Animal Rights Is Reason Enough – guest blog post by Vegan Musings

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A friend showed me this poster by an Abolitionist Vegan writer on Facebook called Vegan Musings (I’ve been following their awesome posters since soon after I became Vegan, which was in the end of the summer of 2013. Please check them out in the link provided).

It’s the perfect answer to the argument that some people try to use that “We have to focus on educating people about plants-only diets and how factory farms impact the environment because arguments about morality won’t get people to go Vegan”. Below is a record of the text that is on the image:

The Reason why veganism (i.e. not owning, exploiting, killing, or in any other way intentionally harming other animals) is important is not that practicing it or understanding how it impacts others and the whole world benefits humans, human justice issues, human society, and the environment on which we all depend (which it does). It is NOT that injustice to other animals informs injustice to humans (which it does). The reason why veganism (i.e. respecting the basic inherent rights of other animals and living accordingly) is important is that it is what’s right for other animals whose rights are violated. Not harming a particular group of persons intentionally means not doing wrong to them because that’s good and right for them.

Veganism is important because it’s important to the ones we won’t be harming anymore. And that reason should be more than a sufficient reason why it should be important to us, who cause this harm to them. Anything else is an inevitable beneficial consequence of living a life without deliberately harming other animals. Because these consequences can be positively transformative for core matters of all life, we should understand why it is so, as well as understand their interconnection, interdependence, and relation to veganism, but they are not WHY we primarily ought to accept the truth of animal rights and be vegan as a result.

When we want to end an injustice towards someone, we have to advocate directly for the ending of that injustice so that people understand that it’s wrong and they stop practicing it.

When one advocates anything else by using veganism, or what one may call “veganism” but isn’t, as means to that end, one doesn’t address the significance of the moral value of the lives of the persons who are immediately subjected to injustice, but treats them instead as a source of problems or solutions for others. Those others then become more important than the ones being subjected to the initial injustice, who are not even valued as individuals to begin with, and who are not viewed and advocated for as the true victims of that injustice.

Consequently, one discriminates against the victims, perpetuates speciesism, and doesn’t promote veganism.

Nonveganism is wrong because it is wrong for other animals. If people don’t understand this and act on this understanding, the using, killing and other ways of intentionally harming other animals will never end because humans won’t realize that speciesism is wrong and won’t become vegan, although some forms of injustice to other animals may change appearance. If one understands this simple and natural concept, then one can also understand the connection of this violence to other forms of human violence; the consequences of this violence to the essence of humans, human society, ethics among humans, and the planet; and advocate accordingly.

Vegan advocates should be able to realize that a justice cause is important in itself for the victims it represents and that this is exactly what everyone else should also understand.

Other animals are not the means to our ends, whether the means are their exploitation or their nonexploitation.” ~ Vegan Musings

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s incredible for the animals, easy and great for you, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, cis-sexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

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Thoughts on diluting the vegan message

“The harm is incalculable as they peddle misinformation, sowing confusion and misleading those whose quest for information is genuine. Because unlike those who firmly believe that they’re Henry VIII or a visitor from Mars, when it comes to veganism, misinformation costs lives. Billions of them every year. Humanity’s victims are depending on us for a clear and consistent message as they stand quaking in the slaughterhouses awaiting their turn for their precious and only lives to be hacked from them for our convenience.”


If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

There's an Elephant in the Room blog

sad-pigToday, one of the topics in cyberspace is sites, groups and individuals that call themselves ‘vegan’ when they very plainly are not. ‘So what’s the problem – aren’t they harmless?’ I hear some ask. So I found myself considering two aspects of this; the first is the fact that this hijacking and redefining of a concept such as veganism happens at all, and the second is that these phoney groups always seem to manage to gather followers.

It’s extremely encouraging to see veganism – true veganism – becoming more prevalent and mainstream in the world and that can only be a good thing.

However we live in a culture of media addiction where presentation triumphs so often over substance; a culture of celebrity worship, a culture where ‘trends’ are the star by so which many steer their moral compass through the shifting seas. ‘Vegan’ is becoming a ‘trendy’ word and as a result, there are those who…

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Self Righteous Suicide: An Alcoholics Journey Home

“I now know what life is about, what is important. I know the reasons why we say do not judge people. I have seen the true power of love. The true power of forgiveness. I have seen magic. I have seen what it feels like to be at the end, with nowhere to go, and people thinking you are some monster.”

And this is why we do not judge the character of a non-Vegan, but only their actions. Anyone can wake up and be reborn. ANYONE. But when you tell people this is not true, you negate that. You make reality worse by telling people that reality is not better.

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

SHOW ME THE MONEY: A Story About Professional Farts

Awesome post about “mental illness” and who really needs to be examined.

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

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“I do not like that man, I must get to know him better.” -Abraham Lincoln

I often hear people wonder out loud why there is such a high rate of recidivism, why do our patients come back, and why is there a high rate of repeat “offenders” in the Mental Health System. We can’t fix Mental Illness they say. We can’t “cure” it. The problem is we are trying to cure the wrong people. It is the staff that needs to be “cured,” or fixed. Not the patients. The patients are not the problem. The staff members and the stigma of society is the problem. I can give many examples of my over 20 years as a staff and patient to describe it. This is one that really sticks out to me.

She walks in she is wearing and old dress, it has stains on it. It may be the…

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Are Some Animals More Important Than Others?

Are Some Animals More Important Than Others?

