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I'm not so sure about the Vitamin D thing. Are these freaking studies just alarmist? The back and forth of pro and anti vegetarianism, is it all just alarmist? Should we just eat what we want and what we feel is "right" and be done with it?
 

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i didn't read the article--but essentially we should eat what we want and what we feel is right as long as we can get all of our necessary nutrients and are happy.<br><br><br><br>
there are ways to be vegetarian and vegan that are healthy for many people--but some people may not be healthy as vegetarians or vegans. we must, at least, be open to this possibility.<br><br><br><br>
there is no need to be alarmist though--just to keep reading and researching and experimenting to see what works for us.
 

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This guy is extremely crazy. He specifies not to use aluminium or copper cookware, in order to eat healthily. IMHO, I think he's a nutjob. Much of his essay on vegetarianism in non-dietary based, though this guy promotes a way of eating. This suggests that there's more to his agenda than just promoting healthy eating.
 

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This guy's a nutcase. This article makes the assumption that all veg*ns eat a fat-free diet which I think we all know is a load of hooey.
 

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Let me get this straight - He's saying this lady lost her baby due to a vegetarian diet? Funny, my mother had a miscarriage, and she was ANYTHING but veggie, let me tell you, lol.<br><br><br><br>
This man obviously has his own agenda. To me, it sounds like he's trying to convince HIMSELF of what he's saying. I wouldn't let articles like that bother you. Common sense should tell a person that it's better to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, than decomposing corpses.<br><br><br><br>
Just my two cents. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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absolutely, 100%, complete and utter garbage. it really is.<br><br><br><br>
he says that there's no way vegetarianism could do anything about world hunger, yet it's a fact that's taught in education that a longer food chain is less effective and uses up resources far more than a shorter food chain. instead of us eating a cow that's eaten plants, if we ate plants this would cut out the loss in energy and be more effective for the world. also, does he think that it's fair people stuff their faces with extra hamburgers and so on in the western world and people starve in the third world? me thinks he's delusional, somehow.
 

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How many healthy veg*n moms do we have on the boards? I'm willing to bet they'd argue with the notion that veg*nism causes miscarriages.<br><br><br><br>
Just b/c he's a doctor doesn't mean he has any idea what he's talking about.
 

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That paper is the ultimate in anti-vegetarian essays. It's got more holes in it than a colander, but a lot of militant omnis believ in it. I found the article from a post on an anti-AR board saying that it was an omnipotent anti-veg article.<br><br><br><br>
But seriously, this guy is a nutcase. I wouldn't trust him with a potato gun.
 

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Wow - what a nutjob - I couldn't finish the article because it annoyed me so much. It looks like he hasn't done much research into the typical vegetarian diet.
 

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This guy is beyond nutty. How he got a degree is beyond my understanding unless he got it out of a gumball machine or a Cracker Jack box (maybe from a bathroom wall? Could be). I find it ironic that the government is admitting that a diet of mostly fruits, vegetables and grains are more beneficial than a diet of animals and the things that come out of them. I'm not a believer in what the government sees as healthy, but you can't deny that you constantly hear of a veg, fruit, or grain having this or that that helps a person lower their risk of ________ (insert condition here) or helps increase the possibility for _________ (insert good thing here) YET you never hear of that being the case for animal products. Even an omni doctor will admit that plants foods are much better for you than animals ones.<br><br><br><br>
I, for one, would love to see soilman, Loki, or any of our more studied veg*ns debate this wack-job point, by point. It would be fun to watch our people make a grown man cry.<br><br><br><br>
I would also like to see "the good doctor's" cholestrol and fats levels. I bet they're so high, they're off the charts.<br><br><br><br>
He sounds like he's not only trying to convince himself, he also sounds like he's an Atkins-ite.<br><br><br><br>
BTW: Seems the "good duck-tor" (quack) also has his own religion. As someone who's studied most of the major religions, tried most of those religions, and now know what I believe and why, this jerk offends me on more levels than just the meat issue.
 

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Yes, I agree with everyone else. His little article of verbal diarrhea looks like a pinhole next to all the evidence and articles supporting a vegetarian diet.
 

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And you know, to me, this article cannot be convincing when there are so many healthy veg*ns out there... it might look good on paper but the reality just doesn't cut it.
 

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I have read this article before, as it is posted at Mercola.com. Dr. Mercola's main point is that grass-fed beef is the best, and anything else is bad for you.<br><br><br><br>
Interestingly though, he also has a business on his site where he sells, surprise, surprise, Grass-fed beef!<br><br><br><br>
All of his articles are just worthless,and I really don't have the energy to post long replies to all of these again.<br><br><br><br>
Just one point that I read before on this board. Notice that in his "miscarriage story", he doesn't actually say what she was eating. He just says that it was non-animal and low in Vitamin A. As someone said, "She could have been eating only pickles and rice cakes"
 

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I've dealt with this nujob in another thread. I'm sure that soilman would love to take a proverbial sledgehammer to his arguments of clay.
 

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this crap makes me physically ill.<br><br><br><br>
i just finished reading "becoming vegan" by david and melina and that book easily refutes all of those points. they go over most, if not all, of the studies that have been done on vegan diets and they explain them. for example, in the studies that showed unhealthy vegan infants, these infants were given nothing but unfortified soy and nut milks.<br><br><br><br>
in the years that i have been a vegetarian i have come to realize that all these people who spout these ridiculous "facts" are just not telling the whole story. about b12, in my opinion, he's leaving out the most crucial point. it may be true that b12 is not found in plant sources, but it's also true that b12 is not produced by animals. it's not some magical nutrient found in their flesh. it's produced by bacteria. some goes for those famous omega-3 fatty acids that have so many people chowing down on fish. it's produced by the stuff the fish eat in the first place. i believe that no matter how complex our knowledge of nutrition gets, it's all very simple; everything is found in non-animal sources, because non-animal sources are at the bottom of that kindergarten food web chart.<br><br><br><br>
i encourage anyone, especially those whose beliefs feel shaken by articles like this, to pick up a well-researched book on veg*n nutrition. i'm not a nutritionist, so that's what i rely on to keep me confident and to help me assuage the concerns of meat-eaters.<br><br><br><br>
is the man pictured on that page the author of this article? i can just see him with a cap on shooting deer with the intent of "thinning their populations." i hope he lives a good long life, but i feel that when his time does come, it will come by means of heart disease, stroke, or one of the many types of cancer that has been linked to animal products.<br><br><br><br>
sorry for the rant!
 
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