People love to hear good news about their bad habits, as Dr. John McDougall has been saying for years. Hence why when that ridiculous study came out suggesting that vegetarians are less healthy and have poorer quality of life than meat-eaters, it quickly went viral. First and foremost, this study was poorly designed, not even defining what each diet consisted of, nor studying actual health outcomes.
Additionally, there have been these anti-vegan rant articles that have also lit up the internet, all based on confusing mistruths. The well-designed, long-term data on eating a plant-based diet are solid. Further, the data on the benefits of a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables (and other plants) is unquestionable. Here are some debunking articles of these myths, along with the best reviews of the science.
Ultimately, if you are adamant about holding onto animal products because you love them, want them, and can’t give them up, the recent surge of press will help you justify it, regardless of the actual facts, based in sound science. My job is not to convince someone otherwise. Instead, I am here to show you that the science shows a whole plant-based diet is the best and that not only can we survive without animal products, we can absolutely thrive….but, you have to want to do so. One can lead a person to healthy, but you can’t make them drink…
—->Jack Norris wrote an excellent response to these claims here: http://jacknorrisrd.com/austrian-vegetarian-study-making-waves/
—->Ginny Messina’s review of this article:http://www.theveganrd.com/2014/04/are-vegetarians-less-healthy-than-meat-eaters.html
—->Ginny Messina’s “Don’t Think Twice About Going Vegan: http://www.theveganrd.com/2014/03/dont-think-twice-about-going-vegan.html
—->Review of Plant-Based Diet benefits from leading HMO Kaiser Permanente: http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/Spring2013/Nutrition.pdf
—->Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Veg Diets: https://www.vrg.org/nutrition/2009_ADA_position_paper.pdf
—->Lowering risk of death and disease with 7 servings a day of fruits & vegetables: http://www.dailyrx.com/fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-tied-lower-risk-death-all-causes
I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.
"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk.
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”
Never knew this, keeping this for reference
As a student of Veterinary Medicine I can completely confirm this! Do NOT take them out of their nest unless you’re 100% sure that the mother did not come back for them after at least one day!