Part 2: Four Reasons Why a Vegan Diet is Deficient
In Part 1: Four Reasons Why a Vegan Diet is Deficient, I covered reasons 1 and 2 of why a vegan diet is deficient for the human organism. Here is the continued article…
Reason 3 – Why a vegan diet is deficient: FEAR-BASED PROPAGANDA
Many vegan diet promoters use fear-based tactics of information against animal-based products (such as cholesterol and saturated fats), including dairy and eggs, as well as meats, that are simply not always true. The China Study, which has been thoroughly debunked, is one such example. Consider reading these two studies: Denise Minger: The China Study – Fact or Fallacy; Chris Masterjohn: What Dr. Campbell Won’t Tell You About The China Study. Beware of propaganda!
Scare tactics are not a good reason to eat a vegan diet. One also has to question the validity of a “higher” organism (like humans) eating a “lesser” organism, since it is the way of nature for all living organisms to need fuel. Food is fuel. Fuel is provided to spiders by bugs getting caught in their nets (passive hunters). Fuel is provided to carnivores by catching and eating other animals. Fuel is provided to herbivores by eating plants (also living things—consider studies that show plants respond to human voice and touch and care). Shall we not eat salads because they are possibly silently screaming as we place these living foods into our mouths?
Reason 4 – Why a vegan diet is deficient: LONG-TERM ISSUES
There is no doubt that there are many amazing short-term health benefits of a vegan diet, or even a vegetarian diet. People have had amazing, even miraculous results with health issues by switching to vegan diet foods… but the results are limited.
First of all, many of those people had already been eating horribly insufficient diets full of fast food, chemical-and-hormone-ridden foods (meats, eggs, and dairy are indeed culprits if not grass fed, local, and organic), were already overweight and possibly suffering from health problems, ate junk food often, or a host of other things associated with their ‘miracle’ health recovery due to a vegan diet. Chances are that a raw food diet, an anti-inflammatory diet, candida diet, or other similar health-based diet might also have given them the same or strikingly similar results once they quit eating so poorly.
What is important here is the common denominator. One of the best ways to lengthen life is to study centenarians (people who live over 100 years of age) and see what their emotional habits are, their cultural outlook and habits, their environment (pollutants, air, water, food, proximity to toxins, etc.), and their eating habits (avoiding added sugars, processed vegetable oils and trans fats refined carbohydrates, other processed foods, vegetable-to-meat ratio, etc.).
I have studied centenarians for years, and many of them eat limited amounts of meat, stay stronger longer, and have more stamina. They even consume small amounts of sugar in their coffee, and eat pork in some cases. Moderation seems to be the key.
Lastly, I have yet to hear of a single centenarian that was not meat-eating or ate a completely vegan diet. In fact, vegan diet promoters are clearly shown to have vitamin and other deficiencies and health issues in the long term, rather than added health benefits.
A long-term vegan diet will probably always need to be supplemented, whereas a little animal protein here and there (not much, 4 ounces 2-3 times per week) is usually enough to provide what the body requires without popping pills or other supplements.
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