People go reason for different reasons. Arnold Schwarzenegger recommends to cut down meat from one’s diet after he had been advised to do so by his physicians. After following their advice, he stated that he started to feel great. There are others such as James Cameron who went vegan because of environmental reasons. Whatever the reason might be the benefits are awesome.
Unfortunately, too many people still seem to deliberately ignore the fact that climate change is becoming an increasingly crucial issue. Scientists agree by now that the entire ecosystem is going to collapse if people keep living as if there is no tomorrow. In fact, mainstream media want this undeniable truth to be ignored as long as possible and they still seem to have the power to do so.
Did you know that only 2 glasses of milk can already increase your risk of getting prostate cancer? Or did you ever wonder why a Western diet favors cancer in such a way that it increases the probability of falling victim to cancer by 200%? However, the good news is that a diet that is based on plant-based foods has a contrary impact on one’s health.
If people had been told that there would be a hospital in this “cattle country” promoting a vegan diet, it would have sounded unbelievable. However, it became reality that the Midland Memorial Hospital started to promote a diet based on plant-based foods in order to help its patients prevent and cure disease.
Reading the story of this man who had suffered from several health issues while his doctors were in the dark reminded me of so many people who are so often left helpless after attending their physician. This man describes how his health deteriorated gradually and the only answer of his physician was to cut off salt and to do some exercises.
When the federal report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was published in spring 2015 it faced some rush criticism by the meat industry since it gave clear insights of the diet habits of the average American stating it’s high in sodium, calories, saturated fat, refined grains, and added sugars.
Sometimes it takes a shocking experience to make someone reconsider his or her diet habits. That’s what happened to this Las Vegas-based magician. His doctor told him he needed to drop dramatically weight. And in case the master illusionist, Penn Jillette, made it possible to drop his weight from 330 to 225 pounds, he could even resign to any medicament he was currently taking for good.
For the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made the choice to give a recommendation regarding environmental sustainability by pointing out that a plant-based vegan diet has the lowest possible impact on the ecosystem while animal-based food wreaks havoc on the environment in the long run.
Sometimes people seem to wonder if a vegan diet should also be adopted by children. Very interestingly, the Cleveland Clinic tested obese children at the age between 9 and 18 years old providing a significant impact on their health after going vegan even for a short period of time. In fact, after a month only those children had already lost weight, improved their blood levels, reduced the risk of inflammation, lowered their cholesterol and even decreased their insulin level.
When it comes to maintaining the proper function of the heart everybody seems to listen up. However, there are still many people who don’t seem to care too much about how to keep their heart healthy. Sometimes, it even takes a medical doctor being the president of the American College of Cardiology to learn from his patients in order to make a radical change in his diet habits.