Saturday, August 4, 2012

Avoiding Death

I came across this really interesting video created by Dr.  Michael Greger the other day. In it he discusses the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leading causes of death list and his recommendations for avoiding them.  At 55 minutes, the video is a little long, but I found it to be entertaining and informative. Also eye-opening. I've been a vegetarian for awhile now, but the information Dr. Michael Greger shares and the multiple studies he cites about the connection between animal products and disease is really disconcerting. Although, the risk of many of the diseases and conditions on the list is positively affected by eliminating meat from your diet, he stresses that just doing that may not be enough.

I regularly consume eggs and dairy products. I know I'd be able to cut back or remove eggs, and most dairy from my diet, but I'm struggling with the thought of cutting back on cheese. Cheese is my absolute favorite food. I've tried the substitutes and I've come to the conclusion that there is no suitable substitute. I digress. Watch the video, would love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. If you liked the video, Dr. Michael Greger has a bunch more videos on various nutrition and food safety topics on his site