Do you ever read the comments people post to articles and videos on the web about plant-based diets? People are angry that doctors and researchers like Sanjay Gupta, T. Colin Campbell, and Caldwell Esselstyn are telling us that with a plant-based diet we can prevent and reverse diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Why so cranky? Eat tasty veggies, fruits, nuts, and grains or take insulin, chemotherapy, radiation, and have surgery. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
We all know that I happened upon this diet out of love for animals, but as the years pass without my having to undergo chemo or radiation I am more and more convinced that there is power in the plant-based diet. Love for animals or no, I’ll never go back to eating animal products.
But why are people angry? Are we so afraid of change that we would choose painful death over healthier lifestyle choices?