Dr. Michael Greger becomes Viva!'s Honorary Scientific Adviser

Thursday, July 14, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Greger, MDFACLM has become Viva!’s Honorary Scientific Adviser. Dr. Greger is a physician, author and internationally recognised professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. He runs NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based, non-commercial website to provide free daily videos and articles on the latest discoveries in nutrition.

Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel and honoured to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University. Currently, Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. 

Of becoming Viva!’s Honorary Scientific Adviser, he said: "I'm delighted to become Viva!'s honorary scientific adviser. The good news is that we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity—the vast majority of premature death and disability is preventable with a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors."

Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive MedicineBiosecurity and BioterrorismCritical Reviews in MicrobiologyFamily & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture. And his latest book, How Not To Die, accompanied by an international speaking tour has been a phenomenal success.