Vegans. People who abstain from eating animal products. Could you imagine living off cancer-causing vegetables, fruit, nuts, and grains? Think of all the nutritional deficiencies you would obtain! How would you get your healthy doses of saturated fat, cholesterol, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and omega 3’s? You wouldn’t!
I suppose you could take supplements. But is a diet really sustainable on its own if it requires you to take pills with the nutrients you are lacking? I’m going to have to go with a no on that one! Let’s see how many vegans there are when the zombie apocalypse comes. The most hardcore kale-smoothie drinker will be snacking on dog eyeballs with a giant grin on her face.
Remember folks, this isn’t my opinion. This is just scientific fact. Here is a great paper that summarizes the nutritional shortfalls of the typical vegan diet. These diets completely lack healthy polyunsaturated fats because of the lack of fish and eggs. The long chain fatty acids are extremely important for cardiovascular and eye health, as well as brain function. Docosahexaenoic acid, also known as DHA, is rarely consumed by vegans unless it is supplemented. Even when it is supplemented, these supplements are often accompanied by side effects such as impaired immune response and prolonged bleeding times.
This fatty acid is the primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. Obviously, DHA intake is VITAL. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants. Not only is it a must for babies, but adults need it too. DHA is required for maintenance of normal brain function in adults. When vegan parents are feeding their children vegan diets, they are quite literally turning them into vegetables. Malnourished babies are simply way too common in the vegan community.
There are too many horror stories to count. Even the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium has suggested that parents who deny their kids meat should be arrested. Professor Georges Casimir said this:
“We are talking here about stunted growth and psychomotor delays, undernutrition, significant anemia. Some developments must be done at a specific time in life and if they are not done, it is irreversible.”
A vegan diet is not meant to be undertaken by humans. Look what it does to our young. Just this year a vegan couple was arrested after feeding their 5-month-old baby a vegan diet. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at 5 months old, which was just one pound more than the birth weight. Detective Lauren Watson said: “I’ve never seen a child to this level, this close to possible death.”
And before I start hearing the vegans screech at me about how this is “anecdotal” and an “isolated incident”, allow me to further elaborate:
I’m just scratching the surface of these stories, but you get the point. Vegan diets just lack the necessary nutrients for optimal human health. Unlike a carnivore, keto, or any kind of low-carb diet, veganism is a horrible choice for the development and maintenance of your body’s organs.
In addition to DHA, vegan diets also lack another important fatty acid called EPA. This is the omega 3 found in fish oil and human breast milk. Because vegan moms are often replacing their breast milk for almond milk and soy milk, their newborns aren’t receiving proper amounts of EPA. The potential health benefits of EPA intake make it seem to be like some kind of miracle drug. EPA is prescribed for heart disease, schizophrenia, personality disorder, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and diabetes. A recent multi-year study of a prescription drug containing only EPA, was shown, with incredibly high statistical significance, to reduce heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death by 26% relative to placebo. Why on Earth would you ever deprive your child of this?
We also haven’t even touched the other nutrients that vegan diets are lacking in. What about vitamin D, the vitamin responsible for the regulation of metabolism, and the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate? In the Oxford Vegetarian study, vegans had the lowest mean intake of vitamin D (0.88 lg/d), a value one-fourth the mean intake of omnivores. These levels of vitamin D are dangerously low and often cause many ailments due to the deficiency. This is why many vegan children have come down with rickets. Do you want your child’s bones to have the consistency of Play-Doh? Didn’t think so.
Another matter of concern for vegans is that vitamin D2, the form of vitamin D acceptable to vegans, is substantially less bioavailable than the animal-derived vitamin D3. Sad!
A study from the University of Graz says that vegetarian and vegan diets make people unhealthier. It found that vegetarians are ill more often, more susceptible to physical and mental disorders and generally have a lower quality of life than people who eat meat. They’re more at risk of cancer, have more heart attacks and are more likely to suffer from psychological disorders.
Vegetarians were more than twice as likely to have allergies as meat-eaters, 3% more likely to contract cancer, and a staggering 150% more likely to have a heart attack. Vegetarians were also hit harder by 14 of the 18 illnesses monitored in the study – which included diabetes, migraines, and osteoporosis.
People who maintained a vegetarian diet were also found to be twice as likely to be ‘mentally disturbed’, and generally have poorer mental health. The University of Graz study says that vegetarians were twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depression (a similar study from University of Hildesheim found that vegetarians suffered more from depressions, anxiety, psychosomatic complaints, and eating disorders).
Vegans are also at risk for iron deficiency. Fun fact: there are two types of dietary iron. One is called heme-iron, which is iron derived from animals. The other is appropriately called non-heme-iron, which comes from plants. The average level of iron in vegans is lower than that of omnivores because the human body’s ability to absorb non-heme-iron is SUBSTANTIALLY lower than the iron that comes from animals.
Another big one is the vitamin B-12 deficiency, as it can produce terrifying, abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms that include psychosis, ataxia, disorientation, dementia, mood, motor disturbances, and difficulty with concentration. Some vegans like to avoid B-12 deficiency by drinking their precious soy lattes, but unfortunately for them, soy increases estrogen production and turns vegan men into women. If you are a man who wants to be a vegan, you can either pick being completely crazed or having decent-sized boobs.
Vegans are at risk for zinc deficiency as well, and zinc deficiency is associated with many diseases. It can manifest itself as acne, eczema, xerosis, and other skin issues. Stomatitis, cheilitis, diarrhea, impaired cognitive function, schizophrenia, and behavioral abnormalities, such as irritability, lethargy, and depression can be the result of a lack of zinc intake.
Veganism simply isn’t the answer if you want to thrive in this world as a healthy human being. The nutrients aren’t there naturally, so this diet is in no way sustainable. Just look up pictures of how vegans age. Yikes! It is quite obvious that veganism is a CULT of DEATH!
Yes, Charles Manson, leader of the Manson Family cult, was a vegan.
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