You know what, I just remembered the story of how one of my raw food vegan friends became vegan.
He attended a personal development weekends with Tony Robbins (vegan). If you haven't been on one of those retreats, then imagine: people breaking down, crying, opening up, healing, blahblahblah. A lot of deep, soul searching stuff.
At the end of this weekend of healing and reclaiming your inner power, what did Tony do? He showed them a three hour video. Of cows, chickens, pigs and all our other farmhouse friends, being raised in battery farms, and slaughtered mercilessly. After which he launched into a vegan diatribe. My friend became vegan after that weekend. It was 10 years ago.
Funnily, it never occurred to him that showing a video like that to people who were raw and vulnerable after a weekend of psychotherapy might be manipulative.
Don't know if Tony Robbins is a conspirator, but I certainly think he's a dick.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat