Vegetarians Live Longer than Meat Eaters

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The Wall Street Journal

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The Wall Street Journal recently had an article that stated vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. The study was done by JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association. Ity tracked 73,300 people of seventh day evangelist church for 6 years. This church is known for promoting a vegetarian diet. The study found that, “Vegetarians in the study experienced 12% fewer deaths over the period. Dietary choices appeared to play a big role in protecting the participants from heart disease, from which vegetarians were 19% less likely to die than meat-eaters.” Caloric intake didn’t matter and there were also fewer deaths due to diabetes related incidents than with meat eaters.

Study after study keeps finding that vegetarian diets have ;less deaths and disease than diets including animal protein. Vegans have even less than vegetarians because they eat NO animal protein in their diets. Food is your choice! Choose wisely.

Sugars can trigger Brain changes & Overeating!

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PET brain scans show chemical differences in t...

PET brain scans show chemical differences in the brain between addicts and non-addicts. The normal images in the bottom row come from non-addicts; the abnormal images in the top row come from patients with addiction disorders. These PET brain scans show that that addicts have fewer than average dopamine receptors in their brains, so that weaker dopamine signals are sent between cells. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Associated Press ran an article on a new study that looks at brain scans to determine why we are addicted to sugar and how it may be causing obesity. Our brains have an epigenetic trigger that rewards us for eating (pleasure). This trigger is not implemented when sugar is present. Thus we continue to eat causing weight gain.

Eggs Increase Probability of Prostate Cancer

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in Washington, DC states that eating 2.5 eggs a week increases prostate cancer by 81% compared to men that consume less than ½ egg per week. The study was on 27,607 men. They also said for men with prostate cancer, eating poultry and processed red meat increased the risk of death. We have discussed this group before. They seem to be aware of the failure of our healthcare system and want to do something about it.