Dr. Kristi Funk Shares Recommendations for Breast Health, Endorsing a Plant-based Diet.

May 21st, 2018

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.

Dr. Funk stopped by our offices recently to tell us about her new book, Breasts: The Owner’s Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes.

The book explains why consuming a plant-based diet protects the body from cancer cells. She says, over millennia of evolutionary time, 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.

We sat down with Dr. Funk and asked her to share her thoughts on Meatless Monday and reducing meat consumption to promote overall optimal health. Watch Dr. Funk’s video below to learn more about why Meatless Monday matters.


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