Coffee Is Good For You
By now I'm wary of falling into the trap that snared me a year ago when I posted a video about Dr. Mary Newport's claim that coconut oil produced dramatic improvement in her husband's Alzheimer's disease. I thought the video was produced by CBS, but it was actually was produced by CBN (Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network). Robertson and Newport are making big bucks from their unsubstantiated claims for coconut oil.
So, I felt compelled to check out the creator of these videos. Dr. Michael Greger is a general practitioner, author, and lecturer. He graduated from Cornell University's College of Agriculture (bias alert: I'm a graduate of Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations) and he received his MD from Tufts University's School of Medicine.
He is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. He appeared as a defense expert about mad cow disease in the libel suit brought by cattle producers against Oprah Whitney.
A vegan since 1990, he began producing weekly diet and health videos in 2010 (Click here for his website). Unlike so many others, Greger donates all proceeds from his lectures, DVDs, and writings to charity.
I searched his site for "Parkinson's" and found two videos: one about vegan diets to treat Parkinson's, and another about vegan diets to prevent PD. Here they are:
Treating Parkinson's Disease with Vegan Diet