Another great blog to watch. I predict great things from them in the future.

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

The Vegan Choice Blog

I never really put much thought into this before I went vegan.  It’s amazing what happens when you open yourself up to other points of view, sometimes quite shocking.  The longer I am vegan, the more aware it feels I become.

 One such observation I made was the apparent inconsistencies in how our society treats certain types of animals when compared to others.  Take for instance dogs.  People care deeply about and love their dogs, incorporating them into their homes and calling them members of their families.  You would be hard-pressed to find a neighborhood without dogs.  There are non-profit organizations everywhere you turn rescuing dogs, rehoming dogs, caring for dogs.  There are even organizations that elicit your emotional love of dogs on television and in print in an attempt to get you to open your wallet and give them money…and lots of us do to the tune of approximately

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We Have Always Eaten Meat

We Have Always Eaten Meat

Great explanation of the basics of Veganism.

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

The Vegan Choice Blog

Is it justification enough to continue eating meat, dairy and eggs merely for the fact that we have done so in the past?  Just because humans have done something in the past, doesn’t mean it is right to continue doing so.  

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Do Doctors And Other Scientists Still Think Animal Substances Are Healthy?

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*Photo of Dr. Maggie DiNome, advocate of whole-food, plants-only diet for preventing cancer*

I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism, so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly, so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue however.

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman and human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Out Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

Veganism is not a diet, a health plan or a fitness regimen. It’s a social justice movement concerned with eliminating the intentional exploitation of nonhuman animals by human animals. However, people need to be informed about the health benefits and risks of consuming different substances. I prefer to use the health info merely to back up the fact that humans do not need animal substances in our diet. This is the only way we’re going to get people to go Vegan, not merely plant-based dieters.

Having said that, almost every major medical organization now promotes the fact that humans are healthier on a plants-only diet than one with animal substances in it:


 

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1) The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association): the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

“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. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864

2) The Mayo Clinic: the first and largest integrated not-for-profit medical group practice in the world, employing more than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff. It spends $500 million dollars on research a year.

“A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them.”

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vegetarian-diet/HQ01596

3) Dietitians of Canada (DC): is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world.

“A vegan eating pattern has many potential health benefits. They include lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Other benefits include lower blood cholesterol levels and a lower risk for gallstones and intestinal problems.”

http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Vegetarian/Eating-Guidelines-for-Vegans.aspx

4) The British National Health Service (NHS): is the largest and the oldest single-payer healthcare system in the world. It provides the majority of healthcare in England.

“With good planning and an understanding of what makes up a healthy, balanced vegan diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs.”

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegandiets.aspx

5) The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF): team of nutrition scientists that conducts academic reviews of published research on issues of diet and public health. Aims to to advance the education of the public, and those involved in the training and education of others, in nutrition; and to advance the study of and research into nutrition for the public benefit, and to disseminate and publish the useful results of such research.

“A well-planned, balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can be nutritionally adequate… ”

“Studies of UK vegetarian and vegan children have revealed that their growth and development are within the normal range.”

http://www.nutrition.org.uk/publications/briefingpapers/vegetarian-nutrition

6) The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA): is the peak body of 5,100 dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition through empowerment, advocacy, education, accreditation and communication.

“…with good planning it is still possible to obtain all the nutrients required for good health on a vegan diet.”

http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/smart-eating-for-you/nutrition-a-z/vegan-diets

7) The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP): a branch of the USDA that aims to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans by focusing on advancing and promoting dietary guidance for all Americans, and conducting applied research and analysis in nutrition and consumer economics.

“Vegetarian diets can meet all the recommendations for nutrients.”

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/tips-for-vegetarian.html

8) The National Institutes of Health (NIH): comprised of 27 separate institutes and centers, and with an annual spending of around $26 billion, NIH is the is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.

“There is no single type of vegetarian diet…People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need.”

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vegetariandiet.html

9) American Heart Association (AHA): with 22.5 million volunteers and 2,700 employees, AHA is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“Many studies have shown that vegetarians seem to have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and some forms of cancer.”

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Vegetarian-Diets_UCM_306032_Article.jsp

10) Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF): having invested over $1.35 billion in heart and stroke research, HSF is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities.

“Vegetarian diets can provide all the nutrients you need at any age, as well as some additional health benefits. Vegetarian diets often have lower levels of total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than many meat-based diets, and higher intakes of fibre, magnesium, potassium, folate and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. Vegetarian diets may lead to lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, healthier weight and less incidence of Type 2 diabetes, all of which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.”

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484249/k.2F6C/Healthy_living__Vegetarian_diets.htm

11) American Diabetes Association (ADA): with 90 local offices across the US, the ADA utilizes 73% of its $34.6 million in fund raising (2012) to support research and projects concerning diabetes.

“A vegetarian diet is a healthy option, even if you have diabetes. Research supports that following this type of diet can help prevent and manage diabetes. In fact, research on vegan diets has found that carbohydrate and calorie restrictions were not necessary and still promoted weight loss and lowered participants’ A1C.”

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/meal-planning-for-vegetarians

12) The Perelman School of Medicine (Penn Med): a medical school ranked second for research in 2012.

“A well-planned vegetarian diet can give you good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps you have better health. Eating a vegetarian diet can help you: [r]educe your chance of obesity; [r]educe your risk of heart disease; [l]ower your blood pressure; [l]ower your risk of type 2 diabetes.”

http://www.pennmedicine.org/encyclopedia/em_DisplayArticle.aspx?gcid=002465&ptid=1

13) Cleveland Clinic: is regarded as one of the top hospital in the United States. With around 1,700 staff physicians representing 120 medical specialties, this hospital helps patients not only from all 50 states, but from more than 100 other nations.

