Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

September 13, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


in past years I’ve addressed the most pressing dietary issues of our time like what’s the healthiest variety of Apple or what’s the most nutritious nut or or dried fruit or what’s the best bean what’s the best berry what’s the best bowel movement we had fun people got to vote you know some people some folk came away all huffy you know especially the New Yorkers back there but this year I thought I’d lighten it up and answer what’s the best way to prevent death every year the CDC updates the latest leading causes of death in the United States so let’s start at the top and go down the list see what’s new in each category heart disease number one the 35-year follow-up of the Harvard Nurses Health Study just published now the most definitive long-term study on older women’s health we have since the study started thousands of participants died but that allowed them to study the risk factors for more talent because heart disease was the leading cause of death that comes no surprise the dietary cholesterol intake right was significant risk factor for dying the second leading cause of smoking related cancer deaths but what’s so neat about this study is that it’s a competing risks analysis so it allowed them to compare different risks to one another so consuming the amount of cholesterol found in just a single egg a day appears to cut a woman’s life short as much as smoking 5 cigarettes a day for 15 years the most protective behavior they found was fiber consumption eating just a cup of oatmeal’s worth of fiber a day appears to extend a woman’s life as much as four hours of jogging a week though you can do those I don’t yeah it’s so it’s worth noting that look the intake of cholesterol only found in animal foods was associated with living a shorter life and the intake of fiber only found in plant foods associated with living a longer life the one specific food most tied to longevity was nuts you also appear to get four hours of weekly jogging benefit eating just two handfuls and nuts a week yeah our disease number one cause of death what if your cholesterol is normal right hear that all the time from patients right have to break it to them look having a normal cholesterol in a society where it’s normal to drop dead of a heart attack not necessarily a good thing I remember number weights our number one killer right in a huge study last year most heart attack patients fell within the recommended targets for cholesterol demonstrating that the current diet guidelines just not low enough to cut heart attack risk close to half of close to half of heart attack victims had cholesterol levels classified in the guidelines as optimal though I’m not sure they’re grieving spouses and orphan children will take much comfort in that fact what is considered optimal is still way too high yeah having a below average cholesterol you know reduces your risk but as the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Cardiology wrote more than a decade ago it’s time to shift right from just decreasing risk to actually preventing and reversing arresting atherosclerosis we don’t want low risk we want no risk how do you do it well for the build-up of plaque in our arteries deceased peers that we have to get our total cholesterol down to be about 150 right in other words the cholesterol must be lowered to that of your average pure vegetarian now but because relatively few people are willing to abide by the vegetarian lifestyle you know drugs are required you know to get down to similar level and so it’s our choice now notice though even though the average vegan has a cholesterol 115 it doesn’t mean that all vegans have 150 that’s why I do free cholesterol screenings here at Summerfest stop my vtable little drop of blood just take a couple minutes I’d be happy to do that for you all right so it’s our choice diet or drugs why not just choose the drugs right well okay that’s a good question well as the good doctor noted last night the FDA just announced newly mandated safety labeling by law to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs right so this is a lipid or mevacor crest or soak or buy torn neck I think the issue the FDA issued new side effect warning labels this year regarding the increase risks brain related risks and associated memory loss and confusion and increase in blood sugar levels as well as new onset diabetes one prominent cardiologist described this kind of Faustian bargain yes fewer heart attacks but more diabetes right with all the memory loss and confusion caused by these drugs folks may have forgot there’s actually a way to reduce the risk of heart attacks and IVs at the same time all the plant-based diet all right now cholesterol is just half of the heart disease story the other half is inflammation right we’ve known for 15 years that a single meal high in animal fat sausage and egg McMuffin was used in the original study can paralyze our arteries by cutting their ability to relax normally in half within hours of eating animal products the whole lining of our vascular tree gets inflamed and stiffened and just as that inflammation so here’s ours right one two three four five six just as that inflammation right just as that crippling