World Cancer Day 2013

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Yesterday, February 4th, was World Cancer Day! Today is the one year anniversary of my friend Kim’s departure to heaven, so to honor her this one’s written with her in mind…although, not a day goes by that I don’t think of her!

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Please read The Independent’s article written by Dr. Neal Barnard about how meat can be murder at the end!

Here’s an excerpt from the article,

Processed meat, such as bacon, sausage, ham, and the like, is so strongly linked with bowel cancer – the second-largest cause of cancer death in the UK – that no one should ever eat it, according to a recent report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, based on a systematic review of more than 1,000 papers on bowel cancer carried out at Imperial College London.”

 
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The fact is none of us should be eating it! The sooner we get this the better. Some choose to say, “Well, the research isn’t conclusive or researchers haven’t yet come to these conclusions.” Well, we don’t have time to wait for the research that can take another twenty years to come out. Look at the numbers worldwide for the countries who eat a high meat and dairy diet! The numbers do not lie! It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that eating a diet high in protein meat isn’t healthy for anyone. Meat is murder on so many different levels! Not only are innocent animals slaughtered and kept in torturous conditions prior to ending up on your plate, but their “meat contains carcinogenic compounds formed during processing or cooking. In addition, the high fat content of meat and dairy products boosts hormone production, which increases the risk of hormone-related cancer, such as breast and prostate cancer.”

Dr. Neal Barnard writes,

“Countries with a higher intake of fat, especially fat from animals, such as meat and dairy products, have a higher incidence of breast cancer. Analysis of data from almost 15,000 male physicians found that men who consumed red meat at least five times per week had a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men who ate red meat less than once per week. Other studies have concluded that meat consumption may increase the risk of kidney and pancreatic cancer.”

Realize that meat is not your friend, but your enemy! Take charge of your health & your life – Go Plant Strong!

Click on the title below for the full article!

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World Cancer Day – How Meat Can Be Murder

About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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