vineri, 15 februarie 2013

Foods that KILL or foods that HEAL our planet

Foods that KILL or foods that HEAL our planet

The time to reconsider our food sources, no matter how “humanely” they’ve been raised, is here. If for no other reason, then, for saving our very HOME PLANET is reason enough to make us want to awaken further and inform deeper.
OLD food industries go extinct while NEW ones are born

WHY this has become by far, our most important priority of all other?
Simply because peace, financial and technological freedom, free education, housing and transportation become meaningless if we have no planet left to enjoy all other freedoms.

As we speak, NEW BREAKTHROUGH food production methods are being developed with billionaires investing big$ in it.

VEGANism is sweeping our world at an unimaginable rate
We KNOW our world is massively EVOLving when

Is in the MEDIA, in PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, more and more schools, world hunger movements, environmental saving organizations, with more and more doctors on board, medical science and nutritional communities, politicians and even Hollywood on board.
Is it just a coincidence?
Or a movement whose time has come?
GREEN  is our next RED PILL

Why the urgency?
It is simple: because eating the way we do destroys our planet at an astounding rate
Day in day out
With every breakfast, lunch and dinner, party and event
It’s not the WARS and oil industries that do it before our MEAT, EGGS, FISH AND DAIRY addictions are doing it.

Learn for yourself why ALL  OTHER forms of activism could definitely wait and take a secondary seat to our MOST URGENT, priority form of activism and why each and every single living soul on this planet should be concerned with it and make it his/her priority before all else.
It is not a passing phase, a cool trend or a moment…it is the very cosmic alarm clock for all humanity to awaken and start get involved, starting with our plates, education and sharing with all others.
“Humanely raised”, organic, “natural”, “compassionate farming”, “free-range”, “ and “wild” aka hunted meat and food products are not the solution either and below, you will find out why.

Sustainable animal farming myth debunked

 “HUMANE” MEAT, dairy, eggs and fish FOOD myth debunked


We have learned about and share BOTH the PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS.
Foods that KILL or foods that HEAL our planet. It is all in our choosing.
It is a planetary saving and healing revolution.
You are invited to become part of the solution.
Without it, we won’t have a planet to call HOME anymore.
The amount of water, energy, land, etc. it takes to produce 1 pound of meat is Abhorrent (those resources alone could eradicate world hunger). Meat eating is the single most destructive activity an individual can engage in with regards to its impact on our planet for future generations. Rain forests are slashed and burned to make room for the grazing of cattle along with the resources it takes up (i.e. energy). Agribusiness is a crime:

The astounding, devastating effects of our daily food choices



The truth about fish

 The truth about EGGS

The TRUTH about SOY

"The way that we breed animals for food is a threat to the planet. It pollutes our environment while consuming huge amounts of water, grain, petroleum, pesticides and drugs. The results are disastrous." - Dr. David Brubaker, PhD, at Johns Hopkins University's Center for a Livable Future –

Smithfield Foods, the largest and most profitable pork processor in the world, killed 27 million hogs last year.
A slaughter-weight hog is fifty percent heavier than a person.
The logistical challenge of processing that many pigs each yea...r is roughly equivalent to butchering and boxing the entire human populations of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Columbus, Austin, Memphis, Baltimore, Fort Worth, Charlotte, El Paso, Milwaukee, Seattle, Boston, Denver, Louisville, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Las Vegas, Portland, Oklahoma City and Tucson.

The 500,000 pigs at a single Smithfield subsidiary in Utah generate more fecal matter each year than the 1.5 million inhabitants of Manhattan. The best estimates put Smithfield's total waste discharge at 26 million tons a year. That would fill four Yankee Stadiums. Even when divided among the many small pig production units that surround the company's slaughterhouses, that is not a containable amount.

So prodigious is its fecal waste, however, that if the company treated its effluvia as big-city governments do -- even if it came marginally close to that standard -- it would lose money. So many of its contractors allow great volumes of waste to run out of their slope-floored barns and sit blithely in the open, untreated, where the elements break it down and gravity pulls it into groundwater and river systems. Although the company proclaims a culture of environmental responsibility, ostentatious pollution is a linchpin of Smithfield's business model.

