What Animals Teach Us About Good & Evil - Jeffrey Masson PhD
What happens when a predator becomes prey?
Today, the animals we have long viewed as predators – lions and tigers, bears and sharks – are in some cases on the verge of extinction.
And, thanks to science, we now know that these predators are not nearly so violent or dangerous as we were once told (or continue to tell ourselves).
Nevertheless, we cling to the idea that these “beasts” are lesser creatures, and they suffer for it.
This is Jeffrey Masson's full talk from our 2011 Healthy Lifestyle Expo.
Watch now: (1 hr, 11mins).
Plant-Based to Avoid Disease & Disability - Don Forrester MD
Don Forrester MD is a Kaiser physician who used plant-based medicine to make a difference. He reversed scores of patients with Type 2 diabetes with diet.
As Medical Director of Meals for Health, Dr. Forrester's interventions resulted in dramatic results for the participants who completed the program: Improved quality of life, fewer medicines, lower medical costs and an average weight loss of 17 pounds in 30 days.
This is Dr. Forrester's full presentation from our 2015 conference.
Watch now: (55 mins).
Food Companies Can BUY Research Results
- Marion Nestle PhD
Industry corrupts science.
So says celebrated nutrition expert and best-selling author, Professor Marion Nestle.
Prof. Nestle levels thoughtful criticism against food and beverage companies which, she says, use questionable science and marketing to push their own agendas.
There is indeed something rotten in the state of dietary science.
In this wide-ranging one-hour discussion, Prof. Nestle discusses Research Contract Organizations, which openly offer their services to food companies to design and perform studies with guaranteed results. The companies can then use such results for marketing purposes. Nutrition studies are very easy to rig, according to Nestle. Research also suggests that around 30% of researchers fail to report conflicts such as financial interests or money received.
Prof. Nestle also discusses the NIH and USDA findings that antioxidants like carotenoids and the rest - have no proven health effects. Yet food companies and even nutrition professionals mislead the public regularly by making health assertions around antioxidants, where claims aren't supported by evidence.
She discusses how studies of "one food" such as nuts or blueberries or spices or other single foods are "highly suspect," and that such reductionistic research should be scoffed at and not taken seriously. Only overall "dietary pattern" is relevant in the complex connection between food and longterm health, she says. No one food makes a diet healthful.
Prof. Nestle lays out the current landscape of nutrition science - where corporate marketing regularly attempts to disguise itself as science.
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104 Year Old Power Vegan on Longevity
Cardiothoracic surgeon Ellsworth Wareham MD - who lived in Loma Linda, California, in robust good health to age 104 - discusses the diet that will increase your lifespan.
The Adventist population has been studied and shows that a plant-based diet, along with other healthy lifestyle habits, can protect against disease and extend life.
Dr. Wareham was interviewed at age 100, and in this clip discusses what he considers the most significant breakthrough with diet and longevity.
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Are Vasectomies Vegan?
Should vegans be sterilized?
There are people calling themselves vegan who recommend sterilization as part of their vegan lifestyle.
In this video I discuss why, in my opinion, this concept is irrational and incorrect.
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Rare Talk on Longevity - John McDougall MD
Aging is a normal part of life — a process that cannot be stopped or reversed; but age-associated diseases can be prevented and our functional lifespan can be prolonged.
But for how long?
The maximum human lifespan is believed to be about 125 years, but so far no one for certain has reached this limit.
The oldest person of authentic record was a French woman who lived to be 122 years old.
This is Dr. McDougall's full talk from our 2006 Healthy Lifestyle Expo, titled "Aging In Style."
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The Vegan Physician Farmer - Ron Weiss MD
A plant-based doctor in New Jersey, Dr. Weiss prescribes the Ethos Diet – an all-organic, ecologically-sustainable, and Whole Foods Plant Based diet – as the cornerstone of his work with patients.
A growing body of research indicates that a whole-foods, plant-based diet helps patients dramatically heal from chronic illness.
Over the years, Dr. Weiss has found the Ethos Diet to have an exceptional success rate in reversing most chronic diseases.
This is Dr. Weiss' full talk from our 2015 Expo.
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Are Vegan Doctors Exaggerating?
How often do we have to debunk Dr. Michael Greger?
Every time it seems.
Watch how Dr Greger uses “science” to advance a bizarre nut agenda.
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More Nut Industry Lies Exposed (Part 5 of Nuts)
Good news - you can eat chocolate and lose weight!
Nuts too - so says the nut industry, and NutritionFacts.org has all the latest nut industry-funded "science" ready for your consumption!
This is Video 5 in our series on nuts and corrupt commercial research.
You don't want to miss this one, because we're letting you know about a documentary that unmasks the nut industry and other companies who use "science" to market their questionable products.
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Nuts and Heart Disease - Dr. Esselstyn (Part 4 of Nuts)
Dr. Esselstyn was recently asked why he recommends no nuts for people with heart disease.
But he does allow nuts and other overt plant fats to people who don't have heart disease.
What was the diet followed by Ellsworth Wareham MD - the vegan Adventist surgeon who lived to 104?
Listen to Dr. Wareham describe in his own words what he considers to be the most important vegan diet to follow.
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Rich Roll - Finding Your Ultra
Do you know Rich Roll? He's got a wildly popular podcast where he interviews many plant-based luminaries.
Bestselling author of the inspirational memoir - Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself - in this talk Rich Roll tells the story of recovering his health and life. A plant-based diet was a key to his regaining his health, being able to compete in ultra marathons, and recover his life.
It's quite inspiring.
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You Don't Need to Add FAT to Absorb Nutrients (Part 3 of Nuts)
Have you ever been told you should eat some fat, like nuts or avocado, when you eat a salad or raw veggies, so that you absorb nutrients better?
That's nutrition advice from Kraft Foods Inc.
They created this nutrition advice to try to increase sales of Kraft's Good Seasons Italian Dressing line.
You might be interested to know that research NOT paid for by food corporations shows you don't have to add fat -- or worry about this issue at all.
Add nuts or avocados or other fats if you'd like; but they won't give you any necessary absorption benefits versus not adding them.
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Peas and Love,
Jeff & Sabrina Nelson
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