You can actually cure both by eating just plant-based. I am a vegan for life and I eat mostly veggies and fruits. My skin is starting to glow, but I have new acne scars which sucks, but it will cure it soon. I am sure I won't have it for ever. I will also be prevented from cancers and diseases. I will live longer and have a lot of energy and look great.
Vegan is the way to live.
There's nothing wrong with living a vegan life but it doesn't necessarily mean that you will avoid all cancers and diseases. You may lessen your risk of diseases that have things like obesity as a risk factor if you eat healthy and exercise but there are many risk factors and reasons people can get diseases. And as long as you're stil getting the needed amounts of protein etc that non-vegans or non-vegetarians get a lot of from meat, it is still very healthy
And like Lapis mentioned - a lot of it could be to do with the mind set of a person
But like I said - nothing wrong at all with being vegan - and if you love it, continue with it! Definitely healthier than if someone was eating fast food every day A lot of people claim diet has really helped their skin/acne - doesn't always appear to be a vegan or raw diet. But I think it's good to remember what works for one person may not work for another...
I don't know where you learn that! But going 80% or more raw, mostly veggies and fruits will protect you a lot. At least going vegan will prevent heart disease which is the number one killer in USA. It also prevents other diseases and cancers. I do trust Dr. Fuhrman and Dr.Campbell ha ha.. I learn all that from them. Meats are the cause of heart attack. ;\
Well I don't think I said anything wrong in my post there. What I said is basic knowledge to me as I've heard it again and again over the years. I study health sciences and do a lot of health based and disease based courses which look at health behaviors and the causes of disease among other things.
Anyway - I'm not going to get into a massive debate over this and lead this thread further off topic, but meat is not THE cause of heart disease or heart attacks. You can't say that the reason someone had a heart attack was directly because they ate meat. All diseases have many contributing factors and it's often a combination of these factors and exposures that lead to disease presence in an individual.
I never said that being raw vegan is bad or that it isn't healthy. I did say that it may lessen your chance of disease. So can any healthy diet. A person doesn't have to eat a specifically raw vegan diet to be eating healthy and therefore lessen their risk of developing a certain disease.
Basically I'm just saying that you can't completely guarantee that by just eating a raw vegan diet you will avoid all cancer and disease.
Edited by Lilly75, 01 August 2012 - 12:19 AM.