Flashback Friday: Evidence-Based Medicine or Evidence-Biased?

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Evidence-based medicine may ironically bias medical professionals against the power of dietary intervention.

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This is one of my favorite videos of the year so far. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Esselstyn’s work, I touch on it in:
• Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fully-consensual-heart-disease-treatment/)
• Cavities & Coronaries: Our Choice (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cavities-and-coronaries-our-choice/)
• One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/one-in-a-thousand-ending-the-heart-disease-epidemic/)

If you haven’t heard of Pritikin, I introduce him here: Engineering a Cure (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/engineering-a-cure/)
An intro to Dr. Ornish: Convergence of Evidence (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/convergence-of-evidence/)
Dr. Burkitt: Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-burkitts-f-word-diet/)

Since this video came out in 2014, I published that series on Dr. Kempner’s work:
• Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/kempner-rice-diet-whipping-us-into-shape/)
• Drugs and the Demise of the Rice Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/drugs-and-the-demise-of-the-rice-diet/)
• Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-diabetic-retinopathy-be-reversed/)
• Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-morbid-obesity-be-reversed-through-diet/)

And a recent series on lifestyle medicine program that draws its inspiration of these pioneers:
• What Is the Optimal Diet? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/what-is-the-optimal-diet/)
• The Weight Loss Program that Got Better with Time (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Weight-Loss-Program-That-Got-Better-with-Time)
• CHIP: The Complete Health Improvement Program (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/chip-the-complete-health-improvement-program)
• A Workplace Wellness Program that Works (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/a-workplace-wellness-program-that-works)

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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