The United States is one of the sickest nations on the planet. Despite our wealth, access to educational media, natural resources, and opportunity, most Americans accept atherosclerosis, cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other degenerative chronic diseases as part of the normal aging process. Unfortunately, even our traditional "moderThe United States is one of the sickest nations on the planet. Despite our wealth, access to educational media, natural resources, and opportunity, most Americans accept atherosclerosis, cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other degenerative chronic diseases as part of the normal aging process. Unfortunately, even our traditional "modern medicine" practitioners believe this misguided and bleak picture out of ignorance. This is because in a traditional curriculum, many physicians-in-training only receive one course in nutrition?the safest, most effective, and least expensive form of chronic disease prevention available. This one course is guided by the faulty 1992 "Food Pyramid" of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), which derived from the even more dangerous "Basic Four Food Groups" of 1956. In both cases, the approval of these dietary guidelines was a political rather than a medical decision, and recent scientific evidence has shown how these guidelines keep Americans sick rather than healthy. The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention explores the mountain of evidence that suggests that a diet free of animal products can have radically beneficial effects on many conditions that affect vast numbers of Americans. Dr. Saunders provides an exhaustive list of references and sources in arguably the most comprehensive argument in print for the human health benefits of the vegan diet....
|Title||:||The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||259 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups Reviews
No I'm not a Vegan, nor do I think I could ever really be one - I love animal products too much. But speaking from that perspective, I've learned a lot about my food choices and my pantry has changed quite a lot since then and I do feel the positive effects. Even if you're not interested in becoming a Vegan, it's a very informative book - worth widening your perspective on what really is "healthy" and what isn't. Eye-opening answers to questions you didn't really think to ask.I read this book after taking a graduate course on health and wellness and this was just one of many books recommended as supplemental texts (we weren't asked to read it) if we wanted to learn more. Also read The China Study.This book is backed by the texts and studies we DID go over and how nutrition is one of the TOP subjects people are misinformed on. Read the information, check the references. It will surprise, shock, and quite possibly depress you a bit (all 23 of my classmates, including me, felt it). It's hard to learn things like how milk does NOT do a body good (and GOD I love my milk..) - how it is NOT a good source of calcium, that you actually strip calcium from your own bones when your body is trying to break down high amounts of animal protein and end up urinating it out for the 4 hours after you eat/drink it. --> can't remember if the milk fact is from this book, but it was one fact that stood out in my mind as I was learning about this subject. The internet has both sides fighting and seemingly credible sources claiming that eating lean animal protein won't hurt you - look at the scientific facts!!!!I could go on... but I already said waaaay more than I intended to! Sound like a crazy person... I used to be an eye-roller, but I read too many studies. Well.... hope it made you think about trying it out and didn't scare you away.