Humankind’s natural diet
Everyone has an opinion, but not every opinion is correct. When we look around the world at humanity, those who live longest and remain healthiest all have a very good or semi-vegetarian diet. In Okinawa Japan, life expectancy amongst the older generation is in excess of 100 years because bulk of their diet is fresh vegetables.
It is one of the tragedies of Okinawa that the parents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents have to bury their children who are dying because they have embraced the Western high meat, high-fat and highly processed diet that has become so prevalent across the world.
In India and other countries where vegetarianism is prevalent, longevity and good health are considered normal yet in
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Growth failure and short stature among children
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One of the most important considerations for every parent is that their children grow up strong, healthy and go on to become successful. Our DNA contains all the information that drives us to reproduce and it also includes an inbuilt desire for improvement.
However, due to economics crooked politics and sometimes just bad luck, children don’t get enough to eat and consequently their growth is retarded. But it’s not just physical growth that is retarded, their minds also fail to develop to their full potential thereby reducing their chances of survival and success in the world.
Physical growth is dependent on an adequate supply of
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A discussion on vegetarianism
There are people who argue that we should avoid eating the flesh of other animals for a variety of reasons and there are modern medical scientists and dietitians who prescribe eating meat. While diet should always be something of a personal choice, it is impossible to avoid being exposed to other people’s ideas.
If we leave out the ‘should’ and look at how people come to an understanding and decide on the diet, then perhaps you can come to a more balanced decision for your life.
We must accept that we are mammals and that we have a capacity to eat almost anything that grows on this earth be it plant, fish or animal. But when
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A solution to many current health problems
Ideas about what we should eat have been circulating since time immemorial, but by and large what we have eaten in the past has been purely based on individual needs for survival. There was a time when there were plenty of game animals and then we moved on to farming.
Economics came to play a role in what we ate, in many countries those who were poor ate what they could grow or gather, and those who were more affluent ate meat. In some ways this scenario is little changed because meat has become such an expensive commodity.
During the period of rapid cultural shift post World War II, millions of people became
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More caring, connected and capable
Back in 2014 the dating site firstmet.com (formerly AYI) released information from a study about dating preferences. They found that men were 13% more likely to click on a woman’s profile is she was vegetarian.
So, it is pretty clear that men have a preference for vegetarian women but conversely, the opposite was true when it came to women who were 11% less likely to click on a man’s profile if he was vegetarian.
Perhaps this is due to men seeing vegetarian women as more down to earth and intelligent whereas women have been sucked into the idea that real men have some power over life and eating flesh gives them a competitive edge
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Our optimal diet
Vegetarianism is the practice of following a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, etc., with the general exclusion of all meat and animal products. Science tells us that animal products and refined foods undermine our health while a whole food vegetarian diet is ideal and will provide internl conditions for a long and healthy life.
On a more subtle or refined level, eating an animal based diet makes us more aggressive, it limits the growth of our intelligence or consciousness and undermines our physical health.
A vegetarian diet is a lifestyle choice as much as a dietary choice.
Vegetables ideally need to be free of agricultural and environmental chemicals which is almost an
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The aroma, the sizzle..
Bacon is considered by many to be a staple of the Western diet with some people consuming it several times a week and for meat eaters it’s not hard to know why. That rich singed fatty smell makes people’s mouths water in delightful expectation. It makes the taste buds tingle, but is it actually good for us?
According to a newly published WHO report, bake in those one of the unhealthiest foods that we can eat and a major contributor to bowel cancer.
Three of the world’s religions, Judahism Christianity and Islam actually have regulations forbidding the eating of pigs although it is not clear why. Perhaps it’s because the pig is a very base animal,
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