Smithfield's pigs live by the hundreds or thousands in warehouse-like barns, in rows of wall-to-wall pens. Sows are artificially inseminated and fed and delivered of their piglets in cages so small they cannot turn around. Forty fully grown 250-pound male hogs often occupy a pen the size of a tiny apartment. They trample each other to death. There is no sunlight, straw, fresh air or earth. The floors are slatted to allow excrement to fall into a catchment pit under the pens, but many things besides excrement can wind up in the pits: afterbirths, piglets accidentally crushed by their mothers, old batteries, broken bottles of insecticide, antibiotic syringes, stillborn pigs -- anything small enough to fit through the foot-wide pipes that drain the pits. The pipes remain closed until enough sewage accumulates in the pits to create good expulsion pressure; then the pipes are opened and everything bursts out into a large holding pond.

The temperature inside hog houses is often hotter than ninety degrees. The air, saturated almost to the point of precipitation with gases from shit and chemicals, can be lethal to the pigs. Enormous exhaust fans run twenty-four hours a day. The ventilation systems function like the ventilators of terminal patients: If they break down for any length of time, pigs start dying. From Smithfield's point of view, the problem with this lifestyle is immunological. Taken together, the immobility, poisonous air and terror of confinement badly damage the pigs' immune systems. They become susceptible to infection, and in such dense quarters microbes or parasites or fungi, once established in one pig, will rush spritelike through the whole population.

Please see the link for the rest of the article.... Photo - Smithfield's holding ponds -- the company calls them lagoons -- cover as much as 120,000 square feet. The area around a single slaughterhouse can contain hundreds of lagoons, some of
which run thirty feet deep. The liquid in them is not brown. The interactions between the bacteria and blood and afterbirths and stillborn piglets and urine and excrement and chemicals and drugs turn the lagoons pink.!/photo.php?fbid=478002132256398&set=a.114071768649438.16041.113902138666401&type=1&theater

it is EVERYone's business to prevent our HOME PLANET's unimaginable fast destruction through every steak and pizza we unknowingly participate with at planetary holocaust...planetary because through our old, outdated and destructive traditions, cultures, addictions and conditionings we are wiping off the very life of our planet and ALL of her inhabitants, OURSELVES included...if COMPASSION doesn't resonate with you, if YOUR OWN HEALTH doesn't resonate with you, HOPEFULLY preserving our very HOME, for us and our children, will trigger an awakening call, or else, WHATEVER ELSE you are into, you won't be able to experience it here...see for yourself and make the change
Astonishing facts
Did you know that:
According to the Nature Conservancy, every second of every day one football field of rainforest is being destroyed. Much of this forestland is being cut down to farm and raise livestock, which is then exported to the U.S. and ends up in fast-food hamburgers. According to the Rainforest Action Network, 55 square feet of tropical rainforest are destroyed to make every fast-food hamburger made from rainforest cattle. This is an area about the size of a small kitchen and it is gone forever each time one of these hamburgers is eaten. It is even worse because with each square foot of rainforest gone, up to 30 different plant species, 100 different insect species and dozens of bird, mammal and reptile species are destroyed. The rainforests are so important because half of the species on earth live in them and the forests are vital to the world’s oxygen supply.

and this is valid for ALL OTHER types of ANIMAL DERIVED FOODS: DAIRY, EGGS, FISH...we now have ENDLESS ALTERNATIVES such as meat, dairy, eggs is all OUT THERE, ready to be shared:  

Did you know that the chicken industry on the Delmarva Peninsula produces a million tons of manure every year... It's a primary source of dangerous bacteria and nutrients that steal oxygen from waterways, and is the main reason why so little progress has been made in restoring the Chesapeake Bay. We get to decide whether or not to support the health and recovery of our wonderful bay, primarily by what we choose to put on our dinner plates.
- Thanks to
Mark Rifkin

Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.



