Letter to the Editor February 28, 2011

Diego Ibañez article speaks solely to vegans as opposed to all animal products because they are animal rights sympathizers. Not so. My wife was diagnosed as a Stage IV, terminal cancer patient (breast cancer).

She went through specialized treatment at a clinic in Phoenix which used traditional, cutting edge and non-traditional treatments. She has been cancer free for over two years now. A major part of the treatment was that she had to become a vegan, maintaining a raw vegan diet for the first six months. She cannot have sugar in any form and has to maintain a vegan diet but may have a vegetarian meal from time to time.

We are not animal rights advocates but rather see the vegan diet as critical to good health.

Rusty Butler, Ph.D.

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