Wednesday, December 9, 2015

POPE FRANCIS is PETA'S PERSON of THE YEAR

Why Is Pope Francis PETA’s 2015 Person of the Year?


Written by Michelle Kretzer | December 1, 2015

He is the first pope to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of all animals, who said, “Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.” And he is also the first religious leader to be picked as PETA’s Person of the Year, a title previously held by Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Ricky Gervais. Pope Francis was chosen for asking the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and all citizens of the world to reject human domination over God’s creation, treat animals with kindness, and respect the environment—something PETA views as a call to turn toward a simple, plant-based diet, given the now well-established role of animal agriculture in climate change.
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In his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, His Holiness talked of the importance of treating animals with kindness, writing, “Every act of cruelty towards any creature is ‘contrary to human dignity'” and “We are not God. … [W]e must forcefully reject the notion that our being created in God’s image and given dominion over the earth justifies absolute domination over other creatures.”

Pope Francis is also known for his focus on environmental stewardship, and according to the United Nations, a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary in order to slow the most dangerous effects of climate change, including the extinction of wildlife.

As the pontiff said, “If we approach nature and the environment without this openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs. By contrast, if we feel intimately united with all that exists, then sobriety and care will well up spontaneously.”
Amen to that.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE: WHO REPORT on MEAT CAUSES CANCER

Excerpts from "The War on Delicious" - Time Magazine

The modern American diet is a huge, sprawling, bib - under - the -chin affair of generous portions served up on demand. Most primarily, that has meant a diet heavy in red meat and processed meat. The hamburger and the hot dog are as much national symbols as they are menu items.

Now this is being called into question by doctors, by public health advocates and by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has not just Americans' well - being in mind but also that of the entire globe - including country after country to which America has eagerly exported its diet. In a sweeping review released on Oct. 26/2015, the WHO officially identified processed meats a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning the quality of evidence firmly links it to cancer. Red meats fare little better, falling into Group 2A - foods or substances that probably cause cancer - a category that includes the toxic pesticide DDT, the chemical weapon mustard gas and the insecticide malathion. (Groups 2B, 3 and 4 are foods or substances that are possibly carcinogenic, not yet classified as carcinogenic or probably not carcinogenic, respectively.)

In 2013, the average American consumed more than 71 lb. of beef, lamb, veal and pork; last year, Americans ate a collective 24.1 billion pounds of beef alone. And what Americans don't eat, they sell overseas, where economic growth has been matched by a demand for red meat. The U.S. is the world's second biggest exporter of pork and fourth biggest of beef. Like movies and music, American meat reaches around the world.

But this may need to be rethought. The truth is, the link between meat and cancer is not new to scientists, and the evidence for it has been growing for a while. For decades, health experts have warned that red and processed meats are linked to cardiovascular disease, obesity and various forms of cancer. The first two of those dangers have always made sense, and have caused some people to cut down or swear off meat. But the last part of the troika - the cancer part - has been hedged with uncertainty. No more.

The categories of meat in the new study are broad and inclusive. Red meat is defined as "all types of mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse and goat." So goodbye to pork's claim to be "the other white meat."

Processed meats include "meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation."

The study, which was conducted by a respected WHO subsidiary, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), did not look at fresh poultry - not a great concern to public health experts, rather unanimously - but what it did say was worrisome to public health experts.

Page 34) "According to most recent estimates," the authors wrote, "about 34,000 cancer  deaths per year worldwide are attributed to diets high in processed meat." The study estimates a possible 50,000 deaths similarly attributable to red meat. Both of these numbers seem low compared to the 1 million deaths due to tobacco - related cancer. But in the U.S., there are about 2 1/2 cases of colorectal cancer per year for every one death, which means that even if eating meat doesn't kill you, it could still make you very sick. Some researchers are at least trying to put that troubling fact in a positive light.

"One way that I'm thinking about this finding is that it actually gives us the opportunity of identifying one of the many important factors that contribute to colorectal cancer that we can do something about," says Dr. Mariana Stern, a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Southern California, who worked on the IARC paper.

