Support – Fill the Carrot

Today is the starting shot for our annual fundraising campaign at the end of the year. More than half of our total annual operating budget is raised in these final weeks of the year, and our goal is to raise $ 350,000. We’re counting on your generosity during the fundraising season to make a tax-deductible donation to keep up and running and growing.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Before the organization was founded, I traveled the country giving hundreds of lectures on lifestyle medicine every year. Then the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation generously provided the seed capital to start the organization and website to reach even more people with this life-changing, life-saving information. Now we are dependent on the support of individual donors like you.

Much has changed in the last ten years. Today more than a dozen employees keep the engines running. Just last year we hired four new positions to expand our outreach and web development programs.

All of this is thanks to the support of our donors. As you know, there are no ads or corporate sponsorships on Our supporters are really the lifeblood of this organization. They enable us to do this work. Every year, thousands of people come out and make donations, large and small, to show our appreciation for our work. Hundreds have even signed up as monthly donors, which helps ensure predictable and ongoing support.

Please “root” the facts by helping us fill the carrot during our year-end fundraiser! It’s a numbers game; even a single dollar can help.

For the second year in a row, a generous donor has donated $ 100,000. Make your contributions early to double them!

On the Donation page, You can make a tax-deductible donation with credit card or PayPal. You can also broadcast floor or send a check to, PO Box 11400, Takoma Park, MD 20913. Federal employees can even donate through the CFC Workplace Donation Program with designation number 26461.

Your donations help change lives

“I grew up on the standard American diet, and by the time I approached 40, I hit my maximum weight at 240. I can still remember that day. It was when I had enough. I started doing research on nutrition and your page was the first one I discovered. It changed my life. I have two young children and I want to be there for them as long as possible without being a burden. I lost my mom at 43 and dad at 65, and I don’t want my kids to see what I’ve done. I also want to set a good example for them.

Now, almost 49 years old, I feel better and look better than ever in my life. People think I’m about 35. I can hike and bike for miles, run soccer tracks with my 9 year old son, and play basketball with him and his friends. When I was the heaviest, my doctor wanted to prescribe a statin for me; Diet changes were never mentioned. But I wanted to fix it myself. My doctor now calls my lipid profile and blood count “remarkable”. Learning about diet, calorie density, and plant-based nutrition is the greatest self improvement I’ve ever done. And thank you and all of your colleagues for the information that has made me successful. Hopefully I can influence the people around me too! ”-Jack

Key takeaway: cocoa

While we should avoid processed chocolate due to its sugar content, cocoa has a number of health benefits. What are you? Find out more at the Topic Page.

Recipe: champurrado

Mexican cocoaNow that you know the benefits of cocoa, try our recipe for this traditional Mexican drink. Get the Free Prescription here, and see how it’s done on ours Instagram.

Books available worldwide

Are you still looking for Christmas presents? My books are available in several countries. In fact, the paperback version of The Cookbook How Not To Diet just released in the UK! Check out our Help center article to see where and how I can buy my books worldwide. And as always, all proceeds from my books will be donated to charity.

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Live questions and answers

picture by dr gregerBecause of my writing plan for my next book, How not to age, I will take a break from Q & As until summer 2022. In the meantime, please find links to previous live Q & As here on And remember, I have one Audio podcast also to keep you company.

In health,
Michael Greger, MD

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