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Seven Steps to Reclaiming Your Health

You are what you eat. Your stomach was designed to
break food proteins down into the basic building
blocks of life, amino acids. The acid in your
stomach normally accomplishes that task quite
efficiently. If you eat hard-to-digest proteins,
the task will take longer than if you eat easy-
to-digest proteins.

Hummus will be digested in less than an hour.
A sirloin steak might take five hours. Should you
neutralize the acid in your stomach and take away
your body's ability to digest food properly, that
food will ferment and putrefy in your stomach for
many hours. You will experience pain and discomfort,
and substances normally digested might exert powerful
effects on your system. These substances include fat,
cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.

The seven steps can be one large jump or seven separate
chapters in your life. Each journey begins with one step
and, in each case, the first step is the most important.

STEP ONE

Eliminate all milk and dairy products. Each sip of milk
contains powerful growth hormones and proteins that cause
powerful effects on your body. Milk buffers gastric acidity
and interferes with digestion. Step one should begin by
abstaining from all milk and dairy products for just six
days. On day seven, eat yogurt, have pizza for lunch,
cheese with dinner and ice cream for dessert. Pay careful
attention to how you feel during the first six days of
this experiment. Mucus, phlegm, digestion, & sleep patterns.

On the seventh day you will light the fuse to an internal
time bomb. It might take one hour and the effects might
take twelve hours. You will notice a distinct change in
your bowel movements about fifteen hours later. That
unpleasant change can be blamed on casein, a milk protein.

Eighty prevent of all milk protein is casein, the same
glue used to adhere a label to a bottle of beer. This
glue is what causes histamines, then mucus. It is the
reason most Americans do not have normal bowel movements.
Recognize the changes in your body and decide if this is
the way you wish to spend the remainder of your life.

STEP TWO

Eliminate poultry. Chickens naturally mature in six months,
not four weeks which is the age that they are often processed
for human consumption. Artificial light cycles and diets rich
in growth hormones produce unhealthy animals. Their feeds
include excrement and body parts from their siblings.

STEP THREE

Eliminate seafood. Insecticides and toxic chemicals run off
into the water. We eat fish that are on the top of their
respective food chain. Their flesh contains concentrated
amounts of pesticides and dioxins.

STEP FOUR

Eliminate pork and beef. As with all animals, the toxins
they eat from vegetables treated with 50 times greater
herbicides and pesticides become concentrated in their
flesh. By eating their bodies, we ingest dangerous
chemicals and powerful hormones.

STEP FIVE

Make your diet one consisting of foods from the FOUR
MAJOR FOOD GROUPS. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and
grains. Read books about your new diet. Frances Ford
Lappe's DIET FOR A NEW PLANET teaches us that there is
an incredible variety to the 40 different fruits and 40
different vegetables commonly available. Combine the
textures and tastes offered by 20 different beans and
20 grains and you produce a cuisine that is infinitely
more interesting and appealing than the typical American
diet (which consists of three vegetables: catsup,
pickles and potato chips).

STEP SIX

Buy organic. It makes a difference. The difference in price
cannot be measured against the health of you and your loved
ones. DDT is legal in Mexico, and much of your typical
supermarket produce comes from South of the American border.
If you eat a fruit or veggie grown in another country,
chances are that the crate was sprayed with toxic pesticides
before being shipped to America. Organic bananas are a joke
and a deception. APHIS requires that all bananas be spread to
prevent bugs that may damage our crops. An example of one
bug kept out of America is that fruit fly from the
Mediterranean. All foreign crates are sprayed before you
eat their contents.

STEP SEVEN

After step seven, you and your body have earned a rest.
By first giving up milk and dairy products you began the
journey to a new body and spirit. By giving up the consumption
of all foods with faces and mothers, you have eased the
job of digestion and begun the process of cleansing your
body. You have lifted an internal "fog", placed in your body
organs by nature's tenacious glue, casein. As the mucus
leaves, your spiritual awareness increases. You will need
less sleep as a result of placing less strain on your
digestive system. It is time for an occasional rest, and
that includes fasting. Now is the time to learn and experiment
with foods. It is also the time to explore your body and to
recognize that food is fuel, and in order to maintain good
health, you should supply your internal engine with clean food.

Robert Cohen
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I just feel a whole lot better.

Loretta

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3/23/12 7:54 A

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My husband and I have the blood work to prove vegetarianism works. Our cholesterol dropped substantially since starting a plant based diet. I would look at resources by Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. Esselstyn.

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From “The Vegetarian Advantage” by Don Hal, DrPHd, CHES
1. Avoid Diseases Animals Carry - E. Coli, Mad Cow Disease, etc.
2. Prevent Heart Disease –
3. Preempt Cancer –
4. Deny Diabetes –
5. Safeguard Your Brain –
6. Lower Your Blood Pressure –
7. Maintain Healthy Weight –
8. Keep Your Bones Strong –
9. Live Longer –


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Super simplified answer, let me know if you need more details &/or author data.

From “The Vegetarian Advantage” by Don Hal, DrPHd, CHES
1. Avoid Diseases Animals Carry - E. Coli, Mad Cow Disease, etc.
2. Prevent Heart Disease –
3. Preempt Cancer –
4. Deny Diabetes –
5. Safeguard Your Brain –
6. Lower Your Blood Pressure –
7. Maintain Healthy Weight –
8. Keep Your Bones Strong –
9. Live Longer –


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3/22/12 11:42 P

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PCRM.org sites many factual resources that prove this eating a plant based diet is a healthy way to go.

pcrm.org

Here also is a link from the American Dietetic Association:


"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases"

www.eatright.org/about/content.aspx?
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Thank you so much! These links were very helpful =]

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3/22/12 6:39 P

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Here is a good site by Joel Furhman who wrote Eat to live

www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cat--a
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Here is a link that will lead you to scientific research not hearsay/anecdotal which will stand better against skepticism which she is entitled to since you are not producing any valid proof. Make sure the studies are sound and not biased including who funded the study, are they peer reviewed, published by solid magazine in its field, etc, which leads into more reading for you :)

First, minimum check this out if you haven't been taught this yet:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinica
l_study_d
esign

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_
of_experi
ments


Then:
scholar.google.com/scholar?q=
benefits+
of+a+vegetarian+diet&hl=en&as
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0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=JX
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rT-azDcLpggfNu8WqBg&ved=0CDwQgQMwAA


If the facts go your way, she will have to review her position or be unreasonable :)

Here is another link for you: www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-00
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605016028824%3Aj8rkr4-so0i&ie=ISO-88R>59-1&q=vegetarian+diet&sa=Search#gsc
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ab=0&gsc.q=vegetarian%20diet
first few links are ads, skip down to the faded line :)

As far as countering with a question as suggested, your teacher isn't making a claim, she sounds skeptical of yours. The burden of proof lies on those who make claims, no those who are skeptical of them.

Have fun!

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also explore the Vegetarian Resource Group
www.vrg.org

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Related article: www.vegetariantimes.com/resources/wh
y_
go_veg/


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As a caveat, I would state that being vegetarian alone in itself isn’t necessarily offering the health benefits. There are plenty of unhealthy vegetarians. The benefits of a vegetarian who also is mindful of not overeating, monitoring sodium and saturated fat intake as well as being mobile. These include lower incidence of heart problems, lower BMI, lower cholesterol, and increased life expectancy.

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While you are gathering your information in support of a vegetarian diet, why not post a question in response to your instructor? Ask the teacher why she believes "it is NOT a healthy way to live". I will be VERY surprised if she can supply evidence-based research to confirm her statement.
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I'm sure many ppl will have a lot of info for you here! The resources that helped guide me to my decision to eat vegetarian, as well as working towards a vegan diet, are The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (this book has a lot of examples of ppl that have had terminal illness and reversed it w/ vegan diet and also famous athletes that eat this way) and also Forks over Knives, the movie.

Ppl who eat a plant based diet live longer, have better skin, feel better, and have less instances of many illnesses such as heart problems and cancer. I stopped eating meat a month ago, and my stomach feels much better, I DO feel better because I'm healthier, those go hand in hand, so your teacher cannot just negate that fact! In addition, you have stopped consuming all those antibiotics and hormones, those are absolutely not healthy! Not to be TMI, but my cycle this month has been much less painful and has been lighter, and I'm sure it is because I don't have all those hormones swimming around in my body that should NOT be there.

Good luck, and let us know how the discussion goes!

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Hey everybody! I've been a vegetarian for a little over three years. I'm 19 now, and taking an online college nutrition class. This week our chapter has talked about vegetarians, and my teacher said that it is NOT a healthy way to live. I responded saying that with the proper dedication, research, and time, it can be healthier, and there are a lot of health benefits. She didn't seem to believe me, and asked me to tell the class about the health benefits. I haven't responded yet. SO I was wondering if you could help me out! I know some positive aspects, but I'm sure there's plenty I'm not thinking of. Tell me what you know of. Thanks!!

Oh and they have to be physical health benefits, not mental health. Sure we all feel great because we aren't eating dead animals, but that will not fly in this conversation haha.

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