of artery starts to finally calm down after five or six hours lunch time right and then we may whack our orders with another load of meat eggs or dairy right and so most people are in this chronic state of low-grade inflammation increasing risk of these inflammation related diseases like heart disease cancer diabetes one meal at a time does the same thing to our lungs again within hours inflammation in our Airways a single meal causing internal damage not just years down the road but literally right then and there that day within hours of it going into your mouth and just this year we finally figured out we finally solve the mystery as to why and it doesn’t appear to be the animal fat itself and it’s apparently not the animal protein which is what’s implicated in the inflammation from arthritis so it’s not the animal fat it’s not the animal protein uh what is it the whole thing is a crazy-cool detective story that I’ll be putting in a series of videos next week actually July 4th July 5th July 6th but I’ll just cut to the chase spoiler alert after a meal of animal products people suffer from endotoxin eeeh their blood stream becomes awash with bacterial toxins known as endotoxins that are present in the animal products something I mean the wonder our body goes crazy these dead meat bacterial toxins aren’t destroyed by stomach acid aren’t destroyed by pancreatic enzymes right aren’t destroyed by cooking they try boiling meat for hours still didn’t work so these bacterial toxins were found to be highly resistant to cooking and our body’s best attempts at acid and enzyme digestion now the animal fat actually does play a profound role in this whole process by ferrying the bacterial toxins present in the meat through the gut into our system so the reason animal products trigger immediate inflammation appears to be because they’re so loaded with bacteria that can trigger inflammation dead or alive even if they’re fully cooked and then saturated animal fat then boosts the absorption of these toxins into our bloodstream so now that we know what’s going on what do we have to do well from a 2012 follow-up well the obvious most obvious solution to this metabolic endotoxin mia okay well we can reduce saturated fat intake which in this country is mostly cheese and chicken but the Western diet is not conducive to this mode of action and it is difficult for patients to comply with this request so what let’s not even tell them right I mean this patronizing attitude in the medical profession of old patients won’t change your diet or stop smoking he was going to kill them you know so why bother right that attitude may be one of the real leading causes of death but let’s get back let’s get back to the official list and take on cancer next what’s the latest well we know from the largest forward-looking study on diet and cancer ever performed by humanity the incidence of all cancers combined lower among vegetarians the meat-eaters especially some of the fastest growing tumors like lymphomas and leukemias and for that the worst meat was actually poultry chicken up to triple the rates for every 50 grams of poultry consumption a quarter of a chicken breast triple your risk normally this whole presentation being the kind of quiz show format but there was a scheduling mix-up I was supposed to be the last speaker at night at night and so I could go long and I didn’t fit with the schedule but anyway won’t happen again and so next year back to the quiz show format and apologize had to cut this short okay but the link between meat and cancer is such that even the Journal of meat science last year asked should we become vegetarians or they said can we make meat safer there’s a bunch of additives for example you know that can suppress the toxic effects of the blood based iron the heme iron found in meat now the the additives are still under under study but could provide an acceptable way to prevent colon cancer right because avoiding meat obviously completely out of the question I mean that’s they fear that if the National Cancer Institute recommendations to reduce meat consumption we observe we’re adhered to sure cancer incidents may be reduced but farmers in the meat industry would suffer important economic problems now for those of us more concerned about the suffering caused by the meat industry rather than the suffering of the meat industry what happens if you put cancer on a vegan diet well the Pritikin Research Foundation just completed this elegant series of experiments which wants spent a bit of time on simple experiments they put people on different diets draw their blood and then drip their blood on cancer cells growing in a petri dish and just to back to see whose blood was better at suppressing cancer growth they are the ones that published that study showing that the blood of those on a vegan diet was dramatically less hospitable to cancer now even the blood of those on a standard American diet fights cancer I mean if it didn’t everybody be dead right it’s just that the blood of those eating vegan fights about eight times better the blood of those on the standard American diet suppresses cancer growth by about 9% you put people on a plant-based diet for a year though and their blood just tears it up right the blood circulating through the bodies of vegans has nearly eight