Why These 7 DOCTORS Are VEGAN | LIVEKINDLY

Why These 7 DOCTORS Are VEGAN | LIVEKINDLY


– [Narrator] The benefits
of a whole foods, plant-based diet are gaining popularity. And there is significant
evidence to back it up. A 2014 diet patterns and mortality study, funded by the American Cancer Society, outlined that the common
factors to a long, healthy life is a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Extensive research has
shown reduced risk factors, and even reversal for type two diabetes, and cardiovascular disease when following a plant-based diet. Given the evidence, it is no surprise that the medical community
is recognizing the value of going plant-based. Here is why these seven
leading doctors are vegan. Number one, Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Dr. T. Colin Campbell is a biochemist, with a special interest
in the relationship between nutrition and long-term health. He’s well known for his
book, 2004’s The China Study, the most comprehensive
epidemiological study of health and nutrition. His biggest focus is
on cancer development, and how environmental factors such as diet can turn on and off cancer genes. As he discovered in his ongoing research for the The China Study, and beyond, nutrition is the most effective medicine. According to Campbell, a
whole foods, plant-based diet is the best approach. – So, if you wanna keep– I have one take home
message in all of this. It’s the one that you’d
find the most difficultly for most people. Don’t eat animal food. There’s nothing there that we need. – [Narrator] Number two,
Dr. Danielle Belardo. Dr. Belardo is a cardiology fellow and the Lankenau Heart Institute
in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and she’s a board-certified physician. She is well known on social
media as The Veggie MD, and is the host of the popular
podcast, Nutrition Rounds. In an April 2019 episode
with Dr. Shivam Joshi, Dr. Belardo speaks to the
power of a plant-based diet for her patients. – [Dr. Belardo] If someone jumps
straight into a whole foods plant-based diet, I find that I almost have to keep them monitored very closely, because sometimes their
blood pressure drops so fast it’s before their next follow-up, and we need to start removing medications. – [Narrator] Dr. Belardo
helps her patients by advocating for lifestyle modifications, including a plant-based diet in addition to traditional medicine. She views nutrition as a foundational tool to preventing and reversing
cardiovascular disease. Number three, Dr. Milton Mills. Dr. Mills is a critical care physician, at Inova Fairfax Hospital
in Annandale, Virginia. The plant-based physician has also served on the National Advisory Board, and is the former Associate
Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Mills is currently
on the Board of Directors for Plant-Based Prevention of Disease Inc. And he provides lectures
at community venues across the United States. In a recent talk for dairy-free
advocacy groups Switch4Good, Mills addressed racism
and the dairy industry. – And I was having African
American patients coming in telling me, “Doc, my
irritable bowel is acting up,” or, “I’ve got a spastic
colon,” and I talked to them about their symptoms, and
it was fairly clear to me that probably what was going on with them wasn’t that they actually
had spastic colon, or irritable bowel, it was
that they were continuing to include dairy foods in their diet. – [Narrator] Number
four, Dr. Angie Sadeghi. Dr. Sadeghi is a gastroenterologist in Newport Beach, California. She was a vegetarian for 12 years before adopting a vegan diet in 2014. After eliminating dairy from her diet her chronic health issues of eczema and fibromyalgia symptoms
completely disappeared. Dr. Sadeghi encourages a plant-based diet for a healthy colon. When discussing constipation,
an issue that afflicts at least 20 percent of
the American population, she suggests a plant-based diet. – For slow transit constipation, which is the majority
of the cases, remember, increasing your fiber will help. And actually avoiding
meat and dairy will help. – [Narrator] She also
highlights the detriment of a diet high in animal products. – An example of a very poor diet that is high in protein and fat, and devoid of adequate levels
of fiber is the Atkins Diet. As you know at the Atkins Diet is about inducing ketosis,
and all kinds of a– eating all kinds of bad
foods like dairy and meat, and not enough fiber. Okay, so what happens is they did a study for people who were on the Atkins Diet, 68 percent had constipation. 63 percent had bad breath. 51 percent had headaches. 10 percent had hair loss. – [Narrator] Patients that
adopt a plant-based diet experience weight loss too. But the fiber found in this diet keeps the digestive
system running smoothly. Number five. Dr. Michael Gregor. Dr. Gregor is well-known
as the vegan doctor behind nutritionfacts.org. The website offers free research based nutrition information. He has also penned the famous
2015 book How Not To Die, in which he outlined the foods
to eat for optimal health. Hint. They are all plant-based. The physician also has
a free app available called Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen, which outlines a checkbox list
of foods to consume daily. – [Dr. Gregor] The list
of foods I try to fit into my daily diet grew. I made a checklist and had it
up on a little dry erase board on the fridge, and we’d make a game out of ticking off the boxes. This evolved into my Daily Dozen. The checklist of all the things I try to fit into my daily routine. – [Narrator] Eating an array
of fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of disease. – [Dr. Gregor] In the light of strikingly consistent observations from
many population-based studies, there can be little doubt
that the habitual consumption of diets high in fruits
and vegetables helps reduce the risk of development
of degenerative diseases, including many types of cancers. – [Narrator] Number six. Dr. Joel Kahn. Dr. Kahn is a holistic cardiologist at the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, located in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Dr. Kahn integrates plant-based
nutrition into his practice. As he believes that a whole
food vegan diet is the core of preventative medicine. Practicing medicine since the
1980s, Dr. Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks, but now he wants to prevent them. Dr. Kahn has publicly defended
veganism on many occasions. He has made appearances
on Rich Roll’s podcast. He went up against a paleo
author on the Joe Rogan podcast, and he debunked Dr. Steven Gundry’s claim to avoid lechtin containing
foods such as beans, on popular TV show The Drs. – Gundry, in all respect,
has not published a published paper on this
topic, little tiny paragraphs. That is not a basis to change
the nutritional pattern. Let me tell you three important facts. Number one, if you want to
live a long life in this world, whether you live in Japan,
Greece, Italy, Costa Rica or Loma Linda, you eat beans,
you eat peas, you eat lentils. The universal food of longevity
is the food he takes away. Bad idea. – [Narrator] Number seven. Dr. Neal Barnard. Dr. Barnard is a medical doctor. Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington
University School of Medicine, and the president of the Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine. He was the editor and chief
for a nutrition textbook, Nutritian Guide for Clinicians. His work has been published in over 90 scientific publications, including studies of metabolic effects after adopting a plant-based diet. Plant-based diets for
cardiovascular safety and performance and endurance sports. And meat consumption as a risk
factor for type two diabetes. As the leader of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard has drawn
attention to the vegan diet by assembling members
of the medical community with a unified message. In 2018, PCRM doctors
flocked to the White House. – What simple step can you take right now that will protect your health, reduce your risk of diabetes,
obesity, and heart disease, cut healthcare costs, and
protect the environment? Go Vegan! (cheers) – [Narrator] In 2019,
PCRM’s 12,000 members from the medical community
urged Americans to ditch dairy. Also in 2019, Dr. Barnard
participated in a breakup with bacon protest as
part of a PCRM campaign. – The truth of the matter is, bacon and other processed
meats cause colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death. – [Narrator] That’s it for today. Which plant-based doctor inspires you? Let us know in the comments. Remember to subscribe and
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