Movie Night: Dr. Greger's More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases

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.

Doctor's Note

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.

 If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.


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  • michael m.

    Due to tchnical difficulties, we all had a great time sharing our reasons for following a plant-based diet. It coudl not have been better as far as I am concerned.
    Thanks to the organizers and thanks to everyone for opening your hearts and letting others enjoy insights into your lives.
    I am pressing my wife to join the Thanksgiving Sunday event.

    November 14, 2013

  • Dana M.

    very timely that we spent our time together listening and learning from one another. I can watch a youtube video anytime, enjoyed getting to know everyone

    October 29, 2013

    • Gregory K.

      Hi Dana, Yes indeed, in spite of the obvious, the impromptu gathering and discussion was rewarding. I wanted to speak to Jackelyn before you two got away and wondering if she might like to go to the vegetarian twists on American favorites with me Sunday, Nov. 3 on Cattleman Rd. Regards, Greg Keyes

      November 1, 2013

  • Roz R.

    I thought you and don did a great job of the evening. I loved it. Count me in on becoming involved. My phone is[masked]

    October 30, 2013

  • Corey

    We apologize again for the technical issues that resulted in us not being able to show the video as scheduled. We thank you all for your patience and good attitude towards the ordeal. We did enjoy our round-table discussion and look forward to future meetups.

    October 30, 2013

  • Roz R.

    I actually saw it at home first. There were some electronic difficulties but our discussion was very motivating

    October 30, 2013

  • Steve W.

    I'm going to try to make this one and be early enough to find out what to do with Rambo the stray tom that has enlisted me. Will Miss Liz organize another wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for this year? That was the highlight of the holidays with all of the happy folks that attended.

    October 14, 2013

    • Liz

      awe, thanks Steve! I was just admiring your beautiful paintings yesterday. I have them up at the office. Not 100% off, but I agree with Don that perhaps your happy organizers would like someone else to step up. :) We'll see though! Tampa Bay group has a really nice one on Thanksgiving day.

      October 16, 2013

    • Nanette

      It's been my experience they wont take adult strays. I tried, and still am caring for a stray 2 years later. Tried to give them her kittens, but they were full. 4 months later, they called back, but the kittens had been killed by toms by then. Very sad story. I am not sure what their policies are, but I am pretty sure if it is not a pet, they wont take it in.

      October 29, 2013

  • Roz R.

    This is one of the most powerful videos I've watched. I will be here tonight. I had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease over 40 years ago and this way if eating saved my life. And never took drugs. And have been fired by many gastro do yours for bring non compliant. I do go for conoscopy. But even though no active Crohns doctors still want to put me on drugs. I did find one gastro dr who respects my way if eating and living.
    Roz

    October 29, 2013

  • Scott A.

    Ever since this Meetup invitation, I've been fascinated by this video and Dr. Greger's many others. He really knows his stuff and presents it to us in a very amusing and understandable manner (if you listen closely - he moves pretty quickly). Even though I've watched this movie on YouTube, I'm gonna try to watch it again with all of you, if I can make it to this meeting.

    October 28, 2013

  • Jodi

    Awesome doc. Must see

    October 27, 2013

  • Dale

    Looking forward to learning.

    October 26, 2013

  • Corey

    Cat Depot's adoption center will be closed so guests should enter through the back doors marked "Education and Activity Center." Once you enter the door, go up the set of staircases. An elevator lift is available to those who need assistance. If you would like to visit with the cats before the movie, you must come prior to 7:00 p.m.

    October 24, 2013

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