Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Posted October 25, 2010

Published in Animals, Health

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Is it a Coincidence?

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Is it a coincidence???

That the human body suffers when the animals' do?

Is it coincidence???

That our body responds to the torture and slaughter of innocent lives in kind by offering little more than torture and an untimely death to those who accept it?

There are two components to achieving sustenance and optimal health:

First...there is what we must avoid... From animals, we obtain cholesterol, animal protein, saturated fat, steroids, hormones, biochemicals produced from utter fear and pain...

Secondly...there is what we choose to absorb... Plants contain fiber, water, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants...oh, and, none of the above which we need to avoid...

Is it a coincidence?

We are, above all, amongst one another...striving to thrive...or else to survive... Where we choose to sustain ourselves sends messages inwardly and, also, to those around us. When we eat for health AND out of compassion, we flourish... When we eat for carelessness or chosen blindfullness, our bodies and the people witnessing it, demise...

There's nothing we can obtain better from animals than we can from plants. The single nutrient we need to concern ourselves with as strict herbivores is vitamin B12. It is a bacteria-built nutrient and if we chose to not wash our plants, we could derive from the dirt our plants lived with. Or...we can simply consume a supplement of B12 or fortified plant milks or nutritional yeast to prevent any deficiency.

Beyond that, a whole food, plant-based diet is the ultimate key to achieving health. To prevent and reverse disease. To live compassionately amongst our fellow Earthlings. The science is as clear as our morality when we choose to feed ourselves with our body, mind, heart, and soul. Eat plants for your health and for the mercy of the animals. There is no such thing as coincidence.