Ken, as usual, makes a valuable post. Just to add to the discussion. Organically fed cow's milk will still create a rise in IGF-1 levels in your bloodstream. Once you are grown, you don't want these high levels that are associated with cancer promotion. Just learn about T. Colin Campbell's reasearch on dairy protein and perhaps you will give up dairy as I did when I learned that casein can promote cancer growth. Then there is the issue of excess estrogen in the milk since the cow is pregnant when giving milk. There are so many non-dairy milks now to replace cancer promoting dairy milk that it is so easy to make this transition which is better for our health.
Happy Holiday Month to all my plant-based peers on Dr. Carney's site.
If we are going to cook some broccoli or other cruciferous veggie (not deepfried), I understand from Dr. Greger's book, How Not to Die, that we should cut the broccoli and let it sit for 40 minutes before cooking in order to allow sulforaphane to form. I imagine most people are not aware of this needed cooking step in order to enhance the cancer fighting potential of eating broccoli. From your knowledge, is there any other way to eat cooked broccoli without letting it sit after cutting that could still provide the sulforaphane benefit? If not, I'm thinking this needed step needs to be advocated more by chefs and others preparing cooked broccoli dishes.
Sean and Dr. Carney,
A great, insightful response. I knew you'd have some analysis for me. All important questions about the vegan group. Yes, quite possibly all the vegans don't eat like you both. Thanks!
Dr. Carney, From a health perspective only, how do you address the evidence from the Adventist 2 study, that pescatarians lived longer than vegans from a patient who wants to know why they should not eat fish up to 1 serving a day. Since so many WFPB doctors advocate the best strategy is to just eat whole plants, how do we address the finding about pescatarians? Yes, fish is often polluted, but this didn't appear to affect these 7th Day Adventists over the vegans...