As we at MamaSezz well know, changing to a plant-based diet can change your life in ways you never expected. In this series, we talk with some of the world’s most soulful, dedicated (and often funny) individuals. We get to hear their stories of suffering, transformation, and service — and we learn how food is an essential part of their journey.
This week, Chef Caroline talked with Dr. James Loomis Jr., MD, MBA, FACLM, about his plant based transition. After an injury, Dr. Loomis found his health spiraling. He knew he needed to do something different, and after watching Forks Over Knives, his life changed forever. Watch the interview here:
Recognize Dr. Loomis? That's because he was in the famous documentary: The Game Changers!
0:00 - Meet Dr. Loomis
1:00 - How Dr. Loomis found out about a plant-based diet for health benefits
4:30 - The physical changes Dr. Loomis experienced
"Literally, almost overnight, I decided to give this plant based diet thing a try...and within 3 or 4 months without really much change in exercise, all of a sudden I lost like 40 pounds, my cholesterol dropped 100 points, my sleep apnea went away, the atrial fibrillation went away, my allergies went away, my asthma went away, my blood pressure normalized, my sugars normalized, it was unbelievable."
5:20 - How Dr. Loomis' perspective on healthcare changed
"Once you have this knowledge about what healthcare really is, you can't un-have it"
6:05 - Dr. Loomis' intro to The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
6:30 - How Dr. Loomis' life has changed after going plant-based
"It's really the way I feel, it's unbelievable"
"The cornerstone of all of that is the food we eat"
8:30 - How Dr. Loomis helps his patients with lifestyle medicine
"In a day I will see 4 or 5 patients that have literally reversed their diabetes, and have come off their blood pressure medication"
11:20 - Dr. Loomis' advice for people who are "plant curious"
The China Study, T. Colin Campbell
Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease, Dr. Esselstyn
Plant Based Physicians: PCRM
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