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5 Foods & Spices That Can Prevent & Help Treat Diseases

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We are living in a day and age where the pharmaceutical companies continue to dupe us into believing we need to ingest synthetic medications in order to get better. But did you ever stop to consider that perhaps the best medicine is prevention? Eating whole, organic foods has been found to result in better overall health, keeping a variety of conditions and diseases at bay. But as we all know, sometimes, no matter how good we think we are to our bodies, situations arise that affect our health.

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Plenty of foods and spices serve as powerful medicines both in terms of prevention as well as healing. Used in ancient medicine long before money became the driving force that led an industry to control our wellbeing, they are buried beneath the advertisements and marketing campaigns of pharmaceutical giants, waiting for you to realize their true, beneficial properties. And while they may not be patented, or have multi-billion dollar human clinical trials to prove they can prevent and treat your ailments, they humbly exist nonetheless.

They’re growing in your backyard, sitting on your spice rack, tucked in a drawer of your refrigerator, waiting for you to appreciate them. Here are five examples of foods and spices that can serve you with their medicinal properties just as much as they can with their nutrition and taste.

1. Cinnamon

If you have issues with your blood sugar levels, you should be using cinnamon generously. A relatively inexpensive spice, it can be added to your morning smoothie, oatmeal, yogurt, or mixed into your stew or stir fry. Prolonged blood sugar instability can lead to diabetes, making regulation critical. Research has found that cinnamon extract is an insulin sensitizer, protects mesangial cells, decreases inflammatory markers, and lowers glucose, lipids, and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help the body fight infections and repair tissue damage.

2. Coconut Oil

During a time when fat was frowned upon, coconut oil was on the bad list for its high saturated fat content, until people realized not all fat is created equal. Coconut oil is loaded with short and medium chain fatty acids—making it a go-to energy source. “MCTs are transported directly from the intestinal tract to the liver, where they’re likely to be directly burned off as fuel and raise the metabolic rate slightly,” explains researcher Marie-Pierre St-Onge of Columbia University. It also contains no cholesterol, and has been shown to aid in weight loss by improving metabolic rates. Put a teaspoon in your coffee in the morning, add it to your smoothie, or, because it’s a high-burning fat, use it as an alternative cooking oil to your olive, corn, canola, or soybean oil. Coconut oil can also improve blood cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease. Furthermore, the lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 

3. Ginger

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. This potent root can detoxify the body, improve circulation, and even act as an antibiotic. Most notably, ginger has been shown to reduce several aspects of inflammation, including swelling and joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. In fact, one study involving 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee found that those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication. It’s also been found to significantly alleviate nausea—from pregnant women to chemotherapy patients and everything in between. Ginger is a great additive to a variety of dishes, juices, and teas.

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4. Turmeric

In the ancient Indian healing tradition, turmeric was named “Kanchani,” which translates to “Golden Goddess.” This important herb is often used to transform dishes into colorful concoctions of bold taste, but the health benefits will give you even more reason to incorporate it into your diet. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. This strong antioxidant is known for its inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial to the body in large amounts, most notably through turmeric extracts. Curcumin is also linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases. Research has also found that it is as effective as exercise in maintaining heart health to prevent heart disease, which is the biggest killer in the world. One study, among many, found that curcumin may be able to prevent and possibly even treat cancer.

5. Honey

Honey has been used as both food and medicine for centuries. High in beneficial plant compounds, it offers many health benefits. Used as an alternative to refined sugar, honey is great for sweetening beverages, used as a topping on toast, or supplementing meals. Honey can lower blood pressure, which is an important risk factor for heart disease. It can reduce total and LDL cholesterol while raising levels of HDL significantly, which is the good cholesterol. Research has also found that when applied to the skin, honey can be used as an effective treatment option for burns, wounds, and many other skin conditions.

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The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health

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Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014 survey of high-income nations reported that almost seven in ten children used a mobile phone, and two-thirds of those had a smartphone, usually by age 10. As described by Nielsen, it is now as common to see “a kid with a smartphone in their hand” as it was to see “a kid playing with a yo-yo in the years before the digital age.”

The enthusiasm with which the public has embraced each new mobile and wireless technology—most of which have never undergone any appropriate safety testing or standards development—suggests that consumers rarely stop to consider the health implications of the infrastructure shoring up their ability to browse, stream and download anytime and “on the go.” Consumers are not entirely to blame for their lack of awareness—it is not easy to disentangle the technologies’ health risks in the face of the telecommunications industry’s steady and calculated disinformation efforts and a captured Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that “follows the script of fabulously wealthy, bullying, billion-dollar beneficiaries of wireless.”

