Michael Greger, M.D.
A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times best seller. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.
Lectures for the 2017 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death: “How Not to Die”
Dr. Greger will run through the 15 leading killers in the United States and explore the role diet may play in preventing, treating and even reversing our top 15 killers:
- Heart disease
- COPD (such as emphysema)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Kidney failure
- Respiratory infections
- Blood infections
- Liver failure
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Swallowing problems
Lecture: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
In Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, Dr. Greger goes through the list of the 15 leading causes of death, exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting and even reversing our top 15 killers. In his presentation From Table to Able, he addresses our leading causes of disability. In More than an Apple a Day, Dr. Greger will run through the top dozen reasons people visit doctors to highlight some of the latest research on how a healthy diet can affect some of the most common medical conditions.
This lecture will focus on the leading causes of disability - angina, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Although diet is one of the greatest tools we have in combating these diseases, Dr. Greger will discuss some of the conflicts of interest within the mainstream medical and dietetic organizations that prevent them from advocating the healthiest diets.
Lecture: More than an Apple a Day: Preventing and Treating Our Most Common Diseases
In this lecture, Dr. Greger will also discuss another leading killer: healthcare. Since side-effects from prescription drugs kill an estimated 106,000 Americans a year, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States may actually be doctors. And that’s just from adverse drug reactions. Add in medical mistakes, which the Institute of Medicine estimates kill at least 44,000 Americans every year, and that brings healthcare up to our third leading killer. Throw in some hospital-acquired infections, and we’re talking maybe 187,000 Americans dead every year and millions injured by medical care.
The best way to avoid the adverse effects of medical and surgical tests and treatments is not to avoid doctors, but to avoid getting sick in the first place. In this lecture, Dr. Greger will run through the top dozen reasons people visit their doctors to highlight some of the latest research in hopes of moving doctors lower down the list of common killers.