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Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress. - John Muir (1838 - 1914)
You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled. - Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, Native American Spiritual Leader
Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes! - Dr. Paul B. MacCready, Jr., Aeronautical Engineer, Visionary and inventor of the first practical flying machine powered by a human being (1925-2007)
If you think we have had bad fights over oil, just wait until we start fighting over water!
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein
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Every day I know that I am helping, not hurting, animals with my diet. - Claudia Delman
Read EVEN's exclusive interview with Claudia Here.
He was not only, I soon discovered, a water drinker, but a strict vegetarian, to which, perhaps, he owed a great deal of the almost preternatural clearness, volubility, and sensitiveness of mind. - Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
- Robert Alden
There are so many kinds of pain and loss in our times....There are things happening in our world today that must make the angels weep....But at this moment, as in every moment, ever growing numbers of people are working for a better world for themselves and for all children, now and yet to come.
Our World Is In Peril, How Do You Cope? by John Robbins
Found on the wall of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta.
The Final Analysis
Overall, I've seen a gradually increasing tempo of change among "spiritual people" about our routine mistreatment of animals in the 3 decades I've been a vegan and activist, and >> MORE
Spiritual People Moving Toward Veganism by Will Tuttle, PhD
The average American is exposed to thousands of advertising messages per day. The United States, with 6% of the world's population, receives 57% of the world's advertising. Unless you are stranded on a desert island, you are affected by commercial messages. To avoid brainwashing, practice critical thinking.
WARNING: Advertising Can Be Dangerous To Your Health
"I have never been more afraid than when I went to trial in Texas for allegedly defaming the beef industry..."
The question of "How vegan?" is important because the slaughter of animals for food is, by far, the most significant cause of suffering today, both in terms of the numbers and the level of cruelty inflicted.
How Vegan? Ingredients vs. Results
According to biologists and anthropologists who study our anatomy and our evolutionary history, humans are herbivores who are not well suited to eating meat.
Is Man Carnivore, Omnivore or Herbivore?
An uplifting must-see video by PeaceOnEarth123
Free Hugs Campaign
Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Matt Harding's glorious video is moving in every way.
Poetry by Jenny Moxham
Free Vegan Poetry
The truth behind chocolate is not-so-sweet.
The Bitter Truth About Chocolate - by Team Treehugger/Tex Dworkin
Water is a miracle liquid! "You need water to enable your body to keep eliminating toxic substances, to produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair and organs, and to help your body absorb essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugars. Water also regulates your body temperature, cooling you down by evaporating through your skin." - Alice Kavounas, Water Pure Therapy
"The correct daily amount of water intake is approximately one ounce of water per pound of scale weight." - Dr. Philip L. Goglia, Turn Up the Heat
"You're not sick; you're thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication." Dr. F. Batmanghelidj
Everyone knows that water is needed by the body on a daily basis, but perhaps not the effects it can have when the body does not receive the amount of wter it needs. Low back pain, neck pain, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and colitis pain are just a few of the consequences as a result of chronic dehydration.
The human body is 25% solid matter and 75% water. Brain tissue consists of 85% water. The brain function takes absolute priority over all the other parts of the body. Even though the brain is only 1/50th of the total body weight, it receives 18-20% of the blood circulation. Because dehydration eventually causes loss of some functions ,the various signals put out by the body during severe and chronic dehydration have been translated as indicators of unknown disease conditions of the body. This is a basic mistake of clinical medicine.
Medical practitioners have been taught to silence these signals with drugs. That only further damages the cells of the body and the signals of water shortage. If this is done often enough, permanent damage can result, which then passes on to subsequent descendants of the person. That is why certain diseases can seem to "run in the family."
Source: Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
Listen to answers Dr. Batmanghelidj gives to readers who pose some questions to him:
Q - If a person has been dehydrated for years, how long does it take to get rehydrated?
A - It may take several months. It is not just the dehydration that must be corrected, but the damage to the amino acid metabolism of the body.
Q - You mentioned in a private conversation that being chronically dehydrated can contribute to the formation of breast cancer. How is that?
A - First of all, chronic dehydration is a stress on the body. This would raise the level of the hormon prolactin, which has been known to incite breast cancer. Also, the dehydration would alter the balance of amino acids, and allow more DNA errors during cell division, another factor promoting breast cancer.
Q - How does water affect your sex life?
A - Water controls the changing shapes and positioning of molecules that escort hormones into the cells. When these hormones are in abundance, the sex drive is healthy and balanced. It is imperative that a person drink 8 glasses of water or more a day. When the body has an abundance of water, hormonal signals become stronger and the sex drive is strengthened. And if you live or travel in a hot area like Phoenix, you may need 18 glasses a day. Drink till your urine is clear.
Q - What about high blood pressure? A friend of mine had high blood pressure in spite of drinking plenty of water for many years. This friend had always denied herself salt, thinking it was bad foro her. Her doctor had put her on diuretics to control the high blood pressure.
A - A person needs 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt for ever eight glasses of water he drinks. If you deny your body the salt, it has difficulty retaining enough water, no matter how much you drink. Therefore, to make sure the system retains enough water, it raises the blood pressure. What this woman was doing was keeping herself in a state of dehydration, in spite of all the water she was drinking. The diuretics and lack of salt was creating --- not curing --- a continual high blood pressure.
[Note: Dr. B. is not suggesting here that you add salt to your water. There is an abundance of salt---usually too much---in the normal daily diet. Learn more about salt here.]
Population: World: 6,485,563,529 US: 297,891,356
Rapid population growth undermines efforts to reduce world hunger. A growing population consumes more space and resources, leading to a rapid loss of arable land and increased competition for remaining land. Our world is challenged to produce more food for more people on less land with less topsoil and fewer resources.
Today, an estimated 841 million people remain hungry and undernourished, a number that approaches the population of the entire world when Thomas Malthus warned about the race between food and people some 200 years ago. Currently, the livestock population in the U.S. consumes over 80% of our corn and 95% of our oats.
If Americans were to reduce their meat consumption by only 10%, it would free up enough grain to adequately feed all 60 million people who will starve to death this year. Population is not just about the number of people in the world. It's about how we each impact the Earth, how we consume, how we develop, and how we recognize our needs and our wants. Source: Zero Population Growth