“There really are no disadvantages to a herbivorous diet! A plant-based diet has many health benefits, including lowering the risk for heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. It can also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, plus maintain weight and bone health.”

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/nutrition/food-choices/understanding-vegetarianism.aspx

14) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC): with 4,200 licensed beds and 400 outpatient sites, UPMC is one of the largest medical centers in the world.

“If properly planned, a vegan diet can provide all the nutrients you need. In general, people who don’t eat meat: Weigh less than people who eat meat. Are less likely to die of heart disease. Have lower cholesterol levels. Are less likely to get: High blood pressureProstate cancerColon cancerType 2 diabetes.”

http://www.upmc.com/health-library/Pages/HealthwiseIndex.aspx?qid=abq2485

15) The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (UCLA): having research centers covering nearly all major specialties of medicine, UCLA is considered on of the top three hospitals in the US. This hospital has been ranked in the top twenty in 15 of the 16 medical specialties ranked in the US News ranking.

“Some of the health benefits of a vegetarian diet may include: [d]ecreased blood cholesterol levels;
and blood pressure; [l]ower incidence of heart disease, some forms of cancer, and digestive disorders like constipation and diverticula disease; [l]ower incidence of obesity and some forms of diabetes.”

http://www.dining.ucla.edu/housing_site/dining/SNAC_pdf/Vegetarianism.pdf

16) Kaiser Permanente: the largest managed care organization in the United States, published an article supporting the adoption of a plant-based diet earlier this spring.

“Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods. We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant-based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”

http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/2013/spring/5117-nutrition.html

*** A follow up written by Dr. John McDougall and his son, Dr. Craig McDougall concerning Kaiser Permanente’s warning about potential nutrient deficiencies:

“In our experience of treating more than 5000 patients with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based (vegan) diet, with follow-up lasting as long as 28 years, we have not seen any deficiencies of protein, iron, calcium, or essential fatty acids.”

http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/…/fall/5552-diet.html

17) British Dietetic Association: The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce… Founded in 1936, we are one of the oldest and most experienced dietetic organisations in the world… We provide a large amount of information for anyone interested in food and nutrition as well as dietetics as a career… Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.

“Well planned vegetarian diets can be both nutritious and healthy. They have been associated with lower risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain types of cancer and lower blood cholesterol levels.”

http://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/vegetarianfoodfacts.pdf

18) Dr Michael Greger, MD: a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. All proceeds from his speaking engagements and the sale of his books and DVDs are donated to his 501(c)3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based, non-commercial website to provide free daily videos and articles on the latest discoveries in nutrition.

These are the top 15 causes of death, and a plant based diet can prevent nearly all of them, can help treat more than half of them, and in some cases even reverse the progression of disease, including our top three killers.

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death

19) Walter Willet, Chair of Harvard’s nutrition department: Founded in 1942, the Department of Nutrition has a long and respected history both nationally and internationally. As a component within the Harvard medical community, the department engages in a wide range of collaborative projects with scientists in other departments and institutions… The school has over 350 faculty members and nine academic departments representing major biomedical and social disciplines… The department has made significant contributions toward an understanding of the relationships between nutrition, heart disease and cancer; the relationships between dietary and genetic factors and obesity; and the uptake, balance, and requirements for dietary components. Department faculty members are currently conducting the largest detailed studies of relationships between dietary factors and major diseases. Already many important findings have emerged for breast and colon cancer, coronary heart disease, and diabetes.

Humans have no nutritional requirement for animal milk, an evolutionarily recent addition to the diet,” Willett and his co-author, David Ludwig, of Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote in an article published last September in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics. ”… the recommendation for three servings of milk per day is not justified and is likely to cause harm to some people. The primary justification is bone health and reduction of fractures. However, prospective studies and randomized trials have consistently shown no relation between milk intake and risk of fractures. On the other hand, many studies have shown a relation between high milk intake and risk of fatal or metastatic prostate cancer, and this can be explained by the fact that milk intake increases blood levels of IGF-1, a growth-promoting hormone.”

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1704826&resultClick=3

Bonus: List of doctors who are well=known and promote a plants-only diet for curing diseases:
http://www.bigtentvegan.com/doctors-dieticians-and-nutritionists

Special thanks to Anders Branderud:
http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2013/08/humans-can-live-and-thrive-on-healthy.html


Section 2:
Science/Medical/Health/Nutrition:

Sub-Section 2A:
Video Section:

Sub-Section 2A1:
The Myths About Proteins:

“The Dangerous Truth About Protein” – Janice Stanger, Ph.D.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R07FL1wVo4

“The Truth About Protein” – Dr. Tel Oren (MD):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9iz8d_Dj4

“Forks Over Knives”:
http://hdmovie14.net/watch/forks-over-knives-2011

Dr. T. Colin Campbell explains the science of why animal proteins are toxic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsT-qYeqGM

Dr. T. Colin Campbell responds to Denise Minger’s attempt to refute his findings:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/07/china-study-author-colin-campbell-slaps-down-critic-denise-minger.html

“How Do You Like These Apples?” By T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
http://nutritionstudies.org/how-do-you-like-these-apples

