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From Hog Farmer to Vegetarian

Diner Fred Leman, a 53-year-old central Illinois hog farmer who used to eat meat at nearly every meal and sugary snacks in between, is now a healthy vegetarian after battling cancer. His wife, Brenda, a licensed practical nurse who was enrolled in a one-year, long-distance program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, was the one who steered him in that direction when he was diagnosed with cancer. Brenda learned tremendously by hearing lectures from leaders in the field of integrative nutrition including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Walter Willett, Dr. Neal Barnard, Sally Fallon, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra and John Douillard among others. This is when she learned that there is a link between processed foods, sugary foods and disease.

To read the full article please search online for Hog farmer switches to vegan diet after battling cancer

The evidence indicating meat and processed foods increase the risk of cancer is abundant. In a time where processed foods and cheap animal products are readily available it is harder to choose healthier foods; however, when we feed our bodies we need to remember that we are feeding God's creations and as such we have the responsibility and privilege to take care of them as best as we can. A well-balanced plant-based diet helps us achieve this goal.

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