No surprise, the meat industry is hitting back. According to a statement by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a trade association that claims to represent companies that process 95% of U.S. red meat and 70% of turkey products, the new report "defies both common sense and numerous studies showing no correlation between meat and cancer. Scientific evidence shows cancer is a complex disease not caused by single foods."

But the IARC report is a robust one. Much more than a single study, it is a so-called meta - analysis - a study of studies - evaluating 800 published papers. Twenty - two experts from 10 countries conducted the work and then voted on what findings to issue.

Those findings state that 50 grams of processed meat per day - one hot dog or about 6 pieces of bacon - raises the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 %. Other cancers too were associated with red and processed meats, including stomach, prostate and pancreatic, but it was colorectal that produced the most persuasive numbers.

"We looked at a big reach of literature," says Stern. "There was sufficient evidence that processed meat causes colorectal cancer. Based on the limited evidence and the strong mechanistic evidence, we concluded that red meat is a probable carcinogen."

Warnings about meat go back a long way, but in recent years they've been piling up.
An exhaustive 2007 study by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund pointed to a troubling link between animal protein and multiple forms of cancer. In 2009, a study sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that people who eat red meat and processed meats have a higher risk of dying of cancer, heart disease and other causes than people who don't. A smaller 2011 meta - analysis funded by World Cancer Research Fund International found a link between red and processed meats and colorectal cancer, and a 2013 study with 47 co - authors from across Europe and elsewhere linked meat with both increased cancer and heart - disease mortality. Even taking all this into account, the IARC research is easily the largest and most conclusive study to date.

Meats cooked at high heat produce what are known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs). Both cause changes in DNA - and that can mean trouble. "Once you're talking about DNA damage, that's the origin of cancer," says Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. "With the right kind of mutation, the cell sort of escapes the normal oversight of replication. It becomes a rogue colony of cells, then it becomes a tumor."

In the case of processed meats, the biggest risks are sodium nitrates, which are added to foods principally as preservatives. Once they enter the body, however, they form nitrosamines, chemical compounds that are carcinogenic. "It's long been known that part of the processing of meats introduces carcinogens into the mix," says Katz, "particularly nitrates."

Page 35) Even unprocessed red meats can lead to problems like this. Certain gut bacteria can convert otherwise benign components of meat to nitrosamines, Stern warns. What's more, when meat is grilled enough to be charred - something that's all but avoidable on a lot of backyard barbecues - carcinogens can form.

Oh, and if you think you've gotten around the nitrate - nitrite problem by buying hot dogs and other processed meats labeled NO NITRATES ADDED, bad news: those products are treated instead with celery juice, which is naturally high in sodium nitrate. By themselves, most vegetables do contain nitrates - indeed, produce is the biggest source of dietary nitrate - but they also contain vitamin C, which inhibits nitrosamine production. But meats? Not so much.

Another factor in the red - meat mix is what's known as heme iron, which is a type of iron bonded with a metabolic molecule known as protoporphyrin. Plants contain only nonheme iron; meats of all kinds contain both heme and nonheme. In the Western world, heme iron makes up 10% to 15% of all iron in the diet, which is a lot. A larger share of heme iron is absorbed by the body than nonheme, and in the time the stuff spends hanging around, it can reach the colon, causing potentially toxic reactions.

"The heme iron may have a direct effect on the cells in the large bowel," says Stern. "These are all mechanisms that have been observed in both processed and unprocessed red meats."

Still, the 71 lb. of red meat we consume per capita is actually down from 96.3 lb. in 1970, with poultry picking up much of the slack. Those numbers provide their own evidence of the cancer - meat link, however, since rates of colorectal cancer have been in similar decline, going from 59.5 per 100,000 people in 1975 to 38 in 2012. Whether this is indeed a result of reduced red - meat consumption or simply better detection and intervention isn't clear.

Page 36) All the same, the estimates are that there will be 96,090 new cases of colon cancer in the U.S. this year and 39,610 of rectal cancer.

Figures like that are not always easy to understand and can be more alarming than they need to be. The lifetime risk for developing colorectal cancer is just 5% for men and a little lower for women. A hot dog a day would raise that risk by 18% of the 5% - topping you out at about a 6% overall risk. But that assumes that's all the red meat you ever eat, and those 1% increments add up fast.

