Meat Eaters, Vegetarians & Vegans Have Same Mortality Rates Unless… !

OrangesIn a previous post, I suggested that a Vegan diet is all that’s necessary to live a longer and healthier life.  I stand corrected.  Research shows that Meat Eater, Vegan and Vegetarian mortality rates are the same. The good news is that simple adjustments to your Vegan/Vegetarian diet will improve your longevity.

In a lecture on Youtube dating back to 2003, Dr. Michael Greger described how he was surprized by the heart attack and subsequent death of 66 year old Vegan, Jay Dinshah, leader of the American Vegan Society and advocate for life without violence toward animals or humans. Given that the average life expectancy of men in the US is age 77, Gregor became curious and dug into numerous research studies.  A Vegan himself, he was disappointed to learn that Vegans, Vegetarians and Meat Eaters all have the same life expectancy.  Not satisfied with this outcome, Gregor did more research and found that Vegetarians and Vegans could drastically improve their longevity if certain steps were taken in their diet.

Stats Canada states that Cancer accounted for 30% of all deaths in 2008, followed by heart disease (21%) and stroke (6%).  Heart disease has been the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the US for the last 8 decades. The following shows number of deaths for leading causes of death. Clearly, the decade old information is being ignored.

·  Heart disease: 597,689
  Cancer: 574,743
  Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080

For optimum health and longevity, Dr. Greger recommends Vegans and Vegetarians follow these guidelines, summarized for you in the chart below:

Blocks Inflammation – enjoy these:
Dark Leafy Greens
Hemp Seeds
Flax Seeds (ground brown/golden) have the most concentrated form of Omega 3.
Fish Oil

Produces Inflammation – avoid these:
Cotton seed oil
Corn oil
Safflower oil
Sunflower oil

Hydrogenated Oils/Trans Fats are Killer Fats and the only safe intake is zero.

CRITICAL for longevity:
Flax Seed

1-6T / day – Flax Seed has the most concentrated source of Omega 3

CRITICAL for longevity:
Vitamin B12

2000 micro grams twice a week, water soluble
100 micrograms once a day.
Note:  All B12 is Bacteria-Derived and therefore Vegan.


300mg DHA every day for pregnancy

Vitamin D

400 International Units/Day (take it Jan/Feb) also found in Shitake mushrooms, fortified Rice and Soy Milk


7000 – 1000 mg, also found in 3 Cups of Kale, Collards or Bok Choy, or 3 Cups fortified Soy or Orange Juice


Be sure to eat a few Brazil nuts each day


5Xs per day cuts in half cardiac mortality


Drinking at least 5 glasses a day cuts in half the fata stroke and cardiac mortality rate

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity cuts in half mortality rates

Fruits and Vegetables

9 Servings per day


Healthiest single thing we can possibly eat

Beneficial for Baking

Olive Oil
Organic Canola Oil
Ground Flax Seed

TIP:  1T Ground Flax Seed plus 3T Water replaces One Egg in baking. Baking ground flax seed at 350 degrees F for an hour does not break-down the Omega 3

To conclude, may I suggest that balance is always key.  However, with this information in hand, I’m now more confident that anyone CAN be Vegan without facing some drastic health consequences.


  1. I think Vegans and Vegetarians trying to prove they live healthier lives needs to stop trying to force a falsehood.
    The only reason statistics favor them in some cases, is they tend to be more conscious about what they are eating, and what they need.
    Not getting into lots of debatable facts, statistics are problematic because your comparing a conscious population to one that is not.

    It is as simple as me saying people that watch the foods they eat will be healthier.

    The question that needs to be answered is if vegan diets are as healthy as those of people who pay attention to what they eat without avoiding a general category of foods.

    I don’t think vegetarian diets are necessarily less healthier, but tossing around falsehoods is definitely not going to get support either way.

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Thank you for your opinion. I refer you to Thomas Campbell’s video, below. I am vegetarian because I no longer kill sentient beings. “Thou Shalt Not Kill” was a commandment. It’s also a moral decision. We no longer have to kill to survive. To me, killing is not the moral choice. If you must kill to survive, then I understand why you eat meat. However, I have an abundance of vegetarian choices that are healthy. Animals are killed in the most cruel ways and I do not contribute to this slaughter. These practices are not environmentally sustainable and cause terrible pollution. Just do the research. I wrote this article for people like me who wish to understand how to be both vegetarian and healthy.
      Thank you again for your opinion.

