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The Data’s In: How Much Longer You’ll Live If You Stop Eating Red Meat

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There is no doubt about it: vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise as more and more people are becoming aware of the potential impacts of meat and animal product consumption and the effect it has on our health, spirituality, conscience, and the environment.

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As more awareness is raised, more people are making an effort to either ditch or drastically cut back on their consumption — and for good reason. Those who have opted for this lifestyle have varying reasons, but the most common are the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, inhumane treatment of animals on factory farms, and the growing health concerns over many animal products.

How Bad Is Meat Consumption On Our Health?

More and more studies are emerging specifically on the potential impact that a diet consisting largely around meat and animal products has on our health. Last year the World Health Organization declared that processed meats are actually now classified as a ‘Group 1’ carcinogen along with tobacco and asbestos. But aside from just increasing your risk of cancer, another study has found that meat can actually raise your mortality rate and increase your likelihood of dying from a number of diet-related ailments.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona reviewed data that was collected from six different large-scale studies that tracked more than 1.5 million people for varying periods of time, ranging from 5 to 28 years. Participants of these studies ranged from extreme, strict vegans to those who ate meat daily, and generally more than once. Their review, appropriately titled, “Is Meat Killing Us,” in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, found that meat is killing us.

“This data reinforces what we have known for so long –your diet has great potential to harm or heal,” said Brookshield Laurent from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

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What Does This Include Exactly?

From the data that was collected, the main focus was around the consumption of red meat (beef, lamb, pork) and processed meat products such as bacon, lunchmeat, hot dogs, sausages etc. These particularly raise the risks of developing cardiovascular disease or cancer, and other serious health concerns like diabetes and increased blood pressure.

The study concluded overall that “the evidence is consistent that increased intake of red meat, especially processed red meat, is associated with increased all-caused morality.”

There is some good news here, however, specifically for vegans or those who are looking to shift more towards a pant-based diet. The study found that in smaller studies “a vegan diet has been shown to improve several parameters of health, including reversal of cardiovascular disease, decreased body mass index, decreased risk of diabetes and decreased blood pressure.”

The report also showcased that sticking strictly to a plant -based diet for the long run was shown to have the most overall benefits. Those who ate a vegetarian diet for more than 17 years increased their life expectancy by 3.6 years, compared to more short-term vegetarians who saw less significant benefits.

So, Is It Worth It?

This is something only you can decide. You may be thinking, what’s 3.5 years? I’d rather eat what I want and not deprive myself. But is it a matter of giving years to your life or life to your years? Would you rather live a healthy lifestyle, and maintain that health into old age, or pass away after suffering from disease? This is not to say that you will definitely contract a life-threatening disease, but as the above data shows, it is more of a potentiality.

Perhaps the biggest take away we can gain from this information is not that we need to be vegan to maintain good health, but that we do not need meat and other animal products to maintain good health. Shifting our perspective around this issue is a great step in the right direction. Opening up our minds to the possibility that we can eat less meat, more plants and be healthy and happy is a great possibility.

Perhaps, with more awareness being raised around this issue, the less we will see things like factory farms practicing inhumane methods of animal agriculture and destroying our environment. The less we’ll see the production and consumption of things we know are absolutely toxic for us to consume like these processed meats and shift over to foods that we know have the capacity to nourish and heal our bodies. Maybe one day, we’ll see cancer-warning labels on packages of bacon just like we do on cigarettes.

All of these things are possible from spreading the knowledge, making changes in your life and by raising awareness! We have already seen these shifts taking place as the prevalence of those on a vegan or vegetarian diet is on the rise, and we are seeing more and more options available at grocery stores and restaurants. We can choose to evolve with the times and utilize the information that we are presented with to our advantage or we can carry out our same patterns and stick with the old paradigm. The choice is ours. What do you choose?

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    There are multiple health benefits to be gained by taking a simple walk every day. These benefits are measurable, and if you don't already have an active lifestyle it can be a great way to assist you with your health.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on how the human race has become extremely sedentary, and how disease rates continue to climb as a result of the modern human lifestyle.

The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives.

That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us out of it. We are seeing a health revolution take place, where more and more people are becoming health conscious, and are always being encouraged to be more active.

Ultimately, we can’t really blame the human experience for our lack of movement, it’s something that all of us have the time to incorporate into our lives in one way or another, and if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy being too active, a simple walk every day can have tremendous amounts of benefits. As pointed out in the video below, by Bright Side.

If You Want To Increase The Benefits Even More, Walk Barefoot

It’s called grounding, or ‘earthing’ and it involves placing your feet directly on the ground, without shoes or socks as a barrier. Why? Because there is an intense negative charge carried by the Earth, it’s electron-rich, which serves as a good supply of antioxidants and free radical destroying electrons.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” postulates that earthing could represent a potential treatment for a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.

That’s right, many positive health benefits occur as a result of walking barefoot, and these are measurable.

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The picture below represents improved facial circulation (right image) after 20 minutes of grounding, as documented by a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager (dark blue=lowest circulation; dark red=highest circulation). Image Source: Scientific Research Publishing

If you want to read more publications and access the in-depth science with regards to grounding, you can refer to the article linked above the picture.

