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Gleam

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Birthdate:

January 26, 1977

Location:

Netherlands

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Cats!!

Religious Views:

Spiritual but not religious

Gleam

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Six Reasons You Should Avoid Dairy at all Costs (VIDEO)

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In The tao of health sex and longevity (Daniel reid, 1989), in the Diet and nutrition chapter, is a rather extensive (as compared to the other types of food described) description of milk and why you should absolutely refrain from anything but raw fresh milk consumed by itself (i.e. not combined with anything else).

He describes a rather interesting experiment with cats, two control groups, one gets fresh milk, the other pasteurized. The "fresh milk" cats thrived, while the pasteurized milk drinking group ended the experiment prematurely, because at a certain point all kittens were stillborn and/or the still living cats were all sterile.

Since entire countries began drinking pasteurized or sterilized milk, and raw milk is generally not available or not legal to sell, fertility problems in the human population have began to take on very serious proportions... go figure. Wonder why that would be.

Where I live (the netherlands) drinking raw, whole milk is discouraged because of the health risks, well, that's good advice I must say, but from the wrong angle. Namely the "got milk" nonsense for processed dairy (which is far worse than raw) is just as bad here, we call it "Melk, de witte motor" (Milk, the white engine). Every time I see that now it makes me laugh :)

Ok, actually it's not very funny to see such commercialized slow mass-poisoning without anyone seeming to have a clue how dangerous it really is.

News: Video

Six Reasons You Should Avoid Dairy at all Costs (VIDEO)

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Seems like a choice between two evils then. However I think that when you have a clean body and strong immune system, drinking raw milk is not so dangerous, much like eating raw eggs. Only in a "natural" situation, finding a raw egg might prove less of a problem than milking that wild yak grazing nearby, which entirely proves your point of the "significant risk" of drinking milk from other species ;)

Anyway, my choice would be more like spinach juice, cheers!

News: Health

A Note of Caution - Vitamin B12

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For those who feel no urge to supplement (in general) or eat "enriched" stuff, this might be interesting. Based on the principle that "Every nutritional supplement results in more imbalance than it started with or it tried to overcome." (Sorry to have to disagree with you there deborah, but I'm with you on the milk thing!).

www.naturalnews.com/026402_health_food_vegan.html

On that page, take it from here (about halfway into the article):

Kevin: So you mentioned B12. If someone encounters a B12 deficiency, so they are there, then what's the approach to get out of it?

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A Note of Caution - Vitamin B12

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When a person has any symptoms, just about anything might be a factor, most often their diet, true, but not very specifically restricted to variations in B12 intake/production or being a vegetarian or anyting, more like intake of unwholesome food. Like Ivana says, vegetarians and also vegans can be super-unhealthy if they want to. (Besides, no point saving cows when you're going to remove yourself and your great ecological ideology from the planet prematurely by still eating unhealthy anyway).

I just meant to inject a different viewpoint by citing a bit of Doug Graham for people to take a look at, amidst the "B12 deficiency scare" for those who have a good intuition for what their bodies are really asking and how they really feel (hence the "no urge to supplement" I wrote), and maybe need some pause to not worry overly about "B12" and start guzzling down supplements with no end in sight, just because the internet seems to worry about it.

That said, as with anything, if anybody feels they need certain supplements for certain reasons, then go for what you think is best ofcourse, nobody will stop you in this world where supplements seem the norm, but do keep thinking :) The problem with them is that once you start taking them as a precaution, you feel you "need" them while maybe there is nothing wrong.

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