By Steve Lawenda, May 20, As a family medicine physician, I treat patients all day long for conditions related to poor nutrition and obesity: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, acid reflux, sleep apnea, arthritis, and low back pain, to name a few. Yet not so long ago, I too was careening down the very same path to health destruction. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, especially since graduating high school. I was especially worried about diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, all of which run rampant in my family. In fact, my father and grandfather both suffered heart attacks at a young age, and my father has also suffered multiple complications of diabetes. Unfortunately, with all of my extensive scientific and medical training and education, I was taught very little about nutrition and wellness. I had to depend mostly on what was taught as the main treatment for these conditions — medications, procedures, and surgeries.
A plant-based diet is not necessarily a vegetarian diet. Vegetarian is what some people mean when they use the term. But when you see the term in research studies or as part of recommendations from major health organizations, a plant-based diet usually simply means that plant foods are the largest part of your plate — not necessarily your whole plate. Plant-based diets come in many forms. Eating habits that are vegan no animal products at all or other vegetarian types which may include one or more of choices like dairy products, eggs, and fish are plant-based diets. But not all plant-based diets are vegetarian. Plant-based diets also include traditional Mediterranean- or Asian-style eating patterns and those based on the DASH-diet originally developed to control blood pressure.
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