Dr. Greger: Volume 11

Dr. Michael Greger’s Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 11 is now available.

I found Volume 11 to be especially interesting. Some of the highlights:

  • The spice saffron can improve PMS symptoms and even reduced depression on par with Prozac.
  • Some cases of fibromyalgia appear to be caused by the artificial sweetener aspartame.
  • Mushrooms are the best source of the amino acid ergothioneine which may be an important antioxidant for the mitochondria. Mushrooms can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Dr. Greger has previously talked about bacteria endotoxins from meat causing a state of inflammation in the body. This time, he spends a few videos on a unique molecule found in meat, Neu5Gc, as a cause of inflammation.
  • Potassium can reduce the risk of stroke and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and 98% of Americans are not meeting the DRI of 4,700 mg per day. The best sources are tomato sauce, orange juice, greens, beans, and dates.
  • Fructose can increase uric acid which can in turn increase gout, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

5 Responses to “Dr. Greger: Volume 11”

  1. Lea Says:

    These dvds are only for the us region right?

    uhhh… about the fructose, what does that mean for eating fruit?

  2. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Lea,

    I don’t know if Dr. Greger ships overseas, you’d have to ask him.

    As for the fructose in fruit, I wouldn’t worry about it unless you’re eating exceptional amounts of fruit (or, especially, fruit juice). That is, unless you have gout in which case it might be worth considering if you should cut back on fruit.

  3. Lisa K Skinner Says:

    Hi Lea,
    Yes, Dr. Greger ships overseas.
    As a contributor to comments at the Nutrition Facts website I won a copy of v.10 of his DVDs and it was shipped to me here in Jerusalem, Israel.

  4. Lea Says:

    Hi, thanks for the replies! I didn’t mean if it ships to europe, but whether they only sell DVDs with an American code. But I think it does, on his website it looks like only the first volume is also available with an european code. shame :(

  5. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Lea,

    That’s too bad – I’ve never heard of these codes before. But all Dr. Greger’s videos are on his website, NutritionFacts.org, for free. He is currently in the process of releasing the ones from Volume 11.

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