Take the Daily Teaching Challenge!

We just re-launched the Daily Dozen Challenge to help more people discover how easy it is to fit some of the healthiest of healthy foods into their meals. Join us on social media and show us how you do the dozen.

  • plan: Pick a day to eat the Daily Dozen. Download our free Daily Dozen app on iPhone other Android that features the checklist, as well as these valuable tools to help you prepare for a successful challenge: The Evidence-Based Eating Guide, The Daily Dozen Meal Planning Guideand Daily Dozen Digestour free 11-week email series.
  • challenges: Use the Daily Dozen checklist in the app to guide you as you take the Challenge. Document your meals, snacks, and activities by taking photos and/or videos throughout your challenge day.
  • post Office: Share your Daily Dozen Challenge experience to inspire and motivate others. Post your Challenge pictures or videos on social media, and use the hashtag #DailyDozenChallenge to build the community of participants.
  • encouragement: The more, the merrier! Challenge others to take part in the Daily Dozen Challenge. Help spread the word!

For inspiration on how to Do the Dozen, check out these challenge videos:

Key takeaways: fasting

Fasting has been branded the “next big weight loss fad” but has a long history throughout various spiritual traditions, practiced by Moses, Jesus, Muhammed, and Buddha. Today, about one in seven American adults report using some sort of fasting as a means to control body weight. There are various approaches to fasting, from intermittent fasting to weeks of only water. For more on fasting, check out the topic page and videos such as Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe? other The Benefits of Fasting for Healing.

Recipe: corn chowder

Corn chowder from The How Not to Diet Cookbook is a delicious comfort soup that’s perfect for the winter! This chowder can be as thick and creamy as you like, depending on how much of the soup you puree. Get the free recipe here and watch a video on how it’s made on our Instagram.

2022 Year in Review

Thank you for all of your support in 2022! To see what we accomplished last year, check out our 2022 Year in Review report. In addition to continuing to put out new videos and blogs each week, highlights include creating The Daily Dozen Meal Planning Guide, translating the Daily Dozen app into 14 languages, and launching the free Plant-Based Living email series. Download the full report here.

The Evidence-Based Eating Guide in More Languages

Our popular eating guide is now available in Spanish and Chinese. You can download these versions on our new Guides and Handouts page or buy hard copies on

How Not to The Kindle Deals

How Not to Die is part of Amazon’s New Year, New You January Kindle deals. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can get the book through their subscription, and in the UK, it’s available for just .99p.

Top three videos

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Vitamin D May Explain the Higher Bone Fracture Risk in Vegans: A combination of low calcium intake and low vitamin D exposure may explain higher bone fracture rates in British vegans.

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The Purported Benefits of Vitamin K2: Should You Take Supplements?: Our body can make vitamin K2 from the K1 in green leafy vegetables.

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Why Has There Been So Much Controversy?: Is the role of cholesterol in heart disease settled beyond a reasonable doubt?

Live Q&A

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Every month, I do a live Q&A right from my treadmill, and the next one is January 26! At 3 pm ET, tune in on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or directly on

You can find links to past live Q&As here on And check out my recent conversation on Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s Exam Room podcast.

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