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Video: The Tomato Effect

Why does the medical establishment ignore highly efficacious therapies such as plant-based diets for heart disease prevention and treatment? In this video, Dr. Michael Greger recalls an amusing but sad example of how an otherwise beneficial knowledge is not accepted simply because it runs against the prevailing conventional wisdom, relating how tomatoes were shunned and not eaten in America for centuries after they were introduced and eaten in Europe because “everybody knew that they were poisonous.”

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