CHAPTER 1: Why This Book?
This was not an easy book to write. For many of you, it won’t be an easy book to read. I know. I was a vegan for almost twenty years. I know the reasons that compelled me to embrace an extreme diet and they are honorable, ennobling even. Reasons like justice, compassion, a desperate and all-encompassing longing to set the world right. To save the planet—the last trees bearing witness to ages, the scraps of wilderness still nurturing fading species, silent in their fur and feathers. To protect the vulnerable, the voiceless. To feed the hungry. At the very least to refrain from participating in the horror of factory farming.
These political passions are born of a hunger so deep that it touches on the spiritual. Or they were for me, and they still are. I want my life to be a battle cry, a war zone, an arrow pointed and loosed into the heart of domination: patriarchy, imperialism, industrialization, every system of power and sadism. If the martial imagery alienates you, I can rephrase it. I want my life—my body—to be a place where the earth is cherished, not devoured; where the sadist is granted no quarter; where the violence stops. And I want eating—the first nurturance—to be an act that sustains instead of kills. Read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
Former vegan Lierre Keith explains why she wrote her book The Vegetarian Myth..
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Dr. Edward Group examines why vitamin B12 is so essential to your health.
Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin, which means the human body cannot make its own and must obtain it through food, supplementation, or, in some cases, prescription medication. Known primarily as the “energy vitamin,” this vitally important nutrient plays a role in numerous bodily functions and is a cofactor and catalyst “helper” compound in certain enzymatic processes. Aside from those functions, virtually every cell in your body needs vitamin B-12. Read more
Monday, June 25, 2018
Coffee is beginning to rival cannabis for the number of its health benefits.
Pensioners should drink four cups of coffee a day to protect and repair their heart muscle, research suggests.
Levels of caffeine, equivalent to drinking four cups of coffee, could help to protect healthy blood vessels and repair the heart after a heart attack, a study claims. Read more
Friday, June 22, 2018
You probably already know that aloe vera is good for burns, but it also has numerous other health benefits.
Do you have an aloe vera plant sitting on your kitchen window sill or on your patio? If you do, it is likely you use it for when you burn yourself on a hot pot or get a little too much sun. These are the top reasons people turn to this attractive succulent, and there is good reason for it! Read more
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you know someone who is suffering from depression, urge to check any medications they are taking against this list. They could be the problem.
[....] More than 1 in 3 Americans regularly take a medication linked to an increase in depression. Common treatments such as proton pump inhibitors (for acid reflux), beta blockers, anxiety medications, OTC painkillers, ACE inhibitors (for high blood pressure) and anticonvulsant medications can cause or increase depression.
Are you taking any of these medications linked to depression? Read more
Monday, June 18, 2018
Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how activating your body's cell repair processes can improve your health and well-being.
Naomi Whittel is the former CEO of Twinlab and has written an interesting book about how to achieve radiant health by activating your body’s natural autophagy processes. In “Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life,” she shares a number of valuable strategies for doing this naturally. Her deep-rooted interest in healthy living was an outgrowth of her lifelong struggle with eczema, an autoimmune deficiency. Read more
Friday, June 15, 2018
Higher vitamin D levels cut colorectal cancer risk by 31%, according to a major international study.
Higher vitamin D levels significantly drive down colorectal cancer risk, a large new international study has found.
The vitamin, found in fatty fish and sunshine, was found to strengthen resistance to stomach tumors by blocking a common gateway that cancer cells pass through - and it was most protective in women.
The report, led by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, adds weight to a long-suspected theory which, until now, had not been proven. Read more
Monday, June 11, 2018
Dr. Michael Mosley says low-carb diets do work and explains why.
I have recently returned from a trip to Taiwan where everyone seemed obsessed by the Keto Diet. For those not familiar, this diet, favoured by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox, is a high-fat, very low-carb regime. Read more
Friday, June 8, 2018
Sara Lipton reveals how colloidal silver helps heal your body and control antibiotic resistant superbugs.
Colloidal silver is most known for its antimicrobial properties. But there are many other uses for it as well, and we’ve composed this handy guide to help you understand how to get the most out of colloidal silveColloidal silver is most known for its antimicrobial properties. But there are many other uses for it as well,r while using it safely to avoid argyria. Read more