Angelina Jolie's Doctor Launches Pro-Vegan Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Dr. Kristi Funk is working with the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine to promote a four-pronged approach to beating the disease
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Angelina Jolie was a patient of Dr. Kristi Funk (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Angelina Jolie was a patient of Dr. Kristi Funk (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Angelina Jolie's breast cancer doctor is heading-up a pro-plant-based anti-cancer initiative.

Dr. Kristi Funk has partnered the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine - which is led by Dr. Neal Barnard - to lead the Let's Beat Breast Cancer campaign.

The scheme, which offers a four-pronged approach to tackling the disease, has an advisory committee that includes celebrities like Tig Nataro, Jon Stewart, and Alec Baldwin, among others.

Four-pronged approach

The scheme, which includes a pledge people can sign, suggests four ways to try and help prevent the disease.

These include choosing plant-based foods, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Plant-based

When it comes to plant-based foods, the intiative says: "Healthful foods from plants (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans) lower breast cancer risk in several ways. They help with weight loss, because they are typically low in calories and high in appetite-taming fiber. 

"In addition, high-fiber, low-fat diets can help you gently reduce estrogen levels. In turn, lower estrogen levels can lower your risk of cancer.

"Plant-based foods are packed with nutrition, and plant-based diets can reduce the risk of multiple diseases. Even so, you’ll want to ensure you get complete nutrition. To do that, include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans in your routine. And be sure to have a reliable source of vitamin B12 daily, such as a simple B12 supplement."

You can find out more about Let's Beat Breast Cancer here