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Doctors and Nutritionists Speak Out

 
While mainstream medical and health professionals have acknowledged for decades the benefits of increasing vegetable intake and decreasing consumption of meat products, they generally refuse to endorse vegetarianism and as such there are still strong cultural taboos in America associated with a vegetarian or vegan diet and misconceptions continue to run deep about the need for meat or dairy for good health. Recent headlines such as "McDonald's Ex-CEO Dies From Colorectal Cancer At Age 44" and others atest that their mixed message is not getting through to prevent poor health. Going against this grain in American dietary culture, a growing number of vegan and vegetarian doctors are speaking out clearly about the benefits of entirely plant-based diets, attempting to educate the public about general nutrition and the healthful effects of a well-balanced vegetarian diet. Others are involved in long-term studies exploring the often ignored benefits, and potential risks, of animal-free nutrition, to better serve those who have chosen to forgo animal-based foods for various reasons.

While mainstream medical and health professionals have acknowledged for decades the benefits of increasing vegetable intake and decreasing consumption of meat products, they generally refuse to endorse vegetarianism and as such there are still strong cultural taboos in America associated with a vegetarian or vegan diet and misconceptions continue to run deep about the need for meat or dairy for good health. Recent headlines such as "McDonald's Ex-CEO Dies From Colorectal Cancer At Age 44" and others atest that their mixed message is not getting through to prevent poor health. Going against this grain in American dietary culture, a growing number of vegan and vegetarian doctors are speaking out clearly about the benefits of entirely plant-based diets, attempting to educate the public about general nutrition and the healthful effects of a well-balanced vegetarian diet. Others are involved in long-term studies exploring the often ignored benefits, and potential risks, of animal-free nutrition, to better serve those who have chosen to forgo animal-based foods for various reasons.

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Diet Moderation

Fred 31.Jan.2010 12:01

I've always believed that "man cannot live on veg alone."

I believe that you need moderation in everything you eat. You need to eat meat longside your veg, drink plenty of water and eat 5 pieces of fruit a day.