Salt And Strokes, Fat And Diabetes, Diabetic Medications – Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”

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Dear McDougall Friends,

During this uncertain time, there is nothing more important than staying safe and healthy. Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center has always been dedicated to educating the public on how to obtain and maintain optimal health through the numerous articles Dr. McDougall has written over the years on various medical conditions and topics. Now is the time for us to help as many people as we can. How? We are offering all digital content on our website free of charge. This includes:

Why are we doing this? Simple, it’s the right thing to do. We hope you share our materials with your family and friends.

* During this time, both online courses will not be offering continuing education nor certification status for The Starch Solution Course.

Best of Health,

 

Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods -Michael Greger, MD FACLM

We have an uncanny ability to pick out the subtle distinctions in calorie density of foods, but only within the natural range. Processed food interferes with this ability, encouraging weight gain.

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A key insight I want to emphasize here is the concept of animal products as the ultimate processed food. Basically, all nutrition grows from the ground: seeds, sunlight, and soil. That’s where all our vitamins come from, all our minerals, all the protein (all the essential amino acids). The only reason there are essential amino acids in a steak is because the cow ate them all from plants. They’re essential—we can’t make them, and the animals can’t make them either. They have to eat plants to get them. But we can cut out the middlemoo and get nutrition directly from the Earth, and in doing so get all the phytonutrients and fiber that are lost when plants are processed through animals. Even ultraprocessed junk foods may have a tiny bit of fiber still left, but all is lost when plants are ultra-ultraprocessed through animals.

Having said that, there was also a big jump in what one would traditionally think of as processed foods, and that’s the video we turn to next: The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-r…).

We’re making our way through a series on the cause of the obesity epidemic. So far, we’ve looked at exercise (The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-r…)) and genes (The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic (https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/the…), The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest(http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-t…)). But really, it’s the food.

If you’re familiar with my work, you know that I recommend eating a variety of whole plant foods, as close to the way nature intended. I capture this in my Daily Dozen Checklist, which you can download for free here (https://nutritionfacts.org/daily-doze…), or get the free app on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.-g…) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…). You will see that there’s also an option for those looking to lose weight: my new 21 Tweaks. But before you go checking them off, be sure to read about the science behind the checklist in How Not to Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/how-not-to…). Get it for FREE at your local public library (but if you do choose to purchase it, note that all proceeds from all of my books go to charity.)

Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cut-t… and someone on the NutritionFacts.org team will try to answer it.

Want to get a list of links to all the scientific sources used in this video? Click on Sources Cited at https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cut-…. You’ll also find a transcript and acknowledgements for the video, my blog and speaking tour schedule, and an easy way to search (by translated language even) through our videos spanning more than 2,000 health topics.

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!

-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

Plant-Based Transformation for Beginners Classes Now Available Online from Stephanie Spencer


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Use Coupon Code PLANTSTRONG
for 15% off of 5 live webinar classes
 
 
Necessity is the Mother of Invention 
 
These are unpredictable times in which we live, sometimes forcing us to try new things we never would have considered under normal circumstances.   
 
Some of us may be eating a bit differently and with greater concern for our health now that our dining patterns have changed
due to social distancing requirements.
 
And others (meaning me) are finding that technology may be the best
way for us to communicate when we can’t predictably
meet together in groups anymore. 
 
When you combine those two things together,  this may be the perfect opportunity for you to emerge from this difficult time stronger and healthier than you’ve ever been before!  
 
I’ve been a cardiac RN for over 25 years and we reversed my husband’s pre-diabetes with a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD).  We also both lost 20 pounds without even trying.  After seeing Paul’s amazing health transformation, I went on to get my certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Cornell University. 
After spending almost two decades directing programs that manage chronic disease, now I want to empower people to drastically improve and frequently reverse their chronic illnesses with this life-changing knowledge! 
 
In addition to Type 2 Diabetes, a WFPBD has been shown to greatly improve and frequently reverse many other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, gastric reflux, arthritis, enlarged prostate, and many more.
 
