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My name is Jackie, wife to Josh, parents to Kailey and Nola. Here's a little bit about me. I loved meat. I grew up on meat and processed foods (who hasn't except for a small percentage of people?). I've always been into Natural Health (host of Natural Health board) and natural living (green lifestyle as much as possible, but we can certainly do more, and we're Pagan). Last year I read the book Skinny B**ch, and while it was extreme, it completely turned all of us (my sister's family too) of eating meat and any animal products.
Their reasonings in the book was because of how animals are manufactured and butchered. They also explained about a lot of products in most foods you eat. So, we went vegan for a while but then decided to buy 1/2 a cow in the fall of 09, because hey it was local and not fed hormones and antibiotics and butchered "humanely" etc... After the meat ran out, we went to store bought chicken and slowly back to the crappy way of eating.
We both knew this was not what our diets were supposed to consist of. Josh and I are HUGE documentary people, we watch as many documentaries as possible. Through online research and documentaries we want to go to a raw diet.
Cooking veggies past a certain temp zaps them of the enzymes we need. Also, meat was explained to me in a way that it's just common sense we're not supposed to eat it. Carnivores eat meat and it passes through their body in about 2-3hrs so they get what they need and the meat gets OUT of the intestines so it can't putrify in the body. Humans, however can have the meat stay in our body for 48hrs, if not day, weeks, or sometimes it simply doesn't come out.
The red blood cells clot together for hours after eating a high fat meal - high blood pressure anyone? No wonder heart disease is #1 for death. When fat on animals is at room temperature and body temp (98.6), it doesn't liquefy like it does when you're cooking it. So after you eat a high fat meat meal... that fat is turning back into that nasty solid lump of fat in your body. Ew.
Meat doesn't kill us right away. Many people think meat is ok, "If we weren't meant to eat it we wouldn't be able to". Well, we can eat it, but it will (and is in our country and world as a whole - killing us with chronic disease) over time through diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and a gazillion other chronic illnesses (not all to be contributed to meat, mind you but I'll get to that later).
It's my personal belief that nature made us able to eat meat in survival circumstances. Go back to the hunter-gatherer times, if you will, and if they could not get enough natural food, they could eat leftover carcasses or catch what they could and eat it. They could survive this way until they could get their "real" food. The meat wouldn't kill them instantly, but keep them alive even if it wasn't sustaining nutrition. Once back on their real food, it's acts as a toxic cleanse to get the meat and fats out of the body, cleansing the liver and pancreas and every other organ.
Protein. Now this is an interesting one that I learned about (which I need to look up more but still wanted to share) - is that the human baby milk only contains about 5% protein Five percent protein is all we need to grow during the most crucial time of life, that's it! Our country is largely obsessed with getting enough protein. I remember when pregnant with Kailey my MW was pushing me to get about 80g of protein a day. We really, really... do not need that much.
The US is the country with the highest incidences of osteoporosis.
The Us is the country with the highest intake of dairy.
Nuff said. Milk does not do a body good.
Now for the biggest shocker of all. There is a cure for cancer and nearly all chronic diseases.
If you have Netflix, there are two documentaries I recommend watching (they're on watch instantly too!). Food Matters .... and The Gerson Miracle
Why don't we know about this?
It's illegal to treat cancer patients with anything except for radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. ILLEGAL!!!! Dr.'s cannot even suggest this therapy. They can't utter the words.
Now, why on Earth would it be illegal!? Well, if you think about it, it makes sense, from a political standpoint. What are two things this country that we're making the most money off of? Health care (and Pharmaceuticals) and the Food Industry.
Well, if the food is causing the problems to make you go to the Dr. and get the medicine (food, healthcare and pharmaceuticals).... why on Earth would the govt. want to do something to change this?
Sounds so conspiracy theory, and yet... it's not. That's scary. The Gerson Therapy has cured cancer in 1,000s of patients at least (I can't remember the exact number, I'll try to find some pics though) - in Mexico, because it's illegal in the United States.
So, what's the Gerson Therapy comprised of? Raw foods. That's it.... raw foods. Simple.
And I'm not just talking meat, I'm talking about processed foods too and the fruits and vegetables bought from the supermarket. If you go to Home Depot right now and buy miracle grow, it's going to have three things in it. Most farmers use nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. Dirt is supposed to have 52(!!) natural ingredients in it to make plants grow, and we're commercially producing vegetables and fruits for our entire country based on three to four.
I think that's it for now, this is already too long...
Co-Host July 2014 DDC
Last edited by Earthy.Mama; January 12th, 2011 at 09:35 AM.
I am also an avid documentary watcher.
I am a vegetarian (no meat at all including fish) but I do eat eggs and dairy. Was it hard for you to give up those items?
I am really against mass farming and it really upsets me that animals are mass produced and slaughtered. My husband although he eats meat--tends to buy game meat from local butchers. What is your thought about that? I know that you ate a cow before that was butchered "humanely"? Is your problem more the inhumane method animals are killed or the actual meat itself?
Sorry to ask you a bunch of questions. Just curious.