Whole Foods, Plant-Based Cures

December 21, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s a common misconception that herbivores don’t get enough protein or calcium. This article outlines that “Through extensive long-term studies on human and animal populations, like the 20-year long China-Cornell-Oxford project, the researchers and doctors highlighted in the film have proven that eating a whole foods, plant-based diet can not only cure heart-related diseases, cancers and diabetes, but it also reverses the effects that those illnesses have had on the body.” Right on!

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We are told time and time again, from a number of different sources in our society: eat your protein, you need calcium for strong bones.  Unfortunately, protein has become synonymous with meat in Western thought and diets, and calcium has become synonymous with dairy.  This makes animal products essential in the minds of most North Americans, and makes a healthy, responsible plant-based diet seem unnatural and extreme.

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Forks Over Knives, a recent documentary directed by Lee Fuklerson, explains that in fact, it is the consumption of animal and dairy products (over­-consumption for most North Americans) that causes all heart and respiratory diseases, cancers, and diabetes in humans.  Through extensive long-term studies on human and animal populations, like the 20-year long China-Cornell-Oxford project, the researchers and doctors highlighted in the film have proven that eating a whole foods, plant-based diet can not only cure…

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