A Different Approach In Treating/preventing Chronic Disease: Nutrition

Top Quote Plant-based nutrition is proven to be effective in preventing and even reversing many of the chronic diseases, such diabetes and heart disease and is a lifestyle choice that should be considered as an approach to obtain optimal health. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) November 11, 2012 - As many chronic diseases in the United States and western world reach epidemic proportions such as heart disease and diabetes, a website is dedicated to educating and informing the public about plant-based nutrition as a solution in preventing and even reversing most of the chronic diseases we face in this country. These diseases can be prevented or even reversed just by the food choices we make and it is in the hands of the consumer - YOU!

    The solution lies in the food we eat; it's so simple its criminal - a whole food, plant-based diet. The founder / nutritionist of Plant-Based Nutrition and Lifestyle, Jerry Casados, says "Nutrition is almost never in the discussion from the mainstream medical community as a therapy for a chronic, degenerative disease". For instance, cancer; traditional western medicine will use drug therapy and in most cases do not consider food therapy or nutrition as important component of cancer treatment. We spend billions of dollars on cancer research and the question that has to be asked is: "Have we even made a dent in any of these cancers over the last twenty or thirty years?" The answer is very little or none, the mainstream medical community may prolong the life of cancer patients with drugs or in some cases remission but it still is an uphill battle looking for "A CURE" with drug therapy. We (society) are looking in the wrong direction, for this reason the website will address these very important health issues with different approach of "Food Therapy versus Drug Therapy". Here's some of the evidence to support this approach to chronic disease and why a well-informed consumer needs to take control of their health:

    Heart Disease: The traditional dietary approach to a patient who has heart disease or has had a heart attack is to follow the diet of American Heart Association (AHA) which recommends a total fat intake of 30% or less which includes animal-based foods. If this approach worked then heart disease would not progress, but it hasn't, and heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. of the Cleveland Clinic has said "the AHA diet does not reverse heart disease and in fact helps in its progression whereas, a low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet, with 10% or less of total fat intake, does prevent and reverse heart disease." In 1995, he published his benchmark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients-some with heart disease so advanced that standard intervention techniques such as bypass and angioplasty were no longer an option-have had the progression of their disease stopped or reversed after adopting the plant-based diet.

    That same study was updated after 12 years, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. There has been no disease progression for the compliant patients. Today, over 20 years later, patients who have maintained a healthful plant-based diet continue to be healthy today. Also, Dr. Dean Ornish had similar results in his long-term study on heart disease using the same approach of whole foods, plant-based diet.

    Diabetes: Type-2 diabetes is on an upswing and the rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years. Factoring in the additional costs of undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes brings the total cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007 to $218 billion. This is truly a disease of lifestyle by consuming the wrong foods. There have been multiple studies dating as far back as the 1920s that have shown the benefits of a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. For example, in 1999 a research study by Neal Barnard, M.D., reported findings with a low-fat vegan diet. Many of these people with type-2 diabetes are cured of their disease within three weeks, and most will be cured of their diabetes over time as they adhere to a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet, exercise, and lose all of their excess body fat.

    The evidence is clear, it's not conjecture or opinion but many long-term clinical and research studies that conclude a whole foods, plant-based diet has proven to work in treating chronic diseases by preventing and even reversing. The outcome will be a healthier more vibrant life. This website will help guide you and inform you in a healthy lifestyle whether you are exploring or already practicing a plant-based diet. This website contains many nutrition topics, good recipes, resources, and services available for those interested in taking control of their health and tired of the status quo.

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