The April 18 column “Making the case for going vegetarian,” by Andrew Fiala, touted the many benefits of vegetarianism while “Can dogs be good for your health” by Marc Morrone, claimed dog ownership won’t prevent heart attacks.
Many vegetarians, and most dog owners, eat meat, cheese and dairy. The film “Forks over Knives,” featuring T. Colin Campbell M.D. and Caldwell Esselstyn M.D., both vegans, proves the link between meat, dairy and diseases. Esselstyn has reversed heart disease with a vegan diet.
Decades ago, I taught weight-training and self-defense, telling others that meat and dairy made them strong. After cancer nine years ago — age 60 — and learning my calcification score was off the charts, I did what my twin sister and much younger brothers didn’t do: I went vegan. Only I have not had heart attacks. Maybe the vegan diet helped.
Meat and dairy advertising is hiding the harm they do just like big tobacco did. Their industry is cruel to animals, pollutes the earth and is killing us. A vegan walking a dog has fewer health worries.