– 70% of the population
is lactose intolerant. Why is it legal to eat dairy? It should be illegal. If they conducted a study, and it shows 70% of the people,
participants in that study, were damaged from it,
would the FDA approve it? The answer is no, so why is dairy legal? My name is Dr. Angie Sadeghi. I’m a practicing gastroenterologist in Newport Beach, California. I was a vegetarian for
animal cruelty reasons, and I had zero idea
about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, just because simply we’re
not taught in medical school in regards to the benefits
of the plant-based diet. And we know very little about
nutrition at that point. I had never heard of
all of this literature indicating how beneficial the
whole food, plant-based diet could be for health. So at that point I realized, well, you know, the cruelty reasons are there, the environmental reasons are there, but there’s a whole lot of
health benefits out there that I was oblivious about. So I dug in, and I’ve studied it. I’ve realized the cardiovascular benefits of a plant-based diet. I realized there is actually studies in regards to gut health, which I’ve been really interested about. It turned out that dairy proteins – whey protein and casein – those two proteins are inflammatory. And many people get
sinus problems from it. Many people get skin conditions from it. Many people have allergic reactions to it. 70% of the population
is lactose intolerant. Why is it legal to eat dairy? It should be illegal. If they conducted a study, and it showed 70% of the people, participants in that study
were damaged from it, would the FDA approve it? The answer is no. So why is dairy legal? It should be illegal. Most of my patients suffer
from gastrointestinal diseases. Most of the time, they have things like
gastroesophageal reflux disease, lactose intolerance causing diarrhea, which by the way, goes
undiagnosed for many years. Inflammatory bowel disease,
celiac disease, colon cancer, and colon polyps. Those are some of the common diseases that I see in clinic every day. So many times I have patients
who come and tell me, their doctor said, “your
inflammatory bowel disease has nothing to do with nutrition. Don’t worry about it. You just get medications
and you’re gonna be fine.” You couldn’t be farther from
the truth if you think that. Because all of the
metabolons being secreted by the gut microbiome are
in response of the nutrition that you’re putting in your body. Period. I try to emphasize the role of nutrition in helping patients heal their gut. So based on the type of nutrition
that one chooses to eat, you could either feed the
healthy gut microbiome, and contribute to health by
producing good metabolons, or healthy metabolons. Or you could eat an inflammatory diet. The response of which will be producing inflammatory metabolons. And you can choose what type you like. I choose to eat a whole
food, plant-based diet, because we know that the gut microbiome, in response to eating all that fiber, produces short-chain fatty acids. Which not only heal the
gut, repair the gut, they prevent cancer,
they prevent diabetes, they prevent metabolic disorders. They are the nutrition your colon, your gut cells need to thrive. And the more plants you eat, the more variety of the plants you eat, the more diversity of the
gut microbiome you get. And the healthier your gut will be.