Posts tagged: Nutrition
i watched this incredible documentary recently and strongly recommend it to anyone interested in health, or if you need a tool for trying to convince others to change their lifestyles. they don’t ever use the word “vegan” (presumably to avoid scaring people off, since primitive morons have such an issue with the concept of veganism, like we’re some god damned cult), but they use documented medical research to prove that a plant-based diet is the only way to prevent, cure, and reverse most diseases; and that a meat- and processed food-based diet is the cause of these same diseases.
it’s free to watch on amazon prime.
on a mostly unrelated note, if anyone else hates soy-based products as much as i do (i advocate coconut milk over any other), try the salted caramel mocha at starbucks with soy milk. because there is already a saltiness in the flavors, the soy is more bearable. i actually enjoyed it, and it had been so depressing to drive by a starbucks ever since i became vegan. i didn’t go often, but it was still a nice treat sometimes. (the whole foods coffee bar does offer almond milk though, as does java monkey in decatur, if you’re in the atlanta area.)
my favorite part (i.e. the one that makes me want to yell “TOLD YOU SO” at everyone):
This makes sense when you consider the research done by Drs. Dean Ornish and Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn; they found that a vegan diet caused more than 500 genes to change in only three months, turning on genes that prevent disease and turning off genes that cause breast cancer, heart disease, prostate cancer, and other illnesses. This is empowering news, given that most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren’t helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands.
today i found out that an old friend of mine who has been battling cancer for the past couple years has been given a few weeks to live.
we weren’t very close; we were internet friends as teenagers but have been facebook friends for years. we rarely talk and don’t have much in common now, but he’s one of the few friends i had as a teenager. since his illness, he’s been keeping everyone updated via facebook and his website, all about his traditional chemo and radiation treatments, and i debated for awhile whether to send him a message about alternative treatments. i finally did because i felt it was my moral duty to do so, and i sent him a message expressing my support and sympathy, and tried to casually (i.e. without sounding preachy) recommend that he look up the gerson institute if he was interested in alternative treatments. that was a couple months ago, right after his cancer (which had been in remission) returned.
he never responded.
now, hearing this news, what devastates me is that he clearly never even considered another option besides submitting to the corrupt, toxic corporation that is the medical industry. this is the world we live in. these are the people who populate it. people who let themselves be controlled by giant conglomerations who care nothing for your true health, but only about making money. it sickens me that i live in this society, full of lies and people with money controlling everything, killing us, robbing us - that the medical industry tries to discredit organizations like the gerson institute, when ones like the gersons are doing the real healing, without carcinogenic, uncuring “treatments” like the ACS.
i have mentioned the documentary the beautiful truth so many times but i can’t emphasize it enough. if you or someone you know is battling cancer or is at risk or is even dealing with any type of disease, please, for your own sake, watch it. just ask yourself, what do you have to lose?
except your life, of course.
Vegan Protein Sources
There are so many of these charts out there, it’s amazing people still don’t think vegans can get enough protein!
Save Me Not Second Base
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of waffling over whether I should get involved with a debatable issue. But one of the things you learn in the School of Humanities is that rhetoric is open for critique.
Go on. Save the boobies. Save the tatas. Save second base. Raise money. Sell wristbands. Base entire campaigns around a secondary, sexualized sex characteristic used pars pro toto for womanhood. You’ll get away with it.
But first save the people they’re attached to.
i cannot state this any more emphatically: do not donate to “cancer-fighting” or “cancer research” organizations. the cancer industry is a business. they do not want to cure cancer. they want to treat it, because treatment costs fucktons of money. donate to causes that promote optimum nutrition and pure, healthy lifestyles, because that is the way to prevent breast cancer, that is the way to treat it, and that is the way to cure it.
please, research the gerson institute and watch a film called the beautiful truth. try to open your mind to the fact that the american cancer society is a corrupt corporation like any other. no one wants to entertain these facts because we view these organizations as comforting, moral, and good. the shattering of illusions is something we all try to avoid - but at what cost?
Dr Neil Barnard talking about “Breaking the Food Seduction”. Interesting and funny. He talks about health, food cravings, fat, diabetes, illness, obesity….
I notice you don't eat anything. Are you on a diet? You don't look as though you need to be.
I have a certain medical condition that means I can't eat them. I won't bore you with the details here.
So you can't eat these canapés?
But they are really lovely. Just try a little.
it's really insane how people not only have no respect for our dietary choices, but they act really incredibly stupid about it all. i've become so impatient and bitter with people's ignorance. "how do you get protein?" "what do you eat if you don't eat meat/dairy?!" "you never eat anything." "i could never do that, i love bacon too much." you know what, people, just, fuck you. how can you not have any knowledge about the food you eat? it's what keeps us alive, and most people have no clue about where their food comes from or what's in it - or worse, they don't even care. i stand by the best quote i've heard in a long time - in the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
honestly i feel like sexism is the least of the concerns with the breast cancer awareness hype. it’s all about getting tested and knowing the warning signs and raising money for a “cure” and all this bullshit, when what we really need is someone to stand up and say, “stop drinking soads and eating meat and cheese and processed chemicals and poisoning your bodies with toxic non-food products and pills. THAT is what causes cancer. THAT knowledge is our ticket to health.”
but of course you never hear that because cancer isn’t a disease, it’s an industry. it makes money. the industry doesn’t want a cure; they want to continue treating people because it generates money, and in order to continue treating people, you need more people to be sick.
trust no one, least of all the american cancer society. watch the beautiful truth and open your mind.
This is worth thinking about! If you are not convinced watch Forks Over Knives - Trailer here
since i have seen this picture i never want to eat crisps or chips again
gross gross gross, completely gross.
Oh god, this is so gross. I need to print this picture out and look at it whenever I get a craving for potato chips.
the world… it’s so backwards i get dizzy.