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Nature Valley Ad Shows The Down Side Of Children Addicted To Technology

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  • The Facts:

    Technology has impacted most of our lives in a really big way. We use it daily for everything we do pretty much. Kids today, unlike previous generations, use technology more than ever and spend much less time in nature.

  • Reflect On:

    How much is too much technology for young and developing minds? Is it time to reevaluate our children's relationship with technology and get them back into nature?

Technology has become a staple in most of our lives, really, could you imagine life without it? In the video posted below, Nature Valley asks 3 generations what it was that they did for fun as a kid, the answers from the youngest generation may or may not surprise you, but is it time to cut back on the technology and bring kids back to nature?

Technology is not bad per se, that isn’t the discussion here. This is about how we use it.

Before technology, children would look to nature for entertainment. They would play outside on the lawn, go sledding, build forts, and use their imagination to create their own entertainment. Nowadays it’s all too easy for kids to get sucked into technology, there are video games, tablets, computers, cell phones and television, all of which provide a type of escape from the real world. Although, there are many ways that technology is and has been used for good in the world, is the disconnect that it is causing children and adults to part from nature causing more harm?

With the rise of mental disorders and illnesses, is it possible that the answer to these issues is simply to get kids back into nature, more time with self, using their brains to build things, be creative and connect to the energy from the Earth? We already know how effective a simple walk or hike in nature is and how they both can literally change our brains. Nature appears to be much more important than we generally give it credit for.

In my own experience, disconnecting from technology and going camping on my own proved to be a very cathartic and healing experience for me. I’ve come to realize that although being immersed in nature regularly does have a lot of benefits, but even just making time for it at all can cause a positive impact. For many of us who live in cities, with the constant bombardment of noise and of course EMF frequencies etc., just disconnecting for a short period can make a huge difference.

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It’s easy to get emotional watching something like this as it shows just how far removed the newer generations are from what has been most natural to children for centuries, simply playing in nature. The children are essentially self-proclaimed tech addicts and get their entertainment by playing video games, watching videos or tv shows, texting etc. Is it time to go back to the basics and start evaluating how detrimental too much technology can be on young and developing brains? You can read more about this issue here, Is Your Child Struggling From Nature-Deficit Disorder?

Is it up to the parents to ensure they are setting proper boundaries with the amount of time their children are allowed to use technology? Or is this the future and something we should simply let happen as a natural part of evolution?

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6 Proven Ways to Cleanse Your Liver & Release Pent Up Anger

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  • The Facts:

    In Chinese Medicine our liver is directly connected to anger and unfortunately, we live in a world where our liver is regularly taxed by toxic chemicals. Thankfully there is plenty that you can do without medication to keep this vital organ healthy!

  • Reflect On:

    What toxins are you regularly exposed to and what steps are you currently taking to combat them?

A toxic liver can lead to anger. In Chinese medicine, our biggest detox organ – our liver – is the organ connected to anger. When we work at changing our lifestyles and daily habits, we begin to see it having a positive effect on our mood as well as general health.

When toxicity mounts we have a more difficult time controlling or letting go of our angry feelings. Toxic chemicals accumulate in our bodies because we live in a toxic world. We microwave in plastic, we cook food in Tephlon coated pans, we smoke, we take medication, and eat fried and processed foods.

These food-like products contain toxic chemical preservatives, glyphosate; GMOs and pesticides. Ingesting poison daily results in everything from immune deficiency, mood disorders, lowered mental performance, and even life-threatening cancer.

So, besides avoiding many of the contributors of liver toxicity – what can we do?

1. Eat less added sugar & address possible yeast overgrowth in the gut

Yeast can cause fermentation of food in place of digestion and cause bloating and gas. It can contribute to “leaky gut syndrome” – thus in turn can lead to the production of toxins that may affect the brain and nervous system. Yeast overgrowth can produce alcohol as its byproduct, acetaldehyde, giving us a “hangover” feeling. It can also lead to liver damage, and it prevents the proper detoxification of other pollutants, increasing the toxicity of other toxins.

2. Support the liver with botanicals

Plant medicine like Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root can help cleanse the liver. Both extracts are known to be pretty safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in the reviewed clinical trials seem to be minimal. Only those with a ragweed, iodine or latex allergy should be cautious with dandelion. (Learn more about milk thistle)

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3. Drink organic aloe vera juice

High quality; raw organic aloe vera can be a phenomenal digestive aid. It seals the gut wall, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps the immune system, and detoxifies the liver, skin, and colon.

4. Cook with more turmeric & black pepper to help the body absorb nutrients better

Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which increases the bioavailability of food by decreasing activity in the intestinal tract and inhibiting the metabolism of certain enzymes. Better still, cook with lots of turmeric and black pepper together. The combination helps the body absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

This ingredient can heal gut wall permeability due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves asthma, heals wounds, prevents the progression of memory loss, controls diabetes, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, and fights cancer. (Note: A great supplement for this that I recommend for is Liver Health)

5. Incorporate liver cleansing foods into your diet

Incorporate liver cleansing foods such as green leafy veggies, avocados, apples, garlic, olive oil, citrus fruit, beets, and cruciferous vegetables into your weekly diet.

6. See An Acupuncturist

Used for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to detox and balance the liver meridians to reduce anger and other emotional and psychiatric issues.  Simple needle-less acupressure is often used on children.


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