▶Little Shop of Horrors? The Risks and Benefits of Eating Plants - YouTube


Georgia Ede, M.D., is the only psychiatrist at Harvard
University offering nutrition consults to patients seeking an
alternative to medications. She successfully applies modified
Paleolithic dietary principles not only to the treatment of mood
disorders, but also to "Mystery Syndromes", such as Fibromyalgia, IBS,
and Chronic Fatigue.


Plant-based diets are often
touted as healthy, and yet many plants contain clever protective
chemicals, carefully crafted by evolutionary forces over millennia, to
serve the needs of the plant, rather than to nourish the human body.
Many of these compounds are potentially toxic to animal cells, and
include naturally-occurring pesticides, mineral chelators, and

Understanding what is lurking inside the vegetables we
eat can be very useful in managing "mystery syndrome" symptoms that do
not respond to a traditional Paleo Diet, such as Chronic Fatigue,
Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Drawing upon scientific
literature in the fields of medicine, botany, and toxicology, as well as
upon my own personal and clinical experience, this presentation groups
familiar foods into botanical families (crucifers, seeds, nightshades,
etc) and introduces the audience to the potential risks and benefits of
each. This talk is designed to be engaging, fun, and provocative.

This is how science is supposed to work. Not sure how so-called nutrition "science" got so far off track, mistaking correlations done from horribly (and demonstrably) inaccurate questionnaire data, with causality. In no other branch of science, not even the soft sciences like psychology, is correlation confused with causation.

For someone who used to think we knew so much more today than we did in the 70s, due to the big cohort studies, it's a bitter pill to swallow to admit that we don't. But to be true to the scientific method, that is exactly what we must do.

I can see that many people here are averse to, or don't understand, the reality, pointing people to what they call "the facts" or "credible sources". But unfortunately, the "credible sources" are not real scientists, because they are not acting and thinking like scientists. They are statisticians playing a multivariate shell game with garbage data, and spitting out garbage conclusions at the public, which they bill as "facts".

Dr. Ede is evaluating the data as a true scientist should.