Food & Drink Magazine

The ‘Extreme’ Vegan Diet

By Chuck Underwood @brandnewvegan


For millions of Americans with Heart Disease, having a bypass operation or a stent installed is just ‘normal’.  It’s standard operating procedure.  It’s what we do.  Just like for millions of cancer patients, their choice of treatment will be removal, radiation, or chemo.  And millions of  diabetics will get insulin shots –  it’s just how it’s done.

Alternatives?  There is no alternative treatments, and if you believe otherwise you’re one of those quacks who spends too much time on the internet.  You can’t believe everything you read you know.  I can’t count how many times I’ve been told this.

It’s The Food !

Of course we now know that all 3 of these major debilitating diseases (and many more) are linked to the foods we eat.   Countless studies have been done where they have taken away the fat, the meat, the oils, and the dairy products, and placed people on a 100% plant-based, whole foods, vegan diet….. and the diabetes goes away, the tumors shrink, and the clogged arteries start to heal themselves.  Results have been published in many scientific journals.  It’s been proven over, and over, and over again.

That’s all it took – just changing the food – and people healed themselves.

No drugs, no surgeries, no medical bills, no expensive pills……  just changing the way they eat.  Simple – right?

But if there is one thing I have learned – more so than politics, more so than religion, more so that any other controversial subject you can think of -

- the one thing you do NOT talk about with your friends and family – is their FOOD.

Never Discuss The Food!

They have a right to eat this way, they’ve always eaten this way, everybody they know eats this way, their parents and grand-parents ate this way, we have to eat meat to get our protein, they’ll starve just eating plants ………

……besides, this is just how it’s done here in America!  We eat MEAT!

That’s right – Americans eat a lot of meat, and dairy, and fast food, and processed food.  And we are overweight, and obese, and have heart disease, and cancer, and diabetes, and osteoporosis, and gout, and…. and…. and….

A Vegan Diet is Extreme

People do see the way we eat, our Vegan Diet, as extreme….

…but have no issue forking over hundreds of dollars each month for expensive blood pressure pills, cholesterol pills, or diabetes pills.  They have no problem sticking a needle in their finger every day to check their blood sugar, or injecting insulin shots into their belly.   They’ll lay on that table and have their chest opened up to have bypass surgery , or endure months of sickness and nausea for that chemo treatment…..

But they won’t discuss their food.


I never intended this to be a rant – but I guess that’s the way it turned out.  It saddens me that people can be so stubborn to even THINK about alternatives when they are obviously sick.   Are we that addicted to these foods that we cannot live without them?

I was just watching a YouTube video from Dr. Barnard about the addicting properties of dairy and cheese.  As it turns out, YES, these foods do have morphine like chemicals in them,  just as addicting as heroin to the drug addict.

And we wonder why we have health problems in America.

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