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Finger Food And Video On Latest Nutritional Science

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Dr. Greger is BACK! A few events ago, we watched the video "Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death". That was the lecture Dr. Greger gave last year, and it wowed several of our Eugene Veggies members. Now, the latest (1 hour) video is out: "More Than An Apple A Day" where Dr. Greger shares the highlights with us about the latest in nutritional science. Come find out which common animal food the FDA says that they can't legally claim that is safe or nutritious. No kidding!

Dr. Greger has a fun sense of humor. It's great info, presented in a way that is easy to digest. This video is perfect for everyone, both beginners and those who have been eating healthy for a long time. It never hurts to learn more about nutrition.

To make this event fun and relaxing, we will have some good food. This is a "finger food potluck". Bring anything that can be eaten with fingers. Just make sure it does not have any meat, dairy or eggs.

I'll send out an e-mail on August 14 with further details, including directions to my house. Be sure to let me know if you RSVP "yes" and do not get that e-mail.

- JJ
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Who is Dr. Greger? Here is some information he provided:

Every year I scour the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science on how to best feed ourselves and our families. I start with the 12,000 or so papers published annually on human nutrition and, thanks to a crack team of volunteers, I'm able to whittle those down to about 3,000 studies, which are downloaded, categorized, read, analyzed, and churned into a few hundred short videos. This allows me to post new videos and articles every day, year-round, to NutritionFacts.org. This certainly makes the site unique. There’s no other science-based source for free daily updates on the latest discoveries in nutrition. The problem is that the amount of information can be overwhelming.

Currently I have videos covering 1,664 nutrition topics (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/). Where do you even begin? Many have expressed their appreciation for the breadth of material presented, but asked that I try to condense this body of work into a coherent summary on how best to use diet to prevent and treat chronic disease. I took this feedback to heart and developed Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/), which I've been presenting around the country (http://www.drgreger.org/dates.html) over the past year. ...

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/) explored the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our top 15 killers. Or 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 (*gulp*) doctors. And that's just from adverse drug reactions. Add in medical mistakes (which the U.S. Institute of Medicine estimates kills at least 44,000) and that brings "healthcare" 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. So for my annual presentation 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.