Food as medicine

Why would you consider an evidence based approach towards your most important aspect of health? The nutritional field is full of confusing and, at times, conflicting information. However, the extensive studies and breakthroughs in nutritional science have shaped a consensus upon which the default diet should be based, until it is proven otherwise.

Make the decision to use the scientific method in practice and start a short experiment of your own. After all - you have to give something a try before you decide to stick to it. What we're going to share with you is the science and theory from first-hand experiences and looking at the reasons why a whole-food plant-based diet is what our ancestors thrived on, what our bodies evolved to run on. You can adjust your lifestyle choices towards a healthier and more energetic body by making mindful decisions for yourself and the environment you live in.

Some of the information provided could be hard to digest at first (pun intended), as food has always represented an intimate family-based aspect of our lives. We learn to trust our family traditions, which is why changing our beliefs about the shape of a healthy diet.

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"Whenever there is a new drug or surgical procedure, you can be assured that you or your doctor will probably hear about it because there’s a corporate budget driving its promotion. But what about advances in the field of nutrition? The reason we don’t see ads on TV for broccoli is the same reason groundbreaking research on the power of foods and eating patterns to affect our health and longevity gets lost and buried in the medical literature–there’s no profit motive. It may not make anyone money, but what if our lives would profit?

Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? Yet doctors get little if any formal nutrition training in medical school, graduating without some of the most powerful tools available to stop the chronic diseases that remain our leading causes of death and disability.

We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. The goal of this website is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive and thriving. is a proud member of the True Health Initiative, a global voice for lifestyle as medicine.