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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The risk of cervical cancer is linked to infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Cholesterol is a type of fat made by the liver and present in every cell in an animal’s body, including humans. Cholesterol is only found in foods of animal origin – meat, dairy, eggs, fish, shrimps, prawns and shellfish - and is particularly concentrated in organ meats and eggs.

Chronic lung disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the collective name for a group of lung diseases including bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

Colic is the term used to describe excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It is a poorly understood yet common condition that affects around one in five babies.

Constipation can be caused by dehydration (not drinking enough fluid), lack of fibre (fruit, vegetables and wholegrains), lack of exercise, medication, too much calcium or iron in the diet, pregnancy or too much tea or coffee (increases urine production and so decreases fluid in the bowel).

Masked lady COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. They are so-called because the virus looks like it is covered with pointed structures surrounding it like a crown. 

Cow’s milk allergy is one of the most common childhood food allergies affecting between 2-7 babies out of every 100.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, abdominal pain (tummy ache), extreme tiredness and weight loss. Crohn’s disease affects about one in every 1,000 people in the UK.