Why I Changed My Mind on Water Fluoridation

A medical consensus of public health authorities around the world has considered water fluoridation at appropriate levels as a safe and effective means to prevent cavities on a community-wide scale. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed the fluoridation of drinking water as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century. There is little question that supplemental fluoride strengthens teeth and reduces decay, but at what cost?

In the last few years, there have been growing concerns about the adverse effects of fluoride on brain development. Given the National Toxicology Program’s draft conclusion that fluoride should now be presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard, a dispassionate and tempered discussion of fluoride’s potential neurotoxicity is warranted.

Ironically, it was the anti-fluoridationists who were accused of their “anti-scientific” attitudes, but now it’s the pro-fluoridationists who may be ignoring evidence that doesn’t conform to their beliefs. I hope you’ll join me at 2pm ET on Friday, February 24, for a live one-hour webinar, where I’ll discuss these issues, address fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, and answer your questions.

Should You Supplement with Vitamin K2?

Vitamin K supplements are touted for bone, brain, and heart health, but have they been shown to help? To complicate matters, there are multiple types: Vitamin K1 is concentrated in greens, and a type of vitamin K2 is found in animal products. Do we need both? Do we have to rely on a healthy microbiome for conversion? Do we have to eat a slimy, fermented food called natto? What is natto anyway? Join me for a 60-minute live webinar on October 7 at 2pm ET to learn everything you ever wanted to know about vitamin K.

The Benefits of Yoga Put to The Test

Yoga is practiced by millions of Americans and often recommended as therapy for a variety of medical conditions. Are there benefits beyond just the exercise component? Yoga has been put to the test for multiple sclerosis, back pain, neck pain, insomnia, breast cancer, depression, anxiety, urinary incontinence, headaches, diabetes, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, hot flashes, and osteoporosis. Did it work, and, if so, which of the more than 50 styles of yoga worked best? Is it safe for everyone? Are there certain poses that should be avoided? These are some of the issues I will cover in this 1.5-hour live webinar on September 9 at 2pm ET. I hope you’ll join me!

Which Sweeteners Are Safe? The Latest on Allulose and Erythritol

Industrial sweeteners have evolved over the decades. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup were the first. The second generation was those artificial sweeteners in pastel packets. We were soon introduced to the third generation, sugar alcohols like erythritol, and now have the fourth, sugars like allulose. I’ve talked about the concerns surrounding both artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners, such as stevia and monkfruit, but I’ve generally given erythritol a pass. In this one-hour webinar, I’ll discuss the latest research on the health and safety of erythritol, as well as a new sweetener on the block: allulose.

How to Naturally Treat Halitosis (Bad Breath)

How to Naturally Treat Halitosis (Bad Breath)

At this very moment, approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers regularly from bad breath. For those who may be thinking, “Phew! I’m glad I’m not one of them!,” the reality is that most people who are affected can’t actually smell the odor coming out of their own mouths.

Ninety percent of cases of bad breath are due to the putrefaction of debris on the tongue, which creates volatile sulfur compounds, such as the gas hydrogen sulfide known for smelling like rotten eggs. In a live, 90-minute webinar, I’ll talk about all of the dietary changes we can make to sweeten our breath, as well as take a deep dive into tongue scraping and brushing. I’ll also discuss the effect disrupting our mouth microbiome has on our heart health and explore the concern that tongue scraping could be carcinogenic.

Preventing Hair Loss: Drugs, Foods, and Supplements

Preventing Hair Loss: Drugs, Foods, and Supplements

By age 50, about half of all men and women will experience hair loss. The majority of age-related hair loss is genetic, but even identical twins can have dramatically different heads of hair depending on their diet and lifestyle. Join me for this live, hour-long webinar where I’ll cover the nutrient deficiencies that can increase your risk of hair loss and the drugs, dietary supplements, and foods that can promote hair growth.

The videos will soon be available for free on NutritionFacts.org, but if you don’t want to wait to get answers to your burning questions, join me for this live presentation and Q&A session.

Are Potassium Salt Substitutes Safe and Effective?

Fewer than 1 in 5,000 Americans meet the federal recommendations to get enough potassium and not too much sodium. So, what about using potassium-based salt substitutes? Instead of sodium chloride—better known as salt—why not shake on some potassium chloride?

That seems like it’s a little too good to be true. The same salty taste while you’re reducing sodium and increasing potassium? What’s the catch? Are potassium-based salt substitutes even safe? What about effective?

I cover all of that in this one-hour webinar. I hope you can join me.

Are White Potatoes Bad for You?

Are White Potatoes Bad for You?

Greater potato consumption is associated with a greater risk of coming down with type 2 diabetes, but of the hundred or so pounds of potatoes Americans eat every year, most are in the deep-fried form of French fries and potato chips. But even baked, boiled, or mashed potatoes seem to carry a small increased risk even after taking all the butter and sour cream into account. The reason that potato consumption may just have a neutral impact on mortality risk (as opposed to other whole plant foods–beans, nuts, vegetables, and fruits–that are linked to a longer life) is that all the fiber and vitamin C and potassium in white potatoes might be counterbalanced by the detrimental effects of their high glycemic index. By chilling and reheating potatoes, and adding vinegar or lemon juice you can dramatically lower the glycemic impact. I’ll also cover the best kinds of potatoes, address concerns about toxic glycoalkaloid compounds in the peel, and answer any questions you may have in this 1-hour live webinar on September 17th.

Should We Be Concerned About Mycotoxins in Our Diet?

Should We Be Concerned About Mycotoxins in Our Diet?

Last Day to Register: July 14th, 2021

Mycotoxins—fungal toxins found in moldy food—are one of the few dietary contaminants suspected to have a higher presence in plant-based diets, though in some population studies 100% of blood samples turn up positive. Are there some foods we should try to avoid to decrease our exposure, such as oat-based breakfast cereals for ochratoxin or dried figs for aflatoxin? Dr. Greger takes a deep dive into everything you ever wanted to know about mycotoxins but were afraid to ask in this 1-hour webinar and live Q&A.

How Much Meat Should We Eat?

How Much Meat Should We Eat

In late 2019 a series of reviews were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that concluded the same thing that past reviews have concluded: reduced meat intake is associated with a decreased risk for premature death, cardiometabolic disease, and mortality, meaning the risk of getting and dying of diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as the risk of getting cancer and dying from cancer. Therefore, they concluded that people should keep eating red and processed meat. Wait, what?! Yeah, premature death, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, but keep eating your burgers and bacon. How were they able to pull that off? In this live two-hour webinar I’ll explore how Big Meat and Big Sugar have followed in the footsteps of Big Tobacco to warp the scientific literature. I’ll also explain how much meat is expected to shorten your life expectancy compared to other lifestyle behaviors such as smoking.

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