We do not need any nutrients from animals.
We do not need to consume any of their body parts for our health.
They are not here for our taste preference either.
The three main micronutrients we need are proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
The body makes it’s own protein from amino acids.
It makes it’s own fat by converting glucose into fatty acids.
Glucose is a good sugar and is naturally found in fruits, vegetables and grains.
The body also makes it’s own amino acids and fatty acids.
The acids that aren’t made by the body are called essential and are easily derived from plants.
Most people are under the impression that some animal products such as skinless chicken breast, egg whites, cow secretions and fish are healthy sources for these needed micronutrients.
The China Study has shown that even a small amount of any animal product raises the blood cholesterol level which raises the risk of diseases.
Many other studies concur and show that the flesh which is mostly the muscles, eggs which is the reproductive spheroid, and cow’s milk which is the secreted liquid for their offspring all promote various cancers, diabetes and inflammation in humans.
The lactose in cows milk is a sugar and a carbohydrate which is not compatible with human physiology.
Fats, proteins and carbohydrates make up the main structural components of cells.
Fats are chains of carbon atoms.
The chains of carbon atoms are linked together by single bonds or double bonds.
When carbon binds to each other in double bonds it is unsaturated.
It is called unsaturated because the chains bend and don’t pack together.
Carbon bonds bend to accommodate the double bond.
When a double bond of a carbon atom breaks and attaches to a hydrogen atom it is called saturated.
A saturated fat has no double bond and has the maximum number of hydrogens bonded to carbons so it is saturated with hydrogen atoms.
So when all the carbon chains bind to hydrogen atoms the fat molecule is saturated.
Saturated fats are in animal products.
Unsaturated fats are in plants.
At room temperature saturated fats congeal into compact solids.
When a person consumes animal products the saturated fats clog, block, obstruct and impede bodily processes.
Saturated fats will smother the cells interfering in their communication of signaling each other.
Saturated fats are not fuel.
Oils such as palm, cottonseed and coconut all contain saturated and unsaturated fats.
Coconut oil is about 40% saturated fat.
The saturated fat in coconut oil has 6-12 straight links of carbon atoms.
It is composed of medium chain triglycerides.
Triglycerides are 3 fatty acid chains connected to a glycerol molecule.
Medium chain triglycerides are easy for the body to break down and absorb.
Long chain triglycerides are not.
Medium chain triglycerides are like super fuel for your cells.
They boost metabolism, support your immune system and lower your cholesterol.
But extracted plant oils are highly processed.
Coconut oil with it medium chain triglycerides is healthy but only if it is unrefined and unprocessed.
The extraction process of cold pressing to get the oil will preserve the nutrients but will produce trans fat.
Cold pressed means it is heated between 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any oil heated above 60 degrees Fahrenheit will produce trans fats.
Trans fats are linear bonds in carbon chains that have as many bonds with hydrogen atoms as possible and so it is saturated.
The double bonds of healthy cis fats are broken when heated.
Cis fats are double bonds in carbon chains that bend and don’t have as many bonds to hydrogen atoms and so they are unsaturated.
Most oils that are extracted are heated up to temperatures as high as 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coconut oil has phytochemicals and lauric acid which supports brain function and facilitates a healthy immune system.
Soybean oil and safflower oil are long chain triglycerides.
Meat, dairy and eggs are also composed of long chain triglycerides.
When fat molecules contains only one double bond it is a mono unsaturated fat.
When there are multiple double bonds it is a poly unsaturated fat.
Olive oil is a chain of 8 carbon atoms that bend and don’t pack together so is mono unsaturated.
When carbon bonds bind to each other via double bonds, gaps between molecules are less compact, making unsaturated fats liquid at room temperature.
Stearic acid, candle wax and beef fat have 16 long chains of carbon atoms that don’t bend and so they are saturated and become solid at room temperature.
The carbon atom chains making up fats are triglycerides.
Triglycerides are esters.
An ester is a compound resulting from the reaction between alcohol and acid and the elimination of water.
Excess triglycerides from animal products get stored in fat cells causing high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
A hydrocarbon molecule is a chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms and thus is saturated.
Carbohydrates are sugar molecules made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Since a carbohydrate molecule has oxygen the body can metabolize it and use for energy.
