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V egetarian P hilosophy
Origins of Eating Meat
So many years ago During the last Ice Age….
Conditions were so difficult that many species, animals and plants, disappeared.. For humans, survival was a difficult task.
The small animals which could survive became the food alternative for the prehistoric human being.
Thousands of years passed… and meat became a basic staple food… Nowadays the meat industry is a colossal business..
What really is the natural food for humans?
Animals enjoy eating raw meat.....
Humans will eat fruit even when they are not hungry, because it tastes so good! Humans cook their food and dress up their dishes.
Carnivorous Characteristics Carnivores have sharp, pointed front teeth to tear flesh Acid saliva; no enzyme ptyalin to pre-digest grains They don’t have flat molar teeth to grind food Carnivores have small salivary glands in the mouth They perspire through the tongue to cool the body
HUMANS CHARACTERISTICS Human beings have flat, back molar teeth to grind food Well developed salivary glands, needed to pre-digest grains and fruits Alkaline saliva; much ptyalin to pre-digest grains Humans lack sharp, pointed front teeth
MORE DIFFERENCES Humans perspire through pores in through pores in the skin. the skin. Stomach acid 20 times less strong times less strong than meat eaters than meat eaters Intestinal tract 12 times body 12 times body length length Carnivores have claws claws Strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to acid in stomach to digest tough animal digest tough animal muscle, bone, etc muscle, bone, etc Intestinal tract only 3 times body only 3 times body length, so rapidly length, so rapidly decaying meat decaying meat can pass out of body can pass out of body quickly quickly
EFFECTS OF EATING MEAT 1. Increases Cholesterol level leading to: -High blood pressure -Stroke -Heart attack -Early death -Obesity 2. Increases Uric Acid Problems -Kidney diseases -Gout -Arthritis -Rheumatism 3.Carries Nitrates, Poisons and Chemical substances -Cancer -Liver diseases -Sterility 4.Transmits Animal diseases - Mad cow, etc 5.Putrefactions -Poor elimination
Heart Diseases High blood Pressure Cholesterol USA Population: 270,000,000 + A large percentage of the North American population suffers from these diseases.
Japan Health Report 5.5 per 100,000 of Japanese will die of cardiovascular diseases each year About 120 per 100,000 of Japanese die each year of cancer 6.9 million people in Japan suffer from diabetes
Thailand Health Report 58 per 100,000 of Thai population will die of cardiovascular diseases each year About 100 per 100,000 of Thai population will die each year of cancer 1,140 per 100,000 of Thais suffer from diabetes
Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Vegetables have substances that cure incidences of cancer Vegetables have substances that cure incidences of cancer Vegetarians can easily be far healthier than meat eaters Vegetarians can easily be far healthier than meat eaters Vegetarians can easily be more physically fit than meat eaters Vegetarians can easily be more physically fit than meat eaters Vegetarians tend to be more peaceful and calm Vegetarians tend to be more peaceful and calm Vegetarian diet is propitious for mental and spiritual development Vegetarian diet is propitious for mental and spiritual development
“When the whole property of this universe has been inherited by all creatures, how can there be any justification for a system in which someone receives a flow of huge excess, while others die for lack of a handful of grains?” “The earth has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” -P.R. Sarkar - Mahatma Gandhi
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind. “ Albert Einstein
Is There Any Connection Between Meat Eating Habits and World Starvation? If we gave our grain supply to the poor and malnourished, instead of cattle, we could easily feed nearly all of the chronically underfed people in the world. Reducing meat production by just 10% would release enough grain to feed 60 million people. 80-90% of all grain grown in America is used to feed meat animals. If we ate half as much meat, we could release enough food to feed the entire ‘developing word’.
Saint Francis Einstein Some famous vegetarians Newton Leonardo da Vinci Martina Navratilova Paul McCartney Carl Lewis Kim Basinger