The IARC report itself takes pains to put the findings in similar perspective, clearly defining the difference between a hazard and a risk - words that sound almost synonymous in ordinary language but are radically different in the context of epidemiology. "An agent is considered a cancer hazard if it is capable of causing cancer under some circumstances," the report states. "Risk measures the probability that cancer will occur, taking into account the level of exposure to the agent." In the same way, fire is an undeniable hazard to your home. The risk that the place will ever actually burn to the ground is another matter.

That's a point seized on by the meat producers - and it's a perfectly fair one. "The problem with cancer is that it occurs over a lifetime," says Ceci Snyder, a registered dietician and a spokesperson for the Pork Board, an industry marketing group. Noting that a lot of other variables like blood pressure, obesity, and exercise can play key roles in cancer and overall health, she added, "We cannot discount the confounding factors."

Dave Warner, a spokesperson for the National Pork Producers council - the lobbying arm of the pork industry - took some comfort from the fact that the findings of the IARC were not unanimous. Seven of the 22 panelists either abstained from voting or openly disagreed with the findings. Still, the report did not require unanimity, and a supermajority of 68% confirmed its conclusions.

Whether any of this will have much impact on American health policy is impossible to say, but as with all things in Washington, following the money does provide some clues. Agribusiness contributed about $800 billion to the American GDP in 2013, and pockets that buy deep influence. The sector spent over $127 million on lobbying activities last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, with nearly 1,000 registered lobbyists on the payrolls. Political - action committees and other advocacy groups sympathetic to the industry contributed another $77.2 million. Three - quarters of that money went to Republicans.

The Food and Drug Administration did not seem terribly exercised by the IARC study noting that the federal government carries out its own such research through the National Toxicology Program. "The NTP Report on Carcinogens has not specifically looked at red meats or processed meats as whole food items," says FDA spokeswoman Megan McSeveney. "These substances have not been nominated for review for the next edition of the Report on Carcinogens." The Department of Agriculture released a statement in response to the IARC announcement, "encouraging Americans to lead an overall healthy, active lifestyle and eat a healthy, balanced diet." - Excerpts from Time Magazine article "The War on Delicious" - Nov. 9, 2015



Page 32) How Processed Meat Can Lead to Cancer:                                                        
Meat that's been smoked, salted, cured or changed by another process to enhance its flavor or make it last longer is what has health experts especially worried.
                                                                                                                                          
Page 32) Some Processed Meats:


* Hot dogs
* Packaged turkey
* Sausages
* Corned beef
* Pepperoni
* Beef jerky
* Canned meat
* Chicken nuggets
* Bologna & Charcuterie

Page 32) Pan - frying meat makes it particularly susceptible too forming HCAs, since it's one of the highest - temperature cooking methods.         
                                           

Page 33) Is Turkey Bacon Safer?
No. In most studies, processed meat is treated as one category of food, regardless of whether it's from white meat, like turkey bacon, or red, like pork. That means there is no bacon loophole - even for the grass - fed or Canadian kinds. White meat has one potential advantage since it doesn't have as much heme iron. But until we know more about how processed meat causes cancer, there's no proof one is safer than the other.

Page 33) What if I Buy "No Nitrates Added" Meat?
Same deal. Some nitrates - added products are treated with celery juice, which is naturally high in nitrates. But natural nitrates are still nitrates - and the body doesn't distinguish between them or the reactions they cause.

Page 33) How Much Meat Raises Cancer Risk?
50 Grams per day increases the risk of cancer.

According to the new report, that much daily processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. In practice, that looks like:

* 6 slices of bacon
* 1 hot dog
* 2 slices of ham
* 5 slices of hard salami
* 2 slices of Canadian bacon
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1.) VEGAN DIETS REVERSE DISEASES
http://scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/03/vegan-diets-reverse-diseases.html

2.) DR. FUHRMAN - Smart Nutrition. Superior Health
https://www.drfuhrman.com/

3.) VEGAN DIETS: FIGHTING ARTHRITIS & CANCER http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/05/vegan-diet-alleviates-arthritis.html


4.) PETA PRIME: Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure Cancer?
http://prime.peta.org/2009/12/can-a-plant-based-diet-cure-cancer