times the stopping power when it comes to cancer cell growth now this is a raw state cancer was common cancer among men for women it’s breast cancer so three different researchers tried duplicating this study with women using breast cancer cells instead now they didn’t want to wait a whole year to get the results so they figured they’d try to see what a plant-based diet could do in just two weeks against three different types of human breast cancer this is the before cancer growth rates powering away at 100% and then this is after eating a plant-based diet for just 14 days now slowing down cancer growth is is great but getting rid of them getting rid of cancer cells is even better this is before and after measuring cancer cell death right this is the before and this is the after pre and post plants the same blood now coursing through these women’s bodies gained the power to significantly slow down and stop breast cancer growth thanks to just two weeks of eating a plant-based diet what kind of blood do we want in our body what kind of immune system right do we want blood that’s just kind of got to kind of roll over when new cancer cells pop up or do we want blood circulating to every nook and cranny within our bodies with the power to slow down and stop them now this strengthening of cancer defenses was after 14 days of a plant-based diet and exercise they were out walking 30 to 60 minutes a day well maybe the only reason their bodies became you know so effective at suppressing cancer cell growth was because of the exercise and maybe died didn’t have anything to do with it so they put it to the test this is measuring cancer cell clearance and this is what we saw before the effect of blood taken from those eating a plant-based diet in this case for 14 years along with mild exercise just like a walking every day right so plant-based diets walking that’s the kind of cancer cell clearance you get now compare that to the cancer stopping power of your average setting it using this little burger burger apple I’m sorry I can’t all right on the website Italy okay but okay okay compared to the cancer stopping power of your average sedentary meat-eater which is basically non-existent okay but what about this middle group now this middle group instead of 14 years on a plant-based diet they had 14 years of the standard American diet but had daily strenuous hour-long exercise like boot camp this morning seriously calisthenics right they want to know if you exercise hard enough and long enough can you rival some some some some strolling vegans all right let’s find out and exercise worked no question right but literally 5000 hours in the gym no match for plant-based diet here’s an actual photo micrograph of cancer cells stained so that they release light when they die right as you can see in the control group there are a few cancer cells dying right even if you’re a couch potato eating fried potatoes your body is not totally defenseless but here’s the hardcore strenuous exercise group right cancer cells dying left and right but nothing appears to kick cancer but more than a plant-based diet why though some people don’t care but I’m I’m I’m always curious alright how does a simple dietary change right make one’s bloodstream so inhospitable to cancer after just a few days we didn’t know until last year when they sought to determine the underlying mechanisms for these anti-cancer effects and it is a wild story have a whole series of videos coming out about it the story involves little people and big people and big dogs and little dogs it involves it involves marshmallows tinker toys cannibalism and vegan bodybuilders I think from beefsteak to beef it’s a I wish I had time believe me but the videos will be up soon bottom line the answer to the Pritikin puzzle is igf-1 insulin-like growth factor-1 is the cancer promoting growth hormone involved in every stage of cancer growth spread metastasis cancer invasion but you put people on a plant-based diet in their igf-1 levels igf-1 levels plant-based diet go down and if they continue to be on a plant-based diet this is just after a few weeks if you’re on a plant-based diet low turn a long term levels drop even further and their igf-1 binding proteins go up that’s one of the ways our bodies suppresses cancer growth protect itself from cancer protect itself from excessive growth by releasing this binding protein into the bloodstream to bind up to tie up igf-1 it’s like our bodies you know kind of emergency break yes in as a little as 11 days right a plant-based diet can reprogram your body to bring down i GF one production right what about all the igf-1 that’s circulating from the you know bacon and eggs you ate last week right so the liver releases the snatch squad of binding proteins to tie up to take all this idea for one out of circulation and as you can see it just gets better with time the longer we eat healthy here’s the experiment that nailed a G of one as the villain alright same as last time go on a plant-based diet plant-based diet and cancer cell growth rates drop dramatically I’m and cancer cell death shoots up I already saw that but then here’s the kicker what if you added back to the cancer the exact same amount of igf-1 banished from your body by eating a plant-based diet eating plant-based diet goes back let’s