HEALTH: Why Don't Doctors Recommend A Plant Based Diet?

Plant-based physician Dr. Greger talks to PBN

This week top plant-based physician Dr. Greger released his new tome - the How Not to Die cookbook - in the US.

The book contains more than 120 recipes for plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.

According to the publisher: "Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to-follow, stunningly photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life." 


In honor of Dr. Greger's new book, we have gone through the PBN archives to bring you one of our most popular videos ever.

In this interview with PBN's Klaus Mitchell, Dr. Greger

He refers to a plant-based diet as 'cheaper, safer, more effective' than conventional medicines when it comes to controlling a number of diseases.

He says the vast majority of premature death and disability is preventable with a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors."


So why don't more doctors promote this kind of lifestyle?

Dr. Greger says: "There are a number of barriers for doctors.

"We understand why some of the mainstream medical association are sucking up to industry because they are being sponsored by 'big pharma' for example.

"But why don't individual doctors speak up?"

You can watch the full video on YouTube here

(Thumbnail photo credit: Piron Guillaume)


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