Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine Come From?


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  • @NutrionFacts.Org- Can you please do a video clarifying the different types of Vitamin A, with the plus & minuses of animal vs plant based sources..?

    I have ran a search in your site, but was not able to find any information specifically related to vitamin A.

    From what I have been able to determine via general online searches, v-A from animals is a complete "pre-formed" type source, where as v-A from plant based sources is a "pro-vitamin" type source.

    This is according to one 'Dr. Ben Kim' in his article titled:
    "Healthy Foods that Contain Vitamin A".

    In this article, he states:
    "It's true that some carotenoids like beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A in your body once they make it into your blood. What you may not know is that carotenoids are not always absorbed efficiently into your blood."

    The article can be found here:

    Of course, I would prefer a plant based source of vitamin A, but I'm curious about what the human body's prerequisites are, in order convert those in to v-A, with the assistance of plant based sources of pro-vitamin v-A to aid absorption, along with information as to why "carotenoids are not always absorbed efficiently into your blood" as mentioned in the above article, and how this occurrence can be rectified.
    Thank you.

  • What can we do then? It seems everything is tainted, I think I'll become a CRONIE and calorie restrict so I dont have to eat so much (poison myself so much) could eating coriander and alge chelate these heavy metal? Mind you, I wouldnt want them in my body in the fist place, maybe you can chelate these toxins and get rid of them but they may have done some damage already (and the coriander/algae probably are tainted as well).

  • Dr. Greger, a lot of people in the comments section are suddenly feeling stressed out. How about an upbeat note to eat a varied plant diet, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, lentils, varied grains, beans, soy, fruits, etc?

    Plant-based evidence / paleo diet
    9 June 2013 ·
    "The most important support for my conclusion that we are starch-eaters is based on an observation that you can easily validate for yourself: All large populations of trim, healthy people, throughout written human history, have obtained the bulk of their calories from starch. Examples of thriving people include, Japanese and Chinese in Asia eating sweet potatoes, buckwheat, and/or rice, Incas in South America eating potatoes, Mayans and Aztecs in Central America eating corn, and Egyptians in the Middle East eating wheat.Historical Examples of Grain-Based, Starch-Based, Diets
    Barley – Middle East for 11,000 years
    Corn – Central and South America for 7000 years
    Millet – Africa for 6,000 years
    Oats – Middle East for 11,000 years
    Sorghum – East Africa for 6,000 years
    Rice – Asia for more than 10,000 years
    Rye – Asia for 5000 years
    Wheat – Near East for 10,000 years" http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2008nl/jan/grains.htm

  • Rice is also one of the top 5 foods that generates methane. It's unbelievable but true. Limit rice consumption until we can find a way to do it sustainably.

  • Can you make a video on histamines, brain fog and how diet relates to alertness? I have exams soon, so I want to naturally increase my alertness and capacity to study for hours and hours every day.

  • The only reason I would ever go vegan is to save the environment, not for the health benefits. Any diet which doesn't contain processed foods and full of vegetable, fruits and nuts are not going to ruin the body, be it high fat low carb, high carb, high protein or anything. But the problem is too much involvement of hormones to increase milk or meat production, now we have the same thing happening with crops, pesticides and hormones and GM. You can't win. The best approach is to eat as natural and least processed form, from a good farm be it meat or vegetable. But at the end of the day, we all know there are too many humans on this planet earth. Won't mind people dying because of no or false knowledge. Humans are not good for planet earth anyway.

  • How about a series on potassium bromate in wheat flour and if it occurs in any other products such as pesticides, beauty products, etc? I'd also be interested to know if it's true that bromine can bind with iodine receptors since they are both halogens.

  • Dr G, where is the fasting webinar you were telling us you were going to do a couple months ago? Looking forward to getting the facts.

  • This is completely false and provably so. It is illegal in the US to give pork or poultry antibiotics. Cows are different, but cows are huge animals. One or two antibiotic pills won't make the meat unsafe to eat. If you're going to claim to be a health expert you should atleast do some research.

  • For those on here who are not vegans and do not have room to raise there own animals please find a local co-op for your meat.

    Real pasture raised animals are good for you and the environment, read Joel Salatin books.

    After buying Organic feed and all the time and energy that goes into raising and butchering it's usually cheaper to fork over 8.00 for that pound of Organic meat. But you'll have more respect for your food if you do it yourself.

  • I don't get it why people are so negative about vegans and vegan food. I love vegan food, all the salads and veggies and different beans, it all goes so well with my pork, beef and lamb. Mmmmm, epic!

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