HUMAN OMNIVORISM myth debunked 

“HUMANE” MEAT myth debunked

FOOD, the most dangerous weapon of mass control

World saving most powerful truths



Religion, Animals and VEGetarianism

SOULutions and FOODS that can HEAL our planet:

NEW food industries are born while OLD ones go extinct

Planetary healing from the ground up

Animal farmers awakening and healing


Growing Winter Organic Produce

ORGANIC SOIL nutrients and products

Veganic agriculture/permaculture

How to make a smooth, natural transition to a vegan lifestyle 




HUMAN SPIRITUAL evolution through FOOD 

PLANT or ANIMAL based foods?


sâmbătă, 9 februarie 2013

Letter to therapists

Dear therapists,

I am writing to you as a therapist, as someone who is trying to alleviate suffering in the world, because recently I experienced a big wakeup call which has revealed to me one of the fundamental roots of human unhappiness and suffering, and yet this had been hidden to me my whole life, and many people do not see it, perhaps you are not aware of it either and yet it very much affects your work and people's health and wellbeing in many ways.

I am part of a group of volunteers who are creating a diverse grass roots movement for relieving suffering and devastation, for humans, animals and planetary ecosystems.

I truly feel that the information we are sharing with you and with many other therapists, will greatly benefit your work.

Food and mental health (a fascinating awakening journey)

It began when I watched some footage of what is happening to animals on factory farms and abattoirs, the level of violence and suffering simply has to be seen to be believed. After viewing the footage I became vegan and have experienced such a transformation in consciousness that I now see our human mental health is very much linked to what we eat.

I've also witnessed many other people undergo this same shift in perception after changing their diet to a cruelty free one, and altering their perspective of other animals, stopping seeing them as simply resources to be used for our pleasure, to beginning to see each animal is a soul, a living being, who has the level of consciousness of a three year old child, in terms of their ability to recognize their names, form deep relational bonds, feel love, enjoy playing and running around.

This is a shift from a head based perspective of beliefs and rationalizations which deny the suffering of others so we can gain at their expense, to a heart based perspective where we are intentionally living to avoid harming and reconnect to our capacity for compassion and wonder, love and awareness of the value of life and wellbeing of others, has a profound effect on our own happiness and wellbeing.

We torture confine mutilate and kill hundreds of billions of souls each year. The rest of wildlife is destroyed by hunting, shooting, poisoning and otherwise killing all other species who are deemed a threat to ''livestock''. Entire ecosystems and wildlife animals are killed as their natural habitat is burnt to the ground to raise ''grass fed'' cattle or to grow crops to feed the cattle.

24,000 people a day starve whilst the demand of wealthier nations for grain to feed their cattle out prices the poorer nations on the world food market.

We are destroying the very planet we all depend on for survival, literally, and imminently. Top EU, UN, and NASA climate scientists say animal agriculture is causing 50% of global warming, is burning down our rainforests at an acre per minute and poisoning our oceans. All their studies show we only have a couple of decades left before we are pushed into ecological catastrophe directly caused by a ''meat and dairy'' diet.



If we turn to a vegan diet now, the gasses given off by animal agriculture will quickly clear our atmosphere (within ten years) and the planet will begin to cool and heal. Rainforests will stop being destroyed, the earth begin to cool and heal itself. The oceans will begin to clean themselves, and the soils will no longer be dangerously eroded.


The development of character is the process of forgoing personal pleasure in order to avoid causing harm to another or exploiting them in any way. Vegans often report increasing abilities to recognize exploitative selfish or manipulative behaviors in self and other and begin to move away from these into healthier ways of being and relating. They report increased levels of honesty, integrity, sensitivity and compassion developing in all areas of their lives. The simple but fundamental and revolutionary act of acknowledging the cruelty and violence they've been unwittingly participating in their whole lives, radically transforms their consciousness. The intention to be kind, to do no harm helps people to develop a healthy self esteem and confidence; from simply knowing they are actually, truly doing their best to not harm anyone, ever.

This intention to do no harm, quickly becomes the intention to do good in the world, people's lives, focus and intention becomes more meaningful and purposeful. This too is beneficial to their emotional and spiritual health.

So I'm writing to you to ask that you will in your personal and professional life, in your own intention to alleviate suffering on this earth, consider this crucial issue.

