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…

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Several studies link diet to bladder cancer. Since breakdown products of food leave the body through the urinary tract, it stands to reason that diet plays a role. People who eat animal protein (meat and dairy) have a higher risk of bladder cancer than those who don’t eat it.

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK affecting around one in 20 people. Diet is one of the factors that affect your risk of bowel cancer.

One in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. Women with breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease now thanks to screening programmes, early diagnosis and improved treatment.