Physicians May Be Missing their Most Important Tool
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM June 1st, 2015 Volume 24
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Yes, there’s still much to learn about the optimal diet, but we don’t need a single study more to take nutrition education seriously—immediately. It is the low-hanging fruit of health care. We have had the knowledge we need for some time; what we need now is the will to put it into practice. By emphasizing the powerful role of nutrition, we could dramatically reduce suffering and needless death.
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All by eating a plant-based diet?
Seems too simple but you can’t argue with the evidence.
Yeah, it requires retraining our tastes and our brain (i.e., memes), but look at what it avoids: heart attack, strokes, and type 2 diabetes.
I’m “trying”. Oh, how I hate that word. “NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)
“Try” to save your own life and extend your useful years.
But, like smoking, it’s hard to change the paradigms and memes of a lifetime.
But you and I have to “try”.
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