“Be Your Own Nutritionist”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apu4EPyIsPg

“The Leaky Gut Theory of Why Animal Products Cause Inflammation”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_uy4kfQDkA

Animal Substances And Heart Disease:
“Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/low-carb-diets-and-coronary-blood-flow

“One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/one-in-a-thousand-ending-the-heart-disease-epidemic

“Cavities and Coronaries: Our Choice”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cavities-and-coronaries-our-choice

“Heart Disease Starts in Childhood”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-starts-in-childhood
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Sub-Section 2A2:
Dairy:

“Nutrient Blocking Effects Of Dairy” – Dr. Michael Greger:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nutrient-blocking-effects-of-dairy

“Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Crib Death”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cows-milk-casomorphin-and-crib-death

“Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Autism”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cows-milk-casomorphin-and-autism
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Sub-Section 2A3:
Eggs:

“Eggs and Diabetes” – Dr. Michael Greger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96iiU31ySs

“Who Says Eggs Aren’t Safe?”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtGf2FuzKo4

“Eggs Versus Cigarettes In Atherosclerosis: One egg a day (whether factory farmed, free range or back yard), equals smoking 25,000 cigarettes” – Dr. Michael Greger:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis
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Sub-Section 2A4:
TedX:

“The food we were born to eat: John McDougall at TEDxFremont”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wfMNNr3ak

“Gladiators Were Vegan — John McDougall MD”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOWSc8VvOl4

“Plant-strong & healthy living: Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAkEYcmCCCk

“Plant Based Nutrition: Julieanna Hever at TEDxConejo 2012”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgCSunBfREQ

“Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktQzM2IA-qU

“A vegan bodybuilding experiment: Joshua Knox at TEDxFremont”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKX-gNv0AwU

“Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOjVYgYaG8
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Sub-Section 2A5:
Miscellaneous:

Why all calories are not equal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeYpjRlOBAw

“Troubled Teeth: Dealing with Dental Dilemmas”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qd3sJR8jrE

“John A. McDougall, MD: Pregnancy & Children”:
https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/videos/free-electures/pregnancy-children

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Sub-Section 2A6:
Testimonials:

Sub-Section 2A6a:
Patients:

“Chris Wark’s Chemo-Free Colon Cancer Survival Story (Chris Beat Cancer)”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OyHanvUY28
http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com

“I Healed My Daughter’s Eczema With A Raw Diet”:
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15509/i-healed-my-daughters-eczema-with-a-raw-diet.html

“Andrew Neuman: Recovered from Severe Ulcerative Colitis”:
https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/stars/stars-written/andrew-neuman

“Ups and downs of an ordinary life – my cautionary tale”:
https://theresanelephantintheroomblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/ups-and-downs-of-an-ordinary-life-my-cautionary-tale

Sub-Section 2A6b:
Doctors:

“Dr. Dinome, Canceling Cancer”:
http://darlingmagazine.org/dr-dinome-canceling-cancer

“Meet The Doctor Who Prescribes Vegan Diets”:
https://www.yahoo.com/health/meet-the-doctor-who-prescribes-vegan-diets-107329169648.html
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Sub-Section 2B:
Text-Based Info (primarily):

Sub-Section 2B1:
Infectious Disease And Domestication:

“Pandemic Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Aids, Climate Change, Influenza” – Dr. Michael Greger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G20cooZOiYE

“Is swine flu ‘the big one’ or a flu that fizzles?”:
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/links/p500/this-article.pdf

“70% OF HUMAN DISEASES LINKED TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE”:
http://veganomics.com/2014/02/02/70-percent-of-human-diseaes-linked-to-animal-agriculture

“Farmaceuticals: The Drugs Fed To Farm Animals And The Risks Posed To Humans”:
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/farmaceuticals-the-drugs-fed-to-farm-animals-and-the-risks-posed-to-humans
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Sub-Section 2B2:
Comparative Physiology:

“Humans Are Herbivores” – Chart Of Comparative Anatomy And Bio-Chemistry by Colin Wright:
http://postimg.org/image/tx0chrvxj

My blog post on this subject:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/humans-are-herbivores

“Humans are naturally plant-eaters: according to the best evidence: our bodies” by Michael Bluejay:
http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

“The Comparative Anatomy Of Eating”:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating.html

“A rational critique of the talk: ‘Humans Are Omnivores’ adapted from a talk by vivisectionist John McArdle, Ph.D” – by Laurie Forti:
http://www.ecologos.org/mcardle.htm

“Science Verifies That Humans Are Frugivores”:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17111888/Science-Verifies-That-Humans-Are-Frugivores

“20 Questions On Atherosclerosis”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1312295

“9 Reasons Your Canine Teeth Don’t Make You a Meat-Eater”:
http://freefromharm.org/photo-galleries/9-reasons-your-canine-teeth-dont-make-you-a-meat-eater

“Beyond Polemics”:
http://web.archive.org/web/20031206180418/http://venus.nildram.co.uk/veganmc/polemics.htm

“Are we omnivores, herbivores or carnivores?”:
http://meatyourfuture.com/2015/09/herbivores-carnivores
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Sub-Section 2B3:
Evolutionary Biology:

“Biological Adaptations”:
http://www.iol.ie/~creature/BiologicalAdaptations.htm

“Fossil Implies Our Early Kin Lived in Trees, Study Says”:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/11/1121_021121_PrimateOrigins.html

“Theories of Human Evolutionary Trends in Meat Eating and Studies of Primate Intestinal Tracts”:
http://148.202.18.157/sitios/publicacionesite/pperiod/esthom/esthompdf/esthom19/21-31.pdf

“Planet of the Starch-Eaters”:
http://thexvials.blogspot.ie/2008/02/planet-of-starch-eaters.html

“The Ancient Human Diet Is Starch-based”:
http://thewaytoeat.ca/2013/08/12/1120

“Chimpanzees use botanical skills to discover fruit”:
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-chimpanzees-botanical-skills-fruit.html#jCp

“Relating Chimpanzee Diets to Potential Australopithecus Diets”:
http://cast.uark.edu/local/icaes/conferences/wburg/posters/nconklin/conklin.html

“Diet and seasonal changes in sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees at Kahuzi–Biega National Park”:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10329-005-0147-7

“Evolution and Prostate Cancer”:
http://urology.jhu.edu/newsletter/prostate_cancer511.php

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6r1lvVUxrnM/UHk1BRof4HI/AAAAAAAABs8/7ubepFMOyOc/s1600/Charles+Darwin+tree+of+life+poster.jpg
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Sub-Section 2B4:
Myths About Individual Foods And Nutrients:

Sub-Section 2B4a:
Myths About Proteins:

“The Mystique of Protein and Its Implications” By T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
http://nutritionstudies.org/mystique-of-protein-implications

“Vegan Protein”:
http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/learn/vegan-protein

“Protein for Vegans: Old Myths Die Hard”:
http://www.theveganrd.com/2008/12/protein-for-vegans-old-myths-die-hard.html

“Catching Up With Science: Burying the “Humans Need Meat” Argument”:
http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/catching-up-with-science-burying-the-humans-need-meat-argument

“Setting the record straight”:
http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/protein.html
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Sub-Section 2B4b:
Myths About Milk:

“5 Ridiculous Myths About Cow’s Milk”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-ridiculous-myths-about-cows-milk
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Sub-Section 2B4c:
Myths About B12:

“Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-eaters’ Last Stand”:
http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/nov/b12.htm

“Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2011/08/25/vegan-b12-deficiency-putting-it-into-perspective

“Vegan Sources”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/vegansources

“Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It?”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/vitaminb12

“B12 in Plant Foods”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/plant

“THE VITAMIN B12 ISSUE”:
http://www.vibrancyuk.com/B12.html

“The Vitamin B12 Issue”:
http://libaware.economads.com/b12issue.php

“Vitamin B12 recommendations for Vegans”:
http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/vitamin-b12-recommendations-vegans

“Forum: B12 in plants?”:
http://www.veganforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?22-B12-in-plants

“More on nutrition”:
http://veganarch.blogspot.com/2008/02/more-on-nutrition.html

“Vegans and the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Myth”:
http://www.pamrotella.com/health/b12.html

“Vitamin B12 and Human Nutritional Evolution”:
http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2011/12/vitamin-b12-and-human-nutritional.html
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Sub-Section 2B4d:
Myths About Omegas:

Omega 3 study (the source of the Omegas was algae that may have fed on GMO though):
http://clinicalnutritionjournal.com/article/S0261-5614(14)00076-4/fulltext
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Sub-Section 2B4e:
Myths About Estrogen And Cholesterol In Plants:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytoestrogens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytosterols
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Sub-Section 2B4f:
Myths About Soy:

“THE SOY TRUTH EVERY VEGAN WANTS TO KNOW! 6 MYTHS DEBUNKED”:
http://inourishgently.com/6-soy-myths-debunked

“Is soy bad for your health?”:
http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/vegan-doctor-addresses-soy-myths-and-misinformation

“Soy And Your Health”:
http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/soy-and-your-health
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Sub-Section 2B4g:
Myths about cellulose:

http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/how-do-i-respond-when-a-meat
http://www.ehow.com/list_7316466_foods-contain-cellulose_.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/cellulose/BGP-20056281
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Sub-Section 2B4h:
Miscellaneous Myths about Plant-Based Diets:

“Seven Myths About Veggies”:
http://www.vegfriend.com/forum/topics/seven-myths-about-veggies

“Vegan Diets: Sorting Through the Nutritional Myths”:
http://freefromharm.org/vegan-diets-sorting-nutritional-myths

Myths about Vegan Diet:
http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/2014/03/04/paleo-advocate-warns-against-veganism-a-vegan-rd-response

“What Every Vegan Needs To Know about The Advantages And Pitfalls Of Vegan Diets”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com.tr/2014/06/what-every-vegan-needs-to-know-about.html
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Sub-Section 2B5:
Miscellaneous:

“Introductory Human Physiology”:
https://www.coursera.org/course/humanphysio

“The Whole Food Plant Based Health Directory”:
http://www.wholefoodplantbasedhealth.com

Almost every major medical organization condemns the consumption of animal substances:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/doctors-think-animal-substances-are-healthy

Database Of Vegan scientific articles:
http://www.veganfolks.com/vegan-scientific-articles

The Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine:
http://www.pcrm.org/health//diets/pplate/power-plate
https://www.facebook.com/PCRM.org
http://pcrm.org

“Genes Load The Gun, Lifestyle Pulls The Trigger”:
http://business.inquirer.net/167214/genes-load-the-gun-lifestyle-pulls-the-trigger

A letter about why milk is harmful by a doctor Kradjian:
http://notmilk.com/kradjian.html

