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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to the man of everyone’s hour, Dr. Michael Greger. He is the author of the popular book, How Not To Die and the genius behind Dr. Michael Greger and his team read through every scientific study written about nutrition, so we don’t have to. He has a funny and effective way of explaining the data, showing the viewers if it was a good study, how it compares to others and in which ways the information may have been bias. But don’t be fooled, this is not his day job, Dr. Greger is still a practicing physician, presents about numerous public health issues and is the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

In this episode, we explore that question we hear so often, “But what about fish and eggs” and he shares some information to comfort the plant-based pregnant ladies out there. With his wit and charm, Dr. Greger has some messages for parents and anyone out there who wants to know How Not To Die.

We hope you enjoy the show!


In this episode we discuss:

  • Dr. Greger
  • Heart Disease
  • Pregnancy and a plant-based diet
  • Fish and heavy metals
  • Eggs and choline
  • Yes, it’s perfectly healthy for children to be plant-based
  • Doctors and nutrition education
  • Understanding research, biases and conflicts of interest
  • The benefits of meta analysis
  • The study with the most impact
  • Stop eating your chinese tea
  • Coffee
  • How Not To Die
  • The daily dozen
  • 15 most common ways to die
  • Physical activity and physical inactivity


Links to things we mentioned:

Easy Recipes For Busy Parents – Our New eCookbook 

How Not To Die: Discover The Foods Scientifically Proven To prevent And Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger, M.D.

How Not To Die – Trailer

Nathan Pritikin

WHO and Processed Meat

Processed Foods – A Health Nightmare

Dr. Greger’s Annual Review

Baby and Child Care by Dr. Spock

Adventist Health Studies

PubMed – Research directory

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Millie Pearson

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Emily Iaconelli

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