One of the hardest things about ‘getting healthy’ is all of the conflicting nutrition information out there. How do you know who to trust? How is it that we can go from one headline that says “Don’t eat butter” to another one that says “Eat butter” and make any sense of it?
When you start to follow nutrition studies, you quickly learn that many of them are funded by the very industries that are being promoted in the study. This conflict of interest presents all sorts of issues when it comes to getting truly accurate and unbiased information.
One of our favorite nutrition information resources is NutritionFacts.org.
The site is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger. Essentially, they review all of the latest nutrition research and deliver up free updates in bite-sized videos.
For years, Dr. Greger has been providing this service and over time, it has become an incredibly invaluable resource. You can go to NutritonFacts.org and search from a database of thousands of videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating or any disease and you will find something to learn from as well as references back to the original study. In addition, they add new material every day. Most of the videos posted are about 3-minutes long and there are transcripts available if you prefer to read.
Dr. Greger is a physician – licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. We’ve heard him speak several times and his best-selling book How Not to Die is definitely one to keep on your bookshelf as a reference guide. He’s actually quite funny and has a great sense of humor.
We love Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org because:
- You can easily access evidence-based nutrition information that would be challenging to find on your own.
- They are very thorough and objective.
- While nutrition information can be dry, Dr. Greger makes it engaging. He also does great Facebook LIVE Q & A’s while walking on his treadmill each week.
- 100% of all proceeds Dr. Greger has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to the 501c3 nonprofit that runs NutritionFacts.org – that means no advertisers, no corporate sponsorship, nothing to sell.
If you want to start educating yourself about the latest in nutrition research and healthy eating, visit the site and sign up for their weekly email. Just watching these short videos and information each week will add up over time. You will always have something interesting to talk with to friends and you will begin to see patterns between the studies as well as actionable information you can apply to your eating habits right away.
Dr. Greger also just did his first PBS special based on his book How Not to Die. Definitely check it out.