Carbohydrates get broken down into glucose.
Glucose is sugar in the blood used for energy.
Glycogen is just unused glucose stored in the liver and muscles for later use.
Carbs are a necessity.
We burn carbs even as we sleep.
Good carbs are whole grains.
Whole grains are seeds of grasses.
Such as brown rice, quinoa, barley, oats, rye and millets used for cereal.
They store most of their calories as complex carbohydrates.
Complex carbohydrates are sugar molecules strung together in long multiple chains.
Nuts are seeds also.
Nuts have good unsaturated fat and are not associated with obesity.
But when the nut’s oil is extracted through heating and chemical mixing the fat becomes toxic.
Nuts are a dense source of calories even more than carbs.
Legumes such as peas, beans and lentils are also dense sources of calories.
Legumes are associated with longevity and are filled with antioxidants.
Antioxidants are the compounds that prevent the oxidation of harmful free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable compounds which attack the nearest molecule to gain an electron.
Beans are nutritionally valuable with protein, complex carbs, fiber and minerals.
Many bean producing plants produce an insecticide to keep insects away.
A lectin called PHA is the main insecticide produced by these plants and is most prevalent in kidney beans but is deactivated by boiling.
Caffeine from the coffee bean, the cocoa bean and from various tea leaves is actually a weak poison to ward off predators.
Caffeine along with macadamia nuts are toxic to birds, dogs and cats because of their poor ability to metabolize it.
Ricin from the castor bean is a very strong poison and can easily cause death.
But when the ricin is taken out without the use of hexane the castor oil is beneficial in small amounts on the skin.
Ricinoleic acid is a fatty acid and makes up 90% of castor oil.
It has the ability to help bind fatty acids to cellular receptor sites.
It will cause a change in the structure of neurons.
Soy beans are very healthy.
They have essential polyunsaturated fats.
They also have isoflavones which are classified as phytoestrogens.
Phytoestrogens have been shown to balance estrogen levels and so is especially good for menopause.
Minimally processed organic soy products such as tofu, tempeh, soymilk and soy sauce made from whole soy beans though not perfect still are healthy.
Soy improves your skin, bones, hair and blood pressure.
And kills bad bacteria.
Avoid GMO soy and partially hydrogenated soybean oil at all cost.
Partially hydrogenation is when hydrogens are added to solidify unsaturated fats which then turn them into bad fats.
Soy decreases cholesterol levels.
Soy raises testosterone levels which is preferential for bodybuilding.
Estrogen and testosterone are hormones and chemical messengers needed to coordinate many bodily functions.
The estrogen from animals and not soy are the hormones that reek havoc in our bodies.
Harmful estrogen is especially abundant in dairy and eggs.
When the IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) hormone in animals gets passed on into humans it raises our own IGF-1 levels to dangerous amounts.
This hormone is made in the liver to control cell division.
You function optimally with very strict hormone levels.
Vitamin D is actually a hormone made by the skin when the sun hits it.
Being in the sun for moderate amounts is healthy and it lowers blood pressure while it enhances your mood.
The sun also kills cancer cells and bad bacteria.
Sunscreens typically contain toxic chemicals.
All unpronounceable chemicals should be avoided.
All animal foods contain hormones and are extremely powerful even in small amounts.
The stress hormone cortisol is produced in vast amounts in animals having to go through the insane slaughtering process.
People spend a lot of time in stress management such as yoga and meditation only to consume stress hormones from animals,
Bad carbs are processed foods such as white bread and granulated sugar which often times make up doughnuts, cake and pastries and are very sparse in nutrients and fiber.
Lectins that are in whole foods and not processed are very healthy because they are proteins which bind carbohydrates.
But most lectins are destroyed by cooking.
A fatty acid is a hydrocarbon chain arranged in a zig zag pattern.
Stearic acid is the most common fatty acid.
It is a saturated fatty acid made by mixing salts and esters.
An ester is a compound resulting from the interaction between salts and alcohol and the elimination of water.
Stearic acid is used as a stabilizer in cocoa butter and shea butter.
Fatty acids are produced when fat molecules are broken down into their components of glycerol and fatty acids.
Glycerol can be obtained by mixing fats and oil.
It is a main ingredient in soap.
A fat molecule made entirely of fatty acids is a saturated fat.
