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arocoun:

“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

arocoun:

“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

pricelessgallery:

#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. -_-

pricelessgallery:

#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. -_-

Myths about amino acid shortages and food combining were put to rest decades ago by experts and researchers in protein nutrition. Every plant food that provides protein—which includes all grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables—contains all of the essential amino acids that are needed by humans. Individual plant foods have lower percentages of some of the amino acids relative to needs, but it doesn’t matter for those who eat a healthy vegan diet. For one thing, the body maintains its own temporary storage of amino acids. And amino acids from different foods work together throughout the day to produce the right amounts and ratios of these protein building blocks.
Virgnia Messina, R.D., quoted in A Vegan Doctor Addresses The Protein Question by Holly Wilson MD (via carnism-is)
creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:


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:
-corn starch-baking soda-coconut oil-cocoa butter
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

creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:

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:

-corn starch
-baking soda
-coconut oil
-cocoa butter

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

doublefancy:

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.

doublefancy:

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.

silverled:

thinkveganworld:

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.

Source for pic: Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes

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. 

Anonymous
asks:
I'm curious why you didn't touch on the subsidies that vegetable and fruit producing farms receive?

arocoun:

carnism-is:

havocados:

vegansmustbestopped:

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.