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Vivienne Westwood is insane: ‘Being a vegetarian cures disabilities’

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Vivienne Westwood is an amazing, legendary designer – that much is for sure. What’s also for sure is that homegirl is crazy as a craphouse rat for a multitude of reasons. The latest? She believes that being a vegetarian can cure disabilities since she thinks giving up meat cured her arthritis in her hand. LOL!

From The Sun:

“There are certain clinics where it is really strict vegetarian and there are people who have been in wheelchairs who have recovered from this diet.”

“It does cure all kinds of things if you have a vegetarian diet. I used to have rheumatism – and I have a crocked finger. But now I don’t have any rheumatic pain anymore.”

Well… that’s good, I guess. I have nothing against vegetarians or whatever, but if anything is causing bullshit like rheumatism and other similar conditions, it’s not animal protein. Of course, she’s free to believe what she wants to believe, but I wouldn’t recommend those in wheelchairs count on a vegetarian diet to walk again.

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  • hahaha I wish… I have mild cerebral palsy from a stroke I had in 2002. I was a vegan for a while, still a gimp. might try it again though if she thinks it will make me better.

  • actually, meat-based diets are recommended for diseases like arthritis and multiple sclerosis sooo….

  • The effects are probably a little exaggerated, but reducing your intake of animal proteins is incredibly beneficial for a multitude of reasons, one of them being that it can actually reduce the risk of cancer.
    I highly recommend the film “Forks Over Knives”, it’s definitely worth a watch!

    • Forks Over Knives is full of propoganda. Cancer feeds on glucose, which comes from sugars and carbohydrates, which is actual proven medical fact.

      • Cancer cells “feed” in the same way as nearly all other body cells — they oxidize glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids for fuel. Anything a person eats, be it carbohydrate, fat, or protein, that “feeds” healthy cells will also be used by the cancer cells. These are basic facts of physiology.

  • eh…I stopped eating dairy and cut back to eating meat MAYBE twice a month and I’ve felt so much better that I was able to stop going to massage therapy & acupuncture for my bad back & the inflammation I always used to get that made me feel like my bones themselves hurt.
    I’m not going to go praising a low or no meat diet because people are pretty close minded (aka – thinking someone is crazy because they believe eliminating animal protein helped them physically) but it works pretty damn amazing for me.

  • The Nutritional Data Continues to Mount.

    From The Pritikin Plan, The McDougall Plan and Diet for a New America in the 1980s, to Vegan: the New Ethics of Eating in the 1990s, to Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study to the recent DVDs Forks Over Knives and Vegucated, the growing body of evidence indicates that the optimum diet for humanity is a vegan diet:

    The following points and facts are excerpted from Please Don’t Eat the Animals (2007) by the mother-daughter writing team of Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers:

    “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

    –Albert Einstein

    “Each year, the meat industrial complex abuses and butchers nearly nine billion cows, pigs, sheep, turkeys, chickens, and other innocent, feeling animals just for the enjoyment of consumers. Each year, nearly 1.5 million of these consumers are crippled and killed prematurely by heart failure, cancer, stroke, and other chronic diseases that have been linked conclusively with the consumption of these animals. Each year, millions of other animals are abused and sacrificed in a vain search for a ‘magic pill’ that would vanquish these largely self-inflicted diseases.”

    —Alex Hershaft, PhD, president, Farm Animal Reform Movement

    When analyzing 8,300 deaths in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany among 76,000 men and women in five different, large studies, researchers concluded that vegetarians have a 24 percent reduction in death from heart disease.

    Similarly, in the famous Oxford Vegetarian Study, where 6,000 vegetarians were compared with 5,000 meat-eaters over nearly two decades, scientists found that the rate of death from heart disease was 28 percent lower in vegetarians than in meat-eaters.

    One study analyzed eighty scientific studies in leading medical journals. The analysis found that vegetarians had lower blood pressure, and were less likely to suffer from stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.

    A large German study of nearly 2,000 vegetarians found that deaths from heart disease were reduced by over one-third, and that heart disease itself was far less than that of the general population.

    Another large study examined the coronary artery disease risk of young adults ages 18 to 30 and vegetarians were found to have much higher levels of cardiovascular fitness and a greatly reduced risk of heart disease.

    “The process of gradual blocking of the coronary arteries begins not in adulthood but in childhood…and the main cause of this arteriosclerosis is the steadily increasing amount of fat in the American diet, particularly saturated animal fats such as those found in meat, chicken, milk and cheeses. If there was another disease that caused half a million deaths a year, you can be sure that the public would be acutely aware of the danger, and that the cure or prevention would be universally practiced.”

    –Dr. Benjamin Spock, author, child expert

    “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”

    –Dr. Dean Ornish, author, Reversing Heart Disease

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Vegetarians have a 20 to 30 percent reduced risk of having a stroke. Stroke, like heart disease, is associated with diets high in saturated fats, and the vegetarian diet is naturally low in these fats.

    The Oxford Vegetarian Study found cancer mortality to be 39 percent lower among vegetarians when compared with meat-eaters. The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer found vegetarians suffer 40 percent fewer cancers than the general population.

    Studies have shown that decreasing a woman’s animal fat intake can reduce the chances that she will die from breast cancer. A large-scale, long-term study in the Netherlands found a powerful connection between the amount of animal fat consumed and the rate of prostate cancer. A review of a dozen studies found dietary fat strongly correlated with prostate cancer.

    Ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancers have all been shown to be strongly correlated to the amount of animal fat in one’s diet, and vegetarian women have significantly lower rates of these cancers.

    “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all the natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.”

    –Dr. Neal Barnard, Executive Director, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

    “Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rate of coronary disease of any group in the country. They have a fraction of our heart attack rate and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate.”

    –William Castelli, MD, Director, Framingham Heart Study

    “Human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings…”

    –Dr. William Roberts, editor-in-chief, American Journal of Cardiology

    Les Brown of the Overseas Development Council calculates that if Americans reduced their meat consumption by only ten percent per year, it would free at least twelve million tons of grain for human consumption–or *enough* to feed sixty million people.

    • Cutting out grains was great for me. I didn’t consume wheat or bread, so that wasn’t a factor. I can’t be veg. I am allergic to most beans, nuts, seeds and can only do some dairy, like butter and yogurt. I never consumed processed foods, including vegetarian processed foods (fake meats, etc) I only did soy for 5 years before quitting that.