How are you? I hope you are doing great?
As many of you know I subscribe to a Vegan and Raw way of life. A lot of people ask me how and why?
I just found this great article on CARE2, which is also a wonderful website!
The Harvard School of Public Health made no bones about where they stand on dairy when they sent their findings to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition experts everywhere with the “Healthy Eating Plate” food guide. This guide is a replacement for the food pyramid, which hadn’t been updated in many years.
Harvard’s nutrition experts claim this guide is based on sound nutrition research and not influenced by food industry lobbyists. According to Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, “The greatest evidence of its research focus is the absence of dairy products from the “Healthy Eating Plate” based on Harvard’s assessment that “…high intake can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.” The Harvard experts also referred to the high levels of saturated fat in most dairy products and suggested that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements.”
Not only do cows suffer on dairy farms (their babies are byproducts of the cruelest part of factory farming imaginable,) we suffer. Cows milk ingested by humans (remember – this is breast milk for baby cows after all) can cause autism, cancer, weight gain, bad skin, diarrhea, bloating, gas, cramps, vomiting, headaches, rashes, and asthma. We are the only species to ingest the breast milk of another species. Let’s think on that for a second.
I do believe breast milk is the best we can do for our babies. In regards to this article however, I do think it’s surprising they didn’t express concern about the high levels of estrogen in soy and the significant dangers of GMO? I personally stay away from soy, except as a occasional treat and definitely only organic with a label that states NON-GMO! (OK so I’m not perfect! ha ha)
It’s incredible how we went from hunter and gatherers where we knew the danger of our foods, possibly turning on us! :) To now, where we can just easily go into a supermarket, where many people have no idea of the hidden dangers!
I know many people love cheese, but the evolution of man and our society will be to end our addiction to foods that aren’t serving us, the animals, or the planet. Did you know Factory Farming, besides being horrifically cruel, is also one of the main causes of climate change?
Maybe you can’t modify your diet over night? But if you want to “be the change” and actually OCCUPY, one of the greatest ways we can become activist is by the power of our PURCHASES.
The dooms day clock has been moved up one minute and if the Governments of the world aren’t going to take a stand for the serious effects and impact we are having on the planet, then it’s up to us Angels.
The time is indeed, now. DOOMSDAY CLOCK
What are your thoughts?
All love and eternal gratitude,