Top 10 Videos of 2021 grew out of my annual review of the medical literature. With the help of a team of hundreds of volunteers, we’ve gone through tens of thousands of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed nutrition literature and we’re set to break new records in 2022. How do I choose which studies to highlight? In general, I try to focus on the most groundbreaking, interesting, and useful discoveries, but which topics resonate the most? The practical ones that give cooking or shopping tips or dissect the studies behind the headlines? Perhaps the most popular are the geeky sciences that explore the wonderfully strange world of human biology. As you can see from the list below, the answer is a little bit of all of the above.

I’m sorry this originally came out after the pomegranate season ended, but you should be able to find them by now! This is one of my favorite ways to eat BROL (barley, rye, oats and lentils) for breakfast.

My Basic BROL – found in The How Not to Diet Cookbook – can be used in all sorts of savory or sweet ways, is packed with prebiotic nutrients, and helps tick those cereal boxes on your daily dozen checklist. For additional credit, sprinkle some matcha on top.

Kombucha Side Effects: Is It Bad For You?

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Drinking Kombucha? I’m glad I was finally able to post an update. *Spoiler alert* There are better options. cashbox What are the best drinks?.

Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?

This was the first in a controversial seven-part video series documenting the performance of stents versus placebo (fake) surgery. Here are the next six in line:

The scientific consensus on healthy eating

Tragically, the main risk factor for death in the United States is the American diet-BBut that means we have the power to change it! The media likes to puff the controversy, but science has been clear on the basic principles of healthy eating and living for decades.

Are Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger healthy?

That was a common question during my monthly Q&A, so I took a deep dive and created a nine-part video series on the subject, including:

Do doctors mislead patients about the risks and benefits of statins?

What’s the dirty little secret of anti-civilization drugs? If patients knew the truth about how little these drugs actually work, almost no one would agree to take them. This was part of a four-part series on statins that included:

Thyroid health is another topic that I’ve been asked about many times. In this video, I explore whether the apparent protection of a plant-based diet for thyroid health is due to the exclusion of animal-derived foods, the benefits of plant-based foods, or both. The other three videos in this series are:

The best diet to treat fatty liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a leading cause of liver failure today. In this video, I’ll cover the three sources of liver fat and how you can get rid of it.

200 pounds of weight loss without hunger

I’m glad people found this video as fascinating as I did. If you’re not overwhelmed by the eye-opening revelations, maybe you should take a second look to soak it all up in full.

What causes metastases in cancer?

One of the reasons I love what I do is because I love to learn. That’s the first thrill. The second is the ability to share the knowledge. In this video, I discussed that palmitic acid, a saturated fat concentrated in meat and dairy products, may increase the metastatic potential of cancer cells through the fat receptor CD36.

Take part in the new series of emails on Plant-Based Life

Illustration of the plant-based living seriesOur new ten-week series of emails is a free resource that provides simple insights and actionable tips for eating healthily. Whether you’re new to a full, plant-based lifestyle or want to benefit from reminders of some of the most important aspects of a healthy, evidence-based diet, this series is for you. Based on our popular Evidence-based nutritional guide, you will receive a weekly email with even more tips and information straight to your inbox. Click here to view the full list of topics and to sign up.

In health,
Michael Greger, MD

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