take that same igf-1 added back to the cancer and see what happens and it erases the diet exercise effect says if you never started eating healthy at all right so that’s how we know that lowering animal product consumption leads to lower igf-1 which leads to lower cancer growth but how low does our animal product consumption have to go how plant-based do our diets have to get well let’s look at the igf-1 levels of meat-eaters compared to vegetarians compared to vegans right does a plant-based diet MA is it better at lowering a circulating levels of igf-1 compared to a meeting diet or a lacto-ovo diet and this is what they found only the vegan so meat eaters vegetarians vegans only the vegans had significantly lower levels and the same relationship was found with igf-1 binding protein levels right that’s what we want higher again we’ve got nothing here one really had to go to that final step vegans to significantly bind up all that excess igf-1 in their blood streams right this is a study done on women what about what about vegan men they found they found the same thing so even though vegan men tend to have significantly higher levels of testosterone then both vegetarians and meat eaters which actually can can promote the growth of prostate cancer but the reason vegans a vegan diet can actually reverse the progression of cancer which we’ve saw I’ve shown you in previous years the dean ornish work may be because of how low their idea of one levels are so high testosterone but still low cancer and the vegans the bottom line is that male or female right just eating a vegetarian diet did not seem to cut it right didn’t do your body many favors looks like to get that significant drop in that cancer promoting a growth hormone levels one really has to move towards eliminating animal products altogether now the good news is is that now based on what we know about igf-1 we can predict that a vegan diet may be profoundly protective with respect to risk for example for breast cancer in older women okay just 13 leading causes of death to go all right let’s run through the list here the top three killers used to be heart disease cancer stroke that is so 2011 now it’s heart disease cancer and COPD like emphysema alright mud so thankfully COPD can be prevented with a plant-based diet and even treat it with plants if you want to check that out now of course the the tobacco industry took these landmark findings a little differently instead of adding plants to people’s diets to prevent emphysema would it be simpler to just add them to cigarettes and whoa the addition of a side berries to cigarettes evidently has a protective effect against emphysema and smoking mice next they’re gonna start putting berries meat all right I couldn’t make this up people like it is adding fruit extracts to burgers right now when this was not without its glitches the blackberries literally died the burgers with this kind of distinct purplish color so infusing lamb carcasses with kiwi fruit juice before rigor mortis set in does evidently lead to greater tenderness in the meat and it is possible to improve the nutritional profile of frank footers by adding ground-up grape seeds though there were complaints that the grape seed particles right we’re visible in the final product and look if there’s one thing we know about hot dog eaters is that they’re picky about what goes in their food pig anus okay but grapeseed preventing strokes number for running strokes is all about eating potassium rich foods potassium from the words potash you take any plant put it in a pot reduce it to ash and what you’re left with is pot ash yup true story but can anyone name me a plant food particularly high in potassium why is that like the one thing everyone knows about nutrition seriously like the Chiquita have like this grape PR firm or something I bet you could walk into the Heart Attack Grill where they’re eating food like this right ask anyone and they’ll be like I don’t know B but I do know bananas got possessed hi in reality bananas don’t even make the top 50 sources coming in at number 86 right behind fast food vanilla milkshakes and then bananas and the top five sources are tomato and orange concentrates and in terms of the whole food sources it is greens beans and dates in fact if you look at the next leading cause of death bananas could be downright dangerous Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s now our sixth leading cause of death we’ve known for twenty years now that those who eat meat red or white including poultry and fish we’re between two and three times more likely to become demented compared to vegetarians and the longer that you’re vegetarian the lower your risk of developing dementia but the exciting new research is actually on treating Alzheimer’s using these natural plant remedies which actually beat out placebo and it worked as well as leading Alzheimer’s drug again on the website for free next on the kick the bucket list is diabetes which can be prevented with a plant-based diet and treated with a plant-based diet and even reversed in many cases a plant-based diet and I encourage everyone to check out Brenda’s talk at three o’clock this afternoon this is from October those eating vegetarian had had significantly lower rates than meat-eaters right but it was the vegans that did