Friends, I wanted to share with you this excellent presentation by Dr. Greger on his Nutrition Facts website. It’s a very informative and enjoyable presentation. While you are on his site, please check out the many other health topics. There’s lots of very interesting and beneficial health information provided in association with the consumption of a plant-based diet. Whether you are vegan or non-vegan, you will find this site very interesting.
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More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases | NutritionFacts.org.
Here is the Dr Greger’s information associated with this vid:
“In my annual nutrition review last year, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, I explored the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our top 15 killers. Actually, if you recall, the top 16. Since side effects from prescription drugs kill an estimated 106,000 Americans a year, the sixth leading cause of death may actually be doctors.
And that’s just from adverse drug reactions. Add in medical mistakes (which the Institute of Medicine estimates kills at least 44,000 Americans) and that brings “health”care up to our country’s third leading cause of death. Throw in hospital-acquired infections, and we’re talking maybe 187,000 Americans dead every year (and millions injured) by medical care.
The best way to avoid the adverse effects of medical and surgical treatments and tests is not to avoid doctors, but to avoid getting sick in the first place. This year I thought I’d run through the top dozen reasons people visit their doctors to highlight some of the latest research in hopes of moving me and my colleagues lower down the list of common killers.”