Prescription: Nutrition Episode 3 – Spilling the Beans

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I team up with chef Rich Landau and public health nutritionist Tracye McQuirter to discuss the health benefits and preparation of beans.

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I was approached by CuriosityStream, a new on-demand streaming service for documentaries and non-fiction programming created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, about doing a 4-part series on healthy eating. I agreed if they would offer at least limited time access to the series for free.

You may remember seeing the first episode on over this past year, and they are now letting us share this one, the 3rd. The other three episodes of Prescription: Nutrition are available to watch now on CuriosityStream for free, but you have to sign up for a 30-day trial. If you don’t want to continue the trial make sure to cancel before the 30 days or they’ll start charging you. To access the 30-day trial, visit and use the special code NUTRITION. This offer must be redeemed by December 31st, 2018.

How did this all come about? Elizabeth North, president and CEO of CuriosityStream (, began her own journey toward plant-based eating when she was struggling with some health scares. She saw immediate benefits. “I realized astounding improvements in my health (and surprisingly, my fitness) from eating so many fresh fruits and vegetables,” she said. “Not only did I start consuming mass quantities of plant-based foods, but I also began consuming books, from The China Study to Eat To Live to Dr. Greger’s How Not To Die. The authors had differing perspectives on diet, but all experts agreed that adding more fresh fruits and vegetables is the first step to improving your nutrition and your overall health.”

The episodes in the series are:
Ep1 – Green Revolution
Ep2 – Grain of Truth
Ep3 – Spilling the Beans
Ep4 – Nature’s Candy

For more overview-type videos, see my introductory video series:
• Why You Should Care About Nutrition (
• Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health (
• The Story of (
• The Philosophy of (
• Behind the Scenes at (
• How Not to Die from Heart Disease (
• How Not to Die from Cancer (
• How Not to Die from Diabetes (
• How Not to Die from Kidney Disease (
• How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure (

And to see the top foods I recommend eating, check out my Daily Dozen Checklist (

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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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