Kathy Freston, Bestselling Author, “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World” wrote in a recent blog post that meat is the new tobacco. Even if you really love the taste, even if you grew up eating meat, even if its the manly thing to do, I just don’t understand with all the health consequences, why you would eat meat. Why would you do that to yourself and to your body. Many of my family members eat meat and dairy products and have the diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer caused by meat and dairy. Their philosophy is that when the good Lord wants to take me home, He will. I don’t have an argument with that. I just look at how limited their life on this earth is and knowing that their disease are a result of behavioral choices, wonder why they would imprison their body in fat and disease. Personally, I don’t think that is what God intended for this temple. What I do know is that hypnosis for weight loss can help you change your eating preferences so that you can lose weight and keep it off. Discover what weight loss hypnosis can do for you with Slender For Life™.
Meat Is the New Tobacco
HUFFPOST Healthy Living, March 5, 2012: For many years, tobacco companies were able to maintain a strong pro-tobacco façade. Smoking focuses the mind. It’s good for you (doctors smoke!). It’s great for weight loss. It’s sexy. It’s cool. The tobacco industry spent big bucks to keep these ideas in the mind of the public for as long as it could.
When I think about the effect of animal products on human health, I’m reminded of how quickly we’ve done a national about face on tobacco, and I look forward to the day when the Times magazine has a similar apology from someone who promoted animal products — because the evidence is in and it continues to grow: Animal products kill a lot more Americans than tobacco does.
The West’s three biggest killers — heart disease, cancer, and stroke — are linked to excessive animal product consumption, and vegetarians have much lower risks of all three. Vegetarians also have a fraction of the obesity and diabetes rates of the general population — of course, both diseases are at epidemic levels and are only getting worse.
But much more important than the vegetarian community’s general statistics are what can be done with the right vegetarian diet: For some years now, doctors have been not just preventing, but even reversing, heart disease using a low-fat vegetarian diet.
That’s right — the disease that kills almost as many Americans as everything else combined can be not just prevented, but reversed, with a low fat plant-based diet, as documented by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn in Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.
There’s a link from animal product consumption to our country’s No. 2 killer, too: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, about as much cancer could be prevented by diet and exercise as is caused by smoking — and you know what’s causing all that cancer? It’s not whole grains, legumes, fruits, or vegetables. Dr. T. Colin Campbell has documented the link between cancer and animal products.
There’s a lot of money in the meat industry, just like there’s a lot of money in big tobacco. For many years, the tobacco establishment pointed to elderly smokers like George Burns and millions of others as proof that their very-natural product could not be harmful. Even long-distance runners and members of the military could be found smoking a cigarette at the end of a long run or intense drill.
Similarly, today the meat industry points to the fact that there are an awful lot of old meat-eaters, conveniently ignoring our sky-high heart disease and cancer rates, as well as our ballooning rates of obesity and diabetes, all of which are linked to their products.
Read Meat Is the New Tobacco
Did you know . . .
- Obesity rate (with a BMI of 30 or higher) among the general U.S. population: 18 percent.
- Obesity rate among vegetarians: 6 percent.
- Average weight of vegan adults compared to non-vegetarian adults: 10–20 pounds lighter.
- Fat in a single foil-packaged restaurant serving of butter: 6 grams.
- As of 2010, fat in a Burger King Triple Whopper with cheese: 1130 calories and 75 grams. Fat in a Double Whopper: 57 grams and a total of 900 calories.
- Fat in the average veggie burger found in U.S. supermarkets and natural food stores: 3 grams.
- Among the diseases associated with obesity: heart disease, certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, breathing problems and psychological disorders, such as depression.
- Harvard studied 75,000 women for a decade and the results suggest that the more fruits and vegetables women eat, the less likely they will become obese.
- Researchers at the National Cancer Institute followed over 75,000 people for ten years to find out which behaviors were most associated with weight loss and which with weight gain. They wrapped tape measures around people’s waists for a decade and found that the one dietary behavior most associated with an expanding waistline was high meat consumption, and the dietary behavior most strongly associated with a loss of abdominal fat was high vegetable consumption
- Eating vegetables and grains for health is not new information. More than 2600 years ago, Daniel said to his guard, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see. So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.: [Daniel 1:12 – 16]
Becoming Slender For Life, updated second edition, pages 157 – 158
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Read Meat is as deadly as tobacco
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