Articles , Blog September 22, 2019 51 Comments Evidence-Based Nutrition Related posts: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health How Not to Die from Diabetes Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills TAGS cancer, chronic diseases, dr greger, dr gregor, dr michael greger, evidence-based medicine, Evidence-Based Nutrition, how not to die, industry influence, inflammation, lung cancer, medications, michael greger, Multiple Sclerosis, nutrition facts, nutritionfacts.org, Roy Swank, smoking, tobacco Daniel Yohans Post navigation The Power of Excellent NutritionLegislative committee holds hearing on welfare drug testing 51 thoughts on “Evidence-Based Nutrition” Klycarbo says: December 21, 2015 at 12:07 pm I hadn't heard the parachute analogy before, brilliant. Reply Miriam Feintuch says: December 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm Ha, I love it when researchers get snarky! Reply Humane Alien says: December 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm lovely. just what I need Reply Dalym says: December 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm wow! that actually happened. Reply Jack Italix says: December 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm as researcher pushes you out of the plane, the last message is … here take this pill. It could be a placebo … or it could be a parachute xD Reply Lichtblick says: December 21, 2015 at 12:25 pm i like your humor haha ^^ Reply Barpoe likes to draw says: December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm Yes! So good doc! Reply VeganGround says: December 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm Awesome, you just owned non vegan nutritionists xD Reply Clawed1234 says: December 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm You are under confirmation bias in that you only look at data that supports vegan diet and ignore the rest. Reply Raw Intuition says: December 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm So true Reply Manda Reyes says: December 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm I love this! Thank you so much for your work. I have been trying to research to help my cousin with chronic Rosacea that she has battled for years. Taking all kinds of pills and prescription topicals has not helped her. Now she's about to go under the laser. She eats a very SAD SAD diet of mostly fast food for lunch and pork or chicken for dinner. I would so much like to be able to show her something from you that would help her. 🙂 Reply eric jones says: December 21, 2015 at 1:17 pm I remember my grandfather saying that he would not be able to get up the phlegm if it wasn't for smoking. cuckoo cuckoo Reply Mary J says: December 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm thank you Doctor for making scientific facts so accessible to everybody and also for adding some humor now and then, it makes your videos enjoyable and facts easier to remember. Reply Michael Janavel says: December 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm :..his smoke screen, heh…" Reply Stephen Albers says: December 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm Actually, the effectiveness of parachutes for "gravitationally challenged" individuals HAS been studied. The quoted researchers did not look in the right place. The Federal Aviation Administration produced a study over 20 years ago called "Human survivability of extreme impacts in free fall." I'm not sure if it strictly qualifies as randomized controlled. But it is still pretty good. Reply PlayngThai2 says: December 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm excellent Reply Brenton Farris says: December 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm You need someone else to narrate your videos… I find this information extremely important but when I show my family they can't take it seriously because they say the narrator sounds high and mighty being sarcastic and squeaky. Just think it'd be best to be able to effect the most people with these videos, instead of vegans who are already vegans. Reply energyquicksand says: December 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm One would not usually consider a serious Dr. to also be a comedian. However, when Doc G said, "people who jump out of airplanes without parachutes tend to die", I literally thought that I was going to wet my pants laughing. Reply Mentat1231 says: December 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm Best… Video… EVER. Kudos, Dr. Greger! Reply Lostfinding333 says: December 21, 2015 at 3:51 pm 2:39 I am totally shock that anyone would write that down and make it public on a paper.. "and to take the poor chap". Poor chap? That's why health today is non sense… we treat patients like babies. Is common to proceed with an operation instead of sorting the problem cause that takes an effort. Pathetic that society goes this road, that people won't take care of themselves, their bodies and their own actions. I work in abdominal surgery: every day people come to get the gallbladder out cause of stones, that could get easily prevented and improved with diet. They go home after surgery and NO ONE will say anything about diet at all, so they will keep eating their own crap with no gallbladder now. Easy solutions for big problems. Reply Scarlet Stark says: December 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm Hey Dr. Greger you should make a video on eating bugs. Reply Jennie McCluskey says: December 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm I think this is great. Thank you. Reply Benjamin French says: December 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm I was waiting for the list of what also counted as satisfactory study types. The randomized-controlled trial can either be unethical or impractical in some cases, so what cases are able to be used? How can we properly know what is unbiased and sound? Bunk studies are getting more and more common these days, so we need to know what methods are satisfactory before we make life changes to adjust to the research. Reply hillsidepoppy says: December 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm Thank you. Reply farm country says: December 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm Upton Sinclair said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”The status quo $3 Trillion/yr sickcare industry would loose waaaaaaay too much money if eating healthy became the norm. Reply Mandroid321 says: December 21, 2015 at 10:53 pm Natural based nutrition > Evidence based nutrition. So far this has been my main takeaway of achieving a healthy diet. Reply Christina says: December 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm Great video! Since you mentioned dietary treatments for MS, what is your opinion of Dr. Terry Whals' protocol? Reply Simon Smith says: December 21, 2015 at 11:22 pm LOL Funniest Nutrition Facts video ever! Reply Lama Jigme Gyatso: Meditate Like a Jedi says: December 22, 2015 at 1:14 am Love it. Well done doc. liked and shared Reply Andre Williamson says: December 22, 2015 at 1:45 am Brilliant. Reply tamcon72 says: December 22, 2015 at 2:06 am R.A. Fisher: Out-Orwelling Orwell[golf clap] I should reference him the next time some meater baboso here at vegan YT babbles at me about Randomized Controlled Trials, as though they are the Alpha and Omega, and vegan "bias" in research promoting plant-based nutrition, as though omni researchers are the epitome of disinterestedness. Reply WisdomTooth says: December 22, 2015 at 2:11 am Someone should do in a nutshell comment for every video 😀 Reply loretta calling says: December 22, 2015 at 2:22 am Much respect, Dr. Greger. Reply Cassie G says: December 22, 2015 at 4:42 am Resistance to seeing association rooted in dislike of criticism.. hmm, that sounds really familiar. Reply varvorines says: December 22, 2015 at 5:47 am What happens in health authority agencies when 200,000 people die from eating blue berries? A mass re-call and ban on blue berries. What happens when 200,000 people diagnosed with a second opinion confirmed terminal illness or irreversible chronic condition completely recover? NOTHING! What gets journalized in to health reality gets filtered and screened to match the ideology of the day. Reply Imogen the ghost says: December 22, 2015 at 9:09 am i FREAKING LOVE THIS DUDE AND HIS NUTRITION FACTS HELL YEAH SCREW YOU WESTERN MEDICINE Reply SoSkinny69 says: December 22, 2015 at 10:35 am I need to show this to some people I know… Reply earthpet says: December 22, 2015 at 11:27 am We know that people will probably die if they jump out of an airplane without a parachute. No randomized control trial needed. Then we also do not need a randomized controlled trial to show that most people won't stick with a whole foods plant based diet. How many times does it need to be shown that when you create a diet where a person must deprive themselves of certain foods then most people won't stick with it? "Just eat a, b, and c. Don't eat x, y, and z." Does anybody else understand the irony of this video? Reply Skeptic Acid says: December 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm Smoke screen! LOL! Reply CG says: December 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm Too funny!! Reply Carl Harverson says: December 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm haha brilliant Reply Herbivore Stories says: December 25, 2015 at 12:28 am I could (to my surprise) not find any information on your site about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and hyper mobility. I have a good friend that suffers from this and would love to get some information how to treat it. Reply DailyLGS says: December 25, 2015 at 3:00 am The parachute analogy is PERFECT. What a great way to explain the problems with seeing rct as the only real evidence. Reply cnypilot says: December 25, 2015 at 5:58 am Ha! Reply gesus44 says: December 25, 2015 at 9:11 am I am going to call you out for "smoking". Cannabis isn''t anywhere near the same as modern day western cigarettes? Reply DrewN3O says: December 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm Great analogy. Reply M Humaikani says: December 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm This was funny man… Nice tone Reply cornellius01 says: January 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm Physicist don't need randomized controlled trials for the application of Newtonian mechanics (the parachute example), because they have a first principles model of mechanics. Doctors have no such first principles model of human physiology and so do need to do their stats right. Reply TheJadeFist says: March 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm Parachutes may help in prevention of deceleration sickness. Reply Patricia McDonald says: March 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm Liked the way you finished with the Smith and Peller study, best research since the dihydrogen monoxide scare. ;P Excellent points Dr Greger, maybe we need to look outside the system we're in to see more clearly. Reply johnny roe says: September 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm why is this world so fucked up, these people should be in jail Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.