 Arkansas is a “chronic illness hot-spot” and in 2017 was first in the nation for death rates from chronic respiratory diseases.  We know those that suffer from chronic disease have weakened immune systems and suffer more persistent inflammation. Arkansas’s State Chronic Disease Director, Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan has cautioned those with chronic disease to “be vigilant” about their conditions during this unprecedented global pandemic danger.
 
A WFPBD is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which strengthen the immune system and fight inflammation, two processes important in boosting defenses against infection.   And if there was ever a time to quickly improve an underlying chronic illness so that you can stay out of the hospital,
that time is now.   
 
We know that we can plummet diabetic’s average blood sugars and insulin requirements in as little as 16 days on a Plant-Based Diet.
Anderson JW, Ward K., Am J Clin Nutr. 1979 Nov;32(11):2312-21.
 
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn demonstrated that patients with a baseline cholesterol averaging 261 could drop to an average of 126 within 10-14 days of starting a strict WFPB diet. Within 6 weeks, these patients’ perfusion scan (non-invasive way to assess blood flow to the heart) was normal as well.
Esselstyn CB Jr., Gendy G, Doyle J, Golubic M, Roizen MF. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014 July; 63(7): 356-364
 
So if you’re ready to learn more about transforming your health, losing weight permanently, boosting your immune system, and making new friends at the same time with live webinars and chat groups, click below!
(also get my immune-boosting Morning Energy Smoothie recipe
at the bottom of the page) 
 
Be well, 
 
Stephanie Spencer RN, BSN, CHFN
Certified, Plant-Based Nutrition
 
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What’s The Downside To Eating A Little Bit Of Animal Products?

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Tired of New Year’s diets that you can’t stick with?

Plant Based Transformation for Beginners Classes start January 9th in North Little Rock  
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Before we switched to a Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) lifestyle, like most people, we would steadily eat more and more decadent food throughout the month of December, culminating with the culinary bacchanalia of Christmas.  I often felt so disgusting after all this dietary excess, that sometimes we would start our “New Years Diet” on Dec. 27th! Of course this would be some kind of crazy restrictive cleanse diet that left me in a state of continual mild hunger and I could typically never sustain it for more than a few weeks.  As I got older, I began to realize that this New Year’s diet thing was just stupid because even though I would usually lose about 10 pounds, I NEVER COULD STICK WITH IT and would just gain the weight right back. So eventually, I just gave up on the New Year’s diets altogether.  

Last year, my husband came home from the doctor with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. I’ve been a cardiac RN for over 25 years and was mortified at this diagnosis after seeing so much suffering in my patients over the years because of Type 2 diabetes.  I had heard that a WFPBD could reverse diabetes and so we tried it, and lo and behold, within 4 months, Paul’s blood work showed that his diabetes had been reversed! 

A WFPBD is built around the healthy carbohydrates of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.  A WFPBD is a HIGH FIBER DIET by design. The average American only gets about 15 Gm of fiber a day which leads to many dietary related illnesses such as colon cancer and many other chronic diseases. By contrast, a WFPBD aims to get about 40 Gm of fiber a day. This leaves you feeling full and helps fight perverse cravings that occur when we are nutritionally deprived. The satiety of a high fiber diet is the reason that a WFPB lifestyle is so successful for permanent weight loss.  I know that once I get to a certain level of hunger, I lose all will power and will eat virtually anything I can get my hands on. I found that after I switched to this high-fiber diet (with no limits on portion sizes), I was never hungry in between meals for the first time in my life.  This removed all the most common downfalls of desperation eating and the need to always meticulously plan ahead so I wouldn’t be trapped in a dangerous “hunger situation”.   My husband and I both lost over 20# and have kept it off with seemingly little to no effort.

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To get my favorite fiber-loaded morning smoothie recipe (packed with 16 Gm of painless fiber) and to learn about Plant Based Transformation for Beginners classes starting on January 9th in North Little Rock click here!

-Stephanie

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