“100 Scientific Reasons to NOT Eat Meat”:
http://badassu.net/100-scientific-reasons-to-not-eat-meat

“10 sexual benefits of going Vegan”:
http://roogirl.com/10-sexual-benefits-of-going-vegan

A post I wrote on FB with advice from Dr. Fuhrman on whole food diets:
https://www.facebook.com/squeezeplay/posts/10203386944047517

The LCHF diets at Rationalwiki:
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Low-carb_diet

“Vegan Action”:
http://vegan.org

“NotMilk.org”:
http://notmilk.com

“Engine 2”:
http://engine2diet.com

“Dr. McDougall’s Health And Medical Center”:
http://drmcdougall.com

“Forks Over Knives”:
http://forksoverknives.com

“Vegan Bodybuilding And Fitness”:
http://veganbodybuilding.com

“Your Online Source for Plant-Based Research Articles”:
http://plantbasedresearch.org

“The Woodstock Fruit Festival”:
http://woodstockfruitfestival.com
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Sub-Section 2B6:
Studies On Animal Proteins:

Sub-Section 2B6a:
Animal proteins and cancer:
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/6/1/163

“Animal Protein and the Cancer Promoter IGF-1”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/14/animal-protein-and-igf-1

Sub-Section 2B6b:
Animal proteins and heart disease:
“Diet, lifestyle, and the etiology of coronary artery disease: The Cornell China study”:
The American journal of cardiology ISSN 0002-9149 CODEN AJCDAG:
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1667679

“Protein and Heart Disease”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/protein-and-heart-disease

Sub-Section 2B6c:
Animal proteins and diabetes:
“Dietary protein and risk of ischemic heart disease in middle-aged men”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2954454

Animal proteins and inflammatory bowel disease:
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=6373&catId=8

Animal proteins and Alzheimers:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24037034
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Sub-Section 2B7:
Studies On Dairy:

Sub-Section 2B7a:
Dairy & cancer:
“Milk consumption is a risk factor for prostate cancer in Western countries: evidence from cohort studies”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17704029

“Milk consumption is a risk factor for prostate cancer: meta-analysis of case-control studies”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15203374

“Hormones in milk can be dangerous”:
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-dairy.html

“Milk consumption and the prepubertal somatotropic axis”:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1475-2891-6-28.pdf

“Childhood dairy intake and adult cancer risk: 65-y follow-up of the Boyd Orr cohort”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/6/1722.abstract

“Milk and lactose intakes and ovarian cancer risk in the Swedish Mammography Cohort”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/80/5/1353

“Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians’ Health Study”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/74/4/549.abstract

“A Very-Low-Fat Vegan Diet Increases Intake of Protective Dietary Factors and Decreases Intake
of Pathogenic Dietary Factors”:
http://www.ornishspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/A-Very-Low-Fat-Vegan-Diet-Increases.pdf

“Cure Breast Cancer By Avoiding All Milk Products”:
http://rense.com/general35/av.htm

“GALACTOSE CONSUMPTION AND METABOLISM IN RELATION TO THE RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER”:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2889%2990313-9/abstract

“Cancer and Food”:
http://www.eugeneveg.org/pdf/Articles/EismanCancerandFood%5B1%5D.pdf

“Largest Study Ever”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dhn67FYqtw

“A prospective study of dietary lactose and ovarian cancer”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15069693?dopt=Abstract

Sub-Section 2B7b:
Dairy causes infant apnea and crib death:
“Cow’s Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2012/06/21/cows-milk-casomorphin-crib-death-and-autism

“Cow’s-milk-induced infant apnoea with increased serum content of bovine ß-casomorphin-5”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21478761

Sub-Section 2B7c:
Dairy and autism:
“Beta-casomorphins-7 in infants on different type of feeding and different levels of psychomotor development”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19576256

“Cow’s Milk Casomorphin and Autism”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cows-milk-casomorphin-and-autism

Sub-Section 2B7d:
Dairy and osteoporosis:
“Milk, Dietary Calcium, and Bone Fractures in Women: A 12-Year Prospective Study”:
http://www.all-creatures.org/fact/fact-20080511.pdf

“Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis”:
http://pcrm.org/health/health-topics/preventing-and-reversing-osteoporosis

“Three Daily Servings of Reduced-Fat Milk: An Evidence-Based Recommendation?”:
http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1704826

“Why Does Calcium Leave our Bones From Drinking Calcium Rich Milk?”:
http://milk.elehost.com/html/why_does_calcuim_leave_the_bon.html

Sub-Section 2B7e:
Dairy and diabetes:
“Children and Diabetes”:
http://www.health.thesfile.com/children/the-power-of-nutrition-children/childhood-illnesses-prevention/children-and-diabetes

Sub-Section 2B7f:
Dairy and athsma:
“Asthma explained by common allergy to milk and dairy products”:
http://www.naturalnews.com/010443_cows_milk_asthma.html

Sub-Section 2B7g:
Dairy and Crohn’s disease:
“Crohn’s disease”:
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/crohns-disease

Sub-Section 2B7h:
Dairy and other illnesses:
“High school dietary dairy intake and teenage acne”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15692464

“The Myth about Milk and Protein”:
http://www.everydayliving.com/archives/myth_about_milk.htm

“Got Truth? The Dairy Industry’s Junk Science”:
http://www.pcrm.org/good-medicine/2012/autumn2012/got-truth-the-dairy-industrys-junk-science

“Health Concerns about Dairy Products”:
http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products

“Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/protein-intake-and-igf-1-production

“THE LINK BETWEEN DAIRY ALLERGIES, CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS AND ASTHMA”:
http://wellbalancedblog.com/2011/01/17/the-link-between-dairy-allergies-chronic-ear-infections-and-asthma
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Sub-Section 2B8:
Studies On Meat:

Sub-Section 2B8a:
Meat and heart disease:

“PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE”:
http://www.dresselstyn.com/site

“Ornish Diet Ranked First For Heart Health By U.S. News”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/06/ornish-diet-heart-health-us-news_n_1188205.html

“Vegetarians have lower measured blood pressures and less hypertension than non-vegetarians”:
http://www.llu.edu/public-health/health/hypertension-white-calibration.page

Sub-Section 2B8z:
Meat (unsorted):

“Cardiovascular Disease Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Vegetarians: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review”:
http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/337301

“Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods”:
http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/organic-meats-are-not-health-foods

“How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2012/09/20/why-meat-causes-inflammation

“Vegetarians Versus Healthy Omnivores”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/vegetarians-versus-healthy-omnivores

“Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death

“Red Meat Consumption and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies”:
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1134845

“Preventing Kidney Failure Through Diet”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLAmpWmuUk0

“Trans Fatty Acids in Dairy and Meat Products from 14 European Countries: The TRANSFAIR Study”:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ap/fc/1998/00000011/00000002/art00570

“Vegetarian Dietary Patterns Are Associated With a Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3114510

“A Natural Cure For Impotence”:
http://www.raw-food-health.net/CureForImpotence.html

Sub-Section 2B8b:
Meat and cancer:

“Environmental factors and cancer incidence and mortality in different countries, with special reference to dietary practices”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1140864?dopt=Abstract

“Cancer incidence in vegetarians: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Oxford)”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19279082

“Vegetarian diets and the incidence of cancer in a low-risk population”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23169929

“Intensive lifestyle changes may affect the progression of prostate cancer”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16094059

“Effects of a low-fat, high-fiber diet and exercise program on breast cancer risk factors in vivo and tumor cell growth and apoptosis in vitro”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16965238

“Dietary fat in relation to tumorigenesis”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/165553

“Hormones and diet: low insulin-like growth factor-I but normal bioavailable androgens in vegan men”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374537/pdf/83-6691152a.pdf

“The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-answer-to-the-pritikin-puzzle

“Prostate vs. a Plant-Based Diet”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/prostate-versus-a-plant-based-diet

“IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/igf-1-as-one-stop-cancer-shop

“Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/protein-intake-and-igf-1-production

“How Plant-Based to Lower IGF-1?”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-plant-based-to-lower-igf-1

“Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/developing-an-ex-vivo-cancer-proliferation-bioassay

“Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk”:
http://www.pcrm.org/health/cancer-resources/diet-cancer/facts/meat-consumption-and-cancer-risk

“1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. A century later, many people still haven’t heard the news.”:
http://pcrm.org/media/blog/dec2013/1907-emnew-york-timesem-article-shows-that-meat

“John McDougall, MD on Breast Cancer”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Joj0Qc-bkc

“Do fast foods cause asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema? Global findings from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three”:
http://thorax.bmj.com/content/68/4/351

“Meat, smoking have strongest links to cancer incidence rates”:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270692.php

“Changes in prostate gene expression in men undergoing an intensive nutrition and lifestyle intervention”:
http://www.ornishspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/8369.full_.pdf

“Intestinal Microbial Metabolism of Phosphatidylcholine and Cardiovascular Risk”:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1109400?query=featured_home&

“A Very-Low-Fat Vegan Diet Increases Intake of Protective Dietary Factors and Decreases Intake of Pathogenic Dietary Factors”:
http://www.ornishspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/A-Very-Low-Fat-Vegan-Diet-Increases.pdf

“Egg, red meat, and poultry intake and risk of lethal prostate cancer in the prostate specific antigen-era: incidence and survival”:
http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2011/09/15/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0354.short#aff-2

“Eating Meat Kills More People Than Previously Thought”:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025957_meat_eating_cancer.html

“A Vegan Diet (Hugely) Helpful Against Cancer (read comments)”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegan-diet-cancer_b_2250052.html

“Meat consumption and risk of breast cancer in the UK Women’s Cohort Study”:
http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v96/n7/full/6603689a.html

“Meat intake and risk of stomach and esophageal adenocarcinoma within the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16507831

Sub-Section 2B8c:
Meat and diabetes:
“Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/11/27/ajcn.113.075663.abstract

“Link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes clarified”:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411121539.htm

“Type 2 Diabetes and the Vegan Diet”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo

Sub-Section 2B8d:
Meat and osteoporosis:

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http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1996/11/eating-less-meat-may-help-reduce-osteoporosis-risk

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http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/common-health-problems/osteoporosis

“”:
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/plant-based-diet-lowers-risk-hip-fracture-study

Sub-Section 2B8e:
Meat and arthritis:

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http://arthritis-research.com/content/9/1/R16

Sub-Section 2B8f:
Meat and Alzheimers:

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http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/diet-and-alzheimers-disease

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http://www.weebly.com/uploads/5/0/4/6/5046867/alzheimers.pdf

Sub-Section 2B8g:
Meat and Dementia:
“The Incidence of Dementia and Intake of Animal Products: Preliminary Findings from the Adventist Health Study”:
http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/110296
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Sub-Section 2B9:
Studies On Eggs:

