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How to Get Plenty of Iron As a Vegan
"As far as it goes, this is all OK, but it is basically deceptive in that it implies that vegans have a tendency to be more iron deficient than the average population. This is absolutely not the case. Vegans have no higher rates for iron deficiency than the average population. As the author states, there's plenty of iron in greens, grains, and vegetables. People who are vegetarian, on the other hand, have higher rates of iron deficiency because there is absolutely no iron in milk, cheese, and other dairy products, and so vegetarians who eat lots of dairy products (not a good idea!) have higher rates of iron deficiency. This is all well-known. Anyone can do a little research on the web to discover this. Go to
Dr. McDougall for more excellent information on iron and anything about health for vegans, who, by the way, are typically much healthier and longer-lived than the average population. The author points out that if we don't bleed, we never lose iron. This can actually be a huge problem for meat-eaters, because the body cannot dispose of heme iron, the kind in meat. So many meat eaters may have too much iron, which is toxic and damaging to the body. Plant-based sources of iron (non-heme) are easily disposed of by the body through feces and urine, so vegans never get too much iron the way meat-eaters do.

One final note, since the myth that vegans may be deficient in vitamins and minerals persists through these kind of articles, this is information from an excellent book,
The World Peace Diet - whereas vegans have been shown to be at risk for deficiencies in three nutrients (calcium, iodine, and B-12), people eating the standard American diet are at risk for deficiencies in seven nutrients (calcium, iodine, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, folate, and magnesium). Vegans typically eat more fruits and veggies than the general population and in recent studies have been shown to have higher intakes of 16 out of 19 nutrients, including 3 times more vitamin C, vitaminE, and fiber, twice the folate, magnesium, copper, and manganese, and more calcium and plenty of protein."


Processed People: documentary
The statistics are terrifying.

Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States.

60% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”

Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.

Processed People: trailer
"A lot of us are still undernourished despite the fact that we're overfed."

Dr. McDougall: Curing the Sickest People
"Same thing with food: you change it from grease to starch and people always get better, cause you change it from wrong to right."

Dr. Jay Gordon: No One Needs Meat for Health
"We do know that in a country that has one of the highest dairy intakes in the world, we also have one of the highest incidences of osteoporosis."

John Robbins: Why I Went Vegetarian
"We eat these products from them as if it's the normal thing to do when really there's misery on the menu when we do that."

What Makes You Sick?
"It wasn't inevitable that as you get older you get fatter and sicker cause these people didn't. They maintained their good health and activity into their old age; it was because of their diet."

Dr. McDougall: Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1
"The downside to this is that not only does IGF-1 promote the growth of normal tissues like bones, but it promotes the growth of abnormal tissues like cancer."

What's the Healthiest Diet?
"There's room for differences and there's also room for what's best for each individual."

"A starch-based diet with fruits and vegetables has never failed a population of billions of people."

"We want to get as much variety and nutritional diversity in our diet as possible."

Foods That Kill (Part 1)
"You keep your blood fatty for 40, 50, 60 years, what do you think is going to happen to the arteries carrying all that fat? I'll show you...it's a disaster."

Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss