I’ve followed Michael Greger for some time now. Dr Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Michael created NutritionFacts. NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive and thriving. Click here>> to go through to the website

In this video Michael explores the use of duct tape as a wart removal strategy. He states that “although there had been a few anecdotal reports of using tape, “no prospective, randomized controlled trial had yet [been] performed,” until this study, which found that the duct tape was “not only equal to but [exceeded] the efficacy of cryotherapy,” which worked in 60 percent of the cases. But 85 percent of the duct tape patients were cured—significantly more effective than cryotherapy for treatment of the common wart. More effective, and fewer side effects. “The only adverse effect observed in the duct tape group during our study was a [small] minimal amount of local irritation and [redness]”—whereas cryotherapy hurts.”

I’m not advocating that you educate your clients regarding the use of duct tape – we are bound to follow the recommendations of the medical officer treating the patient. However, it is interesting to review the information provided. There are three parts to this series about wart removal you can follow the other two on our blog or go straight to Nutritional Facts>>