There are as many answers to that and reasons why as there are people who are!
Reading The China Study was a mind blowing eye opening experience for me. Thank you Jack and Sandy for turning me onto that book!
I personally eat Plant Based about 75% of the time at this point and notice the difference, significantly, from how I used to eat and look at nutrition to now, and even further when I am 100% for a stretch.
At some point I may be staunchly 100%, like Jack and Sandy. They read this book and never looked back. They haven’t had an animal product for going on 4 years! Just before they went plant based they had physicals and got the usual talk from a doctor to people in their early 40′s….you should watch this..and this is starting to be a concern etc.
Their doctor personally called them after new physicals and work ups they had 3 1/2 years later, into a plantbased life. He asked if he could use them as an example of what a PlantBasedDiet does. Their insides are like brand new clean bodies, now in their mid 40′s.
So I thought I’d share snipets from The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, here and there, that may be interesting bits that these MDs came across and for each of us to consider :
‘…Two groups of rats studied.
In group 1 – the cancer-causing aflatoxin was administered, then the rats were fed a diet of 20% protein, a level near what many of us consume in the West.
In group 2 – the same amount of aflatoxin was administered but then this group of rats were fed a diet that was only comprised of 5% protein.
Incredibly, every single animal that consumed the 20% of protein had evidence of liver cancer, and every single animal that consumed a 5% protein diet avoided liver cancer.
It was a 100 to 0 score, leaving no doubt that nutrition trumped chemical carcinogens, even very potent carcinogens, in controlling cancer.
The cancer-producing effects of this highly carcinogenic chemical were rendered insignificant by a low-protein diet. In fact, dietary protein proved to be so powerful in its effect that we could turn on and turn off cancer growth simply by changing the level consumed.’
Keep in mind, I can’t say and wouldn’t say what is right or possible from one of us to the next. I just wanted to share information that stood out to me. I hope it’s interesting .