Citas de “The Skeptical Vegan” de Eric Lindstrom

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Walk into the Herbivorous Butcher, and you’ll be welcomed with glass deli cases stacked with homemade Italian sausage, piles of pepperoni, mounds of Hawaiian ribs, burgers, and dogs that “teach[es] the world how to love the planet”—all created without slaughtering a single animal. But unlike other meat substitutes that may be frozen or that contain a long list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, the Minneapolis-based shop’s handmade products skip the additives.
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Nearly all symptoms of menopause can be controlled by going vegan. A high intake of phytoestrogens is thought to explain why hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms rarely occur in populations consuming a predominantly plant-based diet. Increased intake of phytoestrogens by consuming more soy milk, linseed, tofu, tempeh, miso, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, celery, rhubarb, and green beans will help with menopause.
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Sandy was a nurse in the late sixties in New York. She distinctly remembers the reps for Philip Morris and R. J. Reynolds visiting the hospital breakrooms, chitchatting with the personnel, and dropping off free cartons of cigarettes—by the case.
Big Tobacco knew that the best way to keep Americans lighting up was to entice the healthcare professionals with unlimited free cigarettes, so they stood as an example—silent salespeople—for every patient who was coming in with emphysema or early onset lung cancer. Smoking can’t be bad for you if your healthcare professional smokes.
The FDA is doing the same thing for the meat, dairy, and egg industries through marketing and subsidies: make it possible to get more meat into more mouths more affordably so the sickness cycle continues.
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Veganism is on the rise. Alvin Roth, Nobel Prize–winning economist and professor at Stanford and Harvard, predicts that veganism will become a dominant lifestyle in the very near future. His actual words are that “meat eating might become repugnant” to the general population.
I couldn’t agree more.
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also got to meet Dr. Milton Mills and learned from his fascinating talk on why he believes humans are inherently herbivores. Not omnivores, but rather plant-munching herbivorous grazers. Milton demonstrated how a three-hundred-pound lion can eat over fifty-seven thousand calories per meal and then not eat again for seven to ten days. On the other hand, herbivores foraging for whole plant foods can’t consume enough calories at one time to make it through just twenty-four hours and so must eat multiple times a day. Humans rarely eat raw meat, and our teeth are not equipped to tear uncooked flesh from a bone. We can eat apples rather easily, however.
Add to this the digestive tract of a lion as compared to a human. The lion’s small intestine is just five feet long, while a human small intestine is roughly twenty feet long. This longer digestive system provides for numerous “pockets” where meat can get stopped and stuck, which may cause major health issues. This same meat passes quickly through a lion. Humans are not lions, and our bodies thrive on whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
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Newborn calves stolen from their wailing mothers within a few hours of being born so humans can take the mother’s milk. Older milking cows, no longer able to be impregnated or no longer lactating after birth, slaughtered for meat. A literal endless cycle to satisfy an omnivore’s palate.
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stood there motionless as cars whizzed by me. Almost apologetic. Overcome with some sort of guilt for what I had done in my past. It was at this moment that I was truly “making the connection” I had heard about from other vegans. It was then that I knew there was truly no turning back.
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These cows are sentient beings, I thought, with emotions and feelings not unlike humans. They love and nurture, show joy, and socialize. According to research, cows are generally very intelligent animals who can remember things for a long time. Animal behaviorists have found that cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time, and sometimes holding grudges against other cows who treat them badly. They are not there for us to use.
Most important, they have a will to live.
What was happening to me?
What was this feeling that was coming over me?
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wasn’t seeing steaks, I was suddenly seeing personalities. Animals who were curious. Animals who wanted attention. Animals who loved fresh country air as much as I did. Animals who had offspring they loved, cared for, and nursed.
That is, until their offspring are suddenly and violently taken from them.
A pregnant cow carries her young for nine months. After nine months, she begins to experience contractions and labor pains. She endures tremendous discomfort during the birthing process and watches her newborn emerge—and, as with any animal, she has unconditional love for her calf, her offspring. Cows often exhibit emotional distress when their calves are taken from them and bellow for hours or even days
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twig tea is composed of the stems and young twigs from the tea plant, it is rich in both vitamins and minerals that feed the leafy parts of the plant. Hippies love it. They hold their hand-tossed mugs with two hands and breathe it in. They make “mmmmm” noises when they take a sip. I have no idea what they do with the actual tea leaves, maybe smoke them, but twig tea tastes like just tea
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Meat, dairy, and eggs contribute to heart disease. There are delicious and healthy plant-based alternatives to each of these foods that contain zero cholesterol and won’t contribute to obesity or the hardening of my arteries that potentially could lead to a fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack) as well as a massive stroke. As I was reading this paragraph, someone in the United States just had a heart attack.
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Diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking.” The basic message was written in the headline: Meat, dairy, and eggs can cause cancer. When you see someone smoking, you imagine their lungs suffering. When you see someone drinking, you think about their liver deteriorating. But how many people watch someone eating a burger or bacon and think to themselves: “Hmm … he might get cancer from that … maybe he shouldn’t be eating that… .” Far too few. It’s just not as obvious or apparent to enough people.
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the United States alone, the annual revenue of the weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs, and weight-loss surgeries, is $20,000,000,000 (that’s twenty billion). This profit-making industry currently serves an estimated 110 million people. Big people are big business.
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We are digging our own graves with our forks and our knives.
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GOVERNMENT WARNING: Meat, dairy, and eggs may cause cancer, heart disease, certain diabetes, osteoporosis, and stroke.
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