Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World
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Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist…easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying--just better for you and for all.
effects are much more complicated, but it illustrates how foods can temper the negative effects of hormones. KF: Does soy increase your risk of fibroids? NB: It might even reduce the risk. Fibroids are knots of muscle tissue that form within the thin muscle layer that lies beneath the uterine lining. Estrogens can encourage these muscle cells to overgrow. Fibroids are not cancerous, but sometimes they become large and painful. A study of Japanese women found that the more soy women ate, the
diabetes risks substantially. So, of course, these simple effects will all but guarantee you a longer life (well, unless your newfound vitality turns you into another Evel Knievel!). Quality of Life Longevity isn’t just about living longer, of course—it’s about being healthy and living better, right through our twilight years. We want to feel vibrant and full of energy; we want to grow old with the physical and mental vitality to enjoy every minute we have on earth. After all, who wants to
barnyard about 10,000 years ago. Once diseases jump the species barrier from the animal kingdom, they can spread independently throughout human populations with tragic consequences. The worst plague in human history was the 1918 flu pandemic triggered by a bird flu virus that went on to kill upwards of 50 million people. The crowded, stressful, unhygienic trench warfare conditions during World War I that led to the emergence of the 1918 virus are replicated today in nearly every industrial
reason you can’t simply peer into the windows of slaughterhouses, why they’re in out-of-the-way places and aren’t made of glass. My friend Bruce Wieland told me the following story about growing up on a farm, and how he came to realize that a plant-based diet was right for him. Bruce Wieland’s Story: A Journey Begins I grew up on a farm in South Texas and I was five years old the first time I saw an animal slaughtered. It was November and the first norther of the season had arrived
process involved in eating an apple (pluck it off the tree) or loaf of bread (harvesting the grain, milling it ino flour, baking). Would you rather have your energies contribute to a world of slaughter or one of harvest? It’s a decision we make every day. I came away from my research and soul searching with the clear perception that a shared directive runs through all the major religions and wisdom philosophies, and it is this: cultivate compassion, and do so actively. If we do nothing else but