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Resources and Research

“…the idea that whole foods, plant-based diets can protect against and even treat a wide variety of chronic diseases can no longer be denied…now there are hundreds of detailed, comprehensive, well-done research studies that point in the same direction….” T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

The Engine 2 Diet is based on peer-reviewed, medical research science that shows a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent, and in many cases reverse chronic western diseases — cancer, heart disease, Type II Diabetes and more — with the added bonus of healthy weight loss! All by simply changing the foods we choose to eat.

Don’t take it from us — explore the research yourself.

Nutritional Foundations a Lesson in Basic Nutrition

by John McDougall, MD

Nutrients are substances which are essential for the maintenance, repair, growth, and reproduction of all our body tissues. Our foods contain the following basic nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water.

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For the Love of Grains

by John McDougall, MD

Obesity is unknown among more than 3 billion people who currently live on grain-based diets and the billions more who have done so in the past. Grains are low in calories, low in fat, and high in appetite-satisfying carbohydrates. While overfeeding with grains can easily fatten food-animals, like cows and pigs; the human body only reluctantly converts carbohydrates, like those found in grains, into body fat

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Diet: Only Hope for Arthritis

by Dr. McDougall

In addition to being devoid of animal products, the diet needs to be very low in fat for maximum benefits. Dietary fat has a toxic effect on the intestine of experimental animals, causing injury that increases the permeability of the gut allowing more antigens to enter the body (Pediatr Res 33:543, 1993). Feeding high cholesterol diets to young animals also increases their “leaky gut” (J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 9:98, 1989; Pediatr Res 21:347, 1987). Those vegan diets that have failed to help arthritis patients have been high in vegetable oils, which are know to damage intestinal integrity.

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Diabetes Mellitus: Overview and Risk Factors

by PCRM

Diabetes occurs as a result of deficiency or insufficient action of insulin, a hormone that helps glucose to enter cells. In type 1 diabetes, the insulin–producing cells of the pancreas are destroyed, resulting in a complete absence of insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is able to produce insulin, at least initially, but the cells of the body resist insulin’s action, causing the body to need to produce extra insulin in order to get glucose into cells. When the pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels, diabetes is diagnosed.

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Diet and Diabetes: Recipes for Success

by PCRM

This study illustrates that a plant-based diet can dramatically improve the health of people with diabetes. It also showed that people found this way of eating highly acceptable and easy to follow.

 

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