Staratarian™ Cuisine


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 produced eggs.


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.

Dioxin Exposure
Excerpt from: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
http://chej.org/wp-content/uploads/Documents/Dioxin%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

“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.”

 

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