Nutrition And Yoga
Arguments for vegetarianism are strong
in all aspects from HEALTH, ECOLOGY, ECONOMICAL
and SPIRITUAL perspectives.
Human teeth are designed
for grinding and chewing vegetable matter
Humans lack sharp front
teeth characterizing of carnivores - they
swallow food without chewing and so don't
need molars or jaws that can move sideways.
To digest meat, stomach
must contain digestive juices high in
hydrochloric acid but humans and herbivores
have this less than 1/20 the strength
As meat is corpse,
it produces poisonous waste as it goes
through the body, so it must be eliminated
fast. Carnivores do this with an alimentary
canal 3 times their body length. Human
alimentary canals are 12 times body length
allowing more toxic effects in the body.
The kidneys extract
waste from the body and so must work tree
times harder for flesh-eaters than for
vegetarians. Youth can do this, but for
older people it's more of a strain causing
risk of kidney disease or failure.
Natural flesh eaters
can metabolize large amounts of animal
fats and cholesterol. Humans cannot. The
imbalance excess creates fatty deposits
clogging the arteries, called atherosclerosis.
This blocks flow of blood increasing chance
of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes
and blood clots.
Cancer can be caused
by high-fat low-fiber diet, which meat-centered
diet tends to produce. As meat goes through
colon, it releases poisons called carcinogens
(cancer producing) properties.
in meat can react with certain chemicals
found in beer, wine, tea, tobacco, creating
NITROSAMINES which are cancer producing.
Animals are fattened
by hormones, tranquilizers, antibiotics,
and over 2000 other drugs. They are still
present in flesh when eaten, though there
is no law saying they must be declared
on the label.
Sodium nitrate and
nitrite are used to slow down decay of
flesh, making meat seem bright and reddish,
but without them, it would be gray/green
and repelling to customers.
The pain to animals
being slaughter produces pain poisons,
which enter into the flesh (urea and uric
acid) which further poison the flesh.
Often meat eaters feel
vegetarianism means lack of protein but
the eight of the 22 essential amino acids
that are needed by the body, which came
from protein, can be found in abundance
in non flesh like: DAIRY PRODUCTS, GRAINS,
BEANS, and NUTS. Cheese, peanuts, lentils
for example, contains more protein per
ounce than hamburger, pork or steak.
Some studies have found
that both vegetarians and meat eaters
take in more than twice the amount of
protein needed. It can't be used by the
body and so becomes NITROGENOUS WASTE
burdening the kidneys and reducing body
also gives more nutritional energy than
meat: A Brussels University study by Dr.
Iotekyo and V. Kipani showed vegetarians
could perform physical tests 2 to 3 times
longer than flesh eaters before exhaustion,
and fully recovered from tiredness in
1/5 of time for meat eaters.
In terms of calories
per acre, a diet of grains, vegetables
and beans will support 20 times more people
than a meat diet.
Using grain to feed
animals for meat is very wasteful: for
every 16 pounds of grain, you get 1 pound
A report to the United
Nations world food conference stated that:
"The over consumption of meat by
the rich means hunger to the poor".
Some ecologist found
that 1 pound of wheat growth requires
60 pounds of water while 1 pound of flesh
requires 2.500 to 6000 pounds of water.
screaming animals that are subdued by
electric shock, concussion gun or hammer
They are placed on
conveyor belts and have their throat cut
while on conveyor belt.
Pythagoras was vegetarian
(and would pay fisher men to throw fish
back into river).
Advocates of vegetarianism
included Benjamin Franklin, Adam Smith,
Shelley and Leo Tolstoy.