Mark your calendars! For the 8th consecutive year, I will be asking all my friends, followers, family and acquaintances to Pledge to Go Vegan for one whole day in honor of my birthday. This is the greatest gift you can give me and it is also a great day to start my 28-day Vegan Challenge and Karinna's Plant Based Body Renewal!
The consumption of Meat, Dairy, and all animal by-products has been found to be a direct cause of Coronary Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Male Reproductive problems, and many other preventable diseases. You may have heard about many celebrities going on Vegan Diets to lose weight, and how 400 million fewer animals were killed in 2014 because of the reduced consumption of meat and meat products and the amount of people going Vegan or Vegetarian.
Today, the World Health Organization released their latest research which shows that consuming red meat and processed meats such as bacon, sausages, and hot dogs increases your chances of contracting Colorectal Cancer by 18%. This letter, by the International Agency on the Research of Cancer, a World Health Organization Agency, can be found for online viewing at: https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf
After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect. This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.
Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
Meat Consumption and Its Effects
The consumption of meat varies greatly between countries, with from a few percent up to 100% of people eating red meat, depending on the country, and somewhat lower proportions eating processed meat. The experts concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. "
There are so many bacon, sausage, beef, and hot dog substitutes out there now, there is really no reason to continue to eat dead animals. Eat life, eat a garden, eat a rainbow of colors instead.
In 2007, I made the decision to Go Vegan for ethical reasons, I have continued to consume a plant-based diet for these healthy and amazing 8 years and I'd love to share my health tips with you. I believe we can all reach optimal health and live long, healthy, med-free, disease-free lives.
It is never too late to start and November 5th can be your starting point on a journey that will bring peace to your mind, your body, your plate, and ultimately our PLANET.
If you are interested in my 28-Day Vegan Challenge, Body Renewal, or my consulting services, please visit: http://karinnazarate.com/contact/ and send me your contact information.
Cheers to your Health!