Post # 1
Anyone else watch this video? How did you react? Did you take any actions because of it?
I just watched it (my co worker lent it to me) and I have to admit it hit me kind of hard. We have had many close friends in our age range get diagnosed with cancer in the last 2 years – sadly two of them have lost their battles and it really has had me thinking. I am debating trying out a plant based diet for 2 or 4 weeks…
Just wondering if anyone else has seen this and what their thoughts are?
Post # 3
I saw it, I really like the message! I was borderline vegan when I watched it and it took a while to get veganism to stick, but I’ve been vegan for a month now and feel great.
You can also watch crazy sexy cancer, great stuff!
Post # 4
I watched it too. It was a great documentary that really got me thinking. I’m not vegetarian or vegan yet, but I try to make healthy food choices and I’ve cut down on the amount of meat I eat. Maybe someday I will make the switch, but for me it’s a gradual process.
Post # 5
Just make sure you do your research and be fair to all sides of the nutrition story before you make a decision. There are studies to suppor many kinds of diets both with animal and products and without, with grains and without, high fat vs low fat.
Watching one documentary is akin to asking just on person in a divorce what happened. You are only getting part of the story and a biased view. Its up to you to get all the information and make your own decision that works for you.
Other great books to read
Worlds Healthiest Foods (also http://www.whfoods.com)
The Whole Soy Story
The China Study
Read up on the Mediterranean Diet
You on a Diet
The Paleo Solution
just to name a few.
Post # 6
@Bichon Frise: I think it would be gradual for me too. Like I mentioned I am thinking about doing a trial run and doing plant based for a 2 week period and see how it goes and how I feel. I dont think I could ever go all the way – for example I think I’d need cheat meals here and there because as a born and bred midwest girl I do crave steaks from time to time. 🙂
@lefeymw: you are 100% right, this is kind of the beginning of my “search” here getting some ladies to comment on their opinions. I have You on a Diet and was looking through it last night after watching. I plan to look into Paleo and Mediterranean…for me I put a lot of stock in the discoveries science has made in areas like China and some regions in Europe where easting patterns are consistent and well developed and their prone-ness to certain diseases (or lack there of) can be easily charted.
Thanks for the input ladies…hopefully some more ladies will comment today!
Post # 7
@jboltz19: Then you should definately read the China Study and The whole Soy story. they specifically speak to Asian food preferences and take different sides of the debate. Both referencing scientific studies.
This is a good summary of fats from a trusted source