Because I am a teacher, and recommend our station WPBT2 to my
students, I’ve been so excited to see your choices of the Brain Doctor
and the President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
to earn money to continue your excellent programming.
Dr. Barnard is able to help us on so many more subjects than merely curing diabetes on his http://www.pcrm.org/diabetes website, as his fellow physician Dr. Gabriel Cousens is doing in Arizona. With his 5,000 medical doctors on his staff, he has continuing free medical education computer classes, http://www.nutritioncme.org/ as well as in person classes at George Washington University Medical School, he has a bi-monthly computer seminar for physicians and other health care workers seminar, http://www.nutritionmd.org/, for information on approximately 90 common health conditions and help for health care providers and folks on adopting healthier diets with personalized meal plans, nutrient analysis, recipes, and shopping lists; http://www.cancerproject.org/ for comprehensive information on diet’s role in preventing, treating and curing cancer.
They have free food prep and cooking classes in more than 26 states. http://www.healthyschoollunches.org/, http://www.strongbones.org/, http://www.safediets.org/> (for weight loss plans), PCRM.Safeshopper.com to find books and other helpful resources online, http://www.nealbarnard.org/ to view his latest books, and http://www.pcrm.org/ to explore nutrition’s role in preventing and curing a variety of illnesses and to discover the benefits of a plant-based diet for children and adults.
His close relationship with Drs. T. Colin
Campbell (the China Study), Caldwell Esselstyn (Reversing and Preventing
Heart Disease), John McDougall (the McDougall Plan), etc. keep him on
the circuit on TV and on Facebook and Youtube bringing lifesaving
information to those who cannot afford to travel to his classes.
Dr. Amen’s work showing the before and after pictures of the brain are invaluable. When one goes further in brain research and finds that there is not only the acid foods, habits and drinks, like colas, tobacco, alcohol and vinegars, that destroy our brains, but also common parasites, bacteria and viruses which invade the brain and do damage and that we are able to kill them with non-invasive treatments, we are able to take a collective sigh of relief and understand that we can have control of our lives and good health.
One word of caution, however. It’s important to note that some of the recommendations made by Dr. Amen are controversial in the medical and nutrition fields: i.e. his recommendation for essential fatty acid intake is supported, but the type he recommends, fish oil, has been found to be contaminated and rancid.
There are other forms of EFAs which are not and which are easily gotten from whole foods like avocado and almonds or walnuts. When one uses fractionated fats in the forms of fish oil capsules, this causes damage to the lining of the arteries.
Dr. Esselstyn will
not allow any processed oils at all (not even virgin olive oil) in his
successful Cleveland Clinic protocol for curing heart disease with a
plant based diet. These oils will make a person bald because they shut
off the oxygen and electrical energy to the hair follicle and one’s hair
Spinach is another problematic food. Although the shelf life is longer than other greens that are better for you, it causes a buildup of gall stones because of its oxalic acid content. It will neutralize the iron in itself and in other foods that it is eaten with, and we become anemic. The better choices are sunflower or pea greens, organic spring or herb salad mixes that are available in most every market, and young kale, collard, beet greens, etc.
The most dangerous recommendation by Dr. Amen includes the dairy protein casomorphine, otherwise known as whey or casein. As most research doctors know now, this protein is a causative factor in breast and prostate cancers, heart disease and diabetes, as this information has been widely circulated with the success of The China Study and the subsequent research in Europe and our country. Protein is in all foods. If we stay within a 10% fat, 10% protein daily intake, we will not be deficient with a plant-based diet. Please look up the site http://www.notmilk.org/ to begin an intelligent, scientific fact-based investigation.
And finally, the recommendation of chicken and salmon by Dr. Amen provides much too much protein, which causes calcium to be taken out of the bones to buffer the acid from the protein, and this results in osteoporosis.
Dr. Flora van Orden, ND, PhD