The research is in. Years of study. Tens of thousands of people studied. Whole plant-based diets are the number one recommended diet for ultimate health. In 2013, a "Nutritional Update for Physicians" was published by Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed-care organization in the US. They cover about nine million people with 15,000 physicians, who were told that healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet and discourages meat, dairy and eggs as well as refined and processed foods. They went on to say, physicians typically ignore the benefits of nutrition and quickly prescribe medications instead giving patients a chance to correct their disease through healthy eating and active lifestyle. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
"Want to “lose weight,…feel better,…improve, stabilize, or even reverse chronic…disease,” get off some of your medications? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then a plant-based eating plan may be right for you.” Side effects may include lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar, reversal or prevention of [our #1 killer], a longer life, healthier weight, lower risk of cancer or diabetes—may even slow the progression of certain types of cancer,” and improve inflammatory conditions, like “rheumatoid arthritis.”
Sounds like a pretty good deal
Here's a great video from Nutritionfacts.org on: "Lifestyle Medicine"
I know I am always linking podcasts from Rich Roll but this one one is incredible: "The Alzheimer's Solution" This is a must listen to podcast. The research they have done shows how important our diets and lifestyle choices are to having a healthy life.
Have a great week.