The Healing Power of Plants; or, How Being Vegan Can Save Your Life


If you haven’t watched the movie “Forks Over Knives,” I mean seriously watched it. Or, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” and again, unplug everything for two hours and pay attention to these movies — I would be very impressed if you didn’t walk away a changed person. A person who wants to take control of their life and get a handle on healthier eating.

After watching these films, you would be a person who witnessed clear evidence that living a plant-based diet is better for your health. That switching to a plant-based diet today (or tomorrow, if you’re not quite ready) will reverse the years of damage that was inflicted on your body by consuming animal flesh, dairy foods, and eggs.

If you’re vegan. 100% vegan. You can stop reading now. You get it. You know all this. Go back to eating kale. However, if you’re vegetarian or omnivore, there’s only four more paragraphs (and one closing sentence) I think you should read.

It may seem impossible to you to give up cheese (or meat and eggs), but cutting out these foods now, is equivalent to quitting smoking. The moment you stop, is the moment your body begins healing. I truly believe that in my lifetime, meat will be sold with warning labels. As will eggs. And cheese. Theses foods are killing us.

The work of T. Colin Campbell and “The China Study” and the massive catalog of online resources collected by Dr. Michael Greger (, is not fantasy. Or occultism. It is medical fact. Growing up, we were fed (pun intended) misinformation about food that we are all dying from today. You can avoid, and even reverse cancer by switching to a plant-based diet. Cancer. Ever hear of it?

Is that bacon cheeseburger really worth the health risks? Would you rather be prescribed a shoebox full of drugs for the rest of your life, just so you can have that sausage omelette for breakfast? Would years of suffering joint pain balance out against your love of dairy? Are those chicken wings so good, they’re worth dying for?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then go for it. Eat what you want. Have at it! Continue putting dangerous foods into your body and know that we vegans will still visit you in the hospital and we will still come to your funeral.

And we’ll try our very best not to say we told you so.

5 thoughts on “The Healing Power of Plants; or, How Being Vegan Can Save Your Life

  1. I watched both of those films and they definitely changed my perspective. I was a vegan since 2007 but I allowed myself to wander in 2009. I watched both of these films and got right back on track immediately. They are worth the time it takes to watch them and like the post says, I too would be shocked if somebody watched them and didn’t gain a changed perspective. Another one I really liked is “May I Be Frank”


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