What Diet Should Physicians Recommend? Updated on October 14, 2019 By William Clement 66 Comments By William Clement 66 Comments Robert S Plissken July 16, 2014 great news. Reply Feldenkrais with Alfons July 16, 2014 finally sigh of relief Reply John Dempsey July 16, 2014 or if people get healthy they cant prescribe meds Reply Reed Seeje July 16, 2014 The most profitable diet.. Reply HighCarbSkatePunk July 16, 2014 It has to eventually happen one day! Reply sn12 July 16, 2014 where can i find the info in the booklet? i want to know the tips on how to get started or what all constitutes as a plant based diet/choices? Reply CheriRN July 16, 2014 Will you share info for gastric bypass and plant based diet? Is it possible in your professional opinion? Or has the damage been done? Reply Hakuna Matata July 16, 2014 You're really biased, doc Reply Pure Bliss July 16, 2014 Soooo glad to see this!Awesome! Reply Laith Al-Taie July 16, 2014 WOW Reply Yolo Swaggins July 16, 2014 yolo swag money 2012 flavor Reply Satoshi Chomsky July 16, 2014 I can't believe my eyes. Reply RELAXADO July 16, 2014 I love being on a plant based life style! The changes to my health were subtle at first, clearer thinking, smelling and tasting things again, clearer, smoother skin, feeling good, just to name a few. Major changes after that, blood pressure dropped, lost most of the fat I had been packing for ages, and a major zest for life! Whats wrong with a plant based life?? Nothing! Try it! Reply Beyond Unknown Ⓥ July 16, 2014 I want to work for Kaiser Permanente! Reply TheBobblast July 16, 2014 Genesis 1:29 kjv Nice to see science is taking steps to catch up with God Reply The Purposeful Runner July 16, 2014 Awesome video! The plant-based lifestyle saved my life. I was very athletic, training for a fitness photoshoot, long distance runner, until one day I was struck with horrific pain. I was set off track for a few years with countless health ailments. I have now healed LOTS of them and am lifting weights and doing short runs. The power of plants in healing is real. I recently started documenting my journey on YouTube as well. Everything happens for a reason. I probably would not be eating this way had I not suffered with so much pain. I love this lifestyle! 🙂 Reply SlowEnduro July 16, 2014 Wow! Encouraging!! Reply tamcon72 July 16, 2014 I rather think it's obstinacy, as no meat eater over a certain age that I have ever encountered has been willing to overhaul their diet to get better. Some do, true, and we're the ones that subscribe to this channel. I recently sat in on two meetings with physicians of a family friend. The weariness of spirit as they issued lifestyle change recommendations was evident in the doctors' body language. They may as well have prefaced their advice with, "Look, I know you aren't going to listen to me when I say this, but . . . " I felt sorry for them: When doctors that know lifestyle modification protocols are the way forward, and get support neither from the upper echelon of their discipline, nor the academic stratum of their discipline, and not even from their own patients, what are they to do? Reply cookletsdothis July 16, 2014 I was a patient at a Kaiser Permanent Hospital in Northern California 4 months ago for ten days, and I can tell you whoever orders the food for patients didn't get the memo.The food was standard America diet, lots of meat, and lots of junk like "maple syrup" (for the pancakes and sausage) made from corn syrup and caramel coloring, among other delicacies. Reply Justgivemethetruth July 16, 2014 Doctors and scientists use a very precise language … so can someone please carefully and specifically tell me what the precise definition of "plant based diet" actually refers to? Reply bananiac July 16, 2014 Made a video on this too about a year ago. Pretty amazing and inspiring that there are informed professionals out there! Reply Barb Wire July 16, 2014 Why not play up the celebs and icons who are vegan and give the multinatl corpses a run for their admoney. Or how about a magazine called Well featuring only plant-based support with some support for the grain free folks, mostly resources. Reply vegan minimalist July 16, 2014 This is great news!!! and congrats on making the website list 😉 Reply dugfriendly July 16, 2014 "Resistance is futile" It's starting to happen…Thanks for banging the drum, Dr. Greger! Reply Potato Strong July 16, 2014 It's the best lifestyle – lost 35 lbs so far and lowered cholesterol to 112 mg/dL eating a ton of tasty foods! Reply Meta Patriot July 16, 2014 I am 55 I have not eaten meat or chicken (moral reasons) for almost 30 years however I am not on a plant based (vegan) diet I have become "keto' adapted high fat low carb my cholesterol has always been about 220 I have almost reversed the aging process since I burn fat instead of carbs I can exercise for hours without eating and without muscle loss a video log of my experiments is on my channel Reply theneedledrop July 16, 2014 Thanks again, doc! Reply Anna Fisher July 16, 2014 Thank you, this was awesome! 