Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?

Dr David Katz Eat Mostly Plants

Dr. David Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM and Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center did a VERY comprehensive review of diets which was published in the Annual Review of Public Health.

Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health? https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182351#_i12

He references 167 pieces of scientific literature and reviewed various dietary patterns including: low carbohydrate diets, low fat vegetarian diets, low glycemic diets, Mediterranean diets, paleolithic diets, vegan diets, and other dietary patterns.  I’ll save you having to review a 25 page piece of medical literature and sum it up.

Paper Summary

He states: “Diet of foods mostly direct from nature and predominantly plants is supportive of health across the life span. We need less debate about what diet is good for health, and much more attention directed at how best to move our cultures/societies in the direction of the well-established theme of optimal eating, for we remain mired a long way from it.” A good summary is:

“The case that we should, indeed, eat true food, mostly plants,

is all but incontrovertible.”


Blue Zones

I have written about the Blue Zones and the diet of centenarians. Read the Blue Zones Lessons From Centenarians post here.

In general, here are their top longevity foods (More info here):

Top Longevity Foods_(1)

Foods To Avoid

DAIRY HAS NO PLACE IN HUMAN HEALTH! https://www.arespectfullife.com/2017/05/25/giving-cheese-going-vegan/

PROCESSED MEAT IS CARCINOGENIC. https://www.arespectfullife.com/processed-meat-group-1-carcinogenic/

EATING ANIMAL PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. https://www.arespectfullife.com/2018/04/22/molecular-mimicry-how-eating-animal-based-products-causes-autoimmune-disease/

KETOGENIC DIETS ARE DANGEROUS.  https://www.arespectfullife.com/2018/06/25/why-i-hate-the-ketogenic-diet-craze/

And a final note, the oceans are toxic, chicken bacteria is deadly, and it was just reported that antibiotic resistant super bugs are now in 75% of US meat.  Lots of resources on this blog to help you go plant based.  Check out my blog, resources list, and recipes.

As always, feel free to reach out to me directly if you cant questions.  ctiexec at gmail


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