Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Biggest Problem

The biggest problem our world is facing is the population explosion. I don’t understand why we don’t hear more about this in the media. The more people, the more resources that are needed. The world’s rainforests are being cleared at an alarming rate. How many more years before they are gone? Scientists predict 50 years or less. Rainforest animals are becoming more endangered each day that goes by, their habitat being cleared for human purpose.

Whenever you can, be a good influence. Advocate for smaller families and adoption. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

The “Signs” of the times..

It really depends on where you live how progressive the area.

In Sauk Rapids, MN: on Bubba’s Bar marquee: Meat Raffle Wednesday

In Clear Lake, MN: on a bank’s marquee: Box of Free Steaks for Opening a Checking Account

In Waite Park, MN: on the American Legion marquee: Pork Chop Supper Saturday Night

I live in a conventional meat and potatoes area here in Minnesota. I get very tired of all the “meat this, meat that..” There seems to be more traffic at medical clinics every time I go by. Food is a drug. All food from animals are drugs. All food from animals have unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol, which promote disease.
No one likes anyone messing with their drugs, even if their “drugs” are killing them slowly. It took me 53 years to realize this.
It does help to know there are a lot of people who agree with this, albeit a very small percentage of the total U.S. population.

Here is my opinion: all killing, from human to animal makes for bad karma.
The more people who change their diets to plant based, the better the all encompassing karma of the world. Eating a diet of raw and healthily cooked plant foods promote longevity and a healthy planet. (Healthily cooked means using no oil. Steam your veggies, or use a little water to boil or sauté.)

Honeynut Cheerios

A line from a Honey Nut Cheerios TV commercial:

“Trying to find healthy food is tortuous.”

How untrue! What an awful thing for a food company to say!

It is quite the opposite. Trying to find healthy food is a wonderful incredible journey, especially if you can take junk food out of your diet- including all sugar and salt. Healthy food tastes so wonderful, and is so much more satisfying. You will not know what I am talking about until you take the leap to a healthier lifestyle.

Beware, there are MANY commercials like this one that contain misinformation. The key to good health is education.

“In order to make meaningful dietary changes, people need to be educated. They need to be given accurate information. When people are given the accurate information, they can make an educated decision. Many will be inspired to make significant dietary changes, excited about the prospect of excellent health.”

drfuhrman.com, drmcdougall.com

Short Video- the most heavily pesticide sprayed plant foods

Here is another good, short report on this topic.

Go to http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/01/dirty.dozen.produce.pesticide/index.html

Comment From A Reader

Someone wrote this regarding “Boot Camp for Those Who Would Like To Lose Weight”.

THIS IS ALL TRUE!!! I still struggle to follow the healthiest diet from time to time...however making changes in my regular meal choices has enabled me to lose 132 pounds from April 19th, 2009 to the current day...April 29,2010. This is dramatic and due mainly to diet. I still eat meat....but no red meat and a whole let less meat/dairy than I ever used to and when I fall into old habits I do actually feel terrible. Good luck to all of you trying this lifestyle...and I say that with the best of intention. This is the way!!!