A Plant-based diet is beneficial to gut health and addresses gut issues
A whole-food, plant-based diet is beneficial to gut function, in particular by reducing the number of pathobionts and increasing the number of protective species.
The resulting reduction in inflammation from a plant-based diet is a primary cause for the gut microbiota to have protective health effects.
Excessive consumption of animal fat/protein, sugar, and linoleic acid is a risk factor for the development of gut issues, like IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, GERD, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. Conversely, a high-fiber, whole-food, plant-based diet can play a protective role.
Plant-based diets help address the following health issues
The health benefits of eating plant-based include:
There is an overwhelming volume of research to substantiate the detrimental effects of animal consumption and the benefits of a plant-based diet. We have included an abbreviated list of peer reviewed research articles as well as those by leading institutions. We have excluded industry-funded research articles (or at least listed as having industry funding or if a primary author has an industry affiliation). Please let us know if you see a lapse or additional research we should include.