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Dr. Dean Ornish will be doing a short Q and A in a free live Zoom event at 1:30 p.m. Monday Hawaii time, November 28!

(3:30 p.m. PST, 6:30 p.m. EST; please note time differences in other time zones)
Community Health Education Online Event
Free, No registration required

If you had a question for Dr. Ornish after his excellent lecture on "A Unifying Theory for Lifestyle Medicine" on Sunday, November 20, but you didn't have a chance to ask it due to limited time, this is another opportunity generously offered by Dr. Ornish, but just for 15 minutes, so please join the meeting promptly (a few minutes early recommended!).

If you missed Dr. Ornish's lecture on Sunday, you are very welcome to join the Q and A, but please note that this is NOT the talk itself. You'll be be able to view the lecture on our vshvideo channel on YouTube and on vsh.org, and when it premieres on the "Vegan" TV program on 'Olelo Channel 54 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, and be shown weekly at 11 a.m. every Sunday until January 15, 2023.

Join in from wherever you are for this special 15 minutes Q & A with Dean Ornish, MD.

Click on this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83263073472

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Vegans have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of any group in the United States. The process of atherosclerosis doesn't just cause heart attacks, it also causes impotence. Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do vegans.

On a low fat vegan diet 90% of adult-onset diabetics can reduce or entirely eliminate their insulin injections. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from osteoporosis and kidney failure due to excess animal protein consumption. Meat-eating women have levels of chemical pollution in their breast milk 35 times higher than in the breast milk of pure vegetarians.


75% of our food-growing topsoil in the United States has eroded, almost all of it off farmland and grazing land used for animal agriculture. One acre of land growing broccoli will supply ten times as much protein as an acre of land producing beef. If acreage now being used for grazing cattle and raising feed grains were growing trees or fiber plants to burn for energy, we would have no need to import foreign oil. More than half of the water used for all purposes in the United States is used for livestock production. Water pollution from feedlots and feed grain field runoff (manure, topsoil, pesticides, fertilizer, etc.) contaminates more streams and rivers than do all the wastes from all U.S. cities and industries combined.


In the United States ten billion animals are killed for food every year. Veal calves are chained in crates to prevent movement and fed iron-deficient food to make them anemic in order to keep their flesh pale. Egg-laying hens are painfully de-beaked, then raised in cages so small that they are unable to stretch their wings. Fishing depletes fish populations, disrupting vital food chains and forcing marine mammals and sea birds to extinction through starvation. Vegans do not eat animal products and therefore do not contribute to the suffering and needless death of animals raised for food.

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