What are doctors and scientific evidence pointing us to?
Doctors and researchers have spent the last few decades looking for evidence to explain the rise of diseases. They have conducted research studies under medical supervision, documented in scientific journals. They, too, have found the undeniable link between food and health.
Medical practitioners and scientifically documented evidence are pointing in the same direction: a diet that nature bestowed on us, that is, foods derived from plant sources, which are minimally processed, if at all.
Experts call this a plant-based whole foods diet.
The strongest animals on the planet as well as our closest evolutionary cousins, gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, hippos and horses do not eat meat, fish, eggs, dairy, sugar, excess salt or oil. Your baby doesn’t need to eat these foods, either.
So how do you and your baby need to eat to be strong and healthy?
Eat only plant-based whole foods.
Everything you have read says different things? Many information sources can be misleading. Do not believe newspapers, blog posts, website articles or Google search results. Even when you read the opinion of an expert, go back to the source they cited to check if this is their opinion, or a claim backed by research studies published in authentic scientific journals.
Who Is An Expert?
An expert is someone who has:
- Conducted scientific research not funded by lobbies such as meat associations, egg co-operatives, or the dairy industry
- Published their research findings in an authentic scientific or medical journal
- Been in the field or area of study for a substantial amount of time
What The Experts Say
This is what child specialists and other doctors say about a plant-based whole foods diet:
Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, speaker, and author of many books including Disease-Proof Your Child. He also serves as Director of Research for the Nutritional Research Foundation.
“Recent studies are lending powerful support confirming the position that most adult cancers are strongly associated with overeating, eating less fruits and vegetables, and eating more dairy, meats, and processed food during childhood.”
“The simplest thing you can do to improve the diet of your family is to reduce protein and fat from animal-source foods and increase protein and fat from plant-source foods because of the high level of micronutrients contained in plant foods.”
Natalie Geary, M.D., is a pediatrician and Oz Garcia, Ph.D., is a world-famous nutrition counselor. They are the authors of The Food Cure For Kids.
“Studies have shown that the overconsumption and manipulation of milk and milk products are causing children to have a variety of health problems as they get older, including diabetes, asthma, reproductive disorders, and cancer.”
Benjamin Spock, M.D., was a pediatrician and author of many books like Baby and Child Care and Feeding Your Baby and Child.
“We now know that there are harmful effects of a meaty diet… Children can get plenty of protein and iron from vegetables, beans and other plant foods that avoid the fat and cholesterol that are in animal products… I no longer recommend dairy products after the age of 2 years. Other calcium sources offer many advantages that dairy products do not have.”
What Research Shows
Many research studies show that plant-based whole food diets prevent and reverse the top killer diseases of the world.
That’s not all. Plant-based whole food diets can also be more effective than medication and surgery in the prevention and reversal of diseases.
All in all, a plant-based whole foods diet is the best one to follow!
Read What Is Plant-Based Whole Food? to discover what this diet includes.