"We help people begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change."
~~Dr. Neal Barnard
I could never give up cheese.
Think you can't give up cheese? You're not alone. It is estimated that since 1970, we've gone from 8 pounds of cheese per person per year to 23 pounds. That equals about 60,000 calories of cheese every year.
We have cheese on our pizza, burgers, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas. There's cheese in our salads, our sandwiches, and our soups. Some pizza chains like Domino's even has a pizza topped with six different kinds of cheese.
So what is it about cheese?????
Studies are now suggesting that cheese addiction is a real thing, but how do we break the habit?
Today we welcome Dr. Neal Barnard to the podcast to break it down, and reveal things you never knew about cheese.
Dr. Barnard is an authority on the impact of diet and nutrition on diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
He is recognized for a multitude of accomplishments including being the founder and President of the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine also know as the PCRM. The PCRM is leading a revolution in medicine by advocating nutrition as medicine.
Dr. Barnard has a medical degree and is an associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC.
He has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on chronic disease, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type-2 diabetes.
In his free time, he writes best-selling books all listed below including his latest book "The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Get Healthy.
Today we discuss his book "The Cheese Trap" and his vast knowledge and wisdom about cheese.
Dr. Barnard offers clear, well-substantiated evidence of why cheese is damaging to our health, and why it is so addicting.
He also reveals many other eye-opening facts about cheese that will change the way you view this all-American food.
Don't miss this true life-saving podcast with Dr. Neal Barnard.
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"During the fasting-mimicking diet, cortisone is produced and that initiates a killing of autoimmune cells. This process also leads to the production of new healthy cells.”
Valter Longo, cell biologist and Director of the USC Longevity Institute
New research concludes that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting should be further examined as a treatment for auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, memory, longevity, weight-loss and type-2 diabetes.
I was introduced to intermittent fasting during lectures from some of the leading doctors in plant-based nutrition on the 2017 Holistic Holiday at Sea.
What I learned was intermittent fasting appeared to be a new exciting, healthy approach to eating that could benefit anyone suffering from many chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis and even cancer.
I was skeptical because I dislike any restrictive diets that depend on calorie counting, but don’t let the word fasting fool you.
What I discovered is that there are many ways to practice intermittent fasting and it is more about calorie reduction than depriving yourself of food. This podcast is what you need to know before you start skipping meals.
Today's guest, Dr. Joel Kahn, is one of the world's top cardiologists and he believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine. He also believes in the power of intermittent fasting.
Please join me and Dr. Kahn to discuss how intermittent fasting can benefit your health, your longevity, and even your memory.
Learn why intermittent fasting affects your stem cells and why stem cells are important.
Last but not least, discover the different ways you can practice healthy intermittent fasting.
Here are links to articles, people, and websites cited in today’s podcast:
***Always remember, it is advisable to check with your doctor before starting a new food regiment including intermittent fasting.***
Thanks for joining us today. I am deeply passionate about changing the way you look at food and I hope I am doing a good job. If you enjoyed today's podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and if you get a minute, please write a review.
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Don’t miss our next podcast with Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, founder of Barnard Medical Center and author of the best-selling book “The Cheese Trap - How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy.” He will teach us how to break free from that highly addictive food - cheese.
Nancy Montuori aka Ordinary Vegan
"The truth be known coronary artery disease is a toothless paper tiger that need never exist and if it does exist it need never progress.
The medical profession has at its fingertips, the seismic revolution in health. The seismic revolution is never going to come about from pills or drugs - it is never going to come through a procedure or an operation
The seismic revolution will come about when we in the medical profession have the will, the guts, and the determination to share with the public the nutritional literacy that will empower them as a locus of control to destroy their chronic illness.”
~~Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
Heart disease is still America's #1 killer. What if heart disease could be eradicated?
Today I delve deep with the one and only Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. about the truth behind heart disease.
Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and featured expert in the acclaimed documentary "Forks Over Knives."
Dr. Esselstyn has single-handedly helped thousands of people recover from heart disease with his New York Times bestselling book called "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure" which teaches people how nutrition can treat heart disease.
Individuals who followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of people who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less that they had less than a year to live because of their heart disease.
Within months of starting Dr. Esselstyn's program these patients began to improve dramatically, and many years later, they remain free of heart symptoms.
Not only that, Dr. Esselstyn won a gold medal in the Olympics for rowing, and in 1968 he was awarded the bronze star for serving as an army surgeon in Vietnam.
For all his accolades, he is one of the most approachable, caring, compassionate human beings I have ever encountered, and his number one goal in life is to save lives.
Please share this podcast with anyone who has heart disease or has a family history of heart disease so you can save lives too.
You can learn more about Dr. Esselstyn and his program here.
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It’s not always popular to speak negatively about commonly consumed and highly touted foods like cow’s milk and cheese from cows.
But I felt personally bamboozled when I read all the research and discovered the negative effects of drinking dairy on my health, not to mention the planet and the exploitation of the animals who provide the milk.
How could I have been so misled?
Well, it wasn't my fault. The United States Department of Agriculture and the milk industry has spent a lot of money over the years touting the importance of milk, and marketing that message to all of us.
Learn the frightening facts about cow's milk and join us in Ordinary Vegan's kitchen and create your own healthy cheese alternative.
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Did you know heart disease is the number one killer among women? And women who have heart attacks are twice as likely to die as men because they don't recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. According to the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, heart disease in not even on the radar of young women even though heart disease is on the rise for women between the ages of 29 and 45.
Women and men's heart attacks are much different. Nearly 50% of women admitted to the hospital for heart attacks don't have chest pain.
Learn how to recognize subtle heart attack symptoms and how to prevent heart disease with some simple strategies that could save your life.
This week's plant-based recipe are heart-healthy artichokes loaded with fiber and antioxidants.
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Are you sick of being sick? Do you want more energy? Do you want to treat yourself, animals and the world with more compassion? Unlock your best self. Getting started on a plant-based diet full or part-time is easier then you think. Today's episode focuses on the why and the how you can get started. It includes one of Ordinary Vegan's most popular recipes that only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Our goal is to help you create powerful, healthy lifelong habits.