      • .[10:59] Say, “Did you note how GOD sends down to you all kinds of provisions, then you render some of them unlawful, and some lawful?” Say, “Did GOD give you permission to do this? Or, do you fabricate lies and attribute them to GOD?”16:116 You shall not utter lies with your own tongues stating: “This is lawful, and this is unlawful,” to fabricate lies and attribute them to GOD. Surely, those who fabricate lies and attribute them to GOD will never succeed.

        Say, “I do not find in what was revealed to me
        anything prohibited for any eater
        unless it is (1) carrion, (2) running blood,
        (3) the meat of pigs, for it is unclean, and
        (4) meat blasphemously dedicated to other than God.”
        If one is forced to eat these
        without being malicious or deliberate,
        then your Lord is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

        [ 6:145 ]They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, “Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you.” You train them according to God’s teachings. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention God’s name thereupon. You shall observe God. God is most efficient in reckoning. (5:4)

        • Elizabeth Rose says:


          Thank you for voicing your opinion. You are not alone. Many share your opinion.

          In 2014, Archangel Gabriel’s BOOMING voice told me, “NO MEAT!” I was very shaken and thought it was God at the time, then learned a year later it had been His Archangel. A little later, Archangel Gabriel’s voice BOOMED, “NO SUGAR!” Needless to say, I now eat no meat and no processed sugar.

          May I suggest you meditate for a few years in order to establish a clear connection with your creator. God, the Angels, the Ascended Masters are seeking to connect with you directly. Don’t take my words of advice. Find out for yourself.

          “The highest form of the Christ consciousness has come in those who have not received the great world-renown and the great world recognition. But there have been many would who have lived upon the Earth who have received this consciousness and have not received recognition because the Christ Consciousness is not the form of power and recognition. It is a very difficult discussion because to understand the nature of the Christ consciousness, it is difficult to describe the true meaning of that which is real. To put it into words is to limit it by the very nature of putting it into words. This is to limit the true meaning of God, the true meaning of Christ. The only thing is to know and to experience this nature.” The Monroe Institute Explorer Series

          Perhaps it is better to meditate and connect directly with the Angels, with Christ, and with God. God speaks to your heart.


  2. Suzanne says:

    Omnivores can adopt the same recommendations! When health-conscious vegans are compared with health-conscious omnivores, there’s still no significant difference in mortality rates between the two groups.

    I have to take issue with the statement that anybody can be a vegan. This is not correct. People who are hypoglycemic have to avoid starches and sugars: grains and high-glycaemic fruits, as well as many legumes. Black beans are more than 80% starch.. Some of us are hypersensitive to legumes and nuts. Some people can’t convert ALA to DHA and EPA at a high enough rate.. Some of us need heme iron. Some people can’t eat mushrooms. Some can’t convert betacarotenes into vitamin A. Some can’t synthesize taurine. I crashed and burned as a vegan. It took two years to repair the damage, including weekly IV transfusions of gammagloblulins and a cocktail of minerals and vitamins, as well as intramuscular injections of B12.

    My vegan diet was superbly healthy on paper but genuinely nearly killed me. A battery of medical tests revealed that I’m hypoglycaemic, gluten-sensitive, hypersensitive to legumes, mildly allergic to nuts, can’t do the betacarotene conversion, need preformed taurine… This diet gave me a very leaky gut and I ended up weighing 88 lbs, having started off at 105. I was so seriously deficient in magnesium that I was told I had irreversible heart damage. Fortunately, this proved not to be the case, and my heart is fine despite a mild arrhythmia.

    I am healthy and lean as an omnivore. I plan to stay that way.

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thank you for sharing, and for your input. A client was here on the weekend. She’s a vegetarian and is also hypoglycemic. She manages very well as a vegetarian. Each person must do their own research. There are spiritual and environmental reasons for being Vegan. Raising cattle and chickens pollutes terribly and is environmentally unsustainable plus the idea of killing sentient beings for nourishment is unconscionable to many. There’s always a Vegan alternative to eating sentient beings. It simply requires more research.

      Most people can go Vegan without any issues, and will become much healthier as a result of a Fruit, Vegetable, Seed, Nut, and Legume diet.

      Wishing you good health.


  3. Not too keen on including fish oil in my vegan diet.

    • Elizabeth Rose says:


      Agreed! I use ground flax seed and walnuts instead of fish oil.



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