“Intestinal Microbial Metabolism of Phosphatidylcholine and Cardiovascular Risk”:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1109400?query=featured_home
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Sub-Section 2B10:
Studies On Fish:

“Investigators Find Something Fishy with the Classical Evidence for Dietary Fish Recommendations”:
http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/investigators-find-something-fishy-with-the-classical-evidence-for-dietary-fish-recommendations

“Foods Rich in Omega-3 May Not Benefit the Heart, Study Suggests”:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-17/foods-rich-in-omega-3-may-not-help-the-heart-analysis-finds

“”:
http://www.nealhendrickson.com/McDougall/030200pufishisnothealthfood.htm

(Read the next 2 in order):
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http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/fish/cholesterol
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http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/hot-dog/cholesterol

“Dietary intake and status of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/92/5/1040
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Sub-Section 2B11:
Miscellaneous:

Other info on diabetes:
http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/18/2/121.full
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/health/time-marijuana-diabetes/index.html

“Dietary intake of carbohydrates and risk of type 2 diabetes: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer-Norfolk study”:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9151926

“Transfat In Animal Fat”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2014/02/27/trans-fat-in-animal-fat

“How Time Magazine Sacrificed Its Standards to Promote Saturated Fat”:
http://plantpositive.com/blog/2014/6/28/how-time-magazine-sacrificed-its-standards-to-promote-satura.html

Harmful Plant-Based Foods:
“Sugar Facts and Myths: Why Sugar is Bad for You”:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/sugar-facts-myths-zmaz71sozgoe.aspx
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Sub-Section 2B12:
Studies On Plant-Based Diet And Health:

Sub-Section 2B12a:
Plant-Based Diets And Heart Disease:

“Plant-based diet reverses heart disease”:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/424060-vegetarian-diet-to-reverse-heart-disease

“”:
http://www.pcrm.org/search/?cid=2260

“High-fiber diet could be secret to living longer for heart attack survivors”:
http://dailydigestnews.com/2014/05/high-fiber-diet-could-be-secret-to-living-longer-for-heart-attack-survivors
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Sub-Section 2B12b:
Plant-Based Diets And Obesity:
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16164885

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17890496

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http://nutritionfacts.org/video/thousands-of-vegans-studied
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Sub-Section 2B12c:
Plant-Based Diets And Cancer:
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23075937

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11857417

“”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23530109

“”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22295127

“”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/88/1/176.long#aff-1

“”:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/4/1155.full

“”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/12/less-cancer-in-vegan-men-despite-more-testosterone

“”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/01/31/cancer-proofing-your-body
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Sub-Section 2B12d:
Plant-Based Diets And Psychology:

“Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults”:
http://www.nutritionj.com/content/9/1/26

“Trans fat consumption and aggression”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22403632
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Sub-Section 2B12e:
Plant-Based Diet Miscellaneous:
“Comparison of nutritional quality of the vegan, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian and omnivorous diet”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24667136

CardioBuzz: ‘Lifestyle Medicine’:
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/47018

“Scientific Study: Plant-Based Diet Is The Most Healthy”:
http://www.emaxhealth.com/13123/plant-based-diets-healthiest-vegan

“”:
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/5/791.full.pdf

“”:
http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.php

“”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2013-06-04-Vegetarian-diet-linked-to-longer-lifespan

“”:
http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/…/fall/5552-diet.html

“”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/vegan-diet_b_4282272.html

“”:
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/the-healthcare-doctors-forgot-ordinary-food-will-be-the-new-medicine
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Sub-Section 2B13:
Plant-Based Strength:

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http://www.veganstrength.org

“”:
http://www.shaolinwugulun.org/profile/self/kung-fu-and-vegetarianism-629f

“”:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10545857/Vegans-powered-by-raw-food-complete-year-of-daily-marathons.html

“”:
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/18/russian-olympian-and-vegan-alexey-voyevoda-wins-gold

“”:
http://www.pledgevegan.com/vegan-athletes/vegan-ice-skater-wins-silver-medal-2014-sochi-winter-olympics
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Sub-Section 2B14:
Plant-Based Longevity:

“Dr. Ellsworth Wareham – 98 years old vegan”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX58PyQwrcI

“60 Long-Term Vegans”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com.tr/search/label/60%20Long-Term%20Vegans
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Sub-Section 2C:
More link lists on Veganism and health:

Vegan scientific blog:
http://www.veganfolks.com/resources

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https://www.facebook.com/notes/vegan-philosophy-forum/health-note-by-abraham-hafiz-rodriguez/229282910591225

“”:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/23yqfsp6ok2h96y/5-XAnNflM_/English-Vegan%20Diet%20Health%20and%20Food%20Security/Reference%20List%20for%20Vegan%20Diet%20and%20Health.rtf
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Sub-Section 2D:
Books:

“Dying For A Hamburger: Modern Meat Processing and the Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease”:
http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Hamburger-Processing-Epidemic-Alzheimers/dp/031234015X

“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Paperback” by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583333002?ie=UTF8&tag=vegancom&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1583333002

“The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932100660?ie=UTF8&tag=vegancom&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1932100660

“Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can’t Be Wrong” by Shushana Castle:
http://www.amazon.com/Rethink-Food-Doctors-Cant-Wrong/dp/0991358805/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402603880&sr=8-1&keywords=rethink+food
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Separate post for just the medical info:

On my Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/squeezeplay/posts/10202343820330076

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info