6 of the Biggest Lies Most Vegans Believe (#4 is the Worst!)

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4. Eating Meat is the Cause of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Cancer

This is a scare tactic that is absolutely false.

Most of these chronic diseases are relatively new to our world. Before 1930, heart disease was almost unheard of. Type 2 diabetes began increasing at a rapid rate starting in about the 1970’s.  Cancer has been steadily rising for at least the past 60 years.

Now you might hear vegans saying that meat and dairy is the root cause of these health problems but consider this; meat is a very, very old food and these health problems are pretty new to the scene.

It makes no sense to blame old foods on new diseases.

There have also been numerous studies showing that meat is not the root cause of any of the diseases known to modern man.

The link between meat and cancer is only related to the way meat is cooked. Meat that is burned, seared, or blackened is linked to higher rates of stomach cancer, but not the meat itself.

Two studies, one involving more than 1.2 million people and the other with nearly a half million subjects, found absolutely no link between unprocessed meat and either heart disease or diabetes.

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43 Comments

  1. Luis Hernandez

    Jun 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    You’re entitled to your own opinions, which this is, but not your own facts, which this is not.

    • Star Exvius

      Aug 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      That’s your opinion

      • Robin Lillian

        Apr 3, 2018 at 12:01 am

        Opinion: I like ice cream.

        Fact: Ice cream is cold

        Forcing your opinions on others: Ice cream is murder. (Lie)

  2. Nic

    Oct 29, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This article is complete utter bullshit. This should not be allowed to be published. You are giving out misinformation. Now let’s talk about why.
    For one you are using the words vegan and vegetarian interchangeably when they are in fact 2 different things! Why do I say that? Because the article is supposedly about vegans but when you start talking about a “study” comparing protein you use day vegetarian which isn’t even the topic. You also refer to meat as old food and say humans have been eating it for millions of years! That is completely false as no one has any evidence to support us being here for a million years! Not even close! Even the oldest civilization of the world ancient Mesopotamia was only around 7,000 years ago! And in there own writings they believed we were created about 450,000 years ago. And that is the oldest reference I have seen anywhere to the beginning of man so no we haven’t been eating meat for millions of years.
    Next let’s look at the fact that you site some “study” again and say there is no direct link link between “UNPROCESSED” meat and any modern disease. First of all that is a lie! Second of all the vast majority of meat found in stores today is “PROCESSED” so that is a pointless study to call out. (Yea like 95% +)
    Simple Google search will point out that vegetarians on average live about 7 years longer (women) and about 10 years longer (men) seriously Google it. RIGHT NOW!!! PLEASE!!!
    Now anyway I’ve already wasted too much time on this piece of crap article that is very poorly researched.but I have to point out one last thing. When you talk about our digestive system you LIED again. Our digestive system is only medium in the sense that we are medium sized creatures. But it is actually the exact same size in comparison to our body and that of other herbivores! Please do a simple google search to find this information readily available! Please take this crap down. If you wish to bash vegan isn as a lifestyle atleast do it with real facts and don’t make up a bunch of non-sense.
    Good day.

    • Mark McKarrion

      Mar 2, 2017 at 5:49 am

      Everything you just posted there is complete nonsense. Dumb vegan.

    • Aaron Owens

      Jul 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

      They have proven through other methods that humans gave eaten meat for over 2 million years. You should take 5 minutes to do a little research.

    • shirley xia

      Nov 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Bullshit, Nic. Why dont YOU do some research, huh? You don’t have to bash the original article, just because you are vegan, you know all, showoff. Triggered much?!

    • shirley xia

      Nov 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I hate exclusive perple, who think they are the best and stuff and try to impose their views onto someone else.

      • Mark right

        Nov 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        I hate exclusive perple, who think they are best and stuff and try to impose their views onto someone else. For example I love inslaving my wife and killing baby, but all these people who think they are better and stuff keep trying imposing their views on me, I know right the cheek of it ! They say I shouldn’t and they’re ‘going to stop me’ I’d like to them try the fuckers try. Thanks for the spopport and advice of not listening to other people’s opinions. xxx

        This is a joke, I don’t kill babies or inslave my wife.

        • Robin Lillian

          Apr 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm

          So you think meat eaters kill babies and enslave their wives? (Only men eat meat?) You are so incredibly sick. You are certainly proof that the poor nutrition from a vegan diet causes mental illness.

        • lookin4trace

          Dec 31, 2017 at 7:28 pm

          bullshit i’ve had more metatarians lecture me.

          i never said a thing to those bastards.. how about just eat right?

    • GQRugged.

      Jan 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      How come you didn´t touch on ALL of the other FACTS that were provided in the Article?

    • Robin Lillian

      Apr 2, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      So articles you disagree with shouldn’t be “allowed” to be published?! Want to see an authoritarian who wants to force people to live his/her way? Look in the mirror. Censorship sucks. So do you.

      You are an hysterical kook who is actually the one presenting lies and misinformation. You haven’t actually presented even one piece of documentation. Just a bunch of yelling and screaming and name calling.

    • Vincent W

      Apr 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Nic, you are stupid. Yes.

      I’m just going to comment to the fact that you point to the “beginning of man” not knowing anything about evolutionary biology. There are fossils dating back 1.9 million years ago of the homo erectus, which ate raw meat until about 500,000 years ago when they learned how to Cook. Or are you only referring to Homo Sapiens? Which would in itself be faulty.

      Your comment on this article was totally worthless and you cited no facts, like the article itself. “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – That goes for you both.

