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Friday, May 6, 2011

A Vegan Diet Will Save Your LIfe!!!



We recently watched a show of Dr Oz in which he discussed the movie, "Forks Over Knives". He had numerous guests, including the movie's writer, Lee Fulkerson, three vegan diet promoting doctors, T. Colin Capmbell PhD, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr MD, and Neal Barnard MD, and the Engine 2 Diet author, Rip Esselstyn.

T. Colin Campbell PhD sucinctly stated that in his early research studies, he could turn cancer growth off and on simply by withdrawing or adding animal proteins to a person's diet. He says animal proteins are the cause of cancer.

Caldwell Esselstyn MD stated most of his patients (92%) who have embarked on a vegan diet have stayed on it since they enjoy feeling empowered to take control of their own health.

Neal Barnard MD recommended 3 food groups to definitely do without: meat, dairy and eggs, and processed foods, including oils. He advocates doing without even healthy oils like olive oil, and using foods to provide flavor like lemon juice and herbs for salad dressings for instance. Dr Barnard advocated eating vegan foods in place of the animal foods. For protein he suggested whole grains, nuts, and beans. In place of dairy, and to get your calcium, eat green leafy vegetables, to get potassium, eat fruits, and to get Vitamin D, get sunlight or eat soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk. In place of processed foods, and to get your carbohydrates, he suggested eating whole grains, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, and fruit.

Rip Esselstyn suggested five foods that will wipe out cancer and heart disease and belong in everyone's kitchen that he has helped bring to firefighter kitchens' across America: 1) Nutritional yeast: provides good protein and nutty cheesy flavor, 2) Freeze dried strawberries: 10 times higher in antioxidants than fresh strawberries, reduces cancer, 3) Rhubarb: high in polyphenols, reduces cancer, 4) Escarole: high in phytochemicals, reduces cancer, and 5) Banana ice cream: reduces kidney cancer.

We found this episode wonderful since it is one of the few times that the truth about what causes the two major diseases of the western diet: cancer and heart disease and how to eat healthy has been broadcast on a major TV show. I would like to see more of this and I think that the truth is coming out all over now, largely because of the internet and the greater access to information that we now have. When everyone eats a vegan diet and follows a vegan lifestyle, the world will be healthy and will heal again.


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diet products said...

It was true that being a vegan can pro-long your life because eating vegetable is very important in our health.

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