As a plant- based physician, Dr Di Carlo promotes the beneficial impact that the plant-based nutrition has on every individual, with or without a chronic medical condition and risk factors.
People who eat a plant-based diet have a lower risk of dying from heart disease when compared with non-vegans. Plant based diet has been proven to prevent and reverse heart disease, improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
Plant-based diet prevents, manages and reverses type 2 diabetes by lowering body weight, improving insulin function and increasing beta-cells’ ability to regulate blood sugar.
Avoiding animal products can lower the risk of developing cancer.
Saturated fat and trans-fat – found in diary products, meat and fried food- can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions. A plant-based diet is rich in antioxidants, folate and vitamin E, which may offer a protective effect on brain health.