Free Documentary: More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases
Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions. This video like all of Dr. Greger's great work is available free at NutritionFacts.org.
Bring a vegan snack to share. We'll have time for fellowship after the talk which will last about an hour, and we will collect donations to support NutritionFacts.org.
In my annual nutrition review last year, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, I explored the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our top 15 killers. Actually, if you recall, the top 16. Since side effects from prescription drugs kill an estimated 106,000 Americans a year, the sixth leading cause of death may actually be doctors.
And that's just from adverse drug reactions. Add in medical mistakes (which the Institute of Medicine estimates kills at least 44,000 Americans) and that brings "health"care up to our country's third leading cause of death. Throw in hospital-acquired infections, and we're talking maybe 187,000 Americans dead every year (and millions injured) by medical care.
The best way to avoid the adverse effects of medical and surgical treatments and tests is not to avoid doctors, but to avoid getting sick in the first place. This year I thought I'd run through the top dozen reasons people visit their doctors to highlight some of the latest research in hopes of moving me and my colleagues lower down the list of common killers.
So you can more easily navigate through the menu of diseases I touch on, this presentation is also available on DVD through my website or Amazon. If you want to share copies with others I have a five for $40 special. All proceeds from the sales of all my books, DVDs, and presentations all go to charity.
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