Veganist : Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-02-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Kathy Freston wasn't born a vegan. The bestselling author and renowned wellness expert actually grew up on chicken-fried steak and cheesy grits, and loved nothing more than BBQ ribs and vanilla milkshakes. Not until her thirties did she embrace the lifestyle of a veganist--someone who eats a plant-based diet not just for their own personal well-being, but for the whole web of benefits it brings to our ecosystem and beyond. Kathy's shift toward this new life was gradual--she leaned into it--but the impact was profound. Now Kathy shows us how to lean into the veganist life. Effortless weight loss, reversal of disease, environmental responsibility, spiritual awakening--these are just a few of the ten profound changes that can be achieved through a gentle switch in food choices. Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist...easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying--just better for you and for all.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Big Picturep. ix
Your Body Will Find and Maintain Its Ideal Weight-Effortlesslyp. 1
Straight from the Source: Dean Ornish, MD, on Losing Weightp. 21
Ben's Story: Weight Loss Was an Unexpected Benefitp. 28
You Will Lower Your Risks for Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes-and Even Reverse Diseases Already Diagnosedp. 37
Straight from the Source: T. Colin Campbell, PhD, on Diet and Cancerp. 41
Meg's Story: Surviving Cancer with a Plant-Based Dietp. 50
Straight from the Source: Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, on Heart Diseasep. 57
Robert's Story: Reversing the Family Heart-Attack Patternp. 61
Straight from the Source: Neal Barnard, MD, on Diabetesp. 73
Natala's Story: Her Diabetes Curep. 81
You Will Live Longer-and Betterp. 88
Ruth's Story: You Can Be Fit at Any Agep. 100
You Will Take Yourself Out of Harm's Wayp. 106
Straight from the Source: Michael Greger, MD, on Factory Farming and Superbugsp. 109
You Will Save Moneyp. 127
You Will Radically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Do the Single Best Thing You Can for the Environmentp. 144
You Will Be Helping Provide Food to the Global Poorp. 158
You Will Reduce Animal Sufferingp. 166
Bruce's Story: A Journey Beginsp. 168
Gene's Story: The Rescuerp. 174
Josh's Story: Undercover at a Chicken Factoryp. 176
Undercover at an Egg Farmp. 181
You Will Be Following the Wisdom of the Great Spiritual Traditionsp. 194
You Will Evolve-and Take the World with Youp. 216
Afterword: Making the Shiftp. 236
Frequently Asked Questions, Answered by the Doctorp. 250
Three Weeks of Mealsp. 260
Shopping Listp. 266
Cookbooks and Websitesp. 279
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
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