How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes?
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How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes?

October 30, 2019

why is me consumption a risk factor for diabetes when is there appear to be a stepwise reduction in diabetes rates as wheat consumption drops rather than something they’re avoiding a meet maybe it’s something people are getting from plans free radicals may be an important trigger for insulin resistance so antioxidants and plant foods may help put people on a plant-based diet and their antioxidant enzymes shoot up so not only do plants provide antioxidants but boost our own anti endogenous antioxidant defenses whereas on a conventional diabetic diet they get worse there are phytonutrients and plant foods that may help lower chronic disease prevalence by acting as antioxidants and a cancer agents might lowering cholesterol blood sugar some we’re now theorizing may even be Lippa tropes meaning they have the capacity to hasten the removal of fat from our organs like the liver thereby counteracting the inflammatory cascade believed to be directly initiated by saturated fat containing foods fat in the bloodstream due to the fat we wear or the fat we eat not only causes insulin resistance but produces a low-grade inflammation then contribute to heart disease in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease fiber may also decrease insulin resistance one of the ways it may do that is by helping to rid the body of excess estrogen there’s strong evidence for a direct role of estrogens in the cause of diabetes and it’s been demonstrated that certain gut bacteria can produce estrogens in our colon high-fat low fiber diets for to stimulate the metabolic activity of these estrogen producing intestinal bacteria this is a problem for men too obesity is associated with low testosterone levels market elevations of estrogens produced not only by fat cells but some of the bacteria in our gut our intestinal bacteria may produce e so called diabetes jhin’s diabetes causing compounds from the fats that we eat by even lots of fiber though we can flush this excess estrogen out of our bodies vegetarian women for example excrete two to three times more estrogens in their feces and omnivorous women which may be why I’m numerous women had 50% higher estrogen blood levels these differences in estrogen metabolism may help explain the lower incidence of diabetes in those eating more plant-based diets as well as a lower incidence of breast cancer in vegetarian women who get rid of twice as much estrogen because they get rid of twice as much daily waste in general either way meat consumption consistently associated with diabetes risk dietary habits a readily modifiable but individuals and clinicians will consider dietary changes only if they are aware of the potential benefits of doing so the identification of meat consumption as a risk factor for diabetes provides helpful guidance that can set the stage for beneficial behavioral changes meat consumption is something doctors can easily ask about and once identified at risk individuals can then be encouraged to familiarize themselves with meatless options you

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  1. I was wondering which is safer for females, a vegan diet but supplemented with a whey protein shake, or a fully vegan diet plus a soy based protein shake? I'm not lactose intolerant, and keep hearing that soy can increase estrogen.

  2. I'm a diet controlled diabetic, eating a lot of meat and getting worse. If I become a vegetarian, my diabetes won't be as bad?

  3. @Michaela Dove Can't answer you directly, maybe you'd want to change your settings. Soy protein is not the best option. Not because of the estrogen, it's a form of estrogen that doesn't influence the hormones in the body, but it raises IGF 1 which plays a role in cancer growth. Whey protein is no better though. I would recommend pea protein. You could also use rice or hemp protein.

  4.  Dear Dr. Greger, I found a few videos on IBS on your website, but I wonder if there's bigger (reliable) research on IBS + veganism. I don't know much about it, but I wonder if it could help if done "correctly" / in a healthy way. Is fiber a problem?
    Thank you for your wonderful work! Best wishes from Germany!

  5. My mother was a meat eater, she ate a massive amount of meats, but not much sweets, she was diagnosed with diabetes in her early 40s, she passed away in 2011 at age 58. She suffered many complications from diabetes. My mother had high blood pressure, heart attacks, and her leg amputated under the knee. Her meat and dairy consumption was the main cause. I would test her blood sugar over the years, and it would always spike after she would have her meat and dairy without sweets. She did not eat a lot of refined carbs or sweets, but she loved meat and dairy.

  6. Hey @Michaela Dove. There's a lot of evidence against the consumption of milk products, whey included, especially if you're lactose intolerant! Whey is just a by-product of making cheese and really isn't good for you. As for soy, there's evidence for and against it. There's even evidence saying it's really good for you, which is what I believe. Bu regardless of what you think of soy, keep in mind that anything containing animal products (whey) is a whole lot worse. The reason soy is being attacked is because they have "phytoestrogens" which are said to mimic our estrogen in a similar way.Now although I do not not the specifics about phytoestrogen, I do know that animal products have ACTUAL estrogen in them… Not only do animals naturally produce estrogen like ourselves, but they are GIVEN hormones (such a estrogen). So their bodies are LOADED with estrogen, so whatever animal products we eat, we are eating ACTUAL estrogen. And that is not good for us all. Soy products could never be as bad for us as consuming animal hormones. So definitely stay away from the whey.

    Also, if you are worried about protein, you do not really need a protein powder, you can easily eat high protein foods. However, if you really want to take protein powders, vegan ones are the best kind to take in regards to your health (:

  7. Marie Joy, it won't let me reply to your comment but I just wanted to recommend you check out Dr. Neal Barnard's work on reversing type 2 diabetes! He has several books and you can even find lots of videos of him on YouTube. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family and I've been considered pre-diabetic for most of my life – until switching to a plant based diet. I'm no longer on the "sugar roller coaster" of highs and lows!
    Good luck!

  8. Dr. Greger do you have any videos on vitamin/mineral supplements and if they are really necessary on a plant based diet? I've "heard" people say that the vitamin and mineral content in our foods is severely lowered because of the poor soil these days. Any truth to that?

  9. Here goes Futurevideo10's habits again. Plastering his pseudo intellectual knowledge to compensate for the life he's living. Kind of sad if you think about it.

  10. Marie-Joy decides to ask a question while at the same time have her Google+ settings set so no one can directly reply to her. Gotta admire that on some level.

  11. IMO, Type 1 is often caused by Leaky Gut – animal protein particles get through the gut, immune system attacks them and sometimes confuses them with pancreatic tissue, attacking the pancreas. Leaky gut is primarily caused by lifestyle factors, mainly eating when stressed & drinking alcohol. Then gluten and animal protein are sustaining factors. People are stressed, get leaky gut, then start eliminating gluten, dairy and all kinds of stuff to manage the symptoms. This is treating the symptom and not the condition at it's finest. As Erik Bakker (candidacrusher) says, don't even change the foods you eat, before addressing lifestyle factors (alcohol, being unhappy, sleep). Food is only one cog in the wheel.

  12. A genetic predisposition for certain diseases exist. Inclusive of environmental factors, mutations exist for specific diseases that may be located upon the sequencing of 20,000-30,000 proteins that could uncover these potential maladies and correct them with medications.

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