The 4-part original series Prescription: Nutrition explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. The series is built around the work of Michael Greger, MD, physician, author of the New York Times best-seller How Not to Die and creator of the world-renowned website NutritionFacts.org.
Dr. Greger reviews thousands of scientific papers about nutrition each year, and masterfully distills the findings into practical advice about the many benefits of plant-based eating. Additional insight on how different foods affect our bodies, and practical advice on how each of us can improve our eating and shopping habits, is provided by nutritionist Tracye McQuirter, MPH, author of By Any Greens Necessary.
But the true heart of Prescription: Nutrition is the story of a remarkable revolution that’s taking place in plant-based cooking and eating. Award-winning chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby share the surprising story of their popular plant-based restaurants Vedge, V Street and Wiz Kid – in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. Their success in crafting crave-worthy plant-based dishes continues to draw international acclaim and praises from plant and meat-eaters alike.
Episode 1 – Green Revolution explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. Dr. Greger outlines how a diet comprised of whole, plant-based foods can dramatically improve well-being and longevity.
Episode 2 — Grain of Truth exposes how the industrial revolution opened the floodgates for highly-processed convenience foods that became “our daily bread.” But those pseudo-grains are known to contribute to chronic disease. Natural, whole grains support longevity and lower the risk of heart disease. Grain of Truth also explores the debate over gluten as a dietary evil.
Episode 3 – Spilling the Beans spotlights some of nature’s tiniest packages that deliver a powerful protein punch. Protein is an essential component of our diet, and for centuries, products of animal origin were thought to be one of the best sources. But, new evidence proves diets high in beans are one of the most important dietary predictors of survival for older people around the world.
Episode 4 – Nature’s Candy offers a healthy alternative to added sugar — considered to be one of the worst ingredients in the modern diet. But naturally-occurring sugars, with the health-promoting benefits of antioxidants, fiber and vital nutrients, are packaged in their purest form. The science proves — fruits and berries are some of the healthiest foods on the planet.