Different Diets For Different Diseases? Keto-Cancer? Dr Michael Greger
Many proactive health conscious people when
they have been diagnosed with a disease often
go straight onto google and type in say ‘diet
for hashimoto’s or best diet for migraine
etc’ And It seems like there are so many
different diets for different diseases.
For example an extremely popular diet said
to be able to reverse autoimmune disease is
the paleo diet and in particular Dr Terry
Wahls’ Paleo Diet.
The ketogenic diet has been said to be a very
promising diet for cancer and epilepsy.
The Mediterranean diet often pops up as an
effective diet for heart disease and a vegan
diet is often talked about as being able to
reverse type 2 diabetes in as little as two
Many online health educators also say that
no 2 people are the same and no one diet fits
But is this really true?
And what the science say about different diets
for different diseases?
Well let’s hear now as Dr Michael Greger
of nutrition facts.org talks more about this……The
reason that the same diet that reverses heart
disease is the same diet that’s best for
your kidneys, is best for your liver, best
for your brain is because look a plant based
diet is a diet that helps clean out and improve
the function of your arteries that’s why
is can help reverse heart disease open up
arteries without drugs without surgery.
Well guess what your heart isn’t that only
organ that has requires a blood supply.
It’s like wait a second how can you reverse
the course of chronic kidney disease it seems
like it’s too good to be true that the same
diet helps with 2 completely different diseases.
Well you think about it all we’re doing
is improving blood flow throughout the body
no wonder it helps in so many different areas.
Also plant based diets are anti inflammation
diets and inflammation plays a role in so
many different diseases.
Low grade inflammation plays a role in many
cancers, diabetes also heart disease as well.
So of course an anti inflammatory diet is
going to help with autoimmune diseases, with
So again no wonder the same diet works for
so many things.
Also we can talk about the microbiome and
how the role of our good gut bacteria may
have benefits even for things like mental
health completely on the other side of the
So of course the one diet best for our microbiome
is the one that has fiber that actually feeds
our good bacteria well no wonder it has so
many good effects.
We can talk about epigenetics switching on
and off genes.
There are so many ways in which plant based
diets effect us on a systems wide basis not
just a specific symptom or specific organ
and so no wonder when people start eating
healthier they just feel better, they sleep
better, their periods are less painful.
All these knock on benefits provides the motivation
to continue and then you’ll accrue the real
benefits the real rewards, the longevity,
the long healthy lives because you feel so
much better you have that internal motivation
you don’t have someone telling you to eat
your vegetables, not someone telling you what
to do you have that internal motivation I
feel so good you couldn’t pay me to going
back to eating the way I used to, because
I didn’t even realize I felt bad.
I thought it was normal to have indigestion
and constipation no you can actually feel
good but you won’t know until you give it