Dr Oz: Whole Plant Based Diet
Dr Oz did a segment on the documentary called Forks Over Knives that teaches us how to avoid Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes just by changing our diet to a Plant Based Diet. Lee Fulkerson, the writer and director of Forks Over Knives, said that he read lots of scientific data including the contents of The China Study and that he hopes that his movie will spread this information to a broader population. Fulkerson originally weighed 231 pounds, had a blood pressure of 142/82, a LDL Cholesterol of 157 and a CRP of 6. Dr Oz said that CRP measures inflammation and you really want it to be less than half of Lee Fulkerson’s original amount. After 12 weeks of being on a Plant Based Diet, Fulkerson weighed 211 pounds, had a blood pressure reading of 112/70, LDL Cholesterol of 80 and a CRP of 2.8. He said that he was shocked that the numbers would come down that quickly and by that much. Dr Oz said that he was not shocked at all by these results and that for years he carried around The China Study, which shows a connection between nutrition and disease.