To raise awareness of Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) nutritional benefits in New Zealand by educating and inspiring the general public, health professionals, private organisations and government institutions using evidence-based research.
DR MARTYN WILLIAMSON EXPLAINS
WFPB nutrition (calorie sufficient, no added oil) has been shown to be capable of reversing and sometimes curing ischaemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It does this by dealing with one of the main causes – poor nutrition.
There are a number of plausible mechanisms to explain this effect. There is evidence for similar benefits in a range of other chronic diseases prevalent in the Western World. WFPB nutrition is aligned with current epidemiological nutritional evidence which shows that greater consumption of fruits and vegetables plus fibre and whole grains are associated with improved health outcomes.
Currently New Zealanders do not routinely have access to the information that WFPB nutrition could have a positive impact on their health in such a powerful way.
Denied this option, there are Kiwis dying, suffering unnecessarily, and costing the health service large sums of money, who may otherwise not, if they had been aware of this option and decided to try it for themselves.
There are no significant side effects. It is a no cost intervention. We ask that those organisations with responsibility for providing information to the public on these diseases routinely include information about WFPB nutrition based upon the available research to allow patients to decide for themselves rather than remain in ignorance.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WFPB EATING
Through a series of studies and clinical experience, scientists and general practitioners
have confirmed that the following illnesses can be risk reduced, treated,
cured or reversed by the adoption of a whole food plant-based diet.
Ischaemic heart disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Type 2 Diabetes
The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is for educational purposes only
and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.
Type 2 diabetes and hypertension
“WFPB eating is so effective for type 2 diabetes and hypertension that people on blood sugar lowering medication and insulin may experience hypos and require adjustment of dosage and those on blood pressure lowering medication may also require dosage adjustment to avoid too precipitous a drop. Both of these sitautions we recommend checking with a GP for advice,” Dr Martyn Williamson.
To raise awareness of Whole Food
Plant-Based nutritional benefits in New Zealand by educating and inspiring the general public, health professionals, private organisations and government institutions using evidence-based research.
The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.