The body is capable of synthesizing all the fatty acids it needs with the exception of the poly unsaturated fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 which are termed essential fatty acids.
The location of the first double bond determines if the fatty acid is omega 3, omega 6 or omega 9.
The reason why fish have these is because they eat seaweed and other marine plants.
Fish oil is high in Omega 3 but doesn’t have the correct ratio with omega 6.
The amount of Omega 3 with Omega 6 need to be in the correct ratio or else there will be harmful effects.
The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega 3 and low in omega 6.
Foods with high amounts of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in the correct ratio are hemp, algae (spirulina and chlorella), chia, brussel sprouts, walnuts and flax.
While fish contain healthy unsaturated fats they also contain saturated fats and very high levels of cholesterol.
Storing excess polyunsaturated fat from the consumption of animal parts uses up a lot of energy.
Complex sugars also increase fat storage.
That is why overweight people lack energy.
Fish and shellfish contain mercury which does not belong in our body.
It has been shown that fish feel pain acutely and are immersed in a very sensitive interaction with their environment a lot more than we are.
All animal protein including fish have high amounts of sulfur in the amino acids which makes your blood acidic.
An amino acid high in sulfur which is in animal protein is called methionine.
Methionine becomes inflammatory as hydrogen sulfide.
Animal protein also has high levels of phosphorous which adversely affects gut bacteria.
Our gut bacteria makes all the B vitamins we need including B12.
Drinking kombucha and eating nut based yogurts such as almond, cashew or coconut yogurt are great ways to improve your gut bacteria.
Too much phosphorous in animal protein stresses the kidneys, prevents absorption of minerals and hardens organs and tissues.
The heme iron in animal protein produces harmful free radicals.
Heme iron from animals attaches to proteins and creates an overabundance of iron which produces oxidative stress and toxicity.
Best sources of iron include spinach, lentils and pumpkin seeds.
Animal protein also has no fiber, antioxidants or polynutrients.
Fiber is the undigested part of plants that will remove harmful carcinogens.
It also moderates absorption which prevent sugar spikes and helps you feel full and thus deters overeating.
Fiber lowers cholesterol and is anti inflammatory.
Poly unsaturated fats when exposed to oxygen or heat will have their double bonds break which makes them unstable.
When poly unsaturated fats are unstable they become toxic and rancid.
That is why fish oil quickly becomes rancid.
Because we are herbivores, cells from animals or other humans are regarded as alien and intruders and are attacked by our immune response.
Fatty acids are needed for many bodily processes.
Fatty acids are chemicals incapable of being dissolved in water.
Lipids are fatty acids such as oil, waxes and steroids which are insoluble in water.
Some lipids are essential.
They carry vitamins, store energy and signal cells with messages.
Along with proteins and carbohydrates they make up the material that surrounds the cell.
Cholesterol is an example of an unneeded and harmful lipid.
Glucose is the body’s main source for fuel.
When it isn’t available the body uses fatty acids for fuel.
Glucose along with fructose, galactose and ribose are simple sugars.
Glucose is a monosaccharide which is a subcategory of carbohydrates.
Glycogen is a polysaccharide of glucose and a complex sugar that serves as stored energy.
Muscles store glycogen for energy.
Glucose is abundant in fruits and is the main component of the brain.
We were originally fruit eaters.
The meat industry lies and says animal protein is what has developed our brain.
Another lie is that we need animal fats for bodily functions.
And another lie is that we need animal products for vitamins and minerals.
A lie has the power to make a person a mental slave so that they do not follow their own senses.
Full of fabrications and falsehoods and devoid of logical reasoning these lies of the meat, dairy and egg industries take advantage of the nihilistic (devoid of moral concern) indifference and general ignorance of society.
We have been surreptitiously indoctrinated into superficiality, selfishness, hedonism, consumerism and the belief that all that really matters is oneself.
To maintain this illusion and the acceptance of the horrors of the meat, dairy and egg industries constant amounts of propaganda is required.
Another lie is grouping all sugars together and saying we should abate our fruit consumption.
We get needed glucose directly from fruits and indirectly from starches.
Starches are carbohydrates which are built from sugar molecules.
During digestion sugar and starches are processed into glucose.
Bad sugar is added sugar that is processed which means it has been heated and mixed with chemicals.
