If people want to remain ignorant including Sarah Palin (and I am a Republican), then that is their perogative; however when it comes to bring pain and suffering to God's precious creatures, that IS my concern. As far as trying to convince others to be vegetarians because of their health, no matter what sorry state they so choose to be in, well then that is not my business....but God's animals belong to ALL of us, and since Sarah Palin and others choose to hunt the poor wolves in the aerial shootings and leaving them to bleed to death in Alaska and hunt buffalo and brag about it, and how God created them to be next to mashed potatoes, just shows me that she is NOT reading the Bible, even though she claims to be a Christian. God put these animals on the earth for us to love and care for, not to eat. Originally in Adam and Eve's day, the "meat" was from the fruit of the tree and every herb bearing seed", and Adam was given dominion (love and caring) over them all....all of God's creation. The soul is defined in the Good Book as having a mind, a will and emotions...and the Spirit guides the soul. What animal does not have a spirit? Therefore, just like innocent babies, all animals will go to heaven WITHOUT having to accept Jesus Christ as the rest of us. Unfortunately Sarah and many others do not understand this, and this IS my business when it comes to bringing harm to our "lower brothers"... forget the health benefits...I would not interfere if folks chose to eat themselves silly............if it did not interfere with the poor defenseless creatures who belong to God, and are supposed to be in our care.
So you see I am NOT angry that people want to continue to poison their bodies and then cry out for a cure for cancer; just very disappointed in them. I am not angry when I see some poor unhealthy, grossly obese person with swollen ankles in a wheelchair; just very very sad they have not seen the light or choose not to, and I am not angry with those who sit in judgement of us vegetarians stating we are the ones doing the judging, just knowing they are coming from their own mindset of ignorance.... but I AM angry that millions of poor innocent creatures who cannot defend themselves are put "next to the mashed potatoes" as per Ms. Sarah, and then expect the world to laugh with her because she is cute....totally ignorant on this subject, but cute with a "cute personality"....that seems to win over over ignorant individuals.
My only regret is that I remained ignorant for too long.
This is the most ridiculous diagnosis I have seen yet!!! So in other words the folks who love to eat all the fast food with the preservatives, chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, additives, and the blood and pus in cow's milk, and gasses found to color the carcinogenous flesh they call "meat" ; these people who indulge in these poisons have healthy eating patterns?? And we are the ones who are nuts? This is the way the world is today - everything is backward. I think so many people will rebel against anything that is good and right, just to rebel! With all the scientific facts and resources hitting them in the head, rebelling still just shows how terrible ignorant they really are....how very sad.
Just look at all of the unhealthy people out there suffering and dying, and how many of them have become slaves to their taste buds and then tell me who are the nit wits...
It may truly be wild exaggerations and satires of Mike Adams (sort of an Archie Bunker type), but the fact of the matter is, this is really NO joking matter; this is VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS, especially when one sees his or her own family and friends suffer and die untimely deaths due to their gluttony, and from eating "garbage food" loaded with pesticides, additives, poisonous colorings, gasses, hormones, pus and blood in dairy products, radiation, antibiotics and God only knows what else.... We should NOT think it is funny when one even jokes about such serious matters; much like making heroes on the screen out of the bad guys. What will our children think and who will they side with?
Not only do gorillas have the longer intestines as do humans and it takes approximately 3 days for meat to travel through this as opposed to the lions and other carnivorous animals, but can you imagine a piece of meat lying on the ground in the summer for 3 days at 98.6 degrees. In 3 days it would rot and decay and putrify. That is what happens in our bodies...putrid, decaying meat travelling 3 days from start to finish..no wonder there is more cancer, heart attacks and illnesses due to this.
In addition, the gorillas and humans have similar teeth. We do not have the sharp canines meant to tear and rip flesh as do the meat eating animals.
And then there are the hands versus the sharp claws used for tearing the dead flesh. Our hands are cupped to hold fruit, not tear into carcinogenous flesh.
Gorillas sleep just 3 hours a day and have more energy than other animals during the 21 hours, unlike the lion who is awake just 3 hours to hunt and 21 hours to sleep.
And if all of this is not enough to convince one, what about world hunger? There is more than enough food on this planet for EVERYONE....if people were vegetarians. We breed cattle who eat the grains and plants that people could be eating and since they are larger than people, they eat more...stop breeding them and eat the soy and grains and there will be more than enough food................and natural medicines from the rain forests that the cattle are eating up.
I could go on and on....my husband and I are 73 and 79 and look 20 years younger and act like we were in our 40s...more energy than ever.
Folks take a lesson from the gorillas whom I believe are more in tune with their bodies..
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A quick search on kwashiorkor clarifies this:
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Kwashiorkor (from Ghana language meaning "the sickness the baby gets when the new baby comes") was thought to be caused by insufficient protein consumption but with sufficient calorie intake, distinguishing it from marasmus. However, that is no longer the case.
More recently, micronutrient and antioxidant deficiencies have come to be recognized as contributory. This is a third world disease of extreme poverty.
It is now accepted that protein deficiency, in combination with energy and micronutrient deficiency [starvation], is necessary but not sufficient to cause kwashiorkor. The condition is likely due to deficiency of one of several types of nutrients (e.g., iron, folic acid, iodine, selenium, vitamin C), particularly those involved with anti-oxidant protection. Important anti-oxidants in the body that are reduced in children with kwashiorkor include glutathione, albumin, vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, if a child with reduced type one nutrients or anti-oxidants is exposed to stress (e.g. an infection or toxin) he/she is more liable to develop kwashiorkor.
One important factor in the development of kwashiorkor is aflatoxin poisoning. Aflatoxins are produced by molds and ingested with moldy foods. They are toxified by the cytochrome P450 system in the liver, the resulting epoxides damage liver DNA. Since many serum proteins, in particular albumin, are produced in the liver, the symptoms of kwashiorkor are easily explained. It is noteworthy that kwashiorkor occurs mostly in warm, humid climates that encourage mold growth.
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In other words, by learning about kwashiorkor, my point is further proven that there is no medical term for protein deficiency, because it's never diagnosed.
Thanks for clarifying kwashiorkor. I first learned of it when I was a grad student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health way back in 1983. At the time, it was considered a result of protein deficiency. I'm glad to know that more has been learned about it since then.
Man western society has such a hard on for protein.
Well, if you do care too much, you probably will leave less and stressed. Mental disorder is abused, but I am sure that too much of obsession is harmful. Proved http://en.optimeez.com
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