Succeeding on a Plant Based Diet - Matt Lederman MD
Today Matt Lederman MD shares winning strategies for success on a plant-based diet. Dr. Lederman appeared in Forks Over Knives and has written the bestselling Forks Over Knives series of books.
Some people find challenges with healthy eating, problems with friends, family and others who may not like your dietary changes.
Maybe you find it too difficult to eat healthy, and too easy to fall back into bad habits.
Dr. Lederman has a lot to share on these topics and more, and how to make sure you succeed.
This is Dr. Lederman's full talk from our 2013 Heathly Lifestyle Expo.
Watch now: (1 hr, 2 mins).
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.
Watch now (54 minutes):
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.
Watch now (90 seconds):
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