  3. Anto

    Nov 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

    My personal opinion (I’m a qualified nutrition therapist) is that both diets, vegan and omnivore, have their good points, and on balance, for me, a vegan diet is better. I’m 70 yo and at risk for prostate cancer and flesh foods are better avoided by men in this situation.
    I’m not convinced by the claims that a vegan diet must lead to nutritional deficiencies, I suspect that such deficiencies might be attributable to incorrect eating habits interfering with proper digestion and absorption, unrelated to the vegan diet.
    Note: I’m talking about a balanced, HEALTHY, vegan diet, not just eliminating animal foods.

    • cattlewrangler .

      Aug 18, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Since when does a nutrition therapist give claims that only doctors are qualified to give? Stick with fornaluating diets and stay away from the false doctor advice.

      • Anto

        Aug 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

        Sorry to contradict you there cattlewrangler but this is exactly the sort of opinion we’re trained to give, and if you know any medical doctors and ask them they’ll tell you they’re not qualified in the field of nutrition.
        As for formulating diets, you’re confusing nutrition therapy with dietetics, a completely different discipline. Hope that helps, feel free to get back to me if you want any more info.

    • SIGmund Fried

      Oct 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Nutrition therapist? How many years and how much money did you waste on that?

      • Anto

        Oct 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        It was a 3 year fulltime course back then (95-97), don’t know about now. How much money? couldn’t say. It was comparable to what I paid for my uni degree subjects – per subject that is, my uni studies were a few years longer. Hope this helps SF.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Dec 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      In your opinion sure. However, I find that low carb dieting has done me much more good.

      • Tony Ocran

        Feb 16, 2018 at 11:41 am

        you’re all ignorant filth

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Feb 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

          Well I appreciate your baseless opinion.

  4. B_Realist

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Great article. Homo Sapiens 200k Years. Hominids 2.5 million. Strong evidence supported by every living anthropologist. Lol. http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-sapiens

  5. Eugeniu Sofroni

    May 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Fake news !!!

  6. Covfefeghost

    Aug 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Always knew vegans were full of ?

  7. Anto

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    OTOH animals bioconcentrate contaminants found on plants; a steak dinner is going to contain 10-100 times the amount of glyphosate, PCBs, lead, mercury, . . . that a vegetable meal will.
    And as those with breast cancer or low-grade prostate cancer will tell you, all animal foods – meat, eggs, dairy – contain oestrogen which will aggravate the cancer and tend to make it aggressive.

  8. shirley xia

    Nov 19, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I hate people who are so exclusive e.g. SOME vegans. They think they are the best and try to impose their views onto others. Well, Im not taken in that easliy by SOME of their bullshit. I love meat, but I also eat vegetables and fruit. No one on Earth is going to stop me from eating meat. So there, stop trying to put you opinions onto someone else, and get off your high horses.

    • Robin Lillian

      Apr 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm

      Mostly the reason they chose veganism was because they wanted to prove that they were better than other people. They get off on feeling superior.

  9. m1chae2

    Dec 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I’m just starting to read up on this. Doing a vegan cleanse and I feel pretty good. On the B12 thing, there is information out there that says that B12 is from bacteria and can be found in dirt. Since we wash our vegatables today, we get rid of the dirt, but if you pull a carrot out of the ground and eat it, you might get the B12 you need. So I’m not sure that you are right on that point. It seems the truth lies somewhere in between. Like eating Meat is not the end of the world, but some people think you need to eat meat at least once a day, which just seems way of. Couldn’t you get all you need out of meet by eating it once or twice a week.

    • Mirabella

      Dec 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

      The B12 in the dirt comes from decayed animal remains. Basically, it’s not vegan.

      • m1chae2

        Dec 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

        Listen I’m not vegan and I’m not eating dirt. So I’m not trying to take a stand. I like meat. I want to eat less of it. But not stop. Dead things are a part of the soil and become a part of vegetables etc. if that made something non vegan then nothing is vegan.

        • Mirabella

          Jan 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm

          That’s not true. Plenty of things are vegan. Just not b12. That only comes from animals. “Vegetarian” sources of this are derived from decayed animal remnants in the environment. You can be a true vegetarian but not a true vegan. Well not for long anyway.

          • m1chae2

            Jan 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm

            Nobody calls vegetables not vegan just because they were grown with the help of animal based fertilizer. Just because b12 happens to be from animals only (taking your word for it) doesn’t mean other nutrients in your food don’t originate from animals.

    • ALEX xo

      Jan 12, 2018 at 11:56 am

      I argued that same point to a Vegan , apparently it doesn’t matter if you reduce the consumption of meat, animals are still being killed for a ‘taste preference’, so you should cut it out of your diet completely. I have a problem with that because a vegan life style is simply not for everyone. I.e Individuals with Celiac disease or person who are allergic to nuts etc.

  10. lookin4trace

    Dec 31, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    i’ve been vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan.

    pescatarian wins when it comes to little waste, heart health and supplemental sufficiency.

    sorry.

  11. Marco P

    Jan 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    This artice is spot-on. Vegans are brainwashed, if not they give up after sometimes since both the health and ethical arguments are complete BS. The worst aspect is the cognitive dissonance since the narrative says you become a superhero after going vegan and it happens that during the first months you do have some benefits (we all eat too much and even bad animal foods) but after some time the reservoir is depleted, minerals, vitamins and even the so important animal proteins, yes. The point is that ONLY meat eaters can ameliorate the conditions of animals by choosing sustainable farming and in general only the well-aware but not biased consumers can choose the best for environment: for instance legumes are eco-friendly, they don’t deplete the soils and the water, but grains, mais and a lot of things vegans eat are a disaster for our planet. Animals eating grass on mountains are on contrary a great resource and have a positive effect on mountain’s ecosystems, just to say. Vegans seem to have a very naive and cartoonish view of the world but claim to talk for animals and environment