Pandemics: History & Prevention Michael Greger M.D.

How to treat the cause by preventing the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place (a video I recorded more than a decade ago when I was Public Health Director at the HSUS in Washington DC).


*Please note there is graphic human and animal footage*

This video is more than a decade old, so be aware that the stats are outdated, but I wanted to get something out on this important subject as soon as possible. I am currently working on updating the information, including with my upcoming webinar.

So now that the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is here, what can we do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities? That’s the subject of my upcoming live webinar on April 8 at 2pm ET: How Not to Die in a Pandemic. To register, go here.

All of the sources used in this video, as well as others regarding the history and prevention of pandemics, can be found here.

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The Easy Way To Switch To A Plant-Based Diet by Michael Klaper, M.D.

Dr. Michael Klaper, is a gifted clinician, internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine.

He is also the author of a successful book on cholesterol-free nutrition and an upcoming title (to be announced in 2018), as well as numerous DVDs and Videos on Demand, a series of “Healthy YOU Webinars,” and dozens of articles.

A source of inspiration advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name.

Dr. Michael Klaper teaches that “Health Comes From Healthy Living” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and our planet.

Dr. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago (1972), served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada with additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and in obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.

As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).

See Dr. Klaper’s 73-minute DVD and Video On Demand, “Salt, Sugar and Oil: Could Your Favorite Flavors Be Hurting You?”

Accordingly, Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition (through a whole food, plant-based diet) and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms.

To learn how to truly thrive on a plant-based diet, see Dr. Klaper’s 99-minute Video On Demand, “Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet.”

In addition to his clinical practice and private consultations with patients, Dr. Klaper is a passionate and devoted educator of physicians and other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice.

Dr. Michael Klaper served as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research from 1992 through 2015, during which time he conducted a study focusing on people who ate a completely plant-based (vegan) diet.

What Are the Best Beverages? Dr. Michael Greger

A review of the best drinks. Are there health benefits to drinking tea, coffee, milk, wine, and soda?

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Stay tuned for what the exhaustive review of meta-analyses and systematic reviews on major diet-related chronic diseases found for food groups in What Are the Best Foods? (…).

The alcohol video I mentioned was: Is It Better to Drink a Little Alcohol than None at All? (…) and the Parkinson’s video: Pepper’s & Parkinson’s: The Benefits of Smoking Without the Risks? (…). I also mentioned Dairy & Cancer (…).

What about diet soda? · Diet Soda and Preterm Birth (…) · How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight (…) · Does Diet Soda Increase Stroke Risk as Much as Regular Soda? (…)

What’s so bad about alcohol? See, for example, Can Alcohol Cause Cancer? (…) and Do Any Benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks? (…).

And I’ve got tons on milk: · Preventing Parkinson’s Disease with Diet (…) · Prostate Cancer and Organic Milk vs. Almond Milk (…) · Is Milk Good for Our Bones? (…) · The Saturated Fat Studies: Set Up to Fail (…) · The Saturated Fat Studies: Buttering Up the Public (…) · Childhood Constipation and Cow’s Milk (…) · Prevent Cancer from Going on TOR (…) · Saving Lives By Treating Acne with Diet (…) · Dairy Estrogen and Male Fertility (…) · Treating Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet (…) · Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk (…) · Is Butter Really Back? What the Science Says (…) · How to Treat Reflux in Children with Diet (…) · Dairy and Cancer (…) · The Effects of Hormones in Dairy Milk on Cancer (…)

My recommendations for the best beverages are water, green tea, and an herbal tea call hibiscus: · Is It Best to Drink Tap, Filtered, or Bottled Water? (…)

· Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function (…)

· Treating Prostate Cancer with Green Tea (…)

· Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension (…)

· Protecting Teeth from Hibiscus Tea (…) · How Much Hibiscus Tea Is Too Much? (…)

Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at… and someone on the team will try to answer it.

Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution! -Michael Greger, MD FACLM

Captions for this video are available in several languages. To find yours, click on the settings wheel on the lower-right of the video and then “Subtitles/CC.” • Subscribe: • NEW BOOK – How Not to Diet:…

Plant-Based Transformation for Beginners Classes Now Available Online from Stephanie Spencer

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention 
These are unpredictable times in which we live, sometimes forcing us to try new things we never would have considered under normal circumstances.   
Some of us may be eating a bit differently and with greater concern for our health now that our dining patterns have changed
due to social distancing requirements.
And others (meaning me) are finding that technology may be the best
way for us to communicate when we can’t predictably
meet together in groups anymore. 
When you combine those two things together,  this may be the perfect opportunity for you to emerge from this difficult time stronger and healthier than you’ve ever been before!  
I’ve been a cardiac RN for over 25 years and we reversed my husband’s pre-diabetes with a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD).  We also both lost 20 pounds without even trying.  After seeing Paul’s amazing health transformation, I went on to get my certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Cornell University. 
After spending almost two decades directing programs that manage chronic disease, now I want to empower people to drastically improve and frequently reverse their chronic illnesses with this life-changing knowledge! 
In addition to Type 2 Diabetes, a WFPBD has been shown to greatly improve and frequently reverse many other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, gastric reflux, arthritis, enlarged prostate, and many more.
 Arkansas is a “chronic illness hot-spot” and in 2017 was first in the nation for death rates from chronic respiratory diseases.  We know those that suffer from chronic disease have weakened immune systems and suffer more persistent inflammation. Arkansas’s State Chronic Disease Director, Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan has cautioned those with chronic disease to “be vigilant” about their conditions during this unprecedented global pandemic danger.
A WFPBD is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which strengthen the immune system and fight inflammation, two processes important in boosting defenses against infection.   And if there was ever a time to quickly improve an underlying chronic illness so that you can stay out of the hospital,
that time is now.   
We know that we can plummet diabetic’s average blood sugars and insulin requirements in as little as 16 days on a Plant-Based Diet.
Anderson JW, Ward K., Am J Clin Nutr. 1979 Nov;32(11):2312-21.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn demonstrated that patients with a baseline cholesterol averaging 261 could drop to an average of 126 within 10-14 days of starting a strict WFPB diet. Within 6 weeks, these patients’ perfusion scan (non-invasive way to assess blood flow to the heart) was normal as well.
Esselstyn CB Jr., Gendy G, Doyle J, Golubic M, Roizen MF. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014 July; 63(7): 356-364
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Be well, 
Stephanie Spencer RN, BSN, CHFN
Certified, Plant-Based Nutrition
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Staying Healthy with Tai Chi & Healing Sounds – FREE daily exercise

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Foods that Help Headache & Migraine Relief Michael Greger M.D.

Plant-based diets are put to the test for treating migraine headaches.


I’ve previously covered ginger and topical lavender for migraines. Saffron may help relieve PMS symptoms, including headaches. A more exotic way a plant-based diet can prevent headaches is by helping to keep tapeworms out of your brain.

Though hot peppers can indeed trigger headaches, they can also be used to treat them. Check out my wild video on relieving cluster headaches with hot sauce.

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