Can vegans get cancer? Â Minger gives us the answers:
"Bif Nakedâ€”award-winning musician and actressâ€”was a raw vegan for 10 years before getting diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ross Horne, famous Natural Hygienist and author of a book called â€œCancer-Proof Your Body,â€ died of prostate cancer in 2004â€”after 22 years of eating a high-fruit, raw vegan diet in the tropics. (Although the previous link says he died â€œwell into his 80s,â€ his actual age at death was plain olâ€™ 80.)
Harvey Milsteinâ€”leader of the raw vegan â€œnatural hygieneâ€ movement in Houston, Texasâ€”died of colon cancer in his 60s after 23 years as a fruit-based raw vegan.
Vihara Youkta, dancer and wife of famous raw foodist Viktoras Kulvinskas, died of bowel cancer after being raw vegan for 30 years.
More recently, Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame died of colon cancer at the age of 62, after being a drug-and-alcohol-abstaining vegan for decades (cooked, not raw).
T.C. Fryâ€”fruitarian and early raw vegan pioneerâ€”died of a coronary embolism when he was about 70, and his autopsy revealed additional blood clots in his legs. (Joel Fuhrman notes that Fryâ€™s B-12 levels were extremely low before his death, so he probably had high homocysteine, which makes blood more prone to clotting.)
And on the cooked side of things, weâ€™ve got H. Jay Dinshahâ€”the founder and former president of the American Vegan Societyâ€”who died at age 66 of a heart attack. He was a vegetarian from birth and vegan for his final 43 years of life. (Hereâ€™s an excellent write-up about the implications of his death by Michael Klaper.)"ï»¿
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