We could not be more excited about Dr. Michael Greger’s new project, Nutrition Facts. If you go to the site, you will see that it is incredibly informative. In particular, the large assortment of quick, easy, and fact-filled videos are a great way to quickly inform yourself about a particular topic of interest to vegans (and non-vegans as well). Some examples? How about: “Is Peanut Butter Good for You?” (please, please, please, say “yes”), “Vegan Protein Status,” or “Cannabis Receptors and Food“? One warning — don’t go to the site if you have a lot to do right now, ’cause once you start watching them, it’s pretty hard to stop.
In spite of the fact that this site is already great, the fact is is that the real work hasn’t even started. Commencing August 22, Dr. Greger will be updating the site every single day with a new short video, accompanied by a blog entry giving more in-depth information about the topic of the day and providing links to relevant studies.
Dr. Greger, who, in addition to running this site, is also the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States, believes in basing his health advocacy on science, and, fortunately, in spite of industry propaganda, there are plenty of peer-reviewed studies out there supporting the health benefits of plant-based living. We are just less likely to hear about them with the meat, dairy and egg industries eagerly touting their usually self-funded studies propping up their phony arguments. Dr. Greger promises that Nutrition Facts will be “a noncommercial, strictly science-based source for the latest in clinical nutrition.”
As we all know, the health argument for veganism is often the one people are most willing, or even eager to talk about. We owe it to ourselves, and to the animals, to be as proficient with our health facts as we possibly can be. I can’t think of a better way to stay on top of vegan nutrition than following this daily video update. For just a few minutes a day, you get accurate, science-based information on a topic you always wanted to know more about, or maybe on a topic that you didn’t even know was a concern. What a great resource this promises to be!