With Valentine’s Day falling smack dab in the middle of the month, it seems fitting that February is “American Heart Month.” Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is currently – and has been since about the 1930s — the leading cause of death for men and women in the US? Alarmingly, …
Former Vice President Al Gore has accepted an inconvenient truth: animal agriculture is one of the primary contributors to global warming. Just last week, word got out that Gore is now vegan. The news was released in a Forbes article, and the Washington Post followed up the tip by finding “an individual familiar with Gore’s decision” to confirm the claim.
CNN recently aired a one-hour special, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, exploring the causes of and various treatments for America’s number one killer: heart disease. As he talks with medical experts as well as patients suffering from heart disease, and after spending a year investigating the issue, Dr. Gupta concludes that “with what we know right now, we could see the last heart attack in America.”
He’s referring to a “food-based prescription” that could save lives, and he sums it up by suggesting we should eat “nothing with a mother, nothing with a face.”
Looking back at his days in the White House, former President Bill Clinton is remembered for many things—his love of hamburgers and doughnuts being one of them. Fast forward to 2011, and in a one-hour special airing this Sunday on CNN, Clinton talks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his dietary transformation to vegan eating, explaining: “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now.”