5.) ANTI - CANCER DIET - by Dr. Richard Beliveau

https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/cancer-prevention.html

6.) FOODS & ARTHRITIS - PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/foods-and-arthritis


7.) PHYSICIAN'S COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE - Resources for Health Conditions  http://www.pcrm.org/health/resources

8.) VEGAN DIETS FIGHT CANCER! - from the Huffington Post with Kathy Freston
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegan-diet-cancer_b_2250052.html

9.) DR. DEAN ORNISH: Undo Heart Disease with Ornish
https://www.ornish.com/participant-stories/undo-heart-disease-ornish-linda-participant/

10.) NINE NATURAL WAYS to LOWER CHOLESTEROL
http://www.betternutrition.com/9-natural-ways-to-lower-your-cholesterol/


11.) TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE: WHO REPORT on MEAT CAUSES CANCER http://scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/12/time-magazine-article-who-report-on.html


12.) FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD: Movie trailer and Joe's Fascinating Story http://scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015_11_01_archive.html

13.) Viva! Plant - based Diets & Cardiovascular Disease Fact Sheet
 http://www.vivahealth.org.uk/resources/your-health-your-hands/plant-based-diets-and-cardiovascular-disease-fact-sheet-online


14.) NEW YORK TIMES: THE MYTH of HIGH - PROTEIN DIETS - by Dr. Dean Ornish
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/opinion/the-myth-of-high-protein-diets.html

15.) PALEO DIET: DEAD LIKE a CAVEMAN
http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-end-of-dieting-in-progress-by-dr.html

16.) BEAT CANCER - A Book About Beating Cancer with a Vegan Diet
http://www.viva.org.uk/cancer-truth-last

17.) NATURAL NEWS: A vegan diet offers relief from inflammatory disease and reduces heart disease risk http://www.naturalnews.com/035797_vegan_diet_inflammation_heart_disease.html

18.) AN INSIGHTFUL VEGETARIAN ESSAY & MANIFESTO - by Supreme Master Ching Hai  http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/07/supreme-master-ching-hai-httpwww.html

19.) ARTHRITIS & PARASITES - Parasites can cause arthritis
https://www.wddty.com/magazine/2015/march/erase-arthritis.html

20.) HEALTHY at 100 & THE CHINA STUDY
http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/06/live-to-100-by-john-robbins.html

21.) REVERSING CANCER WITH a VEGAN DIET ! - Video by Michael Gregor, M.D.
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-reversal-through-diet/

22.) FLAXSEEDS: IMPORTANT CANCER FIGHTER ! - by Dr. Michael Gregor, M.D.
http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/flax-seeds
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HOT DOGS & PROCESSED MEATS RAISE RISK of CANCER - May 5, 2005

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A diet containing plenty of processed meats, like hot dogs and sausages, raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a large multiethnic study unveiled on Wednesday.

Researchers found that heavy consumers of processed meats - 40 grams a day or more - were 67 percent more likely to develop cancer of the pancreas than study participants with the lowest intake.

 In addition, a diet rich in pork and red meat - 70 grams a day or more - also increased pancreatic cancer risk by about 50 percent, according to the study.

Meat consumption has been linked to pancreatic cancer in the past, but study results have been inconsistent.

This seven-year study examined the relationship between diet and pancreatic cancer in 190,545 men and women of African - American, Japanese - American, Caucasian, Latino and Native Hawaiian descent.

It is believed that chemical reactions that occur during the preparation of processed meats might be responsible for the association.

The results were reported at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Anaheim, California.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD: Movie Trailer and Joe's Fascinating Story


FROM the BOOK "REBOOT WITH JOE JUICE DIET" - by Joe Cross

Joe Cross was fat, sick and nearly dead until he harnessed the power of juice to reboot his diet - and his life.

Since his documentary, "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead," was released in 2010 and became a worldwide sensation, Joe Cross has become a tireless advocate for the power of juicing. "The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet" brings us the plan that allowed him to overcome obesity, poor health, and bad habits, and presents success stories from others whose lives he's touched.

