Myth #9: Meat and saturated fat consumption have increased in the 20th century, with a corresponding increase in heart disease and cancer. Truthfully, the statistics do not bear out such fancies. Butter consumption has plummeted from 18 lb (8.165 kg) per person a year in 1900, to less than 5 lb (2.27 kg) per person [...]
Myth #7: Vegetarians live longer and have more energy and endurance than meat-eaters. A vegetarian guidebook published in Great Britain made the following claim: You and your children don’t need to eat meat to stay healthy. In fact, vegetarians claim they are among the healthiest people around, and they can expect to live nine years [...]
Myth #3: Our needs for vitamin D can be met by sunlight. It is not really a vegetarian myth per se, it is widely believed that one’s vitamin D needs can be met simply by exposing one’s skin to the sun’s rays for 15-20 minutes a few times a week. Concerns about vitamin D deficiencies [...]
Myth #2: Vitamin B12 can be obtained from plant sources. Possibly of all the myths, this is the most dangerous. While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not. Vegans who do not supplement their diet with vitamin B12 will eventually [...]
Here is a fantastic video that everyone should make the time to watch, YES actually take time from their busy schedules and focus on it. You will learn what it takes to be truly healthy in this modern world. Some wisdom from Deepak Chopra MD and Dean Ornish MD. Insightful, and cost effective!