Posts tagged: health
This is a wonderful campaign.
Stop the fat pride agenda. Stop lying to yourself. Stop trying to convince an entire population that fat is acceptable, that you can be healthy at 300 pounds. Oh, you’re 22 and haven’t had a heart attack yet? No diabetes? No joint damage? Clearly fat is A-OK!
Give it time.
Truly “loving your body” means providing it with the nutrients and fitness it needs. Being a good parent - hell, being a minimally acceptable parent - means providing your child with all the tools for health, both physical and mental.
Yeah, loving your body also means accepting your crooked nose, your height, your crappy hair, maybe a few extra pounds of tummy flab. It does NOT mean pretending that obesity can be healthy or okay.
Yeah, it’s hard. Maybe you should ask my husband for advice, who went from obese to slim and has stayed that way for 10 years, and he was dirt poor and raised on junk food. His magical secret? Diet change and exercise. His back problems, gone. Asthma, gone.
No more excuses. Wake up. Go vegan. Get moving. Get healthy. Your life will transform.
Who is about 24 weeks pregnant with her third child.
She is a vegan.
I have nothing against vegans generally, I think each to their own and if it makes your body feel good/ helps you sleep better at night then awesome.
I’m not sure…
The only supplement vegans MAY have to consider is B12 unless they are eating foods fortified with B12. Literally every other nutrient needed can be found in plant based foods; you just have to eat enough of the right kinds.
I am so utterly, ragefully sick to death of “vegans shouldn’t make their kids be vegan” that I could scream. You ignorant people are so brainwashed and clueless about health that you shouldn’t even be granted free speech. The reality and hard truth is that animal products are the absolute WORST diet you can expose your child to, not to mention the psychological harm it instills. To teach your child that animal products are necessary, healthy, and acceptable is a lie, and they grow up believing that exploiting “lesser” beings is not only okay but encouraged. They grow up without the very basic foundation of compassion. They grow up believing humans are all that matters. Oh sorry - humans and kitties and puppies.
You wonder why the world is so fucked up? For 99% of people, the very basic foundation of compassion is never established.
Raising your child to consume animal products is abuse. Period.
“One farmer says to me, ‘You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with;’ and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.”
—Henry David Thoreau, Walden
#GetTogether with a loved one and dine out with your MasterCard between now and 9/15 and you’ll help Stand Up To Cancer!
Artwork by Henry Hargreaves
You can “stand up to cancer” by eating healthy, raw plant foods instead of the refined, processed crap pictured here along with even more toxic animal products (Parmesan).
This world, I swear. -_-
Go vegan and stay vegan or shut your god damn mouth about animal rights
So because I will eat chicken I can’t care about animals or rights? That’s kind of lame that you’re so one sided. Huge…
Are people seriously still touting the iron argument?! Did I step into the 50s? Or earlier? Is there still heroin in cough syrup? Jesus fucking Christ, people. LEARN.
The best deodorant you will ever use
Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.
Use equal parts of the following:
With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.
Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.
Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome
This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders.
Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working.
Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D
I think I need this tattooed on my forehead.
This really irks me. Why the dichotomy? Our own health should be a top priority too. I am vegan for animals, the planet, AND my health. Veganism isn’t a political statement; it’s an entire holistic lifestyle. If you’re vegan but eating nothing but vegan junk food, you’re going to be unhealthy, you’re going to get diseases, and you’re going to end up with medical expenses to which my tax dollars will end up contributing. We have a responsibility to non-harm - and that includes ourselves, our planet, and other humans. Not just animals.
Harvard keeps spewing out…
I don’t usually post my vegan soap boxes on this blog, but this is important.
Janet Bruno, MD - a 5-minute video on meat’s causing colon cancer. She’s one of a growing number of medical professionals, biologists, biochemists and other scientists who show evidence that meat-eating is a leading cause of cancer.
Not only that, animal products have:
- naturally occurring growth factors (stimulate growth, which increases the likelihood of cancer)
- a non-human sugar called Neu5Gc (this foreign sugar gets incorporated into proteins on the outside of our cells bc the body mistaken it for a similar looking human sugar - Neu5Ac. But Neu5Gc is different enough to be recognized as foreign by the immune system, and causes the body to attack its own cells that got Neu5Gc incorporated in them, kind of like in an autoimmune disease. After our own immune system destroys our own cells that had Neu5Gc incorporated into them, we need to make more cells to replace the ones that got destroyed.
^ In meat-eaters this cycle leads to chronic inflammation and chronic cell-division to replace the destroyed cells. And every time cells divide:
- There’s a chance the genome won’t be replicated correctly (an accumulation of the right type of mutations can lead to cancer)
- The ends of our chromosomes (telomeres) shorten. (Can lead to aging & cancer)
This reminds me of what my cancer prof said to my class, “Sometimes I wonder how anyone can get cancer (because the body has some bad ass defenses), but sometimes I wonder how we don’t all get cancer all the time”.
This is one of those times when i wonder about the latter, especially concernine meat eaters.
Gee wiz….I don’t know. It must have slipped my mind. I’m getting forgetful in my old age.
"not all subsidies" go to meat and dairy
Jesus Christ I knew it was bad, but didn’t know it was -that- bad.
Same here! Wow…
Oh god, my tax dollars are supporting healthy sustainable food? SAY IT ISN’T SO.