I agree about type two diabetics and fruit. Fruit didn't seem to hurt me and I love eating fruit. Fruit is what I miss the most on keto. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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