You now know distilled water was our first step and eliminating dairy was our second step in our transformation. The third step we took was to eliminate ALL meat products from our diet. This included cow, chicken, turkey, pig and fish…Eggs were also eliminated.

Tip:  Even a diet consisting of ONLY fruits will give us more protein than we actually need to survive (an average of 5% – 20% depending on the fruit).

Our favorite Q is “what about protein”?

Well, what about protein?

     Proteins are a fad and are highly over-advertised. ALL fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds have protein in them. If you are eating a good live plant-based diet and wonder what to eat for protein, ask any gorilla. Their body organs are built just like a human’s, and they live a number of years longer than humans. They are one of the strongest animals, for their weight, on the face of the earth. They are fruitarians, eating that which grows above the ground, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds.

     We enjoy underground roots and tubers, but they do not dig as we do; so with carrots, potatoes, beets, etc. added to the above-the-ground vegetation, we should do better than the gorilla. We kill the cow to eat the steaks for the protein she gets from eating grass. Let’s get our protein fresh and natural, not secondhand as from animal’s flesh or from something in its dead state concocted by man.

     Commercial protein products will work on the effect and give quick relief from certain ailments, but overuse will overwork the pancreas and other glands, causing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and/or diabetes (high blood sugar).

     The proteins found in Raw Foods are easily assimilated and the surplus discarded from the body naturally when not needed. The sedimentation of the commercial type of protein and animal products is of lower vibration and remains in the glands of the body and causes future trouble.

     ALL Animal products cause an acidic re-action in the body (this is not opinion, but science), causing us to tap into our own bones and calcium supply to neutralize this issue. We are robbing ourselves of our future when we consume dead foods. It seems that ‘tradition’ has painted a picture of those who choose to not consume animal and animal products to be “weak” or men are “pansies” if they choose this life-style. I have had more concern from others around us that we are not getting adequate protein. The lie was believed and the habit was formed to trust what we see on T.V., read online, see in magazines, etc. instead of doing the research and applying it, only to discover that the biggest lie of them all was that we NEED meat to survive. How many more examples out there of others who eat a plant-based diet and are THRIVING do there need to be before we realize that animal and animal products are causing a lot of the dis-ease that we see today.

     If we were to put all the energy that we use to over-breed, torture and kill animals into lush green gardens and fruit orchards we would never see another starving mouth!

     As a country we are NOT consuming just a small amount of animal products, it is the meat & dairy industry that is behind the curtain and animals are their money making machine. In the meanwhile the FDA, and all involved, get paid to watch us all become sick and tip the karmic scales the wrong way.

     It amazes me how I see so many people jumping for the hand sanitizer due to fear of germs, but there is no thought when it comes to putting dead flesh (full of GERMS) in their mouths and the mouths of their children. When you see the rows of meat products for sale at the grocery store, do you ever wonder how they keep it pink? hmmm….makes ya wonder!

     Here are some further articles to add to your research, so that you can come to the decision n your own. We are here to share our transformation from the S.A.D. (standard american diet) to a high-raw-vegan lifestyle not to convince you. We are hoping that our example and love for ourselves, animals and the earth an be enough to shine through all of the lies and break the tradition of thinking that we “NEED” meat to survive.

15 Reasons to Stop Eating Meat
By Royce Carlson

     Global meat consumption has increased from under 50 million tons annually to over 200 million tons in the last 50 years. The amount of animal manure produced in the U.S. is 130 times greater than the amount of human waste. This is causing more environmental and health problems than ever seen before. Here are 15 good reasons to stop eating meat (or at least cut down):

Health Reasons:

1. Lower risk of cancer. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has reported that vegetarians are less likely to get cancer by 25 to 50 percent.

2. Lower risk of heart disease. Researchers Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have a program that includes a vegetarian diet and is currently one of the few programs that has been proven to reverse heart disease. A vegetarian diet reduces cholesterol.

3. Lower risk of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that too much protein in our diet causes loss of bone calcium. Meat eaters generally get far more protein than they need or can use.

4. Lower risk of kidney and gallstones. The calcium leached from the bones by the body’s efforts to neutralize the acids produce by too much protein intake can end up forming kidney stones and gall stones.

5. Factory farmed animals carry disease. According to the FDA poultry is the number one source of food-borne illness. Despite the heavy use of pesticides and antibiotics, up to 60% percent of chickens sold at the supermarket are infected with live salmonella bacteria. Approximately 30% of all pork products are contaminated with toxoplasmosis. We are increasingly at risk from highly contagious diseases like Mad Cow Disease and Foot and Mouth disease in sheep and cattle.

6. Factory-farmed animals contain toxic chemicals. Meat contains accumulations of pesticides and other chemicals up to 14 times more concentrated than those in plant foods. Half of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in farm animals and 90% of those are not used to treat infections but are instead used as growth promoters.

Environmental Reasons:

7. Inefficient use of agriculture. 70% of U.S. grain production is used to feed farm animals. The grains and soybeans fed to animals to produce the amount of meat consumed by the average American in one year could feed seven people for the same period.

8. Inefficient use of water. It takes 2640 gallons of water to produce one pound of edible beef. The water used to raise animals for food is more than half the water used in the United States.

9. Inefficient use of energy.
Calories of fossil fuel needed to produce 1 calorie of protein in beef: 28.
Calories of fossil fuel needed to produce 1 calorie of protein in soybeans 2.

10. Environmental Pollution. Raising animals for food is the biggest polluter of our water and topsoil. Factory farm animal waste pollutes the ground and groundwater horribly.

11. Destruction of natural habitat. It takes more land to raise animals for food than it does to produce the equivalent nutritional value by raising edible plants. Rain forests are being destroyed to make room for huge cattle ranches. Coyotes and other animals are poisoned and shot by western cattle ranchers who consider federal land to be their land for grazing.

Animal Rights Reasons:

12. Animals on factory farms are over-crowded. They spend their brief lives in crowded and ammonia-filled conditions, many of them so cramped that they can’t even turn around or spread a wing.

13. Animals on factory farms are tortured. Within days of birth, for example, chickens have their beaks seared off with a hot blade. Animals are hung upside down and their throats are sliced open, often while they’re fully conscious.

14. Animals on factory farms are treated like machines. They are pumped up with drugs, fed their own waste and forced to grow or produce as fast as possible. They are subjected to 24-hour artificial lighting while being crammed into tiny cages one on top of the other to make it easier to harvest.

15. We don’t need to eat animals! Most of us in the U.S. don’t eat animals because we must in order to survive. We eat them because we want to. We are subjecting animals to torture, damaging the environment unnecessarily and subjecting ourselves to greater risk of disease just to satisfy a desire, not a need.

Your body will thank you and so will the Earth!

Peace and Love,

Liz

therawherbalist.com