The proof is in the pudding, so to speak. Our friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Tim Radak just shared with me this recent publication from the Adventist Health Study, shining a very positive light on vegans and gaining a lot of coverage. Dr. Radak’s Chair for his dissertation was one of the researchers. This comes as no surprise to those of us who have been singing from the same page for decades. I, therefore, repeat the heading as I smile widely.
Vegans found to have the highest amount of disease-fighting biomarkers.
“A vegan diet was found to produce the healthiest levels of diet-related biomarkers compared to other diet patterns,” according to a Loma Linda University study. The study was reported in April 2019 in The Journal of Nutrition.
Dr. Radak has a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health Nutrition from the leading university for vegetarian science and nutrition, the CEPH accredited Loma Linda University, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has worked in the nonprofit sector and academia for over 20 years, authored or co-authored articles related to plant-based diets in peer-reviewed scientific journals, written several plant-based and vegetarian textbook chapters, and is passionate about helping the public discover the link between good health and plant-based diets.
We are thrilled that Dr. Radak will be presenting with us at our next event at Queen Mary University, London early Spring, 2020.
The ideas that drive the vegan approach to living are not new.
For centuries, since the times of Pythagoras, thousands of thoughtful people have questioned the use of animals for food. Those concerns have usually been moral considerations about killing sentient life, but concerns for health and our relationship with nature have been considered as well. As Nobel Prize-winner Albert Einstein said,
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution of a vegetarian diet.
That evolution has arrived, and it is veganism.
Famous people who stopped eating animals include Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, and two other Nobel Prize-winners – George Bernard Shaw and Isaac Bashevis Singer. You don’t have to be a Nobel Prize-winner to get the message. In present times, the sensibility of a vegan diet has spread out into the arts and athletics. The number of professional athletes who have switched to a vegan approach to eating include swimmers, skiers, weightlifters, and those in team sports, and include multiple modern Olympians. There is a rumour that the word ‘vegan’ comes from the Latin word vegetus, meaning ‘strength of mind and body’. Who really knows? Based on the evidence, it sounds right to me.
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In Good Health,