By Elaine Sloan
I went vegan 17 years ago, after I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. I firmly believe that my healthy plant-based diet has helped keep me breast-cancer free ever since I was diagnosed with the disease.
Before my mastectomy, I ate lots of eggs, cheese, and other dairy products. I knew I had to make some changes if I wanted to live a long, healthy life. My son suggested I consider a vegan diet. After reading that high fat diets may well contribute to breast cancer, I knew that going vegan would be a step in saving my life in the future.
Research indicates that fatty, hormone-laden foods can cause breast cancer, and healthy, low-fat diets (i.e. vegan diets) can help prevent it. According to the renowned Dr. Dean Ornish, breast cancer is rare in countries where women seldom eat animal fat.
One study—conducted by researchers…
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