The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention

by Kerrie K. Saunders (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Psychologist and prevention consultant Kerrie K. Saunders posits that America is
one of the sickest nations and that many of our diseases can be controlled or
eliminated through diet. In The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention:
Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups, she begins with documentation from
writings throughout history positing that meat and fat are dietary dangers. The
diets of other cultures indicate that four food groups constitute a healthy
diet: fruits, grains, vegetables and legumes alone and in combination will
provide all the essentials for optimum nutrition. While foods are recommended to
improve specific conditions, this is not a recipe or meal plan source but rather
a series of essays arguing for the vegan lifestyle. Ample citations are provided
to support the theories, and charts and boxes break out lists of foods and
resources where applicable.

Book Description
The United States is one of the sickest nations on the planet. Despite our
wealth, access to educational media, natural resources, and opportunity, most
Americans accept atherosclerosis, cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart
disease, stroke, diabetes, and other degenerative chronic diseases as part of
the normal aging process. Unfortunately, even our traditional "modern medicine"
practitioners believe this misguided and bleak picture out of ignorance. This is
because in a traditional curriculum, many physicians-in-training only receive
one course in nutrition—the safest, most effective, and least expensive form of
chronic disease prevention available. This one course is guided by the faulty
1992 "Food Pyramid" of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), which derived
from the even more dangerous "Basic Four Food Groups" of 1956. In both cases,
the approval of these dietary guidelines was a political rather than a medical
decision, and recent scientific evidence has shown how these guidelines keep
Americans sick rather than healthy.

The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention explores the mountain of evidence
that suggests that a diet free of animal products can have radically beneficial
effects on many conditions that affect vast numbers of Americans. Dr. Saunders
provides an exhaustive list of references and sources in arguably the most
comprehensive argument in print for the human health benefits of the vegan diet.

Product Details

Paperback: 243 pages
Publisher: Lantern Books (November 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590560388



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