Does Your Doctor Tell You This?

diet and health Sep 16, 2018

Drugs are almost always the first line of defense against diseases.

As you will see there are alternative treatments that are much more effective than traditional regimens.

Take a look at some studies:

Diet and Diabetes

Twenty five Type 1 and Twenty five Type 2 diabetics were placed on a whole foods, plant-based diet high in both carbohydrates and fiber.

After just three weeks, Type 1 diabetics were able to lower their insulin requirements by 40%  and their cholesterol by 30%.

Twenty four out of twenty five Type 2 diabetics were able to completely discontinue their medication.


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In a diabetes and diet study Dr. Neal Barnard’s research consistently shows that patients lose more weight, are able to significantly reduce or even eliminate medications, and show significant improvements in A1C levels (a marker for average blood sugar levels during the previous 2-3 months) after only a few weeks.

Reference:  Barnard N, Cohen J, Jenkins D et al. ““A Low-Fat Vegan Diet Improves Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Randomized Clinical Trial in Individuals With Type-2 Diabetes.” Diabetes Care 2006;29(8):1777-1783   Turner-McGrievy G, Barnard N, Cohen J, Jenkins D, Gloede L, Green A. “Changes in Nutrient Intake and Dietary Quality Among Participants With Type 2 Diabetes Following a Low-Fat Vegan Diet or a Conventional Diet for 22 Weeks.” J Am Dietetic Assoc. October 2008;108 (10);1636-1645  

Other Conditions That Respond to  Dietary Change

DIABETES PMS GOUT                                           IBS

Traditional Treatment vs. Diet

  • Studies show that traditional treatment (drugs and surgery) only address symptoms, not the underlying cause of the condition.
  • Diseases continue to progress
  • Patients get worse instead of better
  • The right dietary changes address the underlying cause, so the patient not only feels better but actually gets better!

Here is more evidence...

Tim Russert: How Traditional Medicine Failed Him

Russert, host of Meet The Press, was a wealthy man with very good insurance and he had access to the “best” doctors and had all the recommended tests.

He took medications for his high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre-diabetic condition, and took an aspirin every day.

His biomarkers were excellent!  

None of the tests or drugs addressed what ultimately killed Tim Russert – an unstable plaque that ruptured and caused the heart attack that ended his life.

Plaque resulted from eating the Western diet.

Drugs improved his blood test results but not his health.

Dietary supplements sometimes improve lab results but do not improve health either.  

Bill Clinton had A better outcome 

While serving as President, ate the traditional Western diet and coronary artery disease progressed (while cared for by the “best doctors”).

Eventually he had bypass surgery.

He then agreed to angioplasty - the arteries closed up again.

After reading The China Study and Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, he changed his diet and regained his health.

The information that improved his health was not provided by his doctors.

Your doctor should be informing you of the little known benefits of the right dietary pattern and traditional treatment vs. dietary intervention.

As you can see traditional treatments aren’t the only way to treat chronic illnesses.  

It should also show that you have to be your own advocate when it comes to your health.   





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