Time for Change!
The more you think about your health, the more you can change it, in a ‘good way’. Why so many believe those who continually write books selling a meat based diet really comes down to one thing, people want to hear good news about their habits of eating a high animal protein diet.
To pull off the monumental task of luring otherwise intelligent people into inherently dangerous diet plans they have to – ignore the bulk of science, exaggerate the truth and make false associations. So, it’s time for change. Read the studies and make your decision from what is actually true about animal food and disease. Here are just two to think about.
Give Up Animal Food to Beat Cancer!
Eating red meat is linked to breast cancer, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Premenopausal women participating in Harvard’s Nurses’ Health Study II who consumed the most red meat were 22 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, compared with those who consumed the least. Each additional serving of red meat per day was associated with a 13 percent increased risk in breast cancer.
Farvid MS, Cho E, Chen WY, Eliassen AH, Willett WC. Dietary protein sources in early adulthood and breast cancer incidence: prospective cohort study. BMJ. Published online June 10, 2014. http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/breast-cancer-linked-to-eating-red-meat
A leading scientist Professor Jane Plant who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products. Read the article here ; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/10868428/Give-up-dairy-products-to-beat-cancer.html
Last year my brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had metastasised to the lymph nodes in his stomach. His PSA was 480. He has eaten a typical western diet all his life. Cancer takes years even decades to show up as tumours. Seven weeks of cooking him delicious plant based food, his PSA came down to 7.6 – Three months later his PSA was 1.2. Studies show overwhelming evidence that prostate cancer is 100% related to diet. The oncologist just laughed when he took a copy of my book and told him what he had been doing. Shame on them, however, it’s up to each and everyone of us to take responsibility for our own health. My book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ has everything he needs and that is what he lives by; Available on amazon.co.uk or amazon.com http://www.amazon.co.uk/Macrobiotics-All-Seasons-Marlene-Watson-Tara/dp/190536735X
There is such an incredible bounty of delicious tasting food to help you transition from a meat based diet. Fresh Vegan a beautiful magazine that has such incredible pictures of recipes that you want to eat the food directly from the page is a great tool to help you on your journey. http://www.freshvegan.eu/issues/fresh-vegan-magazine-issue-3/
The founder of Fresh Vegan is so passionate about sharing and promoting this way of life, here is what Jacqui has to say.
Food, glorious food for everyone to enjoy and share
All the food in http://www.freshvegan.eu/is perfect for vegans, vegetarians and non meat eaters alike. It often appears that vegans, vegetarians, raw foodies and meat eaters are from different backgrounds and living a different life but here at Fresh Vegan we are all about bridging this gap and breaking down those boundaries. Fresh Vegan Magazine features only vegan recipes and on the surface may appear this is all we are trying to attract but that is not what we are really about. We deliberately named the magazine Fresh Vegan, to bring about a new way of breaking down the stereotypes of being vegan! especially now in this fast growing digital age and when more and more people are questioning eating habits both for health, animals and the environment.
We wanted to show the world how incredibly versatile and wonderful the food we eat is, and to share the most amazingly talented individuals and businesses doing there bit to bring you the best that vegan food has to offer.
So, I take my hat off to Jacqui and her mission and I would encourage you all to subscribe to this on line magazine to help you on the path if you are not already there.
In the meantime enjoy this delicious recipe pictured above;
Long Grain Brown Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds
4 shallots, thinly sliced
2 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp turmeric
1 cup long grain brown rice
2 ¼ cups organic vegetable stock
1 tsp rice mirin
1 tsp shoyu or tamari (soy sauce)
½ cup toasted almonds
¼ cup coriander, minced
1 spring onion, thinly sliced on the bias
Heat a heavy based pot over medium heat and add ¼ cup of stock. When hot, add shallots, a pinch of salt and sweat (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and stir to combine. When fragrant, add turmeric. When onions and garlic are a dark yellow from turmeric, add rice and toast for 3 minutes. Add remaining stock. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
When rice is finished cooking, about 40 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Combine rice with the mirin and shoyu. When combined, add almonds, coriander and spring onions. Serve hot with a generous topping of the sauce and some fresh greens.
Lemon Tahini & Miso Sauce
2 tablespoons sweet white miso
1 tbsp. tahini
½ tsp soy sauce (shoyu or tamari)
½ cup spring or filtered water (used sparingly)
Grated zest and juice of ¼ lemon
Place all the ingredients in a blender, add the water a ¼ cup at a time and blend to a cream.
In good health