[LW Radio] How To Prevent Chronic Disease with Ancestral Diets with Dr. Chris A. Knobbe

[LW Radio] How To Prevent Chronic Disease with Ancestral Diets with Dr. Chris A. Knobbe

Most of us have been really close to someone with a chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, or even age-related macular degeneration. However, have you ever thought or believed that a Westernized diet is the driving force behind all of these seemingly disparate conditions?

I’ll have physician and ophthalmologist, Chris A. Knobbe, MD, on my Light Warrior Radio show to discuss what the driving force is behind all of these conditions. Dr. Knobbe will be sharing some staggering details and statistics that he has uncovered among his research – and we’ll be discussing tomorrow at 12:00 noon Eastern!

You may be shocked to hear that, if you reside in the United States and you survive to age 75 or beyond, you have a nearly 1 in 3 chance of developing age-related macular degeneration – also known as AMD. AMD can rob you of your central vision — and around 10 to 15% of all those affected lose central vision in at least one eye, with varying degrees of vision loss in the opposite eye. Around 1.5% end up blind in both eyes.

Yes, this is a scary thought. And if you’re like me, your worst fear is losing your vision.

Now the good news…

Dr. Knobbe, an ophthalmologist, shares his revolutionary hypothesis and supportive research, which supports the belief system that AMD is not just about aging or genetics, as ophthalmologists and optometrists have traditionally believed. This disease, Knobbe contends, is all about diet. And this means that the disease is preventable — and even manageable in the earliest stages — by following what he calls an ancestral diet.

Listen in on this show if you’d like to find out:

  1. How to reduce or virtually eliminate your chances of chronic disease, through diet,
  2. How to virtually eliminate your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration,
  3. What an ancestral diet is and how such diets can prevent numerous diseases, including overweight and obesity, and
  4. The big steps you can take beginning today, to clean up your diet and get healthier!


Chris Knobbe, MD is an ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Knobbe has a deep interest in general nutrition, particularly as it relates to chronic degenerative disease, though his primary area of expertise is with the disorder age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

AMD is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65, currently affecting approximately 196 million people worldwide.  Knobbe’s research efforts and revolutionary hypothesis for the nutritional basis of AMD have resulted in a published scientific paper, a book, under the title Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration – and a second book currently in the making.  Knobbe’s current research focuses substantially on omega-6 seed oil consumption as a major unifying driver of the chronic degenerative diseases of civilization, including AMD.  Dr. Knobbe is the founder and president of Cure AMD Foundation™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of vision loss from AMD. Cure AMD Foundation’s website can be found at www.CureAMD.org.  

Karen Kan
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