Re: Optimal Eating (Herbivors and Veganing)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 15:02:09 MST

Because vegetables have not insignificant amounts of toxic chemicals in them
that are known carcinogens.
And what 'commercial meat' are you talking about? Typically cornfed beef is the
main culprit in any meat diet, but free range beef is as healthy as beans, fish,
or chicken. The danger of the modern meat diet comes from the practice of
raising the animals on a corn diet in unsanitary conditions with little
exercise. Minimizing the cornfed beef in one's omnivorous diet (or eliminating
it completely) gains one 90%+ of the benefits of a vegan diet without the risks
of anemia, malnutrition, and osteoperosis.
My own meat diet consists primarily of fish, eggs, venison, chicken, buffalo,
and ostrich, with possibly 5-10% beef somewhere in there, though I've eliminated
beef completely in the last month to measurable benefit. Rice, pasta, tomatos,
salads, mushrooms, broccoli, and other veggies make up the rest. wrote:
> > > Change from grains to fruits and veggies.
> Judging from the hormones and various chemicals added to almost all
> commercial meat and dairy products, I don't see why Vegans and Vegetarians
> aren't healthier and expected to live longer!
> - Eric

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