A 51 year old man started the Atkins diet as a healthy person. He had low cholesterol, no arterial blockage, no chest pain and no erectile dysfunction. 29 months after starting the Atkins diet, he ended up requiring a stent in his heart and Viagra. After his stent surgery, he changed his diet to a low fat vegan diet and reversed his heart disease and his erectile dysfunction, meaning he no longer required Viagra to get an erection. Case study can be found here.
Dr. Michael Greger explains why reducing our consumption of the protein leucine could dramatically increase the length of our lives. Leucine is predominately found in animal products.
Dr. Neal Barnard explains why the consumption of animal fat and trans-fats are almost entirely responsible for dementia in old age. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are approaching epidemic proportions around the world due to people adopting the rich western diet. On a side note, besides diet, marijuana can protect your brain.
Brenda Davis gives a great review of recent scientific literature on the effects of dietary choices. – News flash – soy consumption does not effect cancer risk, and may even be protective for both men when it comes to prostate cancer and women when it comes to breast cancer.
Dr. Michael Greger explains how his grandma was cured of end stage heart disease after being sent home to die, who then went on to live another 31 years. He also discusses the cause of insulin resistance and why people remain diabetic.
Dean Ornish, M.D., discusses reversing heart disease, prostate cancer and depression by making changes in diet and lifestyle. Virtually all patients that followed the low fat vegan program promoted by Ornish cured or halted progression of their disease. Further, there was a 50% improvement in mental health scores, comparable or better to what can be achieved using prescription antidepressants.
This lecture by Dr. Michael Greger will blow your mind. The evidence is so damning, so overwhelming, that it boggles the mind. If you have a “chronic” disease or know someone who does, you need to watch this lecture.