Blog Archive for October 2015
No parent or educator would knowingly send a student into a school where they are exposed to asbestos. But in most schools, students are endangered by something just as dangerous: processed meats. Bacon, sausage, pepperoni pizza, hot dogs, and other processed meat products have joined the World Health Organization’s list of cancer-causing products, along with asbestos, arsenic, and cigarettes.
The “Oprah effect” has raised the profile of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite products, books, and people. And it may now lead millions of her fans to Weight Watchers—which she has recently bought a stake in. I hope that Ms. Winfrey, who knows the benefits of a vegan diet, will use her new partnership to create a program—like our 21-Day Vegan Kickstart—geared toward plant-based nutrition.
Cancer survivors can get real benefit from leafy greens and whole grains, according to a new study in the journal Cancer. It’s the same advice I’ve been recommending for years in my book The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Eat a plant-based diet and avoid meat and dairy products to reduce your risk of cancer and cancer recurrence.
America could soon be exporting more disease-causing meat and dairy products to Mexico, Japan, and several other countries already suffering from the onslaught of the Western diet.