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  1. Adopting Vegan diet has been the best for my body. I'm glad I took it seriously at 30, because it's the beginning of higher aging and veganism has made me feel better especially with my depression.

  2. Sad that Loma Linda (where the Adventists live) is now the only blue zone left after the diet of the other four became westernised. The Okinawan's really did NOT need McDonalds and KFC opening up there! What a travesty 🙁

  3. Ahhh the Blue Zones! Love that book! I think that was the first book I read that really turned me onto nutrition. That was when I first started taking charge of my own health and at least thought about making real changes.

    It took me a couple more years to really put it into action, but now that is my norm, and what I think is most helpful for the majority of my pateints/clients. It also is nice to know that there is research to back it all up!👍

  4. Whenever I go vegan, I become more loving, caring and compassionate person. Maybe meat, eggs and dairy are toxic for my body and my spirit as well.. Just a thought tho.

  5. Okinawa diet is really good for the body. I wish everyone good health, joy,peace and happiness

  6. The American occupation of Okinawa is having devastating effects on the Okinawan economy, they are the poorest province in japan and a devastating effect on the health of Okinawans they are the fattest in Japan because of american fast food, sad!

  7. imo sweet potatoes rnt vegetable
    they r a loser version of a fruit (tho they make up for it by having the best color <3 uwu)

  8. That food survey was done in 1949- post war years of great austerity and not necessarily representative of the Okinawan traditional diet. The pig population was greatly reduced for example. I wish people who put foraward the 'okinawan traditional diet' as a whole food plant based diet would address this, and/or point to some convincing evidence that this sweet potato/plant based low animal produce diet is what the Okinawans actually ate, rather than it simply being a temporary post war austerity diet.

  9. Thanks for your amazing videos. I have a lot of questions about How Not to Die vs. Nourishing Traditions… Can anyone weigh in here?

  10. The diet wasn't vegetables, like in a variety of different types of vegetables, it was sweet potatoes (69% of calories) and white rice(12% for of calories) Andrew and small amounts of fruits(1%) and beans(6%). If they lived to 100 with little heart disease and cancer with that diet than why eat the "daily dozen". Where are the people who lived to 100 who ate the daily dozen each day? The daily dozen is complete BS

  11. There would most likely be far less animal viruses mutating to infect humans too. Some people will never learn.

  12. After watching all the videos regarding arsenic in rice, always wondered what percent arsenic Okinawa rice has past and present.
    Also wonder if rice picks up arsenic regardless if chicken fertilizer is added to the soil. Example, grow other crops in the chicken fertilizer soil and test for arsenic levels and compare. Then same test in low arsenic soil.

  13. This nutritional data was gathered during the post war famine. The traditional Okinawa diet contains lots of pork and seafood. I hope no one is stupid enough to believe that eating a nutritionally deficient diet of mostly sweet potatoes will do anything for anyone's longevity.

  14. Can you give an update regarding nooch (nutritional yeast) and beta glucans? Do the immune boosting effects make cytokine storms like the ones caused by covid19 worse? If so, this would be an urgently needed update

  15. Let’s say you eat this diet, and exercise, but also use smokeless tobacco products—still live long?

  16. It's misleading to say the traditional Okinawan diet is centered around vegetables, when the main source of calories is sweet potatoes. Sweet potato is a starch. When most people think of vegetables, they're thinking of non-starchy plant foods. You can't live off vegetables like that; they don't have enough calories. You'd have to eat vegetables all day long and still may not get enough calories. Dr McDougall is right that we are starchivores. Dr Greger focuses on micronutrients and not on what we should be basing our diet around: starch.

  17. The Okinawans are not vaccinated against the flu. IT makes you more vulnerable to COVID. Almost all deaths in Europe are elderly flu vaccinated. Have a strong immune system. Take vitamin C. 3000g per day. NOT 250G LIKE HE RECOMMENDS. www.doctoryourself.com

  18. please make a video about the rda's and how important they are because i find it hard to hit 100 percent everyday for alot of nutrients

  19. I still wonder how an archipelago nation (Okinawa being one of many Ryukyan islands) be eating such small amounts of fish?
    It looks kind of fishy to me.

    Ok, that was a stupid pun, but seriously?

  20. I've often heard that Okinawans all used to own boats and would mostly feed themselves by fishing and thus being very self-sufficient. Is this just a false claim or does this study account for this kind of self-sufficient living?

  21. Hi and thank you for your great informational videos. i was wondering if you have any data on Micro Greens?

  22. Again vegan propagan, inhabitants have always consumed a lot of fish, pork and seafoods. But they also mainly eat vegetables, grains.
    There are omnivorous, before, after and today yet

  23. Hi, I have a question about b12. So I'm doing the plast based diet but I do also eat fish 2x/week so my question is: do I still need to suplement with b12?

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  25. El video está mal traducido al Español, los subtítulos que aparecen son en Portugués o Brasileño. Por favor, corrijan los subtítulos a español

  26. Im currently been living in okinawa for the past three years. The food here is worse than the good in the states. I like going to market places to buy vegetable though. So much pork in all these ramen shops, dozens of Koreans barbecues and a ton of carb intake. Can’t wait to go back to states.

  27. Dr. Greger, you should be speaking NOW about why governments from all
    the world should ban animal commerce and animal protein products to
    avoid more pandemics like the actual COVID19. Its the moment to make
    global laws about this so we can prevent catastrophic events like this
    one or even worse… If governtments take extreme meassures like
    confinement of entire countries for months, they ALSO can take meassures
    like banning all animal products and animal farming, hunting, selling.

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