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Re: New to Veganism
Oct 12, 2006
i see that there was quite a debate sparked over this, but i am just going to address the two issues i think ate most important, and then leave this topic alone.

[QUOTE=xstitchesx]yes people ate meat millions of years ago but that was also before a lot of other foods existed. people needed meat in order to survive. now they dont.[/QUOTE]

my point with people eating meat for millions of years is that we have evolved and our bodies have developed around eating meats. every part of our bodies recognize the meat and use the nutrients in it apropriatly and it has taken millions of years for this to happen. when new "foods" are introduced into our system, our bodies do not recognize them as easily (especially if they are chemical filled) and do not use the nutrients properly in these foods. our body is a miraculous thing and has been fine tuned...a decade or two is not long enough to evolve to adapt properly to these new foods...in which case they cause side efects such as the gas you were describing before. (and thats just a physical result, there are also many more interior problems that you will not have physical aliaments for but are occuring inside your body.) your body lets you know there is something wrong by giving you warning signs. listen to them.

there were also references to the "links" that meat had to bad health. have you dont any research into the negatives of soy? i have listed a few of them to get you started...

-High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.

-Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.

-Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. they have also been linked to early puberty in girls

-Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease. They also block thyroid medication, so people on those meds shouldn't have soy at all.

-Vitamin B12 in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12.

-Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D.

- Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.

-Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.

-Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.

- Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.

the list does go on.

The only thing i was getting at in the first place is to be carful of what you put into your mouth. research everything and dont assume something is good for you because it has been said to be in the past. advertisments lie, so does the FDA. you have decided to become a vegan for health benefits, now do it properly and you may acomplish that. replacing meat with soy and mock meats is not the way to do it properly. IMO...





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