Dr. Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast surgeon and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles. She helps her patients, including Sheryl Crow and Angelina Jolie, prevent and navigate breast cancer. Her science-backed strategy for cancer prevention includes whole food plant-based eating and starts with Meatless Monday.
She explains that consuming a plant-based diet protects the body from cancer cells, noting that over millennia, plants have developed weaponry to ward off disease and other predators. “Let me ask you this: if you were to eat plants, would their protective powers extend to you as a human? Of course they would!”
Dr. Funk prescribes Meatless Monday because small changes translate into long-term health benefits.
Last year, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Funk and ask about her thoughts on Meatless Monday and how reducing meat consumption promotes an overall healthy lifestyle. And since October is breast cancer awareness month, we feel it is the right time to reiterate Dr. Funk’s message.
Watch Dr. Funk’s video below to learn about why Meatless Monday matters.