Please indulge me this time as I talk about the topic of vegetarianism again. As one of the head writers here, I have been a vegetarian for almost half a decade now – it’s almost my anniversary. Of course, you know that I haven’t bragged about it before. However, as this is a public platform, let me allow ANOTHER blogger to get off his soap box. Here goes:
“I have been on a vegetarian diet-or to be more exact-a vegan diet for close to ten years now and although the first three were based on misinformation, while the last seven or so have been the healthiest of my entire life. Not only has this dietetic lifestyle been the main reason why I’ve been able to cure my terrible case of acne, it also miraculously cured my bad breath to the point that I honestly don’t have the so-called morning breath, as well as asthma and overall lethargy.
The benefits of a vegetarian diet have led me to convince many associates to make a similar dietetic change. This is the main reason why I now write this article for your edification if you are interested in such a dietetic lifestyle. I will go over the popular items usually consumed by non-vegetarians and give you reasons why these substances need to be eliminated or drastically reduced from the human diet.
I am of the belief that giving up all flesh foods may be highly beneficial to the health seeker. Fruits and raw vegetables contain ascorbic properties that prevent various diseases. Meat, however, may be affected by such dreaded diseases as intestinal worms etc. Many medical doctors forbid their patients to eat meat to alleviate gout rheumatism. The Russian Dr. Buteyko advises all asthmatics to abstain from ALL animal products and processed foods. This discipline has helped many an asthmatic to give up ventolin. I am living proof of that.
Meat is highly unbalanced, containing a great excess of protein while almost completely lacking in calcium and growth promoting vitamins and minerals. Experiments reported by Farger and Walepole in the journal of Physiology and Pathology show that putrefied meat contains many toxic substances, some of which cause the blood pressure to rise which is why physicians forbid it to patients suffering from high blood pressure.
If you must eat meat or flesh, do eat only one kind of it in a day in very small quantities and spaced very far and few between say once or twice a week and then with plenty of green leaves and starch-less vegetables. I will touch on other items consumed by non-vegetarians and present the reasons why such items shouldn’t be consumed…and why you may want to consider a vegetarian diet for improving and maintaining your physical, mental and spiritual health.
I am going over the several popular items consumed by non-vegetarians, why they may be actually harmful to your health and why you may want to consider a vegetarian diet as your dietetic choice. Okay, at least try it for a month or so and see what it’s like my friend.
Milk: The milk of any animal is basically too rich for humans. It is highly acidic and mucus forming. The fact that man needs to drink the milk of another creature after it has been weaned of his own mother is actually laughable and propaganda hyped by its endorsers basically for their gain.
Being a pre-digested food, it has been shown to cause various complications in the stomach and colon, such as cramps and convulsions. Its calcium is highly difficult to assimilate.
This results in its introduction in free form into the blood stream and an eventual deposition in the tissues, cells and joints where it may cause intense pain and suffering. Milk is loaded with antibiotics, bacteria, pesticides, cholesterol and powerful growth hormones that are deeply troubling to the human body.
Contrary to the hype, drinking milk will not prevent osteoporosis. In 1995, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study conducted on over 75, 000 women revealed that those supposedly acquiring calcium from milk experience more fractures compared to those drinking little or no milk. Animal milk is for the animal’s offspring and not you. Think about it. That being said, it is advisable to eliminate milk and all dairy from the diet for optimal health.
Though I have read that raw goat’s milk could be sufficient for nursing mothers to feed their babies, I’d say simply the milk in your mammary glands should be the most ideal . If for whatever reasons you feel like you cannot give milk up at least see to it that it is diluted and that you add some maple syrup to this solution.
Some research indicates that sour milk is less harmful and may even possess laxative qualities. Still I think for the creaminess it might offer, basic avocados or occasional Coconut milk as made by the Brazilians would be way better choices. Soy milk is not much better than milk as they are basically legumes which are unbalanced protein-rich foods.
Honey: This over-promoted, overpriced product being sold to gullible health faddists should be eliminated from your diet. It is meant only for the bees that make it. Being pre-digested, it enters the bloodstream rapidly raising the blood sugar way above normal. To correct this, the pancreas must produce insulin or death may occur. Replace honey with genuine maple syrup for a much more balanced and safer, sweetener.
After reading these factors, if you are still on the fence on how safe and healthy being a vegetarian can be for your health-or if you need to be convinced of its benefits-do not worry, becoming a vegetarian (a well-balanced one that is) is definitely the biggest step you’ll be taking towards improving your health.”
How did you find it? Quite straightforward, isn’t it? There is this ongoing joke that the way to identify a vegan is that they will tell you straight up. Personally, I’m not convinced of the points he has brought up. Anyway, I’m a non-confrontational pacifist who does not judge other people’s dietary preferences. Just putting something out as food for thought.
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