PYP 145: Dr Michael Greger on the True Calling of Medicine

michael-greger-2016So I'm crazy embarrassed. I recorded an amazing conversation with Dr Michael Greger in November, 2013, and somehow it never made its way onto the podcast.

And since I just recorded an interview with the good doctor on the heels of his runaway bestseller, How Not To Die, I'm sticking this interview in its rightful place, albeit 2 years late.

Dr Michael Greger is the founder of, the single most comprehensive nutrition resource on the internet aimed at the lay public. Featuring over a thousand videos in which Michael “scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, so you don't have to,” the site covers everything from heart disease to common colds and everything in between.

Rather than just reporting the findings, Michael goes deep and broad, exploring both study quality and the question explored in a scientific/historical context. These videos should be the Khan Academy for medical education – we'd all be a lot better off.

If anyone wants to volunteer to listen to the interview and write up some bullet points for the show notes, I would very much welcome the help!

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Links – thousands of videos sharing the science of nutrition

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3 Responses to “PYP 145: Dr Michael Greger on the True Calling of Medicine”

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  1. Amy Caruthers says:

    Loved this! Dr Greger is a modern hero- thank you!

  2. Thank You says:

    Thank You for this older podcast with Dr. Michael Greger.

    Thank You

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