FORKS OVER KNIVES

FORKS OVER KNIVES
Great movie, great information!

The information in this movie is presented so clearly it’s hard to imagine wanting to eat animal products after seeing it.  Not a violent graphic movie at all, this simply follows the progress of Dr. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn as they independently discover through their medical practice and research the effects of animal products in the human body and on cancer, heart disease and other afflictions. They make very clear connections to societies that eat animal products and the diseases they die from.

The information is really no surprise, what is surprising is all the medical professionals that deny the evidence and continue to encourage eating animal products. There is no reason in this day and age, with all our knowledge, and even faux meats, that anyone should eat animals except for the greed of the large animal agricultures lobbies that continue to fight for their spot on the Pyramid and in every product of our lives.  Yes -I know there are small farmers that their only livelihood is farming – that is another discussion, but I have no desire to put anyone out of work, there is plenty of work, it just needs to be redirected.

Several case studies are shown in the film with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, dandruff, insomnia, erectile dysfunction – all that are reversed or halted with a simple change to a strictly whole food plant-based diet.  That easy.  People off their meds, no radiation or chemotherapy. Just go to the market, learn how to cook grains and produce, eat well and live well.

Why are our illnesses reversed with a plant based diet?  Because our bodies were never meant to process animal products at all, at least that’s the judgment I make.  Lets see what you glean from this information:

Hands
Look at the shape of your hands – they are clearly
‘designed’ to eat fruit, etc. and not kill or skin an
animal to eat its flesh. Our nails are not shaped like
claws, and are not strong, but they are designed to
skin an orange. It is obvious that flesh usually needs
cooking before humans ingest it, and cooking is not
a ‘natural’ thing to do. Flesh is NOT easily assimilated into our bodies.

Olfactory
Once we start eating our ‘natural’ food source, rather
than unnaturally eating flesh, we start to turn up our
noses at the smell. An orange is a pleasing emotional
smell. Rotting carcasses are NOT nice to our emotions.
Another clue to the ‘ natural design’ of our bodies.

Visual
Fruit and vegetables are emotionally more pleasing to our eyes.

Audio
We do not like to hear an animal scream – it affects us
emotionally again. We may even prefer the sound of an apple being crunched.

Okay – too basic?  I have more for you, just thought I’d make it a short post but guess not, here we go, and I have to give all credit to theveganpost.com/tag/human-herbivore/  but you can find this information anywhere on the internet, just google herbivore:

Facial Muscles
CARNIVORE: Reduced to allow wide mouth gape
HERBIVORE: Well-developed
OMNIVORE: Reduced
HUMAN: Well-developed


Jaw Type
CARNIVORE: Angle not expanded
HERBIVORE: Expanded angle
OMNIVORE: Angle not expanded
HUMAN: Expanded angle

Jaw Joint Location
CARNIVORE: On same plane as molar teeth
HERBIVORE: Above the plane of the molars
OMNIVORE: On same plane as molar teeth
HUMAN: Above the plane of the molars

Jaw Motion
CARNIVORE: Shearing; minimal side-to-side motion
HERBIVORE: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back
OMNIVORE: Shearing; minimal side-to-side
HUMAN: No shear; good side-to-side, front-to-back

Major Jaw Muscles
CARNIVORE: Temporalis
HERBIVORE: Masseter and pterygoids
OMNIVORE: Temporalis
HUMAN: Masseter and pterygoids

Mouth Opening vs. Head Size
CARNIVORE: Large
HERBIVORE: Small
OMNIVORE: Large
HUMAN: Small

Teeth: Incisors
CARNIVORE: Short and pointed
HERBIVORE: Broad, flattened and spade shaped
OMNIVORE: Short and pointed
HUMAN: Broad, flattened and spade shaped

Teeth: Canines
CARNIVORE: Long, sharp and curved
HERBIVORE: Dull and short or long (for defense), or none
OMNIVORE: Long, sharp and curved
HUMAN: Short and blunted

Teeth: Molars
CARNIVORE: Sharp, jagged and blade shaped
HERBIVORE: Flattened with cusps vs complex surface
OMNIVORE: Sharp blades and/or flattened
HUMAN: Flattened with nodular cusps

Chewing
CARNIVORE: None; swallows food whole
HERBIVORE: Extensive chewing necessary
OMNIVORE: Swallows food whole and/or simple crushing
HUMAN: Extensive chewing necessary

Saliva
CARNIVORE: No digestive enzymes
HERBIVORE: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes
OMNIVORE: No digestive enzymes
HUMAN: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes       Stomach Type
CARNIVORE: Simple
HERBIVORE: Simple or multiple chambers
OMNIVORE: Simple
HUMAN: Simple

Stomach Acidity
CARNIVORE: Less than or equal to pH 1 with food in stomach
HERBIVORE: pH 4 to 5 with food in stomach
OMNIVORE: Less than or equal to pH 1 with food in stomach
HUMAN: pH 4 to 5 with food in stomach

Stomach Capacity
CARNIVORE: 60% to 70% of total volume of digestive tract
HERBIVORE: Less than 30% of total volume of digestive tract
OMNIVORE: 60% to 70% of total volume of digestive tract
HUMAN: 21% to 27% of total volume of digestive tract

Length of Small Intestine
CARNIVORE: 3 to 6 times body length
HERBIVORE: 10 to more than 12 times body length
OMNIVORE: 4 to 6 times body length
HUMAN: 10 to 11 times body length

Colon
CARNIVORE: Simple, short and smooth
HERBIVORE: Long, complex; may be sacculated
OMNIVORE: Simple, short and smooth
HUMAN: Long, sacculated

Liver
CARNIVORE: Can detoxify vitamin A
HERBIVORE: Cannot detoxify vitamin A
OMNIVORE: Can detoxify vitamin A
HUMAN: Cannot detoxify vitamin A

Kidney
CARNIVORE: Extremely concentrated urine
HERBIVORE: Moderately concentrated urine
OMNIVORE: Extremely concentrated urine
HUMAN: Moderately concentrated urine

Nails
CARNIVORE: Sharp claws
HERBIVORE: Flattened nails or blunt hooves
OMNIVORE: Sharp claws
HUMAN: Flattened nails

Why do you suppose so many people are Lactose intolerant?  Because we don’t come ready to process it. 

There is so much more, but I’ll stop here for now.

Think for yourself, don’t buy into the ads.

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Welcome! Find out how easy veg-ism is!!

Welcome!  Thanks for visiting the Seattle Veg Coach blog!  This site is the product of evolution from kindkaren.blogspot.com, and so is the business.  http://kindkaren.blogspot.com is the blog I originally started 1/1/2010

I will be coordinating this blog with my radio show where my goal is to make vag-ism easy for everyone, because it is!

I travel a lot for my ”day job” and meet many different people. While I don’t advertise that I’m vegan people often find out, and when they do I hear “how hard it must be”. It’s not!  I admit I don’t like to travel with a lot of omnivores and eat in their restaurants, but with a little self-education you can make smart choices even in those situations.

Once you learn the restaurant foods that are usually questionable in content it’s a little easier.  And when eating alone and you can choose the restaurant, very easy.

My radio show on KKNW will follow a weekly theme that I’ll also discuss here. I’ve decided to use the World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle as the basis of my themes because I believe he lays out very well the many reasons one might choose veganism.  I’ve taken classes on the book and think it’s a perfect way to rotate ideas around, and not just because I’m a certified WPD facilitator!

So please check back often, as this won’t be exclusive to show content. Between this and http://www.seattlevegcoach.com website I think you’ll find many ideas to help with veg-ism!