A-Z of Diseases

It’s time to go vegan! You don’t need meat, fish, eggs or dairy in your diet.

Meat, fish eggs and dairy are all linked to health problems from arthritis to zits! They play a major role in all our biggest killers; diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The obesity epidemic is driven by fatty meat, chicken, sausages, pies, milk, cheese, cream, butter and lard as well as pastry, cakes, biscuits, sweets and milk chocolate.

As the typical Western diet spreads around the world, replacing traditional plant-based diets, it takes Western diseases with it – diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Osteoporosis occurs where most dairy is consumed, drinking milk does not protect your bones – exercise does!

BSE, bird flu and superbugs are major threats to human health of our own making. Which foods cause most food poisoning? You’ve guessed it – meat takes the gold medal with cheese and fish taking silver and bronze!

There are no nutrients in meat and dairy that can’t be found in a varied vegan diet. You are much better of getting healthy fats, plant protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals from fruit, vegetables, wholegrain foods, pulses (peas, beans and lentils), nuts and seeds.

The health benefits of avoiding meat, fish, eggs and dairy are indisputable which is why, slowly but surely, the worlds’ most reputable health bodies are beginning to recommend change. To avoid cancer, the World Cancer Research Fund says: “Eat mostly foods of plant origin”.

Find out how meat, fish, eggs and dairy cause diseases and how a varied vegan diet protects against them on the following pages…

A (5) | B (3) | C (8) | D (2) | E (3) | F (2) | G (2) | H (2) | I (1) | K (3) | L (3) | M (4) | O (3) | P (3) | S (3) | Z (1)

Acne is no fun and most teenagers have some experience of it. It’s caused by hormonal changes but it can affect adults too.

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can cause memory loss and difficulty with thinking, problem-solving or remembering words.

We all get a bit slower as we age but aching knees, hips and ankles aren’t necessarily a normal part of aging. It could be arthritis and there may be something you can do about it.

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease that can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. It can be very distressing and when symptoms get significantly worse, it is known as an asthma attack.

Bird flu (or avian influenza virus) came to public attention in the late 1990’s when it spread through live-poultry markets in Hong Kong and infected people leading to six deaths.