If we were to apply the same efforts and costs presently spent on avoiding road accidents to avoiding the cause of chronic diseases, initiated years before the time of death, we could simply eliminate most of these deaths and their associated suffering.
A cynic might conclude that the immediate effect of a traffic death creates the opportunity for a huge road safety industry; whereas the insidious development of a cancer or heart disease is unobserved until, at the last minute, there is a cry of “save me”, creating the opportunity for a huge medical repair industry. If there was less money poured into the medical repair industry and its promotion, we might take more care of what we ate to avoid health accidents.
A seat belt hardly saves lives compared to driving with care. By the same token, eating with care saves lives more effectively than medical intervention. Medicine may sustain us for a while but not with huge success.
There is ample proof that we should be viewing chronic diseases and their untimely deaths far more seriously than the many immediate fears we presently express, such as death from accident or other statistically insignificant causes.
Animal protein is directly linked to cancer and heart disease. It may not necessarily be the direct cause of the problems but it creates the perfect nursery for these conditions to develop and kill us.
“Warning – animal proteins and fats can kill”.