Improving on the Mediterranean Diet

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DESCRIPTION: What are the four problematic nutritional aspects of even plant-based Mediterranean diets?

This is the final video in a 6-part video series on the Mediterranean diet. Here’s the first five in case you missed them:
1. Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean? (
2. The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet? (
3. PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes? (
4. Which Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Extended Life? (
5. Do Flexitarians Live Longer? (

I was happy to have an opportunity to plug Julieanna’s new book. Learn more about her work at

I touch more on whole grains in How Many Meet the Simple Seven? ( and Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs (

More on breast cancer and alcohol in Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much Is Safe? ( and Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine v. White Wine (

I’ve touched on olive oil in the other videos in this Mediterranean diet series, but also have an older video Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts (

More on sodium in Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt ( and Can Diet Protect Against Kidney Cancer? ( But what if without salt everything tastes like cardboard? Not to worry! See Changing Our Taste Buds (

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