Fight off disease: Quick fixes for your diet
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:24
- Date Aug 1, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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When you may not know -- but there are apparently little changes that you can make your diet to help prevent some of the most deadly diseases doctor Marc Siegel is part of our medically team.
And he's here to break it down force doctors so many America suffer from diabetes good morning.
Whether this is a really important trip I think everybody should do this but especially diabetics no sugar but replace your sugar with fiber.
More fruit more vegetables more grains the more that you eat.
The less the sugar gets absorbed and out easier it is on your body gets absorbed downstream father along in the intestine better for diabetics the -- are lower and easier to control.
All the -- that we can -- can lead to diabetes we take kids -- -- about -- push you to gain weight and then lead to diabetes are riddled.
A lot of folks suffer from heart problems potentially heart attacks aspirin before bad is this really gonna get.
That's because 25% of the heart attacks -- early in the morning because your blood thickens however I want a word of caution on this I don't want viewers out there to just -- -- take aspirin after they watch this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- It's mostly for people over fifty that are at high risk of this -- is also the risk of bleeding with -- aspirin so I don't endorse it across the board only for people at risk.
Make sure you talk to your doctor first they hit the big one so many folks are afraid of getting cancer we've all been touched by it one way or another.
Great seed extract can help prevent it is that true.
We love grapes Heather the -- very troll is in the skin and then the grape seeds have anti oxidant which seemed to have anti cancer properties but I have to tell you not proven yet.
We need more studies so it's kind of one of those wives tales.
But I think there's something to it.
You know I'm I was a little suspicious about the health food stores now -- -- -- DA approved -- supplements.
-- are we talking about some of the house.
Well I think we have to be careful because we're talking about active chemicals here and I want doctors to be involved in this and people go to health food store they take these things they -- -- this is different than a medication.
But some of them have the same property all right.
Strokes you say hi -- A lot of fruits and vegetables can help prevent that.
White fruit and vegetables is a big study and the Netherlands looking at 20000 people we're talking about pears apples and you know what's an amazing thing the vegetable mushrooms it's been around for millions of years it has anti oxidant and -- it's got vitamin.
And it may decrease your stroke which the study was pretty profound 50% reduction of strokes in people that -- white fruit and vegetable.
-- even just mushrooms too I've also heard that that can help us stave off colds.
Right well we don't know about that for sure but I think mushrooms are really great at building up your immune system exactly the -- -- Sustain our fifth -- -- extract never heard about it.
Well mistletoe extract outside of standing of the miss right right I mean that this is actually a parasitic plant that it latches on to trees it's been around for 2000 years the droids.
Used to use it to prevent cancer.
But we're not talking about a -- lowering blood pressure and decreasing salt so people that eat too much salt.
I have a problem when mistletoe because it's also poisonous plant in the matter what you deluded and put it NT.
Which is what we're talking about here I'm concerned that a physician should be involved so I don't want people out there to go just -- mistletoe but what you know what has a lot of therapeutic properties anti cancer and lowering -- I also up poisonous to children and pats however can't don't know exactly right so again -- we're saying good things but this bad for alright doctor got to watch out for that one doctor -- -- -- thank you so much it is now.