Navajo Populations Reverse Type II Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 11.38.01 AM.pngAccording to a recent article by Indian Country Today Media Network, the diet of traditional indigenous Americans is healthier than the contemporary American diet, due to the fact that the diet is rich in plant-based foods, and low in animal products.

Researchers presenting at the International Conference on Diabetes found that a low-fat, plant-based diet was the most effective at reducing, and in some cases reversing, type II diabetes in Navajo populations.

Dr. Neal Barnard, noted advocate of a vegan diet as the key to long-lasting health, stated at the conference, "It's remarkable to see the health difference between traditional populations and those who no longer practice a traditional life. Well-meaning but ill-informed government programs took away the ability to independently grow healthy food and instead dumped surplus cans of luncheon meats, cheeses, and processed foods of all kinds on these populations."

The ever-growing body of evidence proves that a meatless diet has incredible potential to reduce some of the most serious health issues that plague Americans today.

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