Joe - who managed to lose 100 pounds and discontinue all his medication by following his own plan - walks you through his life before juicing, sharing his self- defeating attitude toward food and fitness, and brings you along on his journey from obesity and disease to fitness, a clean bill of health, and the clarity of physical wellness.

In addition to sharing Joe's inspirational story, "The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet" gives readers all the tools they need to embark on their own journey to health and wellness, including inspiration and encouragement, recipes, and diet plans.

"Joe and I share a life's mission: our goals are to help other people improve their health; to encourage those who desire freedom from disease caused by poor food choices to rid themselves of their dependence on prescription medications; to enable people to overcome their food addictions and achieve more comfortable, longer, and more pleasurable lives."

- From the Foreward by Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of "Eat to Live"

See the Trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv3vEXy_EwU


Check out Joe's websites:
www.fatsickandnearlydead.com

www.rebootwithjoe.com

Website for various ailments:
http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/eating/health-conditions
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VEGAN CLAIMS: HEALTH BENEFITS are ACCURATE

Joe Cross is a living testament to the power of juicing. He did not regain his health by devouring Big Macs. He did NOT regain his health by devouring fried chicken. His inner voice did not lead him to KFC. And he did not HEED the CALL of Ronald McDonald or Paula Deen.

Joe Cross could have made a documentary film about his favorite restaurants and celebrity chefs. He could have jumped on the high - protein bandwagon and sung the praises of the Atkins diet or the so-called "Paleo diet."

But instead, Joe has written about and documented his amazing juice journey back to health. Oh, and don't think he is the only person to have regained his health by juicing and going vegan. Thousands of unrecognized people have done the same on his regimen or a similar protocol. Thousands more will follow.

Note this: Joe did not reverse his diseases while on the Atkins diet or Paleo diet. He did not eat at KFC or follow the recipes of celebrity chefs.

Joe Cross does not posses superhuman powers. He is an average Joe who was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He used his will power and determination to follow his juice journey back to health. His story is an inspiration to many who have followed and will follow in his footsteps.

- by Scott Palczak
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FOODS & ARTHRITIS -  PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE

http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/foods-and-arthritis

VEGAN DIETS: FIGHTING ARTHRITIS & CANCER

http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/05/vegan-diet-alleviates-arthritis.html

PETA PRIME: Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure Cancer?

http://prime.peta.org/2009/12/can-a-plant-based-diet-cure-cancer

VEGAN DIETS FIGHT CANCER! - from the Huffington Post with Kathy Freston
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegan-diet-cancer_b_2250052.html

VEGAN DIETS REVERSE DISEASES - from Scott's Buddhism & Vegetarian Blog

http://scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/03/vegan-diets-reverse-diseases.html

ANTI - CANCER DIET - by Dr. Richard Beliveau

http://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/cancer-prevention.html?showall=1

THE PLANT - POWERED DIET - scientific reasons to adopt a plant-based diet
http://www.scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-plant-based-diet-scientific-reasons.html

PALEO DIET: DEAD LIKE a CAVEMAN
http://www.scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-end-of-dieting-in-progress-by-dr.html

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Monday, October 19, 2015

TACO BELL INTRODUCES VEGAN - FRIENDLY MENU

Taco Bell’s New Vegan-Friendly Menu Features Millions of Meat-Free Options - by Danny Prater | October 9, 2015    http://www.peta.org/living/food/taco-bell-vegetarian-menu

Taco Bell has long been the secret weapon of the vegan on the go. And with new updates to its menu and website, it may have just become the best friend of plant-based diners in a rush.

In a news release, the chain has announced that it will begin featuring a 13-item vegetarian menu (easily customizable to include plenty of vegan selections) that has been certified meat-free by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).

In a statement, Brian Niccol, CEO of Taco Bell Corp., said “[T]his [is] the perfect time to move our vegetarian menu from the background to the forefront to further illustrate our commitment to delivering food that fits our customers’ evolving lifestyles.”

Customers will also find the process of customizing their order easier than ever on the revamped Taco Bell website. (Cleverly, the URL ta.co will take you there.) There are 35 ingredients that bear the AVA vegetarian certification, and 26 of those options are vegan. The chain boasts literally (and yes, we literally mean literally) millions of veg-friendly possibilities for compassionate diners. Check out the process of order customization for yourself now.

