I’m Michael Greger, M.D., founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder of NutritionFacts.org, and my new book How Not to Die hit stores this week. A doctor that specializes in nutrition and prevention? Ask me a...
I’m Dr. Michael Greger. The recovery of my grandmother from advanced heart disease with a plant-based diet and lifestyle changes inspired me to go into medicine and become a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. I started NutritionFacts.org, which features more than a thousand short videos on the latest in evidence-based nutrition. My new book How Not to Die hit stores this week.
Beyond my chronic disease work, I also have published on zoonotic (animal-to-human) infectious disease as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. I was invited to testify as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial and have testified before congressional committees on food safety as well.
I'm a graduate of Cornell University's School of Agriculture and Tufts University's School of Medicine.
I'm walking on my treadmill desk and ready to answer questions. Ask me anything!
UPDATE: Thank you so much for all the amazing questions! Unfortunately I could only dedicate 5 hours to it, but hope to be back for another AMA soon! If you have any further questions please feel free to post in any of the comment sections on NutritionFacts.org