"The Jewish diet is traditionally heavy in animal products including cured meats, dairy, and eggs — foods that are repeatedly linked to human health issues including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Jewish women reportedly have some of the highest breast cancer rates in the world. And while genetics play a critical part in that elevated risk, a plant-based diet has been shown to help reduce the risk and improve recovery for certain forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
Raising animals for food is also detrimental to the planet; livestock produce an overwhelming number of greenhouse gases, use a significant amount of natural resources, and pose serious risks to the world’s oceans through factory farm runoff."
It is apparent you are a fundamentalist vegan. Talking with you would be like talking to the president of Liberty University about god.
Dr Greger is a propagandist for the vegan crowd and has been roundly debunked.
And if he eats a vegan diet he is certainly not a healthy doc, much less a person, but I am done with you Scotland Skye. You are so prejudiced, you can't see the sky for the plants!!
Don't expect me to reply to any more of your rants.
This subject comes up almost every day. The statement contains incredible bias, that of the self righteous vegans. I am a doctor and have studied this subject ad nauseum and the bias in this statement is largely wishful thinking.
Raising plants for food is extremely detrimental to the planet, uses natural resources, causes a huge loss in top soil that can never be reclaimed and the runoff from the fossil resource based fertilizer and the spray, such as Roundup and Chlorpyrifos is poisoning the planet, so don't give me the plant is better nonsense. Read The Vegetarian Myth and The Vegan Betrayal, get educated and get back to me.
First, there are no christian or muslim synagogues. When you use the word 'synagogue', jewish is implied. Second, jews eat a lot of rich and unhealthy foods. I know this because I've been there and done that. However, going vegan isn't necessary. All they would need to do is reduce the amount of meat they eat by 50% or a bit more and get away from the kosher nonsense that relies on lots of salt. Third, there aren't enough jews in the world (less that 0.2% of the world population) so as to make even a slight difference overall.
Fourth, this article was generated by a vegan advocacy group and I suggest that there might be just a little bias there. I do not argue against the statement that the jewish diet is over the top in bad stuff, but I do argue that 1) it isn't necessary that the world go vegan and 2) a strict vegan diet is not the ideal for our species, though it is certainly better than a steady diet of MacMonsters with secret sauce and MacNacho Cheese Fries.