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“How Not To Diet” by Michael Greger MD

May 31, 2022

Sonia Singh MD
I'm a primary care doctor who is passionate about food, writing and making healthcare less frustrating and more empowering. These are my musings. Thanks for reading!

@michaelgregerMD is a nutrition fact powerhouse. I’ve been following his work and recommending his site ( to my patients for years.

Unlike so many people who write about #nutrition, he is quick to acknowledge LIMITATIONS of research when he makes a claim (I.e this was only proven in rats) and ALWAYS meticulously cites his sources ๐Ÿ‘Œ

I also LOVE that he devotes an entire section to building & maintaining #habits, since many science-heavy books on nutrition seem to leave out behavior/psychology.

Some pearls I gleaned from this book include

๐Ÿ‘‰why “calories in, calories out” is flawed
๐Ÿ‘‰the science of thylakoids and how they can reduce sugar cravings (which I never learned in med school OR nutrition school, how is that possible?!)
๐Ÿ‘‰the benefits of ginger for #weightloss
๐Ÿ‘‰the benefits of hibiscus tea for #hypertension
๐Ÿ‘‰evidence-based dietary changes for #inflammation

There are honestly hundreds more of these. Impossible to summarize in one post, so I hope you’ll take the time to get your own copy and read the sections that are relevant to you!

Or of course, join Juniper and let me incorporate them into my personalized recommendations for your health ๐Ÿ˜‰

be well,
Sonia Singh MD

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