söndag 4 augusti 2013

Humans can live and thrive on a healthy plantbased diet (diet without animal foods)

Just as an additional statement of the facts. Aside from 'exercise is generally better than not exercising' there are not that many things that enjoy more widespread consensus in public health than the suitability of a plant-only diet.

In addition to the American Dietetic organization, "private and public sector health organizations across a continuum of care agree that a well planned, plant-only diet can be healthy. Organizations that have made public statements of the healthiness of a plant-only diet include dietetic associations, governmental bodies and private clinics.

The American Dietetic Association (1), Dietitians of Canada (2), the British National Health Service (3), the British Nutrition Foundation (4), the Dietitians Association of Australia (5), the United States Department of Agriculture (6), the National Institutes of Health (7), the Mayo Clinic (8), the Heart and Stroke Foundation (9), among others, all provide information on healthy living as well as nutritional suggestions for plant-based diets."

1. See: http://www.eatright.org/about/content.aspx?id=8357
2. See: http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Vegetarian/Eating-Guidelines-for-Vegans.aspx
3. See: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegandiets.aspx
4. See: http://www.nutrition.org.uk/publications/briefingpapers/vegetarian-nutrition
5. See: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/tips-for-vegetarian.html
6. See http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/smart-eating-for-you/nutrition-a-z/vegan-diets/
7. See:www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_120152.html
8. See: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vegetarian-diet/HQ01596
9. See: http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ikIQLcMWJtE&b=4016859&ct=6636807
Quote: Vincent Guihan

*Note* The term 'vegetarian,' as used by these organizations, does not distinct itself from a 100% plant-based diet, lacto/ovo, pesc etc. It encompasses all plant-based diets*

1) The Mayo Clinic: the first and largest integrated not-for-profit medical group practice in the world, employing more than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff. It spends $500 million dollars on research a year.

“A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of *all ages*, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them.”

2) The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

“... [vegetarian diets] are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases...are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”

3) Kaiser Permanente: the largest managed care organization in the United States, published an article supporting the adoption of a plant-based diet earlier this spring.

"Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity."

4) A follow up written by Dr. John McDougall and his son, Dr. Craig McDougall concerning Kaiser Permanente's warning about potential nutrient deficiencies:

"In our experience of treating more than 5000 patients with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based (vegan) diet, with follow-up lasting as long as 28 years, we have not seen any deficiencies of protein, iron, calcium, or essential fatty acids."

"More than a half-century of creative marketing by the meat, dairy, egg, and fish industries has produced fears surrounding nonexistent deficiencies, which in clinical practice need no patient monitoring by physicians and dietitians. Hopefully our concerns for overemphasizing the importance of largely theoretical risk will remove an unnecessary hindrance to the acceptance and practice of scientifically sound plant-based diets as recommended by Tuso and associates."



Lurking in the background behind sensational headlines, like the elephant in the room, are the epidemics of obesity and illness caused by eating too many animals and insufficient plants. Major medical organizations, including the World Health Organization and the US Burden of Disease Collaborators, have identified consumption of meat and dairy products as the leading cause of illness and death in Western countries. Heart disease and stroke top the list of diet-induced illnesses worldwide.

Animal Foods are unhealthy (includes References to peer-reviewed studies):

All animal foods raise cholestorol and increase risks of heart disease: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqKNfyUPzoU

The Oxford Study  also tells this 'The most striking results from the analysis were the strong positive asso- ciations between increasing consumption of animal fats and ischemic heart disease mortality"

Health articles that show animal foods are unhealthy, and a plantonly diet is healthy:

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