In my quest for cure and prevention I have been reading a lot about nutrition and experimenting with some recipes at home . It looks like vegan diet does offer some of the best prevention of non communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, Alzheimers, heart disease etc.
Some of the best resources in how to prevent and even reverse these diseases are
- Fit for life by Harvey Diamond
- Reversing Heart Disease by Dr. Dean Ornish
- NutritionFacts.org by Dr.Michael Greger
- Fibroid tumors and Endometriosis by Dr. Susan M Lark
Even if people are vegetarians or non-vegetarians some of the food combinations that should be used or not used is explained in Fit for Life. For example combining fruits with any dairy causes gas problems like making milk shakes with fruits is not at all a good idea. You can experience this personally testing on your self. Eating fruits in empty stomach is the best option.Meat and dairy should not be combined as well as carbohydrate and dairy.
One exception in vegan diet is you can take fish oil supplement or flax oil for your Omega-3 which is very important to your brain health. The next is butter or clarified butter and Kefir also buttermilk that is fermented with probiotic cultures which keeps the gut healthy. Healthy gut bacteria helps in B12 production and absorption in the body which in turn avoids B12 deficient anemia. There is a possibility of B6 deficiency as well if B12 deficiency exist. So one thing could lead to chain of reactions, hence paying attention to how to eat and when to eat is as important as our daily exercise and jobs.