Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nutritional Information Made Fun and Accessible

I hope you guys are all enjoying some gorgeous weather as the summer draws to a close. I'm not usually sad about saying goodbye to summer, but this year I'm all broken up about it.

So I found myself a mental distraction. NutritionFacts.org.

I get a lot of questions about nutrition by e-mail and comment, but I'm not a doctor, not even a nutritionist. I have the same questions that you guys do! I'm just a chick trying to navigate my best health possible and sharing that journey publicly.

"NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to you in short, easy to understand video segments.

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation was established in Toronto, Canada in the year 2000 by Jesse Rasch. Among the objectives of the Foundation is the funding of research into the role of health and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and to ensure that the research results are appropriately disseminated to the medical profession.  The Foundation is also striving to educate the public on the enormous role that health and nutrition play in disease prevention."

Here's an example of one of Dr. Greger's videos. The subject is Goji Berries. While I have purchased one bag in the past, when I was exploring superfoods and raw food a bit, these little red dried fruits never really got much attention from me, until this:

I just wanted to let all of you guys in on this secret wealth of nutritional information. To see endless videos like this one, click here.

What are your burning nutrition questions? Were you able to find the answers on the NutritionFacts.org website?


Lori said...

Hi Wendy- I love reading nutritional information:) One site that I use regularly is from Self: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

GREAT color graphics depicting nutrient density, "fullness" factor, and more. I've started using it to analyze my recipes and stay plant strong! Let me know what you think...

Megan C said...

What have you been eating lately? I'm missing your easy recipes.

Jill in Chicago said...

Oh my goodness, I also saw this on HuffPo and it might be my favorite new website. I just watched the Goji berries and stool scale videos. Thanks for sharing (and thanks to Dr. Greger for the awesomeness.)

Katie said...

This is a wonderful site! Thank you! I need this and will refer to it often.

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Hi. My friends referred me your site. It's really great. Looks like everyone know about your site. Keep sharing :)

katshealthcorner said...

That sounds like an amazing site! I love me nutrition. :)

Michael Greger said...

Hello Wendy!

Thank you so much for helping spread the word about NutritionFacts.org. Please get connected and stay in touch--there's a new video posted every day!

- visit/bookmark the site - http://www.NutritionFacts.org/
- subscribe to the daily video and blog feed -http://nutritionfacts.org/feed/blended/
- like and follow on facebook - http://facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org
- follow on twitter - http://twitter.com/nutrition_facts

And please help me spread the word by continuing to pass these links along! Thanks again for your support!

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

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