…powerful 5g (fifth generation) networks and technology are about to subject everyone, on a continuous basis, to unprecedented forms and amounts of mandatory irradiation – without prior study of the potential health impact or any assurance of safety

Now, however, a global 5G “frenzy” is upon us and is coming into full force. The rollout of “blazing fast” 5G technology will “dramatically increase the number of transmitters sending signals to cellphones and a host of new Internet-enabled devices.” The time is ripe for greater grassroots awareness of the undisclosed tradeoffs between convenience and 5G’s potentially catastrophic health effects. Far from a simple “next-gen” upgrade, powerful 5G (fifth-generation) networks and technology are about to subject everyone, on a continuous basis, to unprecedented forms and amounts of what retired U.S. government physicist Dr. Ronald Powell calls “mandatory irradiation”—without “prior study of the potential health impact” or any assurance of safety. Considering that young people (with their smaller body mass and developing brains) are particularly vulnerable to radiation, the Environmental Health Trust has termed 5G “the next great unknown experiment on our children”—and the entire human population.

Early warnings

In fact, the “giant uncontrolled experiment” on children and adults has already begun, despite an urgent international appeal by tens of thousands of scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens calling for a halt to 5G deployment. In 2018, telecom carriers in the U.S. and Europe began rolling out 5G technology in dozens of cities. Focusing (for now) on “dense urban and high-traffic areas” in the U.S., AT&T began positioning its 5G infrastructure in major cities in eight states, and Verizon started offering 5G home broadband service in “select neighborhoods” in a handful of cities.

…health problems such as insomnia, miscarriage, memory problems and other neurological issues, and there are widespread reports of annihilation of insect and bird populations

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For the most part, health concerns have ranked as a tiny footnote in the midst of the massive hoopla about 5G’s speed and capacity, although trade magazines admit that there may be “some objections” to 5G due to “concerns over potential health risks.” In both Europe and the U.S., however, individuals living and working in proximity to newly installed 5G towers and antennas are telling a different story. Many have immediately started experiencing health problems such as insomnia, miscarriage, memory problems and other neurological issues, and there are widespread reports of annihilation of insect and bird populations.

In response to complaints from fire fighters subjected to 5G antennas, the International Association of Fire Fighters has gone on record as opposing “the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity…is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members.”

United Nations whistleblower recently drew attention to 5G’s dramatic impact on health in a widely circulated series of comments about 5G’s “seemingly overnight” rollout in Vienna, Austria. Describing 5G as a “silent war,” she commented:

“…Children are the most vulnerable to 5G depredation because of their little bodies. Friends and acquaintances and their children in Vienna are already reporting the classic symptoms of EMR [electromagnetic radiation] poisoning: nosebleeds, headaches, eye pains, chest pains, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, tinnitus, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, and cardiac pain. They also report a tight band around the head; pressure on the top of the head; short, stabbing pains around the body; and buzzing internal organs.”

Above and below

One of the novel dangers introduced by 5G technology is its reliance on high-frequency millimeter waves (MMWs), a bountiful and not previously commercialized portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. While 5G’s enthusiasts are quick to promise support for literally billions of devices, there is one catch—the shorter millimeter wavelengths cannot travel as far as the lower frequencies used for earlier generations of mobile technology. Thus, while there were about 300,000 wireless antennas on U.S. cell towers and buildings as of 2016 (a doubling since 2002), 5G will require “exponentially more”—millions of small cell towers every 500 feet “on every street corner.”

…Even in the home environment, 5G technology (will) blast through walls and cribs, making a mockery of the notion that ‘your home is your castle in which you are supposed to be safe

Organizations concerned about the health hazards of wireless radiation note that “Right now, you don’t have to live next to a cell tower….but once they have these [5G] cell antennas everywhere, you won’t be able to [move away].” Unfortunately, the “nowhere to hide” aspects of 5G are even more serious, because ground-based 5G systems will be supplemented by satellite-based systems. In March, 2018, the FCC approved the initial launch of over 4,400 low-Earth-orbit 5G communication satellites, to be followed by thousands more over the next two years—with the eventual result being 11 times more satellites orbiting the Earth than currently. The satellites will send “tightly focused beams of intense microwave radiation at each specific 5G device that is on the Earth,” while each device then sends “a beam of radiation back to the satellite.”

In practical terms, this means that in crowded locations such as airports, individuals’ bodies “will be penetrated by numerous beams of radiation as they walk or as other people walk around them with their 5G smartphones.” But even in the home environment, “5G technology [will] blast through walls and cribs,” making a mockery of “the notion that ‘your home is your castle’ in which you are supposed to be safe.”

More than skin-deep

Scientists, doctors and experts from around the world have issued repeated warnings about 5G’s risks, drawing on published research on MMWs as well as thousands of studies showing the harms caused by other mobile and wireless technologies.

In this context, industry and government claims that 5G technology is safe are completely disingenuous. In fact, the health effects of MMWs are already quite familiar to the U.S. military and defense agencies around the world. The U.S. has at its disposal non-lethal crowd control weapon systems (euphemistically named Active Denial Systems) that use millimeter waves to penetrate the skin of targeted individuals, “instantly producing an intolerable heating sensation that causes them to flee.” In research commissioned by the U.S. Army “to find out why people ran away when the beam touched them,” they discovered that targets “feel like [their] body is on fire.” Researchers also have warned that “the same parts of the human skin that allow us to sweat also respond to 5G radiation much like an antenna that can receive signals.”

Moratorium urgently needed

When the FCC endorsed the transition to 5G in 2016, then-Chairman Tom Wheeler (a former telecom industry lobbyist) vowed “to allow new [5G] technologies and innovations to evolve and flourish without needlessly prescriptive regulations.” Thus, even though 5G represented a radical shift in technology, the FCC proposed no further safety studies, instead continuing to rely on its “outdated, excessively permissive, and thus widely criticized, radiation-exposure guidelines that…are based primarily on a 30-year-old analysis…many years before the emergence of most of the digital wireless technology in use today.” A recent government study by the National Toxicology Program—which determined that cell phone radiation causes cancer—deemed the three-decade-old guidelines “unprotective.”

…children who began using either cordless or mobile phones regularly before age 20 had more than a fourfold increased brain tumour risk.

5G poses risks to all life on the planet—people, animals, insects and plants. However, it is clear that fetuses and children are among the most vulnerable members of the human population. Even prior to 5G, Swedish researchers concluded that “children are indeed more susceptible to the effects of EMF exposure at microwave frequencies” and reported that children who began using “either cordless or mobile phones regularly before age 20” had more than a fourfold increased brain tumor risk. Describing brain cancer as “the proverbial ‘tip of the iceberg,’” the researchers also observed that “no other environmental carcinogen has produced evidence of an increased risk in just one decade.”

The UN whistleblower states, “People’s first reaction to the idea that 5G may be an existential threat to all life on Earth is usually disbelief and/or cognitive dissonance. Once they examine the facts, however, their second reaction is often terror. We need to transcend this in order to see 5G as an opportunity to empower ourselves, take responsibility and take action.” Some of the actions that people have taken include signing the International Appeal; learning about the multiple reasons to be concerned about 5G radiation and telling others; talking to legislators about why rushing legislation that streamlines the deployment of 5G small cells is a bad idea (and also raising the awareness of legislators and state utility commissions about the risks of smart meters); and changing their relationship to their devices, including using wired rather than wireless Internet connections (or turning off WiFi routers at night) and adopting other simple steps.

5G promises to create an even “denser soup of electrosmog,” with incalculable health effects. In fact, any sane person who examines the evidence must concur with the authors and over 40,000 signatories of the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, who agree that the rush to blanket the planet with 5G “constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.”

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Why The Celery Juice Movement Is Taking Over The World

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  • The Facts:

    The 'Medical Medium,' has kickstarted a global celery juice movement that’s healing people of their chronic disease symptoms. It has even garnered attention from Hollywood, placing the green vegetable under scrutiny from critics and skeptics alike.

  • Reflect On:

    Any new health trend deserves some scrutiny and analysis, but shouldn't the only real question be: Does it work? In the case of celery juice, the proof falls in the thousands of people who are healing themselves with the protocol.

By now you’ve likely heard of the celery juice phenomenon that is sweeping the globe.

It’s being touted as the next ‘miracle elixir’ by many, with nearly 90,000 #celeryjuice hashtags on Instagram at the time of writing this article. The man behind the movement is Anthony William, better known as the “Medical Medium,” a Los Angeles-based health expert with a unique gift. Since childhood, William has communicated with ‘the spirit of compassion,’ a voice which has gifted him powerful (and sometimes controversial) information regarding health, nutrition and disease.

Looking at the Google Trends data chart, it’s clear that search terms for both “celery juice” and “medical medium” have seen monumental increases over the last year, particularly in the last few months. Source: Quartzy

Today Anthony William has written four New York Times best-selling books on the aforementioned subjects, debunking popular theories around chronic disease and providing simple healing protocols for millions of people around the globe. But one of his protocols has especially caught fire, a shockingly simple and unsuspecting one–drinking straight celery juice on an empty stomach.

As William explains in his books and his blog, celery juice holds so many incredible benefits for the body. It’s teeming with anti-inflammatory properties, it’s a natural antiseptic that starves and flushes pathogens out of the body, it improves hydrochloric acid levels and digestion, it balances the electrical circuitry of the nervous system, it detoxifies the liver, kidneys, and blood, and so much more.

Source: Instagram @celeryjuicebenefits

William has been recommending celery juice to his clients for decades, but only over the last year has its popularity grown to a ‘movement’ scale. Today, a quick search of celery juice on social media will present one with an endless stream of bright-eyed advocates holding the green elixir in hand, boasting how the simple juice helped to cure their chronic disease and symptoms such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, migraines, vertigo, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, bloating, intestinal cramping, acid reflux, vertigo, constipation, restless leg syndrome, tingles, numbness, and the list goes on.

The Power of mineral salts

What exactly is it about celery juice that gives it its powerful healing abilities? The answer lies in what William calls mineral salts, something he says medical research has yet to discover.

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Mineral salts act together as an antiseptic, breaking down the membrane structures of viruses such as Epstein-Barr, HHV-6, and shingles, bacteria such as Streptococcus, and other pathogens—troublemakers responsible for chronic illness—eventually killing and destroying them. Celery’s mineral salts also help stabilize blood pressure, bringing it down when it’s too high and up when it’s too low. Further, they won’t dehydrate your organs—instead, they cling to toxic, dangerous salts from poor-quality foods and help draw them out of your body while replacing them with undiscovered cluster salts.

Mineral salts are critical for our bodies to function optimally. They keep your kidneys and adrenals functioning and raise your gut’s hydrochloric acid so your body can break down and assimilate what you eat—while they balance your pH as well as cleanse and repair your stomach, the rest of your digestive tract, and, most importantly, your liver. They also allow information to travel throughout your body so it can keep itself in balance no matter what’s occurring.

The mineral salts specifically in celery are instrumental in the electricity that governs the body—they’re building blocks for neurotransmitter chemicals, they ignite electrical impulse activity, and they support neuron function. The electrolytes in celery hydrate on a deep cellular level, lessening your chances of suffering from migraines, anxiety, panic attacks, and more. Celery also stabilizes and supports the adrenal glands, offers stress assistance, and repairs damaged cells inside the liver.

For more information about the healing abilities of celery juice, read more HERE.

Celery juice takes root in Hollywood—backlash erupts

Even Hollywood has its eyes on celery juice, with celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Pharrell Williams, Debra Messing, and Gwyneth Paltrow endorsing its wide range of healing benefits. But while penetrating the commercial facade of Hollywood is an incredible feat, doing so has set the medium in the line of fire. Mainstream spotlight is a magnet for skeptics, especially in William’s case, a man with no formal education in the health realm who channels his information directly from ‘spirit.’

Anthony William’s protocol has spread into Hollywood; in the picture above William is interviewed by the mainstream entertainment program ‘Extra’.

Already his tagline is rubbing health specialists the wrong way, as seen in article headlines such as “2019’s hot new health trend: Juice suggested by a ghost,” “The man who made celery juice a wellness craze says a voice told him to do it,” or “Experts are rolling their eyes at the celery juice diet craze.”

Abby Langer, a registered dietitian based in Toronto, told The Post, “there’s nothing remarkable about celery juice,” going on to say that it is high in vitamin K but nothing else worth getting hyped about. Shonali Soans, a registered dietitian, also told the post that the “celery juice craze” is nothing more than a testament to our desire for quick fixes. Granted, any new health trend deserves some level of scrutiny and analysis, as we’ve seen many health crazes come and go over the decades past, but shouldn’t the only real question be: Does it work?

Luckily in William’s case, celery juice does work. “The bottom line is people really are healing,” he said in an interview with Quartzy.

It should be noted that those who’ve shared about their healing journeys through the Medical Medium protocol are not only drinking celery juice every morning, but they are adopting a whole new lifestyle of eating fresh, whole foods, while cutting out dietary triggers such as corn, gluten, dairy, soy and processed meat. However, straight celery juice remains the foundation of how they are healing their body.

“When you hear a naysayer, which I’ve seen in some of these articles—which is unbelievable to me—say ‘no one is healing because science didn’t say so,’ what’s happening is that they’re basically spitting in the face of the chronically ill,” William told Quartzy.

And spitting in the face of the ill has been the name of the game for the medical establishment for decades. Mystery illness is pandemic, and for every disease label floating around today there are a myriad of incomplete theories that try to explain their cause, many of which still have an “incurable” prognosis attached. And let’s just be frank —people are tired of being sick and tired. We don’t want expensive treatments that hold us over until we croak, we want full-bodied healing, we want the truest form of vitality possible. As Anthony William has shown, sometimes that takes a different approach, albeit an approach that is painstakingly simple, one that reminds us to take our health back into our own hands, and that fruit, vegetables, and herbs are here to help us, so eat more of them.

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New Study Shows What Vegan Diets Do For Heart Health, Endurance Athletes & Sport Performance

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    Another study has emerged showing that plant-based diets not only give endurance athletes an edge when it comes to heart health, performance, and recovery, but it also satisfies their nutritional needs.

  • Reflect On:

    With so many examples and so much science showing how a vegan diet is nothing but beneficial for our own biology as well as the planet, why do some choose to not acknowledge it or claim that this information is false?

It’s concerning how so much focus is put on transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy technology, and absolutely no attention is paid to animal agriculture. Everybody on the planet could drive electric cars and all industries could use clean energy technology and that still would not even compare to the environmental impact of everyone adopting a plant-based diet. Due to the fact that approximately 80 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed for animal agriculture, reducing our meat and dairy production would provide us with an opportunity to restore Earth’s lungs. CO2 has been much higher in the past, but deforestation was never been this bad. How come CO2 and fossil fuels are constantly being addressed, yet animal agriculture and deforestation are virtually ignored?

Not only do we have environmental incentives to drastically reduce our consumption of animal products, but we also have animal cruelty and health reasons which clearly prove that human beings thrive best off a plant-based diet. Perhaps our biology is built for a plant based diet like gorillas, giraffes, elephants, bulls, the vegan Neanderthals of Spain, and all other species who roam and have roamed Earth that are completely vegan. Are we really built to eat meat, or have we just been brainwashed by food companies so they can profit off our consumption of it?

“When you actually look at the way our digestive systems are constructed, we have the anatomy and the physiology of a strict plant eater or herbivore.  We don’t have any adaptations in our digestive system or in our physiology that is adapted to eating or consuming animal flesh. And that’s why we can’t consume animal flesh without the aid of technology. But when you look at the jaw structure, jaw mechanics, our esophagus, our stomach and the length of our intestines, it’s clear that we have the anatomy of a committed herbivore.” – Dr. Milton Mills

There are countless studies showing that a plant-based diet is extremely healthy as well as a great way to prevent and reverse a wide variety of diseases. We will get to those later, but for now, let’s focus on one of the latest pieces of research on this subject.

new review recently published in the journal Nutrients discovered that plant-based diets not only give endurance athletes an edge when it comes to heart health, performance, and recovery, but it also satisfies their nutritional needs. This isn’t a surprise, and it complements a wealth of studies that found that a plant-based diet results in a significantly lower risk and even reversal of heart diseases including atherosclerosis and myocardial damage. According to one study cited in the review, 44 percent of middle-aged and older endurance runners and cyclists had coronary plaques, which can increase heart disease risk. This is why this study is so eye-opening, it’s well known that endurance athletes have a greater risk of developing this disease, and a plant-based diet could help prevent it. 

“Studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.” – Harvard Medical School (source)

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The risk of death from heart disease is significantly lower in vegetarians, and even lower in vegans. It’s 50 percent for meat eaters, 15 percent for vegetarians and 4 percent for vegans. Clearly, meat eating is not good for your heart.  Research published by doctors Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn, for example, shows that intensive lifestyle changes may halt and can even reverse heart disease. (source)(source)

When it comes to a vegan diet and heart health, the benefits are now firmly established in scientific literature. So, why is there so much disbelief? It’s the same reason why multiple editors-in-chief of peer-reviewed journals came out and blatantly said most of the research published these days is completely false. What are we supposed to think when new publications offer a different narrative than the ones presented by major food corporations?

