RE:Plant-based Dietitian on Dr. Oz
Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8:43 AM
I saw the show!! They were talking about a prehistoric diet mainly vegies and raw. The three girls who did the experiment on the diet had high BP, high cholesterol, and overweight. They did the extreme version of the preshistoric diet for 2 days in the zoo with food provided in a cooler and then a few days at home. THey came back to Dr Oz and went in this truth tube and all their numbers went down in just 4 days. Imagine a month or two!!!
The dietician they had on was good. She talked about how it is not hard to do a plant based diet, (not the extreme version of prehistoric) showed what foods are easily available and even provided some recipes. All 3 ladies said they could easily do this!!! It was nice to see the plant based diet put in a positive light as I think they really didn't do that on the Doctors!! Anyway, would like to see Susan on Doctor Oz one of these days or another show!! Would definitely tune in for that...
Thanks Kathy for reporting in. You must be in a time zone ahead of me as I didn't see it until hours after you.
Julieanna did a great job and the cooking segment, underscoring the ease with which one can eat whole foods plant-based and still get all the nutrition they need, was well done.
Dr. Oz show has turned into such an entertainment machine, that the zoo piece seemed a bit over the top and I'm not quite sure why the producers decided on that hook. It pointed to the differences, of course, between our modern processed foods and what simple foods we really do best on. The lipid profile numbers tracked for 48 hours were impressive and I think caught the attention of viewers - and I'll give it to Oz that perhaps that was the design of that whole 48 hour zoo experiment - to show how quickly we CAN make changes. The blood pressure drop was an obvious fast result to NO processed food and reduced sodium. Average weight loss 4 lbs, again a quick result of going to unprocessed foods.
At the same time, I'm sure glad they did go to the cooking segment so that people could see the translation of a cooler full of raw foods to a modern adaptation of an unprocessed diet, with brown rice, chilli, vegetables and fruit in easy prep and appealing presentations. And man did the cooking segment go fast! Jules did a great job of answering questions and debunking myths on the fly.