THIS Is Linked to Reduced Risk of Early Death (JUST PUBLISHED!)

I wanted to share a paper that was JUST published days ago in the Journal of Internal Medicine…

…which involved 68,273 men and women, and found that after 16 years, adherence to a highly anti-inflammatory diet can reduce mortality from all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, while prolonging survival, especially among smokers!

Now, I am clearly NOT suggesting that you should continue a shitty smoking habit so long as you adhere to a healthful diet. Combating a thing, while at the same time engaging in activities which cause THAT VERY THING, is basically pissing in the wind.

The risks from smoking are many and well-established, including but not limited to increased risks of death from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.

It is my opinion that smoking is a sign of weakness, and it is just plain stupid on numerous levels given what we understand about it. I mean, look at it this way, you’re paying someone else, and handsomely I might add, to shorten your lifespan all while reducing your quality of life in the process!

Not to mention how utterly torturous death from smoking can be! On both you, and those who love you, who will be forced to watch you suffer until your final gasp for air.

You’re basically paying an assassin to kill you slowly and painfully, and in front of your loved ones! Which not only makes you self-destructive, but also a masochist, and a world-class asshole.

So, if you smoke, I urge you to stop. Immediately!

But, now I’ve wandered a bit off topic. I created this video not to discuss the drawbacks of smoking, but rather as a vehicle to open dialogue about what foods render a diet inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. As some folks may be genuinely unsure.

As cited by Harvard University, it appears that a vegan or pescetarian diet, free from refined carbohydrates, fried foods, sodas, and margarine, but rich in vegetables, nuts, and fruits, are the best options to fight inflammation. Whereas any diet that includes red or processed meats, such as burgers, steaks, hot dogs and sausage causes inflammation.

It is also worth noting that coffee, red wine, and chocolate are ALSO anti-inflammatory.

Now, before anyone accuses me of promoting pescetarianism, which is a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not other meats, let’s get this straight, I don’t!

I was merely citing that Harvard lists “fatty fish”, like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines as anti-inflammatory foods.

I don’t personally prescribe the consumption of fish for more than one reason.

For one, because fish are sentient beings, like you or I, which are capable of feeling emotions and pain. And there are dietary alternatives, so you don’t REQUIRE fish to survive or thrive.

But, also, keep in mind, the Environmental Protection Agency warns that seafood, such as fish, is potentially-high in 5 specific chemical contaminants: mercury, PCBs, chlordane, dioxins, and DDT.

All of which bio-accumulate in the tissues of living beings, be that fish or even YOU. In other words, they absorb into the body at a rate faster than they can be broken down and excreted!

And for those of you who take their hormone health seriously, such as the athletes in my audience, be advised that PCBs and DDT are known endocrine disruptors!

So, save the lives of fish AND yourself, and choose veganism as the anti-inflammatory diet of choice in reducing mortality from all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, while prolonging your survival.

But, you’d also do well to avoid refined carbohydrates, fried foods, sodas, and margarine at the same time.

Remember my previous “pissing in the wind” analogy. That applies here too. You can most certainly be an unhealthy vegan.

Anyway, stir up discussion in the comments below.


Influence of anti-inflammatory diet and smoking on mortality and survival in men and women: two prospective cohort studies

Anti-inflammatory diet allows smokers to live for years longer

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

Foods that fight inflammation

An anti-inflammatory diet, including coffee, chocolate, and red wine, could reduce your chances of dying early, according to new research

Fish Are Sentient and Emotional Beings and Clearly Feel Pain

National Listing of Fish Advisories General Fact Sheet 2011

Endocrine disruptor

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