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Being Healthy by Being Vegan

Want to prevent any of the 7 leading causes of death? Interested in targeting the number one cause of greenhouse gasses? You first need to look at what you eat.

On September 12, 2013, the Golden Rondelle was packed to hear Gene Baur, president of the Farm Sactuary, and Dr. Kevin Fullin, a cardiologist from Kenosha, spoke about the environmental and health impacts of consuming animal proteins. Gene Baur and Dr. Fullin are among many, including marathoners and actors, who have chosen a vegan diet. “Vegans” are people who choose to not eat meat or any animal products, like cheese, milk, yogurt, and eggs.

America has become very distant from its food source, which has allowed animal cruelty to go unnoticed. Also, the production of an average meat meal uses 16 times more fossil fuels than a vegetarian meal. Worried about consuming enough protein without animal products? Dr. Fullin says that eating a range of fruits and vegetables will give you all the proteins needed in your diet. Fullin concluded the presentation with reminding us, “chocolate comes from a bean and, by the way, wine comes from a grape.” Try taking steps to decrease the amount of animal proteins in your diet; the environment and your body will be thankful.

If you would like to learn more about the effects of animal proteins on our bodies, we recommend watching the documentary “Forks Over Knives” or reading “The China Study” by Colin and Thomas Campbell. 

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