Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from “everything in moderation” to “avoid carbs,” the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on a disease.
In this lecture, Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D. ND, speaks about the dire state of American health—the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, she shares the key to getting and staying healthy for life.
Backed by numerous scientific studies, Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., ND details how dietary choices either build health or destroy it.
Connect with The Real Truth About Health
Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO's. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.
It is incredible with "cures" available there are people who'd rather be "in" their illness than make the necessary changes that improve quality of life. Too many people would instead take medicine and then complain all the time about how their case is different, and their MD tells them all these nutritional solutions are "urban legend".
Sounds to me that people with IBS are not producing enough bile from the gall bladder to break down fats and maybe the liver isn't working so well either. If the gall bladder and or liver isn't working quite right, find out why. Once you have that answer, you can begin to fix the problem.
Do you not have enough acid in the stomach to break down foods further before it gets to the small intestine and then the large and finally the colon?
Wow, crazy thing is the only thing that helps me is eating beef only for a few weeks and then re-adding stuff. I think your science is flawed. You are looking only at corollary data which is a mistake made often in diets.
I do agree with the dairy though. Every time I try to go back to it...Bam! Flare up.
What doctors understand, but patients and people like this woman fail to grasp, is there there is very little correlation between symptoms and underlying disease. We see people in clinic every day who have no symptoms at all, but their colons are littered with ulcers and sever inflammation; the same is true vice-versa. Diet modification helps, but it only helps with the symptoms of IBD; no dietary modification has EVER been shown to decrease the inflammation associated with IBD. So youll see patients in videos like this and other "natural" health groups claim that they cured their disease by modifying their diet or using natural product X, and theyll believe this because they FEEL better. The problem is that 9 times out of 10, when scoped, they are actually found to be in a flare. This is incredibly dangerous because it is the inflammation that leads to the negative outcomes. Untreated inflammation leads to increasing severity of disease, and increased risk of fistuals, abscesses, phlegmons, strictures, cancer, perforation and colectomy. So all that time while you FEEL great, there is a good chance that your disease is progressing right under your nose.
The single best approach is to modify your diet IN ADDITION to following evidence based treatment approaches that target the inflammation. That way you get the short and long term benefit and protection
I'm sorry but the one time I followed a strict diet and was in remission for a couple of years, my GI doctor told me, "what are you doing? This is the best scope you've ever had!" Its like there was no evidence AT ALL of UC. So please don't just say what you said like it is the gospel truth. When you are symptom free, you are likely doing well on the inside. It doesn't mean you don't get checked out (scoped etc), and obviously if no diet is working you will need to take some meds. But don't attack what has worked for many.
Adrian Bulfon what you said is 100% on point. People absolutely need to get scopes done. But a less invasive means is the fecal cal protection level as you know. I think a normal calprotectin level is going to assuage fears that symptom remission is not merely masking smoldering inflammation.
Interesting theory but if the person feels better for 16 years doesn't that seem like they are far past just being symptom free? Sure they probably still have levels of inflammation and possible ulceration but their state is a helluva lot better than what it was before and chances are the ulceration and inflammation would surely be less just by correlating it with how they feel overall.
Can someone can tell me tipp about healing anal fissure. I am on 60%raw and 40% coocked. Well I have longer problmem than 2 months which normally heal. I did not stop working. But is it everyday enemas good? Or what else spirulina to take daily? Thanks
I totally agree with you. If we can manage our emotional and mental state healing beings deeply for those with colitis and crohns. All of the information given on these videos talk about diet but the emotions are important if not the most crucial component. It does require one to be gentle with one's own body....thanku
Dr. Popper is the first person I have heard that truly understands what it is like to have endured such a disease for decades. Drugs don't solve/cure anything nor do they remedy the crippling affects these diseases have on your mind. Once the mind learns how to deal... it is impossible to unlearn or live without fear which keeps you from living. Having experienced decades of distress living your life in a box (bathroom), people don't understand how difficult it is to live life normally. Eating Vegan has helped me considerably, but the learned practices continue. Had I gone Vegan years ago... my life could have been so much better~! Rj - Beyond Harvest Veganistas a fb group
I was thinking that maybe we could apply all of these statistics to every other chronic disease out there. I would be willing to say that all chronic disease Symptoms would greatly be reduced by following a Whole food plant-based diet. It is what we were meant to eat!
Thank you!! My daughter has suffered for 7 yrs and we always knew it was the diet but listening to the doctors left her devastated and more ill , she finally had enough and come off the drugs, she is so tiny but we are doing plant based diet and she starting to feel better however she wants to be symptom free.....which we believe will lead to pain free. Watching this video, made a light bulb come on for us. All I can say is thank you, we asked and the universe , God, ancestors delivered.
she said that people with CD usually is really under weight so, Salmon in not so bad if they want to eat it, but it must be only 2 times per week and wild. But if you dont' want you can avoid it. Just be sure to eat enough calories
Pam thinks she has the cure but she's dead wrong. She's showing stats in her slideshow that show people still suffering. Why? Because just like with the medications, she's looking at the dis-ease from the wrong perspective. The body is designed to heal itself. When someone is in a flair it's because the body has reached a critical load of toxins in the body. Do we want to stop the body from detoxing or do we want to assist it? Yes, removing the toxic animal foods and chemical loaded processed foods stop adding to the toxic load, but what about the current load the body is trying to deal with at the moment. Not until we look at the body from a holistic approach do we see what's really going on. There are far too many variables to consider than a correlation between whether someone lives in an urban or rural environment. For instance those living in colder climates with less sun exposure have higher rates of IBD as discussed by Dr Michael Greger - lower vitamin D levels which addresses the mind body connection. Higher stress levels move resources to the adrenals rather than the liver and pancreas for enzyme production used in digestion. We also have this reduction approach that puts all eyes on the gut when in fact when someone is more toxic their organs are loaded with toxins as well hampering digestion. I've been Plant Based vegan for over six years and have met far too many people (yes, even nurses) who are plant based and still suffering having tried everything. Not until we embrace the detox and enable the body to heal will we find the answer. To date, David Klein's book, Healing Colitis and Crohn's, is the definitive answer. I doubt Pam will acknowledge this fact as she's completely full of herself and the ego creates blinders no matter if you're plant based.
3. Avoid Gluten
4. Avoid Lactose
5. Avoid eggs(feed the pathogesns)
6. Carbonated drinks
7. Anything containing MSG
8. Margarine or butter substitutes
9. Hot, spicy foods.
10. Artificial colors or flavors
12. Artificial sweeteners of any kind
13. Don’t consume hydrogenated oils in cooking or in packaged foods.
14. Don’t eat fruit with other foods, or after a meal.
15. Avoid milk/milk products.
16. Reduce sugar
17. Don’t drink milk or juice with meals.
18. Processed foods, or foods containing preservatives, nitrates, etc.
19. Eat organic food and beverages when possible
Awesome video, i kinda "healed myself"(my body did all the work in fact)of a Crohn diagnosis and others problems with similar diet changes but oats doesnt contains gluten itself though, it does contains avenin which is irritating also andvery close to gluten, thats bland i dont like it anyways. ;D
My father died from Crohn's Disease - not one doctor told him to modify his diet - he died. When I became symptomatic, I eliminated the FOODS that caused pain and discomfort. Being vegan allows me to live symptom-free and medication-free.
Vegan it up it's different for everyone. But for me, I make sure avoid lots of plant/vegetable/fruit. Reality is they are not good for your digestive system. Banana and avocado are good but stick to meats and low fiber foods. It works better for me
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.