HEALTH


The American Dietetic Association has stated that well-planned vegan diets are “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases,” as well as being “appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.” Need more incentive? The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests that basing our diets on plant foods can reduce our risk of cancer and help us to maintain a healthy weight and plant-based diets have been demonstrated potential in preventing and reversing diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions.  More and more peer-reviewed, scientific research suggests that eating animal products is deleterious to human health, while eating a plant-based diet is healthful, nutritionally adequate, and possibly healing and restorative.

Books

Vegan For Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet – Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life – Brendan Brazier, Hugh Jackman

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet – Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina

Color Me Vegan: Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Great – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Websites

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

NutritionFacts.org

The Vegan R.D.

Jack Norris R.D.

The China Study

The T. Colin Campbell Foundation

VeganHealth.org

The Plant-Based Dietitian

Films

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.”

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