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.