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Raw Vegan Cheese Recipes

Ok, I'm not sure quite what is holding me back from trying to make some cheese at home, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Perhaps it's time. Anyhow, I just saw another list of cheese recipes on The Flaming Vegan website.

Why should you bother with vegan cheese? Well, the first answer to that is that regular cheese is made from the milk of various animals: cows, goats, and sheep, and for health reasons, in adopting a whole-food plant based diet (WFPB diet) you give up eating animal protein and fat.

What is wrong with consuming animal protein found in milk?
There are several reasons.

  1. Animal protein and fat contains cholesterol. Our livers manufacture all the cholesterol we need in our cell walls, so the cholesterol we consume from animal protein and fat creates and excess of cholesterol in our blood. 
  2. In "The China Study" Dr. T. Colin Campbell writes that while he was working in the Philippines he  observed that children exposed to a mold in peanuts often developed liver cancer, but only if the children were from wealthier families where animal protein was a significant part of the diet. Children exposed to the same carcinogenic mold who were from poor families whose diets were mostly plant-based did not develop liver cancer. To test this theory, Dr. Campbell repeated a study that had been done in India where rats were fed diets that contained either 5% or 20% of casein, the protein found in milk. The rats were exposed to the same carcinogen found in peanuts. The rats in the group fed 5% casein did not develop liver cancer, whereas 100% of the rats fed the diet containing 20% casein all developed liver cancer. Dr. Campbell also found in his study that he was able to turn the cancer tumors "on and off" by raising and lowering the casein content in the diet from 5% to 20% and back again! (The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell)
  3. Milk has been implicated in several cancers in both men and women.
    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400175/Does-Milk-Cause-Cancer.html


Here's the link to the vegan cheese recipes:

http://www.theflamingvegan.com//view-post/Raw-Vegan-Cheese

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