Dr. Michael Greger presenting a brief talk on some scientific evidence for what may be the best diet for preventing and surviving cancer.
In the excellent DVD, Forks Over Knives, (which also takes a vegan approach) one of the interviewees comments that in poor areas of Asia meat is treated as a condiment. Vegetables, rice, fruits, starches, etc. fill the majority of every meal and meat, and fish, chicken, beef or port is used in moderation for flavoring. As developing countries become more prosperous people can afford to have more and more rich red meat and pork until it is a large part of many or most meals. And rich man’s diseases (diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.) follow.
NOTE: I’m not a vegan or vegetarian and am not trying to promote such diets. But I believe that knowing the science behind the diets that best prevent cancer or fight existing cancer helps us to make better choices and reduce our risk and strengthen our bodies to better fight cancer and recover from conventional cancer treatments (chemo, radiation and surgery).