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Important takeaways: Environment

Surroundings.  Sea and sandy beachIn honor of Earth Day, we highlight the relationship between what we eat and the environment during that month. What role does our food play in climate change? Which diet has the least environmental impact? On the topic page you will find information from microplastics to foods with the lowest carbon footprint.

“If you reduce the meat you eat to less than an ounce or two a day, you can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In terms of land use, a healthier diet like a Mediterranean diet can cut your footprint by about a quarter, while an even more plant-based diet can cut it by 50 percent or more. “(Which diets have the lowest carbon footprint?)

Recipe: Stuffed sweet potatoes with a balsamic date glaze

Stuffed sweet potatoesI love sweet potatoes. They are one of the healthiest foods in the world and one of the tastiest too. The lavender are the best, and you can usually find them in Asian markets and specialty natural foods. They are so good and good for you that I usually send them out in the mail as Christmas gifts! Get the recipe here and see how it’s made in our Reels video.

Welcome Tabitha!

Tabitha comes to us as the new digital outreach assistant. With a degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and an extensive marketing background, Tabitha works with our Digital Outreach Director to optimize and execute’s digital marketing campaigns and improve our SEO strategies. She balances these analytical projects with creative hobbies like photography, reading, and writing. Tabitha is originally from Michigan and now lives in Atlanta, where she enjoys hiking, playing golf and playing racquetball.

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Penna

I’ve been volunteering at for almost four years. I started helping with uploading videos and now I am uploading blogs.’s mission to provide people with evidence-based information about the benefits of a whole plant-based diet inspires me to support their work and help spread it. I am happy to know that I am contributing a little to their great work.

Favorite recipe: I love this Veggie Mac & Cheese. It has my favorite foods: pasta, kale, a creamy cashew sauce, herbs, spices and tomatoes. Super easy, tasty, and nutritious.

Top 3 videos of the month

Flashback Friday: The Best Diet For DiabetesFlashback Friday: The Best Diet For Diabetes

The case for a plant-based diet to reduce the burden of diabetes has never been stronger.

Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?

Hundreds of thousands of angioplasty and stenting procedures performed outside of an emergency situation have been shown to have no benefits. They don’t prevent heart attacks, don’t allow you to live longer, or even help with symptoms that are nothing more than placebo (fake) surgery.

Why angioplasty cardiac stents don't work betterWhy angioplasty cardiac stents don’t work better

Most heart attacks are caused by non-obstructive plaques that infiltrate the entire coronary artery tree. There is no such thing as “1-vessel disease”, “2-vessel disease” or “left major disease”. Atherosclerotic plaque is continuous in all coronary arteries of heart attack victims.

Next live questions and answers … TODAY!

Live questions and answersEvery month I do a live Q&A right from my treadmill and today April 22nd, is the day.

Join our Facebook page or YouTube channel at 3 p.m. ET. I will stream to both of them at the same time.

Links to previous live questions and answers can be found here on If that’s not enough, don’t forget I have an audio podcast to keep you company too.

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In health,
Michael Greger, MD

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