Medicine for Life

Step 3: Lean Mean Green Eating Machine

March 17, 2020 Dr. Lynn Stiff Season 1 Episode 13
Medicine for Life
Step 3: Lean Mean Green Eating Machine
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Medicine for Life
Step 3: Lean Mean Green Eating Machine
Mar 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Dr. Lynn Stiff

Step 3- Lean Mean Green Eating Machine 
Today’s episode takes a dive into whole food, plant based diet (WFPB). This is more commonly known as a vegan diet. 

Before I lose you - hear me out. 

First - I DO NOT follow a vegan diet.

Second - I am not going to tell you that you HAVE to follow a vegan diet

Third - There are real benefits to increasing the number of plants in your diet, so you MUST listen 

In this episode we cover:

  • What is a WFPB diet
  • Health benefits
    • Nutrients and phytochemicals
    • Lower calories, more fiber
    • Weight management tool
  • Prevent, treat and maybe even reverse the following chronic diseases:
    • High blood pressures: Blood pressure improves when patients adopt a more-plant based diet
    • Heart failure: improve markers than can lead to heart failure. One case report with EF improvement from 25% to 55% in 6 months 
    • Stroke: decreased inflammation, lower blood pressure, lower LDL, less atherosclerosis
    • Diabetes: more adherence linked with lower risk in many studies. That is even with the consumption of potatoes and starches, often thought to be the culprit of diabetes 
    • Mood: meta-analysis found quality of life and psychological well-being improved
    • Gut microbiome: fibers and nutrients in the WFPB promote a richer gut microbiome. Animal products are linked with more inflammation and dysregulation
  • How to get started

Sources


If you have feedback for future episodes, leave me a message here: https://nutritionhealthlife.com/lets-get-in-touch/

Show Notes

Step 3- Lean Mean Green Eating Machine 
Today’s episode takes a dive into whole food, plant based diet (WFPB). This is more commonly known as a vegan diet. 

Before I lose you - hear me out. 

First - I DO NOT follow a vegan diet.

Second - I am not going to tell you that you HAVE to follow a vegan diet

Third - There are real benefits to increasing the number of plants in your diet, so you MUST listen 

In this episode we cover:

  • What is a WFPB diet
  • Health benefits
    • Nutrients and phytochemicals
    • Lower calories, more fiber
    • Weight management tool
  • Prevent, treat and maybe even reverse the following chronic diseases:
    • High blood pressures: Blood pressure improves when patients adopt a more-plant based diet
    • Heart failure: improve markers than can lead to heart failure. One case report with EF improvement from 25% to 55% in 6 months 
    • Stroke: decreased inflammation, lower blood pressure, lower LDL, less atherosclerosis
    • Diabetes: more adherence linked with lower risk in many studies. That is even with the consumption of potatoes and starches, often thought to be the culprit of diabetes 
    • Mood: meta-analysis found quality of life and psychological well-being improved
    • Gut microbiome: fibers and nutrients in the WFPB promote a richer gut microbiome. Animal products are linked with more inflammation and dysregulation
  • How to get started

Sources


If you have feedback for future episodes, leave me a message here: https://nutritionhealthlife.com/lets-get-in-touch/