Posts Tagged ‘carnivore’

Book Overview: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Here are things I want to share with you that I learned from Alicia.

Animals on Factory Farms 

  • Animals at the slaughterhouse are in constant terror. Being scared produces body chemicals that affect the muscles and other parts of the body, namely cortisol and adrenaline. Humans can become stressed from eating this meat. You eat fear, despair, and anger when you eat the meat of a dead animal.
  • Slaughterhouse wastes are used in livestock feed (that you end up eating second hand) like blood, bone, remains of cats and dogs
  • Animals on factory farms are pumped with hormones to increase their mass. Hormones are not good — we have our own and don’t need more — because they lead to cancers like breast and prostate
  • Mercury damages your brain, kidneys, and lungs: swordfish, mackerel, and tuna have the highest levels of mercury out of all fish
  • “The meat industry has created entities like the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Meat Institute, and the National Pork Producers Council, which spend millions and millions of dollars on print and television ads to cast their products in a positive light, despite evidence to the contrary” Continue reading
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Biology: which eating type the human falls under

Omnivores eat plants, animals, and waste. They have very sharp nails and teeth. Some include raccoon, bear, and rat.

Carnivores eat animal flesh and other animal parts only. They have claws, short intestines, and fangs sharp enough to tear raw flesh from the bone. They pant to cool their bodies and are able to excrete cholesterol infintely. Some include wolf, tiger, lion.

Herbivores eat only plants and plant products. They have hands or hooves, long intestines, and teeth made for grinding fruits, veggies, and grains. They sweat to cool their bodies and excrete cholesterol in very tiny amounts. Some include deer, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, humans.

End of story. This is science, not opinion. When our bodies try to digest things they weren’t biologically meant to digest, yes, things may pass through fine, but this type of eating will leave us ill and diseased later in life–or right this moment. Have you recently had a cold or the flu? It’s because your immune system was weakened by your high acid, low alkaline diet. Do you have stomach aches, heartburn, headaches, irregular body temperature, skin problems, joint problems, constipation, diarrhea? Then become the herbivore mother nature meant for you to be and your body will love you for it.