The Power of a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Gloria Steinem once said, "The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."

For those willing to "unlearn," below are a few videos that show the power of a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death: Death in America is largely a food-borne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Michael Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States. 

The Last Heart Attack: Excellent documentary by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This video details the lives of people who have learned to not only prevent a second heart attack but to reverse their heart disease, something that is not normally thought to be possible in mainstream medicine or media. Former President Bill Clinton is highlighted.

Make Yourself Heart Attack ProofDr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the famed Cleveland Clinic gives a 62-minute talk from the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo.

Animal Protein and Cancer: Celebrated Cornell University professor Dr. T. Colin Campbell presents the overwhelming evidence showing that animal protein is one of the most potent carcinogens to which people are exposed.

Type II Diabetes and a Whole-Food, Plant-Based DietDr. Neal Barnardclinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, addresses the science behind diabetes, using simple, human terms and relatable analogies to drive understanding. He presents even more evidence that most Western diseases are food-borne and can be prevented (and even reversed) with a whole-food, plant-based diet, validating once again Hippocrates famous quote, “Let food be thy medicine.”

Is Sugar Toxic?: In a 60 Minutes segment, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on our health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Gupta is also featured in 60 Minutes Overtime in the segment, Sugar and Kids: The Toxic TruthWatch it here.

Sugar: The Bitter TruthDr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.


Plan to be inspired. And remember ... NEVER. SAY. CAN'T.

The First Gold: Highlights from the first Women's Olympic Marathon in 1984, featuring Olympic Marathon Champion Joan Benoit.

Running for My Existence: In 2008, Roger set out on a quest to lose weight, get healthy and eventually run in the Boston Marathon. But not just for himself, for his niece who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. His goal was to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, along with raising money for research into the treatment and cure of this heartbreaking disease. This video highlights his incredible journey at age 47, from obesity to accomplished marathon runner.

The RaceHeather Dorniden of the University of Minnesota races the 600m at the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. She reminds us what a race really is about. What life is really about. We will fall. We can rise.

30 Years of HopeIn 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma and having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon's distance each day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Also, see the Terry Fox Memorial Video.

Why Do You Run?: Answers the most frequently asked question about running.

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