From Hog Farmer to Vegetarian
Diner Fred Leman, a 53-year-old central Illinois hog farmer who used
to eat meat at nearly every meal and sugary snacks in between, is now a
healthy vegetarian after battling cancer. His wife, Brenda, a licensed
practical nurse who was enrolled in a one-year, long-distance program at
the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, was the one
who steered him in that direction when he was diagnosed with cancer.
Brenda learned tremendously by hearing lectures from leaders in the
field of integrative nutrition including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Walter
Willett, Dr. Neal Barnard, Sally Fallon, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak
Chopra and John Douillard among others. This is when she learned that
there is a link between processed foods, sugary foods and disease.
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The evidence indicating meat and processed foods increase the risk of
cancer is abundant. In a time where processed foods and cheap animal
products are readily available it is harder to choose healthier foods;
however, when we feed our bodies we need to remember that we are feeding
God's creations and as such we have the responsibility and privilege to
take care of them as best as we can. A well-balanced plant-based diet
helps us achieve this goal.
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