Last week I attended an event held by the College of Naturopathic Medicine. The event was about Preventing Disease with a Plant-Based Diet and was hosted by Brian Clement.
I have been a fan of Brian Clement for about three years now, I first discovered him when I transitioned to a plant-based diet. After reading about him and listening to his TED talk amongst other material I fell in love with him. I truly resonated with the messages he was sharing and I was keen to someday attend a talk in person.
I tried to attend one of his talks about 3 years ago but sadly it was cancelled, so I was extremely excited to find out he would be travelling to London again.
Who is Brian Clement?
Dr Brian Clement is a health pioneer and has been leading the way with the plant-based goodness for close to four decades. He is the Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute and has written numerous books exposing the meat and dairy industry. Most importantly he inspires and teaches others how to live vibrantly on a plant-based living foods diet.
Dr Clement’s talk was so sincere and powerful. In fact the knowledge he shared helped inspire a talk I was preparing for this past week. I would like to share some of the key learnings I took away from the event.
Plants provide Nutrients
Plants provide us with all the nutrients we need and offer: Antioxidants, Peptides, Enzymes, Phytochemicals, Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Carbohydrates and Essential Fatty Acids.
Brian shared how all aging is due to free radicals, Antioxidants work against those free radicals keeping us healthy and youthful. Enzymes are there to help us digest food and the enzyme rich nutrients protect the cells from free radical damage. The Phytochemicals help to reverse and prevent disease.
The most abused subject in nutrition is Protein! Let's face it Protein talk is everywhere - especially when it comes to a vegan diet.
Do you remember Mad Cow disease? Do you know how that came about? It came about when plant-based animals were fed meat. It melted away the protein cells. This is what we are doing to our bodies while consuming meat.
Peptides hold together the protein.
What about Vitamin U? I personally had never heard of this but it is a vitamin produced inside the body. We must get the other vitamins first externally, in order for our bodies to produce the internal vitamins.
When we look at someone who is glowing, bright and shiny what we are describing is the vitamins in the body. When we look at someone who is grey and has no energy, we are describing the lack of vitamins in the body.
My favourite quote of the night: we are made of stardust! Literally. Brian explained how the minerals in our body are made of the 150 periodic elements and therefore we are made of the stars.
We first think of breads, potatoes and processed foods such as sugar when we hear Carbohydrates. However, we actually get carbohydrates from water! Which is where most of our oxygen comes from – more so than breathing (believe it or not!).
Usually we look to fish oils as it is a known supplement for essential fatty acids however this causes heart disease. This is due to the fact that the oil is rancid within 20 mins of extracting it from the fish. Not to mention the fact that there are 5 known carcinogens in fish in order to keep the smell, colour etc in order.
Aren't we supposed to eat meat?
Anthropology has always taught we ate meat but the research done by Dr Richard Leakey proves otherwise. Dr Leakey reviewed thousands of teeth and discovered that we are not carnivores.
Additionally, we do not have enough hydrochloric acid in our stomachs to break down raw meat in the same way a carnivore animal would.
When you consume death that is what you become! The meat of a dead animal cannot be used to nourish a living being. We need living foods. We are the only species on earth that cook our food. If you cook the hell out of your food it will have no energy in it, there will be no life force.
Preventing Disease with a Natural Plant-Based Lifestyle
We are sicker than we ever have been as a nation and health care costs are increasing. The World Health Organisation have stated there is no colorectal cancer in non-meat eaters. Did you know that 93% of people will die from cancer after treatment? What other business can stay in business when failing 93% of the time?
Happiness starts in the gut! A whopping 90% of all serotonin is produced in the gut, so if our gut isn’t happy – then we won’t be happy either.
We need to get outside and connect with the earth more. We are so detached from the socket of the universe. Internationally we are hugely lacking in Vitamin D due to no skin exposure to the sun. It is important for us to wear as natural fibres as possible and get outside.
Our mobile phones which are vibrating at an incredible frequency are creating thyroid problems (amongst others) which also gives you mental illnesses. All which comes down to an Iodine deficiency.
I am so grateful I was able to spend a couple of hours with Dr Clement learning more about how to live with radiant health through a plant-based diet. Next stop: Hippocrates Health Institute, I would love to spend some time there and learn more.
Let me know in the comments below if you have heard of Dr Brian Clement and your thoughts on a plant-based diet.
With love & gratitude,