I love it that I can’t keep up with the scientific studies, journal articles, editorials, news reports, blog posts and latest books from well-respected authors that document the long-term health benefits of whole plant-based food.
Since 1997, I have been writing about plant-based eating and have been coaching hundreds of clients in living a whole food plant-based lifestyle. As a result, I receive emails every day from people across the globe in all walks of life wanting to learn hypnosis for weight loss and other healthy behavior changes.
Veggie-Might! The long-term health benefits of being a vegetarian
Cambridge Journals Blog, Paul Appleby, February 15, 2016: Extensive research into the nutritional adequacy of vegetarian diets has shown that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can supply all of the nutrients required for good health, but less is known about the long-term health of vegetarians and vegans. In our review paper we summarise the main findings from large cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies in western countries with a high proportion of vegetarian participants. The findings show that vegetarians have a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity and a lower risk of ischaemic heart disease compared with non-vegetarians from a similar background, whereas the data are equivocal for stroke. For cancer, there is some evidence that the risk for all cancer sites combined is slightly lower in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians, but findings for individual cancer sites are inconclusive. Vegetarians have also been found to have lower risks for diabetes, diverticular disease and eye cataract. Overall mortality is similar for vegetarians and comparable non-vegetarians, but vegetarian groups compare favourably with the general population.
In summary, the long-term health of vegetarians appears to be generally good, and for some diseases and medical conditions it may be better than that of comparable omnivores. Although more research is needed, particularly on the long-term health of vegans, the findings are enough to suggest that a reduction in the consumption of animal products, especially red and processed meats and high-fat dairy products, in developed and middle-income countries is likely to have a beneficial effect on public health whilst going some way towards addressing concerns over the environmental and economic consequences of a diet rich in meat and other animal foods.
“Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.” – Albert Einstein, writing in a letter dated December 27, 1930 (Einstein Archive 46-756)
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Not only can weight loss hypnosis help you to lose weight, it can help support you to make the healthy plant-based eating choices required for overcoming autoimmune diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Almost every week someone tells me that they no longer experience they symptoms of these and other illnesses.
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