1 <3 Reply Mentat1231 July 16, 2014 Kudos to Kaiser Permanente! I hope this move makes a big difference. Reply PigsAreBrutal July 16, 2014 People need to hurry up and get with the program. It's time to move past eating meat Reply CmdrSoCal July 16, 2014 There are a few principles to follow to design a optimal diet. Personalize(genotype diet), macro nutrients, micro nutrients, food combining, clean food(organic/pastured), food preperation. Water is most important of course, spring water only. Reply Maor Kadosh July 17, 2014 WOW another great reason to GO VEGAN!!!! Reply NoelieTREX July 17, 2014 Hey-O! Look at medical establishments pushing plants! McGregor is simply pointing out what this corporation is recommending and distributing not presenting an opinion at all. This is what they recommend! Look it up! Reply TheBroberts1986 July 17, 2014 go kaizer Reply Angie July 17, 2014 My doctor at Kaiser was concerned about how I was "getting my protein" since I became a vegan- guess she missed the memo! Reply Dougs2fresh July 17, 2014 I LOVE YOU GUYS 😘😊😍😄👍❤️ Reply André Vegandary July 17, 2014 Yes, a good reason to start a vegan diet! Reply Rasmus Arme July 17, 2014 Great news. Thank you for your work, Dr Greger! Reply Spirited Gal July 17, 2014 Thank you for bringing this VERY important information to the world. I have completely changed my eating in the last 4 months based on your science-based message. I have lost 7 pounds (I am not overweight, 49 years old, female, 5' 8" 145 pounds), have a ton more energy, and have seen a decrease in cellulite on my legs. My neighbor asked me if I had laser or botox on my face because I looked so refreshed and younger! I told her it was the new diet! I get my blood tests in 3 weeks. I had high cholesterol, so I will be excited to see the difference. I have followed up by reviewing the research and videos of many others (McDougal, etc), but YOU were the first one who actually got me to listen. I love your delivery. You keep it real and fun! I am a scientist, so I need to see the evidence. Reply WellingtonBikeCam01 July 19, 2014 @boogie2988- Check it out, bro. Reply Greg Balteff July 19, 2014 plant diets fail …you lack so much and it is not practical !! Reply Brian Miller July 19, 2014 Perhaps other behemoth corporations can follow the lead of kaiser. I never believed I'd be patting someone that big on the back, though its really inspiring to know that all profit aside they set a precedent Reply corpuscallosumsounds July 20, 2014 I need to buy stock in vegan companies similar to beyond meat and beyond eggs. Anyone have any other suggestions? Reply dabigisland1 July 20, 2014 You're really biased ,doc – toward health!!! thanks for all the great information and it is nice to see a big corporation advising a healthy diet even if the motivation is probably mostly to improve their bottom line and boost profits Reply Галина Годип July 20, 2014 Dr Greger, darling, please write about apnea. My friend suffers from a severe form of it, and I feel that a vegan diet will help, but need evidence to convince him. Reply Suzy Q July 20, 2014 I am highly encouraged that plant based medicine is going mainstream Reply Bev Alexander July 20, 2014 So glad to hear this, BUT it is easy for Kaiser to publish some materials, but they are not really pushing their doctors to do this. It needs to become part of the treatment standards physicians use. The active promotion of plant based eating needs to be a REQUIREMENT, not just a suggestion. I left Kaiser, because I found a physician who really supports plant-based eating. Reply NutritionFacts.org July 20, 2014 Did you catch this week’s most popular video on how Kaiser Permanente’s Nutritional Update for Physicians suggests that plant-based diets be considered for all patients? Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/what-diet-should-physicians-recommend Reply Stephanie Monzon July 20, 2014 i think i need to start a diet. Reply Stephanie Monzon July 20, 2014 Wow. This is very helpful. I think i will start a diet myself. Reply solohoh July 20, 2014 So hard to do, try praying for help Reply Betsy Cosmos July 21, 2014 This is so danged exciting!!!! Finally the world is catching up to the wisdom of pioneers like Dr. Campbell, Dr. McDougall, Dr. Popper and our beloved Dr. G! Yippee!!!!! Reply Eddie Alarid July 21, 2014 Super great work! Go vegan! Reply Grandma Guineapig July 24, 2014 Ok I just saw part of a video where some crack pot was slamming an alkelizing diet in favour of an acidic diet WTH! he looked like a snake oil salesman and honestly not worth listening too, plus he was comparing us to dogs LOL! Reply Hassan Ahmed July 25, 2014 the bulk of your daily food intake should come from minimally processed plant based foods, but animal protein is absolutely necessary. vitamin b12, an essential vitamin, is only found in animal foods. Reply Vegan Katie XoXo August 23, 2014 Wow I am very surprised at this! Healthy people equals no money for them… This is a great step in the right direction. Reply Mohammed Alo November 3, 2014 That would be nice if we could get everyone to eat like that. But you can't reverse everything with diet. Some people have very bad cases of diabetes, htn, cholesterol and need medications. Reply Mom Meeple March 4, 2016 For me one of the BIGGEST helps in switching was being told1) What to improve on ie) add flax seed2) Why to eat things.. ie) flax seeds have Omega3 and this is how they work3) Giving a simple plan and a recipe book. Meal Plans are nice but a recipe book lets me choose for my palette and what's available (at the store and farmers market) I think Doctors should give out Recipes Books First before Prescriptions. The most helpful of all three for me was the recipe book. I'd refine that down to … when you start these are great starter recipes. IE/ If I'd made the Brussel sprout and Butternut squash soup first versus the Golden Cauliflower soup. (Eat to Live Cookbook) I would have QUIT on the spot. I'm new to the plant based lifestyle. In the last month I've notice HUGE changes in my taste buds.A month ago there was little flavor in a strawberry and no sweet in the taste. Now, I can taste the sweet. I made a salad dressing yesterday following the recipe exactly. That same dressing a month ago I wanted to add more dates, but yesterday I made a note to reduce the dates used in half. It was way to sweet. This is coming from a former sugar addict. It's fascinating to me the changes that are happening. Reply Hans Bobanovits September 11, 2016 Hi there, let's say if I want to help translate some of your videos to French Sub's, what's the best way to do so? I love your work, and would like to contribute! Reply Ed Carlson February 21, 2017 Have you studied the diet eat as much as you want one day and the next day only 500 calories? Thanks Reply bananas December 30, 2017 very clever short video, just like all from Dr Greger!!! I've turned vegan! Reply Minna Figgs May 30, 2018 If someone were to go on a plant based diet as recommended but also cut their calories significantly, would their weight loss attempts fail in the long run as well – even if they continued on a plant based diet? (please excuse my English, I'm not a native…) Reply Peter Kinjark February 10, 2019 Which are the most potent herbs to aid in appetite suppression? Reply Fiddament RN May 28, 2019 It's great that such a large medical program has this brochure in writing. It looks perfect for every English speaking patient who goes into a hospital! And the rest of us. Reply B Bacc Soon July 3, 2019 I know you wanna get dizzy with your friends at these summer jams, but don't forget to do you!! We're halfway through the year and I already know the dreamers are still building that next scyscraper layer by layer. Pausing for a second and wondering, where in the f*ck did the time go? Time waits for no man, so don't even bother waiting on people that don't treat your time like money. Reply John Snow August 5, 2019 The bad thing I experienced with a plant based diet (after quitting keto): my paranoia diasappeared, so I miss being angry for no reason. My heart arrythmia is gone, so I miss taking blood thinners for stroke prevention. The worst thing is my terribly heightened libido. I am soon 50, but have the stamina of a 25 year old stud. Not sure I can recommend this 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.