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Do Flexitarians Live Longer?

Randall Smitham



  1. qakk2000 Posted on March 7, 2015 at 2:51 am

    HEY DOC love  your work please keep it up will send some love doe when it comes to hand 🙂

  2. Gregory Alan Posted on March 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Great job as usual. Very informative and very important. A couple of things which are on my mind. I share your videos on facebook and I don't think a single person who is in my circle actually watches them and some of these folks really need to take your advice. I find it disappointing that so many people WANT to drive their Ferrari (their body) right off the cliff and into an abyss. I fear that a multigenerational approach to fixing our dietary problems will end up like the multigenerational war on poverty. Sure it helped some but most just got stuck in a a rut and left behind. Our health care crisis is at absolute critical levels and people are absolutely convinced they can't live without meat even though they spend thousands and thousands on doctors, medications, and operations in the hope to live a little longer. The solution is obvious and everybody knows it. Just don't eat animal products. It isn't that hard to figure out. 

  3. dogfight156 Posted on March 8, 2015 at 5:22 am

    great vid! thx again

  4. Calvin Posted on March 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

    The solution to this problem of animal product versus plant product is to create plant-based cheese and meat and to market them well so that they are ingrained in culture. This happened with butter. Butter is an animal product. But then along came margarine, which looks similar but is arguably healthier and more convenient because it can be spread more easily. Now just about everyone uses margarine. If the same thing can happen to meat and cheese, that would be a win. The meat and cheese replacement, I feel, needs to be soy free since there is a great fear of soy. This plant based meat and cheese also needs to be high in plant proteins and be fortified with vitamin B12.

  5. NutritionFacts.org Posted on March 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Does just reducing meat consumption lead to a longer lifespan?

    Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-flexitarians-live-longer

  6. Edith Spencer Posted on March 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Delicious salads, cooked greens, various yummy mezzes and rice dishes, small amounts of oil- and maybe meat if you must a couple of times a year. BUt then you are so used to eating whole plant based you simply will not want nor need meat.

  7. Howard Johnson Posted on March 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I love your show, but am not interested in long life.

    Please give me my BACON, Heavy CREAM, BUTTER, Ice Cream, Steak, raw hot dogs, etc – I'll happily take the shorter life.

  8. Howard Johnson Posted on March 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Public policy?  Sounds like moose kakes in the white mosque as the head of the food police.  No thank you.

  9. Habibur IHaveSeenItAll Posted on March 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Good information.

  10. Myranda Wicks Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I guess i shouldnt feel so guilty for being a flexitarian. I eat a 90%-95% plant-based diet. I know the ethical issues, but it is what works for me right now. 

  11. Betsy Cosmos Posted on March 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Just FYI, it is so much less expensive to eat a Whole Foods Plant Based diet (rather than the Standard American Diet)!  And as this video shows, switching to this style of eating not only provides longer life but also will give us better quality of life (less illness!!!).  It's all win-win and with the terrific recipes that are now available for eating this way, there's no excuse not to give it a whirl.

  12. izwabbit Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Do Flexitarians Live Longer? by Dr. Greger

  13. Julian Markov Posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:45 am

    1. Vegetarians don't live longer than meat eaters! Vegetarians in the USA live longer than meat eaters in the USA, perhaps because of hormones and antibiotics in the meat… Numerous studies in the UK were done and your statement is simply not true.
    2. Okinawans are the ones that have the longest lifespan, not Cali vegetarians.
    3. Mediterranean diet is not primarily plant-based! Some countries consume excessive amounts of chicken, pork, lamb, fish, seafood, and so on. Also they consume a lot of fat!
    4. More fruit in the Mediterranean diet? Actually, primarily vegetables and breads!
    5. Western diet is not simply meat-based diet! It is primarily processed carb diet! Try eating low carb diet in the USA and we can then talk again!
    … I am sure that there are many more unsupported claims in this video but don't really care to hear what you have to lie about

  14. money guys Posted on December 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    The answer is hemp, those blue zones love it

  15. hebince44 Posted on August 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    You're telling me that eating only three times a week can reduce diseases so much it becomes almost undetectable in studies?
    In a video once I saw that eating 2 days a week would eliminate the environmental problems we face because of agriculture.

  16. Officer Goodbody Posted on September 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Once a year meat?

  17. Vegan Corie Posted on March 3, 2018 at 3:13 am

    I’m a vegetarian

  18. AJ T Posted on July 8, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Loma Linda Blue Zone is by far not the longest living Blue Zone in the world, on average! With a blatant lie like this, you have to question what agenda this person has, where the money sponsoring him comes from, and what other blatant lies he's spitting out on his videos? Cherry picking selective scientific reports is not science at all!

  19. Nicholas L Posted on September 2, 2018 at 2:44 am

    We need him as our Surgeon General.

  20. TittyFuckingPussySlayer Posted on December 3, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve been alive since birth. I must be doing something right. 100% success rate baby! 😎😎😎

  21. Lloyd Christmas Posted on April 20, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Eat more plants. Spare animals, repair the environment, and live longer.

  22. Aaron Bear Posted on May 4, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    That’s cool but sometimes I want a burger with real meat in it as my reward for eating gross vegetables and plant based 75% of the time lol 🤤🤤

  23. Kathy Hudgins Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Then please tell me this, do you think that taking a B-12 supplement to get this vitamin that you need is a natural thing to do?

  24. whenifeellow Posted on June 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Are the adventists vegetarian or vegan? If they live the longest and are vegetarian, meaning they eat eggs and dairy, whats up with that?

  25. JodyJohn123 Posted on September 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

    You may “save hundreds of thousands of Americans every year” Dr Greger
    But eventually those “hundreds of thousands” will die anyway.
    To everything there is a season

  26. JodyJohn123 Posted on September 20, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Even though you may avoid heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. for a time, death still ceases to exist
    More people on the earth means more resources used and climate change will worsen meaning certain earlier death for mankind
    Mankind’s fanciful greeds will eventually catch up to him