PROTIP: “Make it Fresco” is the secret password for unlocking the true vegan potential of Taco Bell’s menu. It instantly cuts the cheese and sour cream and substitutes pico de gallo in their place. Sub beans for meat, and by Jove, you’ve got it.
Hungry yet? Share this article with all the hungry folks in your life, then head over to ta.co and place your order!



 
PETA promotes a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. If you’re in a pinch and choose to eat fast food, we suggest selecting from these plant-based options. And always remember: The way you spend your money is a powerful tool to drive change to help animals. Let restaurants and retailers know that there’s a demand for vegan menu items.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE: ADVICE on HELPING ANIMALS & VEGETARIANISM


1.) LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE: ADVICE on HELPING ANIMALS
http://www.scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/06/dear-lama-zopa-advice-on-helping-animals.html

2.) LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE: AVOID KILLING ANIMALS
http://www.lamayeshe.com/advice/avoid-killing-animals

3.) LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE : ADVICE on  HELPING PETS & ANIMALS
http://www.scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/03/lama-zopa-rinpoche-advice-on-helping.html

4.) LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE: ON BEING VEGETARIAN & WHY GREAT MASTERS EAT MEAT
http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/05/lama-zopa-rinpche-being-vegetarian.html

5.) EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK "THE LAWUDO LAMA"
http://scottsbuddhistiveg.blogspot.com/2015/03/excerpt-from-book-lawudo-lama.html

6) LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE'S ONLINE ADVICE BOOK
http://www.lamayeshe.com/advice/lama-zopa-rinpoches-online-advice-book

7.) CIRCUMAMBULATING STUPAS CREATES UNBELIEVABLE MERIT
http://www.lillian-too.com/lamazopa/stupas.htm

8.) LINKS to IMPORTANT TIBETAN BUDDHIST & HINDU MANTRAS
http://www.scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/03/links-to-important-tibetan-buddhist.html

9.) STAINLESS PINNACLE MANTRA AUDIO TRANSMISSION - by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/namgyalma-mantra-stainless-pinnacle-mantra-lungs
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ANCIENT SECRET of the FOUNTAIN of YOUTH - by Peter Kelder


FROM the BOOK COVER:



It's the late 1920's in colonial India.


Driven by a seemingly irrational wish, an aging British Army officer embarks upon an adventure of discovery that leads to forbidden Tibet - an ancient land obscured by centuries of isolation; a land of wonder, where miraculous feats are part of everyday life. There, in the shadows of the earth's tallest mountains, he stumbles on the hidden Shangri - la, a mysterious place without time where people age but somehow never grow old.

So begins Peter Kelder's chronicle of Colonel Bradford, whose extraordinary adventure brings him back to the West years later at 73, looking and acting like a man of 45!

How did he accomplish this remarkable feat of rejuvenation? The secret says Bradford, is a series of 5 ancient Tibetan exercises, which anyone can perform in a matter of minutes. These simple exercises - which he calls the 5 Rites - restore youthful health and vitality by balancing and harmonizing invisible energy vortexes (chakras) within the body.


ENDORSEMENTS



Forward: by Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of "Love, Medicine, and Miracles"

"These 5 simple exercises will make you feel young again'" - Natural Health

"It's easy. It's fast. And it works! I love this program." - John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"

"If you are terrified of yoga, this book is for you. It demystifies the ancient science of yoga, making it easy and accessible to everyone." - Bija Bennet, author of "Breathing into Life," yoga instructor and seminar leader with Deepak Chopra, M.D.

OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

GOOGLE WANTS the WORLD to go MEAT - FREE: Internet giant tried to buy Impossible Foods



READ ABOUT the NEXT BIG THING: "IMPOSSIBLE BURGER"


Impossible Foods focuses on developing meat and cheese alternatives made entirely from plants, and hope to unveil its Impossible Burger later this year.

Their flagship project is said to be so similar to meat that it even bleeds, just like a meat patty cooked medium-rare.

