現代人由於長期飲食不當和生活壓力過大,造成「自律神經失調」的人越來越多。自律神經失調的結果,引起身體的「血液循環」、「發炎消炎」和「器官協調」的三大功能失去了平衡,導致身體不適的症狀和各種慢性疾病。健康之道,源自於營養,而營養之道,首重在「天然
西醫之父古希臘希波克拉底的金玉良言:「讓食物為醫藥醫藥為食物」,與東方醫學「藥食同源」的主張,都明白指出食物是治療疾病不可或缺的良方。因此,秉承著「愛心和諧」的理念,陳醫師主持一家實踐生活醫學的「愛家自然診所」,分享以「和諧的食物」來治癒疾病,取代只壓抑症狀、治標而不治本的藥物。

又逢全球暖化的危機時代,基於氣候變遷已經危害到身體健康和生活安全的急迫性,為了留給後代一個能讓子孫盡情揮灑未來璀璨人生的地方-我們唯一的地球,與同好發起「醫界蔬食聯盟」藉以提倡友善健康的「永續食物」。人人採取永續食物的結果,不但能夠促使個人健康地球永續,緩解氣候變遷的災難,化解全球的糧食危機,而且也能夠恢復人與動物間的和諧,進而共創世界和平

2014年12月18日 星期四

蔬食的飲食模式讓人長壽又健康

陳惟華/愛家自然診所院長、英國牛津大學神經學博士、醫界蔬食聯盟發起人之一
Table 3. Vegetarian dietary patterns make people living longer and healthy.
Items
Benefits of plant-based diets
References
I
Vegetarians live longer average 9.5 years than non-vegetarians
96,000
Americans
1.     Non-vegetarians live on average 73.8 years.
New Adventist Health Study presented at Academy of Nutrition& Dietetic Annual Meeting; 10/7, 2012.
2.     Vegetarians live on average 83.3 years
II
Vegetarian dietary patterns significantly reduced the risk of mortality
73,308
Americans
For 5.8 years
1.     Overall mortality of all vegetarians vs non-vegetarians
↓12%
JAMA Intern Med
Published online June 5 2013
doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473
2.     Vegans vs non-vegetarians
↓15%
3.     Lacto-vegetarians vs non-vegetarians
↓9%
4.     Men vegetarian decrease risk of death more than vegetarian women.
III
Vegetarian dietary patterns significantly reduced the risk of cancer
69,120
Americans
1.     Vegans reduce risk of overall cancers in both men and women by 16%.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev Published Online on November 20, 2012
2.     Vegans reduce risk of female-specific cancers by 34%.
3.     Lacto-vegetarians significantly reduce 25% risk of cancers of the digestive system only.
IV
Vegetarians significantly reduce the occurrence of stomachbladder ovarian cancers and lymphoma & leukemia.
61,566
British
For 12.2 years
1.     Gastric cancer
↓64%
British Journal of Cancer (2009) 101, 192 – 197
2.     Bladder cancer
↓53%
3.     Lymphoma & leukemia
↓45%
4.     Ovarian cancer
↓31%
V
Vegetarians significantly reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease
44,561 British
For
11.6 years
1. ↓32% ischemic heart disease
Am J of Clin Nutr Published ahead of print January 30, 2013
2.     lower non-HDL-cholesterol (0.45 mmol/L)
3.     lower systolic pressure (−3.3 mmHg)
4.     lower average BMI (1.2 kg/m2)
VI
Vegetarians significantly reduce the risk of cataracts
27,670 British
1.     Vegans
↓40%
Am J Clin Nutr 2011;93:1128-1135
2.     Lacto-vegetarians
↓30%
3.     Fish vegetarian
↓16%
VII
Vegetarians significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes↓62%
41,387 Americans
For 5 years
1.     Vegans
↓61.9%
Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases 2013;23:292-299
2.     Lacto-vegetarians
↓38.2%
3.     Semi-vegetarian
↓51.4%
VIII
Vegetarians reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome↓54%
1,011
Americans
1. Vegetarians
25.2%
Diabetes Care 2011 ; 34(5): 1225-1227
2. Semi-vegetarians
37.6%
3. Non-vegetarians
39.7%
IX
Vegetarian dietary patterns prevent obesity
71,751 Americans
1. Vegetarians

Acad Nutr Diet 2013;113:1610-1619
BMI average
24.1kg/M2
Obesity rate
9.4%
2. Non-vegetarians

BMI average
28.6kg/M2
Obesity rate
33.3%
X
Vegan diets significantly improve type II diabetes more than diabetic diets
99 diabetic patients
1.     Less HbA1C
-1.23 vs -0.38
Diabetes Care 2006; 29: 1777-1783.
2.     Less body weight
-6.5kg vs -3.1kg
3.     Less LDL
-21.2% vs -10.7%
4.     Less 24-hour urine protein
-15.9mg vs -10.9mg
5.     Less diabetic medications
-43% vs -26%
XI
Vegetarian dietary patterns prevent hip fractures↓34%
63,257
Singapore Chinese
1.     The highest vegetable-fruit-soy group
↓34%
Dose-response
J Nutr 2014;144:511-518.
2.     Meat & Dim-Sum dietary patterns
No effect
XII
Vegan dietary patterns arrest & reverse cardiovascular diseases
198 patients with CAD
For 3.7 years
1. Vegans (177 patients)

J Fam Pract 2014;63:356-364b
Disease progression
2.2%
Improved symptoms
94%
Reversal of coronary artery
22%
3.     Non-vegans (21 patients)

Disease progression
62%
Improved symptoms
0

Reversal of coronary artery
0
XIII
Vegan for 1 month
1. Increase gut probiotics
Environ Microbiol Rep 2013/5
2. Improve body weight, blood lipid & glucose profiles
XIV
Vegan for 3 months
1. Turn on 48 kinds of cancer-suppressing genes
2. Turn off 453 kinds of cancer- promoting genes
PNAS 2008/6/17
XV
Vegan for 5 years
Lengthen the telomeresa longevity index
Lancet Oncol 2013/9/17