TrueNorth Health Foundation Report Shows Whole-Plant-Food Diet May Improve Degenerative Eye Disease

Submitted on March 31, 2020 - 9:09am

Santa Rosa, CA, March 16, 2020 - TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today a case report showing that an exclusively whole-plant-food diet significantly improved Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a degenerative eye disease that accounts for as much as 20 percent of corneal transplants in the U.S. 

The case report was published in the March issue of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. The report was written by three authors: Dr. Toshia Myers, executive director of the TrueNorth Health Foundation; Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder and director of the TrueNorth Health Center; and Andrew Beauchesne, a medical student at Tufts University and former intern at TrueNorth Health. 

“This case is evidence that an exclusively whole-plant-food diet may be an effective intervention in the treatment of FECD,” said Dr. Myers. “It provides a basis for further research.” 

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