Granulated sugar, powdered sugar and brown sugar should be avoided.
Brown sugar even though it still has the molasses is still processed.
Maple syrup while having many good nutrients is just a healthier version of a bad thing.
High blood sugar creates an environment for disease.
And produces oxidative stress which enhances the aging process.
Fiber in foods make a significant difference because it regulates the absorption of sugar.
Added sugar goes directly to the bloodstream creating a spike.
This causes the pancreas to produce more insulin.
Insulin is needed to enable sugar to move into cells.
When cells resist any more sugar it stays in the bloodstream causing diabetes and a rise in triglycerides.
A cis fat is when 2 hydrogen atoms in the double bond are on the same side of a carbon chain.
Cis fats are unsaturated and heathy because they are highly fluid, less dense and do not smother the cell.
Trans fat is when the hydrogen atoms are on opposite sides.
Trans fats are not mobile.
They are more solid and longer lasting but are difficult to break down or remove.
Because of this they get into the blood vessels.
The blood flow then gets restricted and blood clots form.
Trans fat are in partially hydrogenated oil products.
They are also in meat, dairy and eggs.
Trans fats are in margarine and shortening which shortens your life.
Partially hydrogenation is when hydrogens are added to solidify unsaturated fats converting cis double bonds into a trans configuration.
It is in microwave popcorn and processed cookies.
Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs.
Dietary cholesterol is a sterol which means it is a waxy solid like candle wax.
Cholesterol is made up of HDL (high density lipoprotein) and LDL (low density lipoprotein) along with triglycerides.
HDL is good because it removes excess cholesterol.
Avocadoes and oats have B-glucon which binds to excess cholesterol removing it from the body.
LDL even though it has a good function which is delivering cholesterol to the cells becomes bad because dietary cholesterol is not needed and your cells wind up getting smothered with unwanted animal cholesterol.
Trans fat raises your LDL and lowers your HDL
Chemical poisons in pesticides and herbicides stay in the environment for decades.
They are not water soluble.
Animals bred for slaughter are fed food contaminated by these pollutants.
They accumulate in animal fat and then when the animals are eaten by humans these chemicals are transferred to humans and accumulate causing cancer and nervous system damage.
The Journal of Environmental Health says animal foods are responsible for 95% of the dioxins we intake.
It is good not to be a pill popper.
Even pills and capsules of herbs or spices.
Instead they should be sprinkled on your food to make you appreciate more what you are eating.
Herbs and spices are packed with phytochemicals which are bioactive substances and their intake should be monitored.
When they are incorporated in pills or capsules they are crushed and heated and combined with filler material.
Pills with minerals such as iron or calcium are hard to digest.
So your body winds up having too much undigested minerals.
When you get these minerals from eating plants they are already broken down and easy to absorb.
Foods cooked at high temperatures cause advanced glycation.
Glycation is the bonding of simple sugars to proteins without enzymes.
This causes oxidative stress which damages cells and tissues resulting in early aging.
Bacon, hot dogs and fried chicken are the worst offenders.
Animal foods are charred, barbecued, grilled and smoked to very high temperatures.
These foods damage your red blood cells and decrease their ability to circulate and communicate.
When you breathe in the smoke from animal grilling you breathe in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
PAH’s are a group of more than 100 chemicals that are released from the burning of coal, oil, gas, tobacco and meat.
They are fused in ring structures and they alter your biochemistry and change your metabolism.
Meat, dairy and eggs also have poisonous microbes.
Such as salmonella, vibrio, campylobacter and the leukemia virus.
They also have parasites and the eggs of parasites.
Parasites are worms and many are resistant to heating or freezing.
Probably my favorite health expert is Janice Stanger.
She has a PhD from the University of San Francisco and is the author of The Perfect Formula Diet.
She is a vegan and a public speaker who espouses the benefits of a plant based diet.
When we live in accordance to our values our life reaches up to another level.
We will be in alignment to who we really are.
A normal person would not use a rape rod to rape a cow.
Or shred a baby chick in a grinder.
Or lower a pig into a gas chamber
Or stab a lamb in the throat.
But we pay people to do all these things when we eat animals.
And thus sacrifice our own soul upon the altar of taste pleasure.
I had a second birth when my soul and my body loved one another and became one.