Concerned about the eating habits of his students this Boston first grade teacher felt he had to do something about it. Of course, his approach needed to be cool to arrest his students’ attention. So, he decided to shoot a music video to promote healthy eating by focusing on a plant-based foods.
When a very popular heart surgeon being also a renowned health expert and daily talk show host encourages his audience to pursue a vegan diet, people seem to listen. In fact, Dr. Oz challenges his more than one million fans who followed his “21-Day Weight Loss Program” to adopt a vegan diet if they want to make sure to lose weight and keep an ideal weight while diminishing dramatically the risk of falling victim to serious diseases such as cardiopathy, diabetes and any kind of cancer.
Definitely, it must have been a shocking surprise to Sarah discovering a lump in her breast while dancing joyfully in her mother’s home on December 3rd last year. However, it took until December 30 to know that this lump was due to Stage 1 breast cancer. The mum-of-four has been told to pursue conventional treatment ranging from radiotherapy to mastectomy or lumpectomy. But she decided to turn down these options in favor of a vegan diet.
Currently, about 7.3 billion people live on this planet. This number is supposed to rise up to 9 billion people by 2050. Some experts even estimate the world population to rise up to 10 billion people by that time. So, why is this so critical and how is this dramatic surge supposed to be handled? Those 9 or even 10 billions people are going to have to eat.
Although the stereotype of vegans being long-haired and underfed may still be circulating around every now and then falsely presuming them to be quixotic and escapist there is an indisputable fact: The vegan diet has become one of the most popular diets on the globe. Many people who had been opposed to it for quite a long time especially seem to take the chance in January to try it out.
The vegan lifestyle becomes more and more popular. By now, many countries have vegan sections in their supermarket and vegans have much more freedom to go vegan without struggling to find vegan-friendly food options. However, there’s one issue that seems to be still relevant before and after going vegan: Is being vegan really pricey?
Admittedly, I have read a lot of stories about how people went vegan or what kind of experiences they gained during their vegan journey. However, when I read the title of this story saying “our vegan diet almost killed us” I was really curious to find out how a vegan diet could have almost killed this couple. The end of the story will surprise you as it surprised me.
This morning, I talked to a colleague of mine during a break. He told me a secret I didn’t know about. He said a few years ago he wanted to work for an employer who was very strict about the health status of his employees. It was mandatory for them to have a certain cholesterol level in order to successfully apply for this company.
Considering the population is expected to increase up to 9.1 billion people at the end of 2050, the United Nations strongly advocates for a change of diet habits. In fact, it regards a total shift towards veganism to be crucial to stop starvation and a disastrous impact on the climate. However, there is another crictical issue coming along with an animal-based diet which is water since factory farming is being held responsible for using 70 percent of the world’s freshwater consumption.