Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

Which would save more lives, a prescription to eat an apple a day or statin drugs?

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Should we be seeing our doctors every year regardless? See my videos Is it Worth Getting Annual Health Check-Ups? ( and Is it Worth Getting an Annual Physical Exam? (

Like the thought of taking a more food-based approach to treatment? You’ll love lifestyle medicine: Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease (

Sadly, Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool (

Here a link to my last apple vid: Apple Peels Put to the Test for Chronic Joint Pain(

What about dried apples? See Dried Apples Versus Cholesterol (

What about apple cider vinegar? Check out: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss? (

And what about head to head versus acai berries? The Antioxidant Effects of Acai vs. Apples (

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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