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Old Sat, Jul-29-17, 20:55
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Default How brain-healthy is YOUR diet?

Latest blog post by Dr. Georgia Ede:

http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/vegan-...ba4cca-97647217

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We think a lot about how plant-based diets and animal-based affect our hearts, our blood sugar levels, or our risk for cancer, but how do our dietary choices affect our brains? What do we actually know about vegan diets and mental health? As a psychiatrist who specializes in nutrition, this question is near and dear to my heart, and one that richly deserves our attention.

Those of you familiar with my work know that I eat a highly unorthodox mostly-meat, low-plant diet, but that was not always the case. In my 20s and 30s I ate a low-meat, low-fat, high-plant diet because that’s what I was told was best for me. In my early 40s, numerous mysterious symptoms descended upon me—chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, IBS, migraines, etc.—forcing me to experiment with my diet in hopes of finding relief. The diet that completely resolved all of those issues and more, was a high cholesterol, high-fat, low-fiber diet. Naturally, I was worried that this strange new diet would slam my arteries shut, so I began to study the science behind the headlines. Nobody was more relieved or surprised than I was to discover the truth: meats are superfoods, and plants are trying to kill us.


Very in-depth post worth reading with a follow up due in August.
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Excellent work, as always from Dr Ede! Thanks for posting, Rob.
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Great article! I signed up to be notified when her next article appears.

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Oh, I love this article so very much!

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In fact, even though the plant-rich diet recommended by the USDA allows some animal foods, it is so nutritionally weak that the US Dietary Guidelines specifically recommend that EVERYONE eats refined carbohydrates like flour and cereals, because they are fortified with essential nutrients:

“Refined grains, such as white flour and products made with white flour, white rice, and de-germed cornmeal, are part of the intake recommendation because they are commonly enriched with iron and several B vitamins, including thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin…Since 1998, enriched grains also have been fortified with folic acid and are thus an important source of folic acid for women of childbearing potential…The 2015 DGAC concluded that consumption of only whole grains with no replacement or substitution would result in nutrient shortfalls.” [Part D, chapter 1, lines 1088-1156]

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Thanks for posting, Rob. The brain health aspect is the biggest inspiration for me right now to change the way I'm eating. This article is incredible. Very motivating - uh, and at the same time just so frustrating to read again about flaws in USDA recommendations. (And then knowing how that filters down into everything, like school breakfast and lunch programs...)
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Everything that is good for the heart is good for the brain.
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Everything that is good for the heart is good for the brain.


I know, right? It doesn't make sense for normal function to be otherwise
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