This is not the first time Google has dabbled with meat alternatives - in 2013 Sergey Brin, one of the company's co-founders, was revealed to be an investor in an artificial meat burger that many dubbed the 'frankenburger'

But it looks like the attempted acquisition of Impossible Foods is part of Google's desire to develop technologies that help humanity as a whole.

It comes after an announcement yesterday that a Google-backed company had gained access to genetic data held by Ancestry.com in an attempt to extend human life.

Many of these projects are the result of Google's secretive Google X lab, which works on major technological advances, overseen by Sergey Brin.

SEE THIS VIDEO:



 
'I like to look at technology opportunities where the technology looks like it's on the cusp of viability, and if it succeeds there, it can be really transformative for the world,' Sergey Brin said in way of explanation for his forays into the artificial meat business.


GOOGLE'S 'FRANKENBURGER'                 

Sergey Brin invested heavily in a technique for growing a beef burger from stem cells in 2013 dubbed the 'frankenburger'.

Its creator, Dutch scientist Mark Post, claimed it could revolutionize the food industry and help save the planet.

His burgers are created in a four-step process. First, stem cells — which have the power to turn into any other cell — are stripped from cow muscle, which is taken during a harmless biopsy.

Next, the cells are incubated in a nutrient ‘broth’ until they multiply many times over, creating a sticky tissue. This is then bulked up through the laboratory equivalent of exercise — it is anchored to Velcro and stretched.

Finally, 20,000 strips of the meat are minced and mixed with salt, breadcrumbs, egg powder and natural red colourants to form an edible patty.

Impossible Foods, with their cheeseburger made entirely from plants, comes under this category.

'Our mission is to give people the great taste and nutritional benefits of foods that come from animals without the negative health and environmental impact,' said the company.

'We looked at animal products at the molecular level, then selected specific proteins and nutrients from greens, seeds, and grains to recreate the wonderfully complex experience of meats and dairy products.'

And apparently it tastes authentic too -
The Wall Street Journal reported that it tastes 'somewhere between beef and turkey.'

Sergey Brin invested heavily in a technique for growing a beef burger from stem cells in 2013 dubbed the 'frankenburger'.

Its creator, Dutch scientist Mark Post, claimed it could revolutionize the food industry and help save the planet.

His burgers are created in a four-step process. First, stem cells — which have the power to turn into any other cell — are stripped from cow muscle, which is taken during a harmless biopsy.


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

BILL MAHER OP/ED NEW YORK TIMES: FREE the HENS, COSTCO !


FREE the HENS, COSTCO ! - by BILL MAHER
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/opinion/free-the-hens-costco.html

I LIKE Costco. We backed the same presidential candidate in the past few elections, and I like its generous wages and willingness to give its employees health care. And of course I agree with it on gay rights.

I’ve also been impressed by Costco’s support for animal protection. For example, the company mandated that its suppliers stop locking pregnant pigs in cages called gestation crates by 2022. So I don’t understand how Costco can justify its refusal to set a timeline for getting rid of eggs from battery cages, which is the third system, along with pork and veal, in the factory farming cruelty trifecta.
According to the industry itself, each hen in a battery cage is given less than 9 inches by 9 inches in which to live her entire life, crammed into a cage about the size of a file drawer with four or more other hens. (Costco sells some eggs that are organic and cage-free, but the vast majority are not.)

Make no mistake about it: Battery cages torment animals. Physically, the animals’ muscles and bones waste away from lack of use, just as yours would if you were unable to move around for two years.

That’s why multiple investigations into battery cages document animals with deteriorated spinal cords, some who have become paralyzed and then mummified in their cages. It’s so common that the industry has a name for it: cage layer fatigue. It doesn’t happen to animals that are allowed to move

Even after an undercover video recently documented a Costco egg supplier locking birds in cages with the mummified corpses of their dead cage mates, Costco responded that the supplier was “behaving appropriately.”

Mentally, the birds, which can perform comparably to dogs on scientific animal behavior tests, go insane in these tiny cages. Imagine cramming five cats or dogs into tiny cages, hundreds of thousands in each shed, for their entire lives. That would warrant cruelty charges, of course. But when the egg industry does it to hens, it’s considered business as usual.


That’s why, in a ballot measure, the people of California banned the cages in 2008, reportedly by a margin greater than in any previous initiative.

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