At the first Plant Based World Conference Expo held in New York City, Ripe Co-founder Christine Sweet sits down with the notorious vegan doctor Michael Greger, MD to talk all things plant based, vegan, and health.
From topics covered in his book “How Not To Die,” all the way to fecal transplants and the power of our own gut microbiome, Dr. Greger breaks down the biggest threat facing American’s today: diet. Just as health advocates had to push the science behind cigarette carcinogens through to the public in the sixties, Dr. Michael Greger’s research aims to educate physicians, medical professionals, and the general public on the power of a whole food plant based diet.
During the conversation, Greger sheds light on the fact that processed meats like deli slices, hotdogs, and lunch meat are categorized as a level one carcinogen, and how heart disease is killing Americans at an alarming rate. The medical system, Greger explains, is set up to support the pills and procedures structure; raking in money for pharmaceutical companies and doctors, whereas preventative medicine and plant based diets are pushed to the side.
Dr.Michael Greger’s research into B12 deficiency shows that despite its devastating effects, it’s not strictly a problem for those living a vegan lifestyle. B12 cannot be found in plants or animals, and B12 supplements are necessary for everyone no matter what type of diet. Other supplements Dr. Michael Greger explains and recommends for everyone in addition to B12 are Vitamin D, Omega 3 fatty acids, Calcium, Iodine, and Iron.
He also gives his two cents on the difference between veganism and plant based diets, talking on the specific importance of a whole food plant based diet, apart from a junk food vegan diet.
Dr. Greger explains how beans and legumes are central to any diet around the world that produces longevity, and how the countries and civilizations who live the longest and stay active the longest all have diets centered around whole foods and plant based meals. This is based on the research conducted on the world’s Blue Zones. Dr. Greger’s book “How Not To Die” includes whole food plant based recipes based around scientific research, and his belief that it’s not necessarily about saving the animals, it’s about saving yourself. A plant based diet is simply the best way to do that.
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