Vegetarian + Egg & Gluten-free Food-crafting
~ Organically produced food is recommended ~
My Reasoning in a Mini Nutshell:
1. Animal flesh contains a higher
level of pathogenic microorganisms than other foods because of the
way animals are fed, the storage of meat and because meat is already
in a rotting cycle by the time you eat it. Fatty meats ferment even
more quickly and tend to produce uric acid in the body.
2. Dietary Dioxins accounts for 96 percent of human exposure and the
primary source is meat, dairy products and eggs. Dioxins are carcinogenic.
See link below.
3. Humanity for the most part regards animal husbandry as a commodity
to be bought and sold for profit. Inhumane treatment of animals raised
for food is common and well documented. Practices such as overcrowding
of chickens in pens and separating mother cows and baby calves soon
after birth are the norm. Such ways make business sense but ignore
the fact that the animal is an emoting creature capable of suffering
from lack of loving care.
4. Egg production falls into the same category as meat production:
inhumane treatment of chickens and higher levels of pathogenic microorganisms.
My father delivered eggs and chickens for a living and I grew up loving
eggs. By paying close attention to my heart rate after eating eggs,
I eventually accepted that eggs caused my body stress, even organically
5. Gluten is problematic for many people due to the high lectin content
of gluten containing grains. Lectins come in different types and are
an irritating substance that naturally occurs in certain food groups.
If someone develops sensitivity to a particular type of lectin then
eating that food contributes to GI inflammation. Many people have
gluten sensitivity and don’t realize it.
6. Gluten in wheat is also one of the main dietary sources of GMO’s
– genetically modified organisms. GMO’s may increase allergies
and inflammation. Getting into the habit of eating gluten-free spares
the body from the effects of GMO exposure and this comes in handy
when eating out or while traveling.
Excerpt from: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
“According to the EPA, over
96 percent of human exposure occurs through the diet, primarily foods
derived from animals. Dioxin in air settles onto soil, water, and
plant surfaces. It does not readily break down in the environment
and over time accumulates in the grazing animals that eat these plants.
People then ingest the dioxin contained in meat, dairy products and
eggs. Some exposure also results from eating dioxin-contaminated fish.
Dioxin exposure of the general population is a problem of cumulative
emissions from many sources. Dioxin causes a wide array of adverse
health effects in both animals and humans. Dioxin is a potent cancer-causing
agent and is considered to be a “human carcinogen” by
the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research
on Cancer and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’
National Toxicology Program. According to the US EPA draft report
on dioxin's health effects, the levels of dioxin-like compounds found
in the general population may cause a lifetime cancer risk as high
as one in 1,000. This is 1,000 times higher than the generally "acceptable"
risk level of one in a million. The human epidemiological evidence
provides consistent findings of increased risk for all cancers combined
and lung cancer in occupational studies.”