Health Conscious Veganism
We have all been lied to for the majority of our lives and misled into believing that eating meat, dairy, and eggs are somehow beneficial and health-promoting. False advertisements, industry propaganda, erroneous studies, and billions of dollars spent on marketing by the meat, dairy, and egg industries are the reasons for why so many people still believe eating dead body parts of animals is healthful. This is not the truth. Eating animal products does not promote good health, it nurtures depression and disease.
We know that eating animals is not only an environmental disaster. It does not only promote the suffering and abuse of animals all over the world. Eating animals is killing us. It is creating trillions of dollars in profits for the medical industry while we are suffering, watching our loved ones suffer, and each day inching closer to our own death. Today it is so well-known that eating meat, dairy, and eggs is a major contributor to sickness and disease that Kaiser Permanente is promoting a plant-based diet for physician's to prescribe to patients. In the Spring 2013 edition of Permanente Journal, they include an article, Nutritional Updates for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets. In the article they encourage physicians to prescribe plant-based diets to patients by stating, “Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods. We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to each of their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
For more information on the dangers of eating animal-based foods, please watch the documentaries, Forks Over Knives, and Fat, SIck, and Nearly Dead. If you are unaware of the way animals are being treated, see the film Earthlings.
“We have never treated a single patient with protein deficiency; yet the majority of patients we see are suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses directly resulting from trying to get enough protein.” – Dr. Alona Pulde & Dr. Matthew Lederman, Forks Over Knives