Vegans live longer and have a lower environmental impact! Furthermore, the vegan diet is protective against cancer, implicated in the cure of cancer and is used in many alternative cures. There is a huge body of research concerning the anti-cancer and the general health-giving properties of phytochemicals (active stuff in plants). For example, the group of flavonoids called anthocyanins (found in purple corn and blueberries) which are highly ‘anti-radical’ and have a strong ‘antioxidant capacity’. That is, they are protective against cancer.
So assuming that the vegan diet is protective against cancer there should be examples of this protection. Of course, the same would be true for cancer cures. Well here’s someone who fits that bill. Taken from Exclusive Excerpt from “Lifelong Running: Overcome the 11 Myths About Running and Live a Healthier Life” by Ruth E. Heidrich, Ph.D. | Our Hen House here’s a little bit about Ruth Heidrich whose vegan diet protects her against cancer after saving her in the first place. Continue reading