On Air
Open In Popup
MPR News

Humankind documentary: Diet and Health

Share story

Thanksgiving turkey and gravy
This Oct. 12, 2015, photo shows roasted Thanksgiving turkey and gravy in Concord, N.H.
Matthew Mead | AP 2015

A Thanksgiving Eve documentary about food, nutrition and health. Physicians and nutritionists discuss what we know about the ways a healthful diet can increase your long-term well-being.

Some physicians are taking a more proactive approach guiding patients to make better food choices.

As we begin to prepare a celebratory meal for tomorrow, a Humankind documentary explores the connection between diet and health. 

We hear from:

Physicians Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes of the University of Arizona Medical School.

Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group.

Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry at Tufts University.

Dr. Aly Cohen, an integrative physician in Princeton, N.J.

From the Humankind series, produced in association with WGBH in Boston. Executive producer, David Freudberg.

To listen to the documentary, click the audio player above.