Almine’s recommendation of What the Health as a documentary to watch, has sparked quite a bit of interest.
I thought I’d try a vegan diet for a week and went grocery shopping. But contrary to what you had said, it cost more (not less) than my usual groceries.
Only if you try and duplicate the old way of eating with vegan packaged and pre-prepared foods. The purchase of whole foods and vegetables should be less. Whenever human involvement is in food production, it becomes more unhealthy and spendy — especially with a “specialty item”, which a vegan product is considered to be. Besides, the substitution of soy for meat in such products makes them not a good choice, due to the phytotoxins in soy.
From what I’ve seen of the movie so far, the science is not particularly complete – they seem to focus only on processed meat, and “fat” and not refined carbohydrates, a problem at least as big.
Emerson said that if a truth is meant for you, it will inevitably find its way to your ear. Truth doesn’t need to be substantiated, by one who has accumulated personal power, it is immediately recognizable. I have been loosely vegetarian before — meaning I don’t cook meat for myself, just for my family. But I will eat it if I’m having dinner and someone has prepared it for me.
I knew that when the time was right, I would know to change my eating habits as needed. For me, the time is now. The scientific studies may not be overtly given — just referred to — in the movie. If you need to see them then research them. As for the refined carbs, well watch the rest of the movie… I try to avoid white foods, but that’s just my personal preference.
What the Health
Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want people to know about it. Link
Initial release: March 7, 2017
Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn