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Reducing Cancer Risk with Diet

Have you noticed my "Blog Roll" on the bottom of my blog? You might like to come back often to keep an eye on it for regularly updated links to various blogs that offer both health advice and recipes for the whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB diet). 

One interesting link that showed up recently was from the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) titled "Playing the Odds: What we mean by prevention". Unless you are a very young reader, your life will have been affected by cancer in some way. Perhaps you have had cancer yourself, or members of your family or friends will almost certainly have had cancer. The older we get, the more our lives are unfortunately touched by cancer, and it's not the touch of a warm hug from a loved-one.

The WFPB diet is aimed at prevention of disease in our lives. By adopting the WFPB diet you can basically kiss goodbye to obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). You will…

Mercy for Animals

Yes, my site is primarily devoted to health through eating a whole food plant-based diet - that's why I titled this site "Give it up for health", meaning to give up an animal-based diet for our health. That in my opinion is the best "selfish" reason to adopt the WFPB diet. We owe it to ourselves, after all, to put ourselves and our health first and foremost.

However, there are some other outcomes that we can be happy about. One is that in no longer eating an animal-based diet, we are no longer party to the cruetly that is inflicted on animals by way of the "modern" techniques of corporate farming, often called "factory farming". Factory farming is at its core cruel to animals and unhealthy for humans in that it results in food that is contaminated with hormones, antibiotics, fecal matter, bacteria harmful to human health, and disease.

A group called "Mercy for Animals" conducts undercover operations to expose the cruetly that is …