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  1. Exam Room Podcast

  2. Jul 16, 2020

Eat Plants, Live Longer and Healthier!

Eat Plants, Live Longer and Healthier!

Eating a plant-based diet may help lead to a longer, healthier life!

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Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, joins "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll to discuss her new paper on plant-based diets and healthy aging. Her research shows that eliminating meat and dairy from the diet is capable of more than just extending your life. It can also add quality years to it. She says that the fountain of youth can be as close as your kitchen! 

Neal Barnard, MD, also joins the show to discuss the newest government funded artery-clogging creation at Taco Bell, the Grilled Cheese Burrito. While it may sound strange that the government is responsible for dishes on a fast food menu, he and Chuck delve into Dairy Management Inc., a federally funded agency that employs an army of food scientists whose sole mission is to create items specifically crafted to get you to eat more cheese. You may think that’s way out in left field until you see the documents backing up the claims.

Also on the show, Jia Xu, PhD, checks in from Beijing to provide an update on the coronavirus pandemic in China where it all began. He says in some ways, life is returning to normal. In other ways, however, they will never be the same. In the case of eating habits, that’s a good thing as Dr. Xu explains how thousands are now adopting a plant-based diet to improve their health!

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