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Dr. Neal Barnard: On Disease, Diets, and Preventative Medicine

May 15, 2019

Watch Episode 22 with Dr. Neal Barnard here:

How would our health outcomes change if we were proactive in treating illness and disease?

Is changing your diet an effective way to reverse chronic conditions?

Dr. Neal Barnard is a physician, clinical researcher, and advocate for preventative medicine.

As the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of more than twenty books, Dr. Barnard is a leading voice in the plant-based movement.

When he isn’t lobbying for more sustainable practices in medicine, or being featured in popular documentaries like Supersize Me and Forks Over Knives, you might find him performing music with CarbonWorks.

In this episode, he joins us to discuss the science behind diabetes, how the Barnard Medical Center helps patients go plant-based, and diet’s role in the prevention and reversal of poor health conditions.

Listen to Episode 22 with Dr. Neal Barnard here:

What we discuss in this episode:

  • How medical school, political movements, and rebellion influenced Dr. Barnard’s worldview
  • How addictive food and the power of culture keeps people resistant to dietary change
  • The process the Barnard Medical Center goes through to educate patients and encourage them to try a plant-based diet as part of their treatment
  • What is really causing diabetes? Dr. Barnard busts myths about sugar, fats, and symptoms vs. the cause of disease
  • The surprising connection between diabetes and dopamine activity
  • The Cheese Trap and the dangers of dairy: Why casomorphin is in dairy, and why cheese is addicting
  • The connection between diet and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Do you need DHA? Is fish oil your only option to get it?
  • Dr. Barnard’s role in the McLibel trial
  • Follow Dr. Neal Barnard on Twitter at @DrNealBarnard, on Facebook at Neal Barnard, M.D., and on his blog at the PCRM website.

 

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