I’ve never been one to watch vegan documentaries as quite simply, I can’t stand to see animals being tortured and killed. Witnessing what happens inside a slaughterhouse is just morbidly depressing and downright traumatic.
In any case, I still try keep myself informed and watch those documentaries that I can stomach. One such film, which is incredibly powerful is What The Health.
Produced by vegan celebrity, Joaquin Phoenix the film follows Kip Anderson as he tries to uncover ways to prevent chronic diseases. He begins investigating what the world’s health organisations don’t want us to know – that these diseases are caused by our diets. It’s all down to the food we eat, particularly meat and dairy.
The film is a must watch, but here is a cheat sheet below in case you don’t have the time:
- Worldwide there are 350 million people living with diabetes and in the next 25 years one in every three Americans will have diabetes.
- In the US one in four deaths is cancer related, and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese.
- The World Health Organisation has classified bacon and sausage as carcinogenic to humans, however the American cancer association encourages people to eat processed turkey and canned meats.
- One serving of processed meat increases a person’s risk of diabetes by 51%. However, the American Diabetes Association has meat and processed meat recipes on their website.
- The leading source of sodium in the American diet is from the salt administered to preserve dead chickens, however, the American cancer society recommends eating poultry as part of a healthy diet.
- The number one source of cholesterol comes from Chickens, and eating one egg a day is like smoking five cigarettes a day for life expectancy.
- The biggest source of saturated fat comes from dairy.
- There is a strong link between dairy and autoimmune disease, and most people in the world are lactose intolerant.
- Dairy products contain large amounts of pus, which essentially we are drinking.
- Milk doesn’t build muscles, and countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis have the highest dairy consumption.
- Only 5-10% of cancer is genetic, whilst dairy boosts the levels of cancer producing hormones.
- Dairy increases a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer by 54% and women who have recovered from cancer that drink milk, increase their chance of dying by 49%
- However cancer associations such as Susan G Komen recommend dairy and even hand out dairy samples at rallies.
- There are over 450 drugs administered to animals, and 80% of the USA’s antibiotic production is administered to livestock.
- In various fast food outlets, testing showed that 88% of pork, 90% of ground beef and 95% of chicken sampled contained animal faeces and other faecal material. This is because we are producing meat at such a rate that we cannot keep up with hygiene standards, and a lot of industry workers are not properly trained.
The Truth About Health Societies:
All health societies and associations in the US are directly or indirectly funded and sponsored by pharmaceutical companies as well as the fish, meat and dairy industries. This is the number one reason they these health associations support these companies and recommend we eat these products.
It’s all down to their sponsors. Once again it’s about the money.
In the US, treating chronic disease is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry so keeping people ill is in the best interest of pharmaceutical companies. They are only interested in treating the symptoms and not the cause.
Protein Is Made From Plants
All protein is made by plants and the biggest, most strongest animals on the planet are all herbivores.
In actual fact, most humans get too much protein, and not enough fiber.
People who eat plant-based have lower cholesterol levels and in a study, 99.4% of people were able to avoid and even reverse cardiac events by going plant based.
Chimpanzees are human’s closest living relatives, whom get 97% of their food from plants. As humans, we actually thrive living the same way as we are actually Frugivores, and not Omnivores
*All facts taken from the What The Health Website.