dairy consumers have of contracting cancer and dying earlier than those who eat a plant-based diet. While this is not news to me, it was to the young female anchor who giggled as she confessed that she ate meat and dairy. The study also compared the cancer risk of eating meat and dairy to smoking cigarettes.
Intrigued, I searched for this news article and found it, thanks to Dr.
Google. CBS released it.
The study, like so many others, involved researchers. Big deal. So I looked at the journal, Cell Metabolism. http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/current
As you can see, it’s a sophisticated publication with articles written by scientists from around the world, not some anecdotal magazine. Peer reviewed articles. I’m guessing most don’t garner publicity but this one did.
I also found the comments following the article relevant. From reading them, you get an insight into the American lifestyle: we know it’s bad for us, but we like it. One comment was enlightening. THENS explained his or her weight loss and other health benefits after switching off meat and dairy, a change made by watching NetFlix version of Forks over Knives.
LifeNuts combines many lifestyle factors – food choices, exercise, financial and stress management, and others – into a community-based program. It’s the only way I can envision American health changing. Without peer pressure, we will continue to grow old and decrepid instead of enjoying our golden years. Everyday 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and qualify for Medicare. This will continue for the next 18 years. As I’ve explained in previous blogs, boomers represent the most obese segment of our society. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what this will do to our national debt. God help our children and grandchildren as we saddle them with this.
What can you do? Switch to the LifeNuts lifestyle and spread the word. If you really want to be a hero, take the idea to your mayor or city council.