Healthcare Reform:Emptying a Flooded Basement without Turning off the Tap

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 11 Nov 2012
  • In this presentation Dr. Harris will explain how government food policy is
    itself the cause of our rising rates of obesity and degenerative disease.
    He will also discuss the alleged deficiencies of omega-3 fats and "vitamin D." Are they real, and if so, how did it happen since the deficiencies never
    affected our distant ancestors?

    A vegan for more than 45 years, William Harris, M.D., is a founding
    and current director of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Prior to his retirement
    he was an emergency physician and the director of the Kaiser Permanente
    Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic. He received his medical degree from
    the University of California, San Francisco and is the author of The Scientific
    Basis of Vegetarianism, now online at his website (
    For exercise he swims and does other aerobic exercise daily and continues
    to maintain his trampoline skills. He's been a pilot for many years and a
    current skydiver with more than 1290 jumps.

Komentar • 10

  • Vegan Parent
    Vegan Parent Tahun Yang lalu +1

    I can't believe I missed this video when I originally watched this playlist! This is a very informative video especially as a parent with a young child I have people that insist he can only get adequate nutrition if I give him a bunch of supplements. I have always been wary of supplements especially after selling them and meeting product reps who didn't know where half of the ingredients came from. We take a sublingual B12 and that is it. I'll be adding more flax/chia seeds to our diet and cutting out the oil. Thank you so much for posting this!

  • PureSunshineFruition
    PureSunshineFruition 5 tahun yang lalu


  • KasCooks
    KasCooks 6 tahun yang lalu

    Thank you for posting!

  • vshvideo
    vshvideo  6 tahun yang lalu

    I don't know of any, but you can search pubmed (dot) org periodically or setup up an automatic search. You can also subscribe to a daily email with the latest nutrition news from Dr Greger on nutritionfacts (dot) org.

  • TheaDragonSpirit
    TheaDragonSpirit 6 tahun yang lalu

    Is there any studies in progress monitoring this?

  • TheaDragonSpirit
    TheaDragonSpirit 6 tahun yang lalu

    Oh right that clears things up a lot. Thanks.

  • vshvideo
    vshvideo  6 tahun yang lalu

    Getting adequate Omega 3's like DHA is very important. Flax, Chia, and English Walnuts are good sources the ALA which the body converts to DHA. Or you can take a vegan DHA supplement made from algae. Eating lots of Omega 6 fats interferes with the conversion of ALA to DHA, and many vegetable oils are high in Omega 6 which can effect the body's use of ALA.

  • vshvideo
    vshvideo  6 tahun yang lalu

    The story on avocado is still undecided. In-vitro studies don't show what happens when we actually eat a food.

  • TheaDragonSpirit
    TheaDragonSpirit 6 tahun yang lalu

    So if I don't eat any oils then I would not need to use DHA? Isn't there a study that showed kids who had DHA became smarter. Or is this again because they probable eat vegetable oil?

  • TheaDragonSpirit
    TheaDragonSpirit 6 tahun yang lalu

    I avoid Avocado not because it's high in fat, but because I saw a video by Dr. Gregger on a study which shows what happens to blood when avocado added. It had the same effect of chemo... Destroying all cells rather than just the tumor cells like: onion, garlic & leaks. So I avoid avocado for this reason.
    Most people say most fats are unhealthy, par: Nuts, Seeds, Coconuts and Certain Oils possible. Like: Organic Extra Virgin: Olive Oil, Hemp Oil & Coconut Oils. All Cold Pressed.