Physiologically we are identical to other herbivorous animals and thrive best nutritionally on a healthy whole food diet with no animal ''products''.

For the sake of the animals who are suffering so very much, for the sake of the future of life on earth, and for our own wellbeing on every level, I implore you to please don't take my word for it, to take some time to view the links below and to begin to be part of the solution on this earth, the alleviation of so much suffering and destruction. We need everyone who is remotely capable of it, to actively choose to no longer participate in this violence towards other species, and to speak out for the animals and for this vital social change in every way they can.

We now have mass media, science and medical community, professional sports, politicians, ex-animal farmers turned vegetables farmers and vegan activists, parents, children, schools, grass roots movements, tens of millions around the world and Hollywood on the VEGAN movement and from here it only grows exponentially, as the linked materials below will show you.
Vegan food and vegan movement heals our minds, bodies and the entire planet with all of her ecosystems.
It is the only truly sustainable, healthy, compassionate evolutionary stage for of planetary healing.
We hope you will join usJ

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,
Manuela Arhire and the World Peace Diet team

Food and mental health (a fascinating awakening journey)



Food and violence

Food and violence

Food and aggression

Food and Mood

Food and mental health

Food and emotional health

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates

We are what we eat.

Physically, mentally, emotionally and we now have overwhelming scientific proof that FOOD deeply affects our mental, emotional and behavioral state. 

Nutrition and depression

Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison (Absolutely amazing story)
San Bernardino County, CA — In the late 90’s, amid rising crime rates and finite lockup space, the private prison industry was looking like a pretty lucrative business opportunity for anyone who could take advantage. Having received a dire report from Georgia-based prison design firm Rosser International Inc., San Bernardino County was expecting a shortfall in inmate beds and a doubling of their inmate population by the year 2020. Against this background, the County began accepting bids for a 500-inmate private prison.
Terry Mooreland, CEO of Maranatha Private Corrections LLC was among the individuals who bid on the project. There was only one catch. Mooreland’s bid included a stipulation that if he was awarded the bid, inmates serving sentences at his facility would be offered a vegan diet.
As fate would have it, Mooreland won the bid and in 1997 began to build what became the Victor Valley Medium Community Correctional Facility in Adelanto, California; which is about 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Once operational, this facility saw remarkable results for seven years, before a dispute over inmate phone revenue led the State of California to cancel their contract with Mooreland.
It is unbelievable that something as silly as phone revenue could cause a State to end one of the most remarkable prison success programs in the country, where inmates got out and stayed out. At the time, the State of California had a recidivism rate of 95%. This is the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested. The Victor Valley facility enjoyed a recidivism rate of less than 2%.
So, what was the key factor behind this success? A vegan diet.
In a video-taped interview obtained by Vegetarian Spotlight, Victor Valley nutrition services coordinator Julianne Aranda explains that “what we eat not only affects us physically, but it affects our mental attitude, our aggressiveness and our ability to make good decisions”. In interview after interview it was clear that the NEWSTART program staff was in agreement that the mind and body must be cleaned up in order for the inmates to achieve positive behavioral changes.
Initially, although the State of California was very supportive of the NEWSTART concept, they told Moorland they didn’t believe that even five inmates (of the 500) would accept that kind of a diet. In fact, they told Moorland that inmates would probably “burn the place down before they became vegetarians”. However, once the program was in progress, the opposite became true. On average, 85% of the inmates chose the NEWSTART side while only 15% chose the CDC program.
The remarkable behavioral changes could even be seen outside in the prison yard where according to prison officials, nobody “owned” or controlled the yard. Typical lines drawn between blacks, whites, hispanics, gang members and other groups were non existent. On the NEWSTART side, everyone played basketball together and had great fellowship. The CDC side of the house had the same racial divisions experienced at any other prison.
In testimonials, inmates assert that the surprisingly good-tasting food led them to feel better, have greater energy, increased stamina and reduced problems with acne. Indeed the effectiveness of a vegan vegetarian diet in rehabilitation has been scientifically validated.
Although the State of California apparently preferred to pursue phone revenue over rehabilitated inmates, the success of the Victor Valley facility gives us something to think about. Could this kind of a diet help us in raising our children?