the best and this is the surprising thing this was after controlling for obesity right sure vegans got lower diabetes rates right they’re so skinny right but even at the same weight vegans have just a fraction of the diabetes risk why are vegans on average so slim obesity is so rare among those eating plant-based diets nutrition researchers have been desperate to try to uncover the secret yes they eat fewer calories but not that many fewer in the past years I’ve gone through a number of theories to try to explain this maybe it’s because people leaving plant-strong diets you know express more that fat shoveling enzyme I mean the mitochondria the power plants of ourselves I’ve talked about that maybe it’s because the gut bacteria populations are different maybe it’s because of avoiding the obesogenic chemicals these endocrine disrupting chemicals in the meat supply there’s an obesity causing virus and poultry that may even be a blank row we’re not sure theories keep coming here’s the latest theory maybe it’s the propionate after all what’s one of the one things that’s only in plant foods fiber right animals have bones daal the mob plants have fiber to hold them up right now I thought fiber was defined is our inability to digest it right well true we can’t break down fiber but the gazillions of good bacteria in our guts can and what do they make with it they make propionate which gets absorbed into our bloodstream so technically we can digest fiber but just not without a little help from our little friends so but what does propionate do what inhibits cholesterol synthesis that’s good it also appears to have what’s called a hypo Phatak effect a meaning it helps us eat less by apparently slowing the emptying of our stomachs which makes us feel fuller longer propionate regulates food intake or whether it’s because it slows the generation of new fat cells but it results in this overall anti-obesity effect so and we can actually boost the populations of these good bacteria in our guts without taking probiotics just by eating vegetarian because we’re feeding our little friends with fiber animal foods also tend to be calorically dense for example to walk off the calories found in a single pat of butter you’d have to walk at an extra 700 yards to your evening stroll that day or a quarter mile jog to each sardine we put in our mouth and that’s just the edible part and any who choose to eat two chicken legs better get out on their own two legs and go one and extra three miles that day to outrun weight gain and that’s for steamed chicken skin removed here’s the latest meat consumption and prospective weight gain right we’re talking hundreds of thousands of men and women studied across 10 countries with weight gain measured over a five-year period what did they find total meat consumption associated with weight gain in men and women the conclusion is that the decrease in meat consumption may improve weight management and this was after for controlling for initial weight and physical activity education level smoking status total energy intake what that’s the kicker this was after controlling for calories the link between meat and weight gain remained even after controlling for calories meaning you have two people eating the same number of calories the one eating more meat may gain more weight they even calculated how much more intake of 250 grams of meat a day which is nothing for it compared to what the US needs lead to an annual weight gain of four hundred and twenty two grams higher than the weight gained experience with the same calorie diet with lower meat content after five years the weight gave me about five pounds more so same calories he had five pounds heavier eating me in steak was nothing the strongest relationship between annual weight gain was observed for poultry let’s say you start out at a normal weight either hamburger every day right well this is how much extra weight you’d gain in addition to the calories that are present what and if you ate the same number of calories instead of processed meat like a ham sandwich with three slices of deli meat you’d be up to here and then half a chicken breast put you up to here again above and beyond the counters in conclusion our results indicate the meat intake positively associated with weight gain this persisted after adjusting for energy intake and therefore we’re in favor of this public health recommendations to decrease meat consumption for health and provement for more make sure to check out the meat industries take on this study very interesting as well as prm’s a wonderful work trying to put a vegan diet to work in a corporate set a kidney failure eight leading cause of death can be prevented with a plant-based diet can be treated with a plant-based diet why because our kidneys are highly vascular organs right that’s why kidneys look so red inside our two little kidneys filter through our entire bloodstream and so if the standard American diet is so toxic to blood vessels in our heart brain and pelvis the heart ex-drug sexual dysfunction what might it be doing to our kidneys long story short Harvard researchers found three significant risk factors for declining kidney function meaning losing you start to lose protein out your urine your body’s not supposed to be being out of protein the three risk factors for declining kidney function or animal protein animal fat and cholesterol it’s not proteins not fat animal protein animal fat no relationship found with plant protein and plant fat not only do vegans appear to have better kidney function but dramatic improvements were found treating kidney failure patients with pure vegetarian diets after just one week right leading killer number nine is people dying from respiratory infections so check out my my video kale and the immune system talking about the immuno stimulatory effects of kale is there anything kale can’t do and if you look at my video boosting immunity through diet which is actually if you can see this June 28 this is just the video of the day that went up on Wednesday you can see that eating just a few extra fruits and vegetables can significantly improve one’s immune response to pneumococcal pneumonia suicide is number 10 last year at Summerfest I talked about improving mood through diet we know vegetarian diets were have been associated with healthier mood states but you don’t know if it’s cause and effect until you put it to the test and that’s always done this year you take regular meat-eaters and you remove meat fish poultry and eggs in this study from their diets and you can see a significant improvement in mood scores after just two weeks it can take drugs like prozac in a month to take effect in fact the way drugs like prozac work is they boost the levels of the so-called happiness hormone serotonin did you know that there was there is serotonin in plants I had no idea I certainly didn’t but their serotonin and dopamine all sorts of human neurotransmitters in plants so much so there’s been a call to start treating depression with high content sources of serotonin you know like plantains pineapples bananas Kiwis plums and tomatoes alright and what’s the doubt I mean what’s what’s the side effects yellow seed stuck in your teeth maybe that’s why high intake of fruits vegetables mushrooms and soy so save a decreased prevalence of depression maybe that’s why improved behavior in teenagers was significantly associated with higher intakes of leafy green vegetables and fresh fruit for more keep an eye out for my videos on the wrong way to boost serotonin which is by these tryptophan supplements a better way to raise serotonin to fight things like premenstrual depression and and then the best way as reported in this double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study on the successful use of butternut squash seeds in the treatment of social anxiety disorder for example amazing how might a plant-based diet prevents systemic infections well meat borne bacteria can directly invade one’s bloodstream through the intestinal wall or in women can creep up into their bladder just this month June 2012 we have direct DNA fingerprinting proof finally right that women eating meat are getting urinary tract infections from eating meat contaminated with fecal bacteria that then crawl up into their bladder and chickens are the most likely reservoir wait a second you can’t sell unsafe cars you can’t sell unsafe toys how is it legal to sell unsafe meat well they do it by blaming the consumer as one USDA poultry microbiologist said meats raw meats are not idiot-proof they can be mishandled and when they are it’s like handling a hand grenade you pulled up in someone’s gonna get hurt see if we get sick it’s our fault right now while some may question the wisdom of selling hand grenades and supermarkets the USDA poetry expert disagrees says I think the consumer has the most responsibility but just refuses to accept it it’s like a car company saying yeah we installed faulty brakes but it’s your fault for not putting your kid in the seat belt a director at the Centers for Disease Control responded famously to this kind of blamed the victim attitude from the meat industry is it reasonable she asked if a consumer under cooks a hamburger that the three-year-old dies is that reasonable not to worry though the meat industries on it all right they just got FDA approval for a bacteria eating virus to spray on the meat now some have raised concerns about these so-called bacteriophages such as the possibility that these viruses can spread toxin genes between bacteria which wouldn’t go good especially given the difficulties I’m in preventing large numbers of these viruses from being released into the environment from the slaughterhouses right now can also allow the meat industry to become more complacent about food safety right they know they just kind of spray some viruses on at the end right so much of the quick fix argument about irradiation from the industry point of view and who cares if there’s fecal matter in the meats as long as you can just blast it at the end with enough radiation right now the meat industry is concerned that consumer acceptance of these bacteria eating viruses may present somewhat of a challenge to the food industry not that they’d ever be labeled of course but if they think that’s going to be challenged check out their other bright idea the effects of extracted house fly pupae unchilled poor preservation this is a sciency way of saying they want to smear a maggot mixture on the meat now it’s a low cost simple method think about it maggots thrive on rotting meat yet there have been no reports of maggots having any serious diseases not that anyone’s really checked but I mean right indicating do they have a strong immune system right the massive impact with some kind of an antibacterial properties otherwise they die themselves needing rotting me all right so they took maggots that were three days old washed them dried them kind of towel them off put them in a tissue blender a little Vitamix action there and then Ross a for me we did kidney failure what about liver failure we’ve known for 35 years since now you can’t even see this 1977 that a vegetable protein diet can be used to treat liver failure significantly reducing the toxins that otherwise would build up eating meat with a less than functional liver right imagine eating meat without you know without a fully functioning liver to detoxify your blood I do have to admit though that some people living on plant-based diets have worsening liver function they’re called alcoholics in fact strictly plant-based right living on potatoes and corn and barley and grapes yet still however not doing so hot it’s unclear high blood pressure is up next so-called essential hypertension essentially only found in those who eat meat again look at this we know for decades 1974 at Hopkins we’ve known that consumption of foods of animal origin highly significantly associated with blood pressure even after again the weight effects are removed fast-forward 39 years to 2012 and compared to non vegetarians compared to meat-eaters as you get more and more plant-based right some so meat-eater to flexitarian to just eating fish to lacto-ovo vegetarian – vegan looks what happens to hypertension high blood pressure right there is this progressive reduction in risk just a tiny fraction I see the same thing in diabetes here’s diabetes right again the stepwise reduction of risk as one eliminates animal products on down and oh and same thing with body mass index right as you can see um obesity rates get lower and lower in fact vegans are icing the only population on average that was not overweight even the vegetarians were overweight diabetes hypertension leading causes of death is it going to take the medical profession another thirty nine years before we actually do something about it how long does it take being vegan to bring blood pressures down 12 days right mcdougal took 500 meat-eaters put them on a vegan diet over a span of 11 days drop their blood pressure six percent about double that drop in those that were hypertensive to begin with fourteenth leading killer Parkinson’s disease does a vegan diet reduce risk for Parkinson’s disease good question well we know that every single prospective study ever done on dairy products milk consumption the risk of Parkinson’s disease found increased risk of Parkinson’s why well one possibility is that dairy products in the United States are contaminated with neuro toxic chemicals there’s substantial evidence suggesting the exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson’s disease risks in these autopsy studies have found that the levels of these pollutants and pesticides in the brains of elevated levels in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients and some of these toxins are present at low levels in dairy products they’re talking about toxins like tetra hydro isoquinoline which is a parkinsonism related compound found particularly in cheese now although the amounts of this neurotoxin even in cheese are not very high the concern is that they may accumulate these neurotoxins may accumulate in the brain over long periods of consumption and finally aspiration pneumonia which is caused by swallowing problems due to Parkinson’s or having a stroke or Alzheimer’s all of which we’ve already covered all right so where does that leave us these are the top 15 causes the death of top 15 reasons Americans died and a plant-based diet can help prevent nearly all of can help treat more than half of them in some cases even reverse the progression of disease including our top three killers now there are drugs that can help too right you can take one drug to treat cholesterol every day for the rest of your life another drug for blood sugars a few more pills for for your your blood pressure the same diet though does it all right it’s not like you know one died for this and then a different die for this right one diet to rule them all and what about drug side effects I’m not talking about a little rash or something prescription drugs kill more than a hundred thousand Americans every year and I’m not talking about medication errors not abuse not overdose we’re talking this is just deaths from side effects so called a DRS adverse drug reactions to prescription drugs wait a second hundred thousand deaths a year that means let’s go down the list whoa that means that the sixth leading cause of death in the United States is doctors the six leading cause of death it’s me thankfully I can be prevented with a plant-based seriously though compared to 15,000 American vegetarians meat eaters had about twice the odds of being on aspirin sleeping pills tranquilizers antacids pain killers blood pressure medications laxatives and insulin right so plant-based arts are great for people that don’t like taking goes to like paying for drugs and of course don’t like risking adverse effects right now this study did show the plant-based diets have their own side effects side effects include a lower risk of chronic disease fewer allergies fewer surgeries we’re talking fewer varicose veins and hemorrhoids even fewer hysterectomies and we’re not talking just a big killers right not just less heart disease cancer this is the longest study on vegetarians of human history not just less heart disease and stroke and I blood pressure and diabetes but let’s diverticulosis less if you can read this alas some diseases overall that’s the side effects of a plant-based diet less disease overall here’s the ologies thing again longest running study on vegetarians in history women who eat meat compared to vegetarians appear to have a 30% greater risk of reporting chemical allergies 24% asthma more drug allergies even more beasting allergies 15% more hay fever a new side effect of plant-based diets we just learned about last year fewer cataracts right that’s what we get fewer cataracts the leading cause of blindness and vision loss compared to those just eating a single serving of meat a day right in one meal those eating have a serving add a drop the risk 15% gist II fish dropped about 21% get rid of fish dropped 30% get rid of eggs and dairy full 40% drop in risk and that’s all in addition to my favorite side effect of plant-based diets helping to prevent 15 out of our 16 top killers want to solve the healthcare crisis I’ve got a suggestion imagine if our nation embraced a plant-based diet magic we just significantly cut back on me well there was actually one country that did it after world war two Finland joined us and started packing on the meat eggs and dairy and by 1970s the mortality rate from heart disease of Finnish men was the highest in the world even put us to shame so look they didn’t want to die so they got serious heart disease is caused by high cholesterol high cholesterol is caused by high saturated fat intake so the main focus of the strategy was to reduce the high saturated fat intake in the country so this means here that’s cheese chicken cake and pork basically all right so a berry project was launched to help dairy farmers switch to very firming whatever it took and indeed many farmers did switch from dairies to berries they pitted villages against each other in these friendly cholesterol warming competitions to see who could who could do the best alright so how they do right they look on a population scale even if mortality rates drop you know five percent I mean that can save thousands of lives right but remarkably great changes took place in eighty percent drop in cardiac mortality across the entire country eighty percent drop in heart disease deaths with such greatly reduced the rates of cardiovascular and cancer mortality they all cars mortality was basically almost cut in half leading to seven more years men living seven more years six more years for women right and look this is just cutting down on animal products now vying for the world record for heart disease deaths of course the United States of America so why doesn’t our government make these same recommendations well on for this whole series of videos on the conflicts of interest within the US Dietary Guidelines committees they’re the ones that make the recommendations right and indeed whether they’re funded by candy bar corporations or the sugar Association or a member of McDonald’s Council on healthy lifestyles serving on Coca Cola’s beverage Institute for health and wellness and notice we only know about this thanks to a PCRM lawsuit against the USDA very impressive one committee member served as the Duncan Hines brand girl and then as the Crisco brand girl these are the folks all right dictate us nutrition policy right if you read the official dietary guideline recommendations you’ll note that there is no discussion at all of the scientific research on the health consequences of eating meat why because if the committee actually discussed this research it would be unable to justify its recommendation to eat meat at all as the research would show that meat increases the risk for chronic diseases contrary to the purpose of having Dietary Guidelines in the first place right thus by simply ignoring the research the committee is able to come to a conclusion that otherwise look improper all right you know so they can’t even talk about the science we know that a plant-based diet fruits vegetables whole grains legumes no meat reverses heart disease completely prevents death from heart disease slows the progression of cancer and the almost identical dye promoted by the world Cancer Research Fund prevent cancer based on largest review of scientific studies to death on today but again right they can’t even talk about the science because how could they justify anything but a plant-based diet let me end with what’s probably the best summary of nutrition policy in the United States that I’ve ever seen the new dietary guidelines have been released right they tell us to eat healthier but not as healthy as to noticeably affect any corporate profits thank you very much don’t forget to check out my new video everyday please share the site with friends and family my bottom all DVDs all proceeds to charity and remember please feel free to stop by for a free cholesterol check see you buddy