Michael Greger is a well know Vegan god among the plant-eating rascals who not only want to justify veganism scientifically, but also demonize meat with every study you can possibly find to do so, even if the study is flawed. He is also Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International, he is also a vegan, so he has legitimate reason to be biased againat meat and for the perfection of a vegan diet.
To start off, Michael Greger is not a PhD scientist, he is not even a Nutritionist or Dietition, he is a general practitioner who is famous for bailing out Oprah when he was an expert witness for Mad Cows Disease back when Oprah made the meat market sink. He might have majored in the field of clinical nutrition, but that doesn’t make him an expert in the field of nutrition.
Michael Greger seems to love to go against the grain in terms of science. Over 110 studies prove that Sucralose is safe for consumption. Aspertame is the same, with over 100 studies showing that it is safe for consumption. Greger thinks otherwise because… a few cherrypicked studies. He actually claims Sucralose, found in Splenda, is bad for you, as he claims: “Harmful, based primarily on the role it may play as a migraine trigger.” May possibly play…
Let’s see where this claim even comes from. He links 4 sources for the video, one links to a general review of sweeteners, which claims them to be healthy. That study refers to a case study… of one woman who was already suffering from severe migraines being controlled by hormones. In this one woman, single blind study claimed that Sucralose triggered this one woman’s migraines. And in another case study, the voice of R&B singer Ne-Yo causes one woman to have seizures and induces vomiting, i guess Ne-yo music is bad for your health now too.
If that doesn’t input doubt on Mr. Gregers claims, maybe this will. Michael Greger makes a ton of DVD’s and books spouting the same biased claims he makes on his website. He claims that he does not make a dime from his works, and that all proceeds go to charity… well… he isn’t wrong.
Nutritionfacts.org is a 501(c)3 charity, and that is the charity that proceeds go to. These proceeds help Greger talk more about his claims, write more books, and make more videos, which in turn, makes more money for his own charity. I am sure his contribution to his own charity gives him a tax deduction as well, but that’s just a rumor.
He seems to want the money more than anything, and even not, at least wants to spread his misinformation about meat and whatot. I really don’t trust this site anymore than I trust AuthorityNutrition, which is on the opposite end of the crazy train.
Not to say a plant-based diet is healthier than one with carcinogenic red meat and unhealthy processed foods, it definitely is. But It’s better to mention that using facts and research, and not bogus health claims.