Leading Chicago MDs on the Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
June 08, 2018
After their talks at Veggie Fest 2017, we interviewed two leading Chicago area doctors, Dr. Terry Mason and Dr. Kim Williams. Watch what they had to say about the impact of a plant-based diet on preventing and treating disease:
In this Veggie Fest interview, Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health, states that the leading causes of death are heart disease, stroke, and cancer. He explains that we want to address the cause of a disease, rather than simply manage it, and that a diet free of all animal products and high in fruits and vegetables is an important factor in curing disease.
In the below Veggie Fest interview, Dr. Kim Williams, past president of the American College of Cardiology and professor and chief cardiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, sums up his Veggie Fest talk, “Taking the Die Out of Diet.” He talks about his research on the impact of a plant-based diet on preventing heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and strokes.