Why would your doctor not tell you about the health advantages of eating a plant based whole food diet? The evidence for it is there. Would it put him ‘out of business’?
You can look at cultures who eat mostly plant based whole food and readily see with your own eyes they are healthier, trimmer and live longer.
I know that doctors as a whole aren’t trained much in nutrition. But, even if they were, would they recommend all the right foods to eat which are nutritionally superior to others?
‘Is there potentially a lack of support for whole-food, plant-based diets and comprehensive lifestyle change programs in the medical community ’?
For example, I eat fruits, vegetables, some grains, beans, nuts and seeds because I have learned through trial and error and research it’s my food. I have experienced that not eating animal products and processed and refined foods promoted weight loss and better health in me.
‘Research has shown that the foods you eat influence your health. Eating certain foods, such as fruits and nuts, has been associated with reduced death rates, while other foods, such as red meat and processed meat, have been linked to increased mortality ’.
I’d like to compare dentists to medical doctors. Why don’t dentists reveal there is bacteria which causes cavities? They may say not eat candy and brush and floss your teeth after each meal, but they don’t suggest when you kill bacteria responsible you won’t get cavities anymore! See dental video, here.
Furthermore, why doesn’t the medical establishment believe plant based whole food can and does cure ailments, conditions and disease? I believe the entire industry makes most their money operating on you and prescribing pills rather than teaching prevention through diet. In my opinion, nothing will change until it becomes ‘profitable’ for doctors and hospitals to promote a plant based whole food diet.
Source- 1 Storz, Maximilian Andreas. “Is There a Lack of Support for Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diets in the Medical Community?” The Permanente Journal, The Permanente Journal, 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307547/.
2 “Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 31 Mar. 2016, www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.