Meat Hinders Your Heart and Your HEAD!
Dr. William H. Thies, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association Vice President
says, the link between Heart and Alzheimer's disease is growing in strength every
Thanks to the dedicated marketing efforts of the meat and dairy industries,
many people still believe that eating fish, chicken, and other meats is good for you. In fact, the saturated fat, cholesterol,
and total lack of fiber in meat and dairy products have been conclusively linked to numerous diseases, including the world’s
three biggest killers—heart disease, cancer, and strokes—as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. John McDougall of the McDougall Wellness Center says, extensive
evidence points to the rich Western meat diet as the fundamental cause of Alzheimer’s disease: … Worldwide, the
incidence of AD [Alzheimer’s Disease] is more common among people who follow meat- and dairy-centered diets, than among
those people who eat a more plant-based diet.”
Indeed, a flood of research shows that the toxins in meat, including
chicken and fish, increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, while the antioxidants in vegetables help prevent
this deadly disease.
|Areas of the Brain Affected by Alzheimer's Disease
- Medical Illustration|
|This medical exhibit depicts a lateral (side) view
of the brain with color-coded regions indicating the areas of the cerebral cortex commonly affected by Alzheimer's Disease.
Affected areas labeled on the cerebrum include portions of the frontal lobe governing intelligence, judgment and social behavior.
Also illustrated are affected areas of the temporal and parietal brain lobes that govern memory and language.|
In the wake of former President Ronald Reagan’s death, there
has been a flurry of public discussion about Alzheimer’s disease and the Reagan family’s push for stem-cell research.
The public would also benefit from being informed that Alzheimer’s, although not currently curable, can be prevented.
Vegan Campaign Coordinator Matt Rice, who
lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s a little more than a year ago says, our loved ones don’t have to suffer like
this. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease is as preventable as heart disease. It is caused by our addiction
to meat and other animal products.
Fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can help lower your
cholesterol levels and greatly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that it is possible
to not only prevent but even reverse the build-up of deadly arterial plaques and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s
disease by lowering one’s cholesterol. A healthy vegan diet consisting of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is the
best way to reduce overall cholesterol levels. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease rates have been shown to be 70 percent lower
in people following a diet, rich in whole grains compared to the traditional American meat diet.