A recent FOIA investigation actually uncovered documents that show how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manipulates media and science press. This is hardly a surprise, as government agencies have long been involved with media manipulation, and several mainstream media journalists and news anchors have exposed this time and time again.

“I want to convey to my fellow physicians that food truly is medicine and that a great body of evidence supports using a whole-food plant-based diet for the prevention and treatment of our leading chronic diseases. I also hope to dispel common nutrition myths and teach basic, practical nutrition counselling skills for use in the primary care setting. It’s important to acknowledge that many physicians themselves do not practice healthy lifestyle habits, from diet to exercise to stress reduction. It would serve our patients well for more of us to become role models of health, but even if we cannot, we still have a responsibility to counsel our patients on the lifesaving tools of nutrition and lifestyle change. Most of our patients trust our advice.” – Michelle McMacken, internal medicine physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine Director (source)

I believe doctors and medical education play a large role in why many people still believe animal products are healthy, despite the fact that so many scientific studies prove otherwise. It’s confusing to say the least.

A plant-based diet can offset these risk factors. “A low-fat, vegetarian diet is the most effective dietary pattern clinically shown to reverse plaque,” the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which had several staff members serve as study co-authors, said in a statement. Atherosclerosis is also triggered by high blood pressure, diabetes and excess weight, all of which a plant-based diet addresses.

Meanwhile, endurance athletes on a plant-based diet often have lower body fat, which can give them a performance advantage. “Athletes with lower body fat increase their aerobic capacity, which is the ability to use oxygen to fuel exercise,” says Susan Levin, MD, a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and director of nutrition education for PCRM. “Studies show that athletes on a plant-based diet increase their VO2 max—the maximum amount of oxygen they can use during intense exercise—leading to better endurance.” And because carbohydrates are the main source of fuel during aerobic exercise, a plant-based diet, which is carbohydrate-rich, gives athletes the fuel they need. (source)

Levin stated that these findings are significant not only for professional and Olympic-level athletes, but also for everyday athletes and all people in general.

“Everyday athletes experience the same boost from a plant-based diet as gold medal Olympians, Super Bowl winners, and Wimbledon champions. The performance and recovery benefits provided by the fiber, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and other nutrients found in a plant-based diet are the same whether you’re running a 5k marathon.” (source)

We’ve covered a lot of science regarding plant-based/vegan diets, but there is no point in rehashing all of that here. If you’re interested, you can refer to the articles below that go more in depth into this subject:

Scientist Explains How Cow’s Milk Leeches Calcium From Your Bones & Makes Them Weaker

Scientist: Milk From Cows Has “The Most Relevant Carcinogen Ever Identified” & “Turns on Cancer”

Plant-Based Protein VS. Protein From Meat: Which One Is Better For Your Body?

Internal Medicine Physician Shares What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat

9 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Canadian Food Guide Shifts From Meat & Dairy To A Whole Foods Plant-Based Recommendation

Doctor Explains How Humans Have A “Strict” Vegan Physiology & Anatomy

Another World Class Vegan Athlete Shares Why He Eats The Way He Does

The Takeaway

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham (Ex Heart Surgeon) explains:

“Veganism is a very fine form of nutrition. It’s a little extreme to tell a person who is using flesh foods that you’re going to take everything entirely away from them. When I was in practice in medicine, I would tell the patients that the vegetable-based diet was the healthy way to go, and to keep away from the animal products as much as possible. People are very sensitive about what they eat. You can talk to people about exercising, relaxation, good mental attitude and they will accept that. But you talk to them about what they are eating and people are very sensitive about that. If an individual is willing to listen, I will try to explain to them on a scientific basis of how I think it’s better for them.”  (source)

The key here is to learn not to react in a harsh manner just because something goes against what you believe in. Facts are facts, and the bottom line seems to be that a whole food, plant-based diet is a very healthy option for human beings as well as the planet. Billions of animals are grown and slaughtered for meat consumption every year. It’s very inhumane, and it suggests that humanity has lost touch with compassion, empathy, and their emotions. This planet represents a home to all of us, and once we deprogram ourselves from the false information we’ve been taught about our diets, it becomes clear that what comes natural to human beings is far different than what we’ve been told.

Cutting down your consumption of or completely giving up animal products does nothing but change the world for the better.

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The all-new CETV brings together the leading voices in the truth and consciousness realm to a single platform for the first time ever. 

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