Eat, Think, And Be Healthy - Raw Food The Optimal Brain Food

How Foods Affect Mental And Emotional Health

Healing Mental Illness With Raw Food Nutrition

 Manic Depression (Bipolar) and Raw Food, episode #531

Mental Benefits

The correlation between people who eat meat and violence

From 1984 to 1994 the number of youths under 18 who were arrested for murder tripled, according to the Department of Justice. It is time to look beyond the sociological roots of this trend to consider the profound changes in our food supply as a possible cause of violent behavior. We need to rethink our dependence on processed foods and animal products filled with toxic chemicals, antibiotics and steroids. Rather than directing all our attention to bitter debates on gun control and the violence in the entertainment industry, let's also consider the pressing need for a cleaner environment and a vegetarian diet. Food should be good for physical as well as moral health. The Indian science considers food to sustain not only the body, but also to maintain the purity of mind and the soul. Just as alcohol affects the state of a person's mind, so does every item of food and drink affects one's psyche. The very tendency to kill an animal or bird for food gives a person the tendency to commit violence. It reduces one's sensitivity, compassion and kindness.
Meat eating contributes to a mentality of violence, for with the chemically complex meat ingested, one absorbs the slaughtered creature's fear, pain and terror. These qualities are nourished within the meat-eater, perpetuating the cycle of cruelty and confusion. When the individual's consciousness lifts and expands, he will dislike violence and not be able to even digest the meat, fish, fowl and eggs he was formerly consuming
In my eleven years of vegetarianism it has become quite evident that vegetarian families have far fewer problems than those who are not vegetarian. If children are raised as vegetarians, every day they are exposed to nonviolence as a principle of peace and compassion. Every day they are growing up they are remembering and being reminded to not kill. They won't even kill another creature to eat, to feed themselves. And if they won't kill another creature to feed themselves, they will be much less likely to do acts of violence against people.
I believe that most violence stems from anger, and that most anger can be traced to frustration. The most basic, and yet invisible, frustration comes from feeling continuously dissatisfied at the cellular level. Add this to the negative emotional states resulting from allergic/addictive reactions and you have an ongoing potential for violence.

Many mental and emotional problems have been related to dietary intake. Manic depression (bipolar disorder), schizophrenia and some apparently psychotic disorders have responded favorably to dietary intervention. Who knows how many violent acts towards others could have been avoided if the dietary connection had been known.

Individuals suffering from manic depression can become extremely violent, even uncontrollably homicidal, during the manic phase of their cycle. At the other end of the cycle, the depressive phase, they can become equally suicidal.

A toxic person generally has an acid pH level which results from the ingestion of animal proteins, refined sugars and cooked fats. These foods are poorly digested and create toxic residues, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. Conversely, the more alkaline the body, the more serene or calm the individual. Increased intake of living foods (fruits and vegetables) helps to create an alkaline pH level.

Animal products do not possess the nutrients needed to satisfy human enzyme requirements. Their increased use results in toxic, devitalized and violence-prone individuals. By increasing the amount of fresh, raw foods in the diet, and reducing the intake of toxic, allergenic and acid-producing foods like meat and dairy products, each person can experience a much more positive, non-violent emotional state.  Aside from telling me they felt better, the vast majority said they became sensitive to the fact that they were causing pain to animals by eating them. This is amazing. Just by not eating meat for a week or two, people who had eaten meat all their lives without a second thought - who never associated the food they were eating to a live animal who gave their life and suffered - were somehow now looking at meat eating it an entirely different light.


Nutrition and brain function 

Eat your way to higher consciousness.

“The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.” Mahatma Gandhi  

"As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields." -Leo Tolstoy 

 “We need never look for universal peace on this earth until men stop killing animals for food. The lust for blood has permeated the race thought and the destruction of life will continue to repeat its psychology, the world round, until men willingly observe the law in all phases of life, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’” –  Charles Fillmore, “The Vegetarian,” May 1920

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." Pythagoras, mathematician

Compelling our children to eat animal foods gives birth to the “hurt people hurt people” syