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Plant Based Diet - Reversing Heart Disease and Diabetes

The primary sources for this presentation are “The China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell,
“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn,
“Program for Reversing Diabetes” by Dr. Neal Barnard

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  1. 1. You are the Cure The primary sources for this presentation are “The China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, “Program for Reversing Diabetes” by Dr. Neal BarnardYou are the Cure Slide 1
  2. 2. You are the Cure You can download this show. http://www.yourhealthandmine.netYou are the Cure Slide 1
  3. 3. What is Heart Disease? When we eat too much fat, our level of cholesterol in the blood increases leading to the build up of plaque on the wall of the arteries providing a blood supply to the heart.You are the Cure Slide 2
  4. 4. What is Heart Disease? Actually most heart attacks are caused by a different process. Plaque ruptures, fatty deposits leach out, then clot.You are the Cure Slide 3
  5. 5. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease Drugs Diuretics (Thiazide) – increase the excretion of water from the body to reduce hypertension Beta Blockers - reduce hypertension ACE Inhibiters - reduce hypertensionYou are the Cure Slide 5
  6. 6. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease Drugs (Statins) – Inhibit the production of LDL cholesterolYou are the Cure Slide 6
  7. 7. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease AngioplastyYou are the Cure Slide 7
  8. 8. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease StentYou are the Cure Slide 8
  9. 9. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease BypassYou are the Cure Slide 9
  10. 10. Traditional Treatments for Heart Disease These treatments (drugs, angioplasty, stent, bypass) treat the symptoms of Heart Disease but they do not address the cause of the build up of plaque. The drugs must be taken forever. The surgeries often have to be repeated. And these treatments are very expensive.You are the Cure Slide 10
  11. 11. Is there another answer? A number of studies have shown that dietary cholesterol has no effect on plaque buildup. This is why in North America diet has not been emphasized as a prevention for heart disease. Health Guidelines in North America suggest that fat should be limited to 30% of our dietary intake. But at that level our cholesterol levels are usually at 200 mg/dL or higher. New studies have now shown that plaque buildups are not stopped unless we get our serum cholesterol levels below 150 mg/dL. And we are unable to do this unless we consume a plant based diet. How do we know this?You are the Cure Slide 11
  12. 12. Epidemiological Evidence Japan Korea Kenya VietnamYou are the Cure Slide 12
  13. 13. Epidemiological Evidence Hawaii Papua New Guinea MexicoYou are the Cure Slide 13
  14. 14. Epidemiological Evidence ChinaYou are the Cure Slide 14
  15. 15. Epidemiological Evidence Framingham, Massachusetts, USAYou are the Cure Slide 15
  16. 16. The Plant Based Diet The answer is as simple as eating whole plant foods: grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. A whole foods plant based diet means no meat (no beef, pork, chicken or fish), no dairy, no eggs, no vegetable oil and no processed foods like cookies, cakes, potato chips. Choose natural foods from the produce section of your food store. Choose whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat) rather than refined grains. Also you must avoid fried foods.You are the Cure Slide 16
  17. 17. Where’s the Beef? I am sure you are asking, how can I make a meal out of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes without meat, dairy, eggs or vegetable oil? Well you can and you will love it. Breakfast Lunch Dinner - Porridge (steel cut oats) - Vegetable soup - Beans and Rice - fruit - soy milk (vanilla)You are the Cure Slide 17
  18. 18. Where’s the Beef? Snacks Cut up veggies Salad For more recipes go to Veggie Revolution at http://www.veggierevolution.comYou are the Cure Slide 18
  19. 19. What about protein? Health Canada recommends 0.8 gm per kgm of body weight per day. Body Protein Required cups of navy Weight beans or brown rice gms oz 100 lbs 36 1.3 0.7 150 lbs 54 1.9 1.0 200 lbs 72 2.6 1.4 You will get more than enough protein with a Plant Based Diet if you include beans or brown rice in at least one meal.You are the Cure Slide 19
  20. 20. Heart Disease One of the biggest contributors to heart disease is fat and cholesterol. Typical Western Diet Plant Based Diet Fat 40-50% (mostly 10% (mostly saturated) unsaturated) Carbohydrates 25-35% 70-75% Protein 25% 15-20% Cholesterol 400-500 mg 5 mgYou are the Cure Slide 20
  21. 21. Heart Disease According to Health Canada, adults are to keep their cholesterol below 5.20 mmol/L or 220 mg/dL. The Plant Based Diet is intended to drop your cholesterol level to 150 mg/dL. Studies have shown that the reversal or receding of plaque will not occur until cholesterol levels are down to 150 mg/dL. In a famous study, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic, took 18 people who were due for heart operations and put them on this diet. All 18 patients were returned to full heart health as a result of this diet. Average cholesterol level dropped from 246 mg/dL to 132 mg/dL. According to Dr. Esselstyn, if you can get your cholesterol level below 150 mg/dL, you cannot deposit fat and cholesterol on the walls of the arteries. Period.You are the Cure Slide 21
  22. 22. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High Blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart attack, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries and dementia. Reduced cholesterol and reduced plaque is the key to reducing blood pressure. This is the benefit of the Plant Based Diet.You are the Cure Slide 22
  23. 23. Diabetes (Type 2) According to Dr. Neal Barnard, animal fat and protein can interfere with insulin response (called “Insulin Resistance”) in the muscles which are supposed to take up and store glucose from the blood. Plant protein does not interfere with the insulin response and people with Type 2 Diabetes have seen this disease completely disappear with a Plant Based Diet. Type 2 Diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, limb amputations, retinopathy, cataracts and kidney damageYou are the Cure Slide 23
  24. 24. Diabetes (Type 2)Dr. James Anderson, University of Kentucky conducted a famous study with peoplewho had Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. He put them all on a Plant Based Diet. Afterjust 3 weeks their insulin requirements dropped significantly.Eventually 24 of the 25 Type 2 patients were able to completely discontinue theirinsulin medication.Exercise also helps to overcome Type 2 Diabetes.You are the Cure Slide 24
  25. 25. Diabetes (Type 1)This autoimmune disease is caused by the body’s immune system turningagainst the pancreas and destroying the insulin producing cells.According to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the protein in milk (casein) can contribute tothis if the baby is weaned from mother’s milk to cow’s milk too early.Children should not be given formula based on cow’s milk until they are at least2 years old. And mother’s should not consume cow’s milk while breast feeding.You are the Cure Slide 25
  26. 26. Breast Cancer One of the big factors in breast cancer is estrogen. Estrogen levels can be reduced with conversion from our Western meat-fat diet to a Plant Based Diet. Dairy food in particular results in increased production of IGF-1 (“Insulin Growth Factor”) which increases estrogen. Further most environmental toxins that contribute to breast cancer find their way into our bodies through eating meat and so this is another advantage of a Plant Based Diet.You are the Cure Slide 26
  27. 27. Colon and Rectal Cancer Studies around the world show that a low meat diet reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer. Secondly, a Plant Based diet is much higher in fibre (meat contains no fibre) which also reduces the risk. Exercise is also important in reducing colon and rectal cancer.You are the Cure Slide 27
  28. 28. Prostate Cancer High prostate cancer rates primarily exist in societies with “Western” diets and lifestyles. An enormous amount of evidence shows that animal based foods are associated with prostate cancer. The intake of calcium and phosphorus from dairy is partially responsible for this disease as well.You are the Cure Slide 28
  29. 29. Osteoporosis Surprisingly, countries that consume the highest quantities of milk have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Milk contains calcium but this is cancelled by the “acidic” effect of the milk on the blood. To return the pH to normal, calcium is taken from the bones and transferred to the blood.This is particularly important forwomen.Also stay physically active and keep your salt intake to a minimum.You are the Cure Slide 29
  30. 30. Kidney Stones W.G. Robertson from the Medical Research Council in Leeds, England has studied kidney stones extensively. One of the biggest contributors to kidney stores was found to be a high meat, low fibre diet.You are the Cure Slide 30
  31. 31. Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among people over 65. Macular degeneration can be reduced by as much as 88% by eating lutein which comes from spinach and other green leafy vegetables and maintaining proper blood pressure and glucose levels .You are the Cure Slide 31
  32. 32. Dementia Hypertension and high blood cholesterol are two factors contributing to dementia; both are reduced with a Plant Based Diet. A recent study compared Alzheimer’s rates to diet across eleven different countries and found that populations with a high fat intake and low cereal and grain intake had higher rates of Alzheimer’s. Vitamins (especially folate, vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene) and minerals (iron and zinc) are also helpful i.e. green leafy vegetables and whole grains.You are the Cure Slide 32
  33. 33. Obesity Over 17% of the Ontario population is obese and obesity is a precursor to heart disease and other ailments. A Plant Based Diet along with 3 hours of exercise per week will lead to weight loss for most people. Also adding water is a good idea e.g. a vegetable soup will make you feel fuller then the same amount of cooked vegetables on a plate.You are the Cure Slide 33
  34. 34. Multiple Sclerosis Consuming cow’s milk is strongly linked to MS when comparing 26 populations in 24 different countries.You are the Cure Slide 34
  35. 35. And its cheaper A Plant Based Diet is much cheaper than a typical “Western” diet. You can get your grains, beans and rice at the Bulk Barn or Food Basics and only buy fruits and vegetables that are in season or on sale. Choose brown rice over white rice. Choose whole grain bread over white bread. Choose steel cut oats over quick oats. Less refined foods are healthier and better for your pocket book.You are the Cure Slide 35
  36. 36. Its better for the Environment According to the United Nations, cattle release 18% of all green house gas emissions and it takes 7 times as much water and 25 times as much energy to make a pound of beef protein as a pound of soy protein.You are the Cure Slide 36
  37. 37. Many organizations support the Whole Foods, Plant Based Diet • American Dietetic Association • American Institute of Cancer Research • World Cancer Research Fund • Journal of the American Medical Association • Canadian Cancer Society • Canadian Diabetes Association • Berkeley Wellness Letter • Mayo Clinic • British Medical Journal • British Journal of Cancer • European Heart Journal • Nutrition Action Letter • Environmental Nutrition Letter • Dr. OzYou are the Cure Slide 37
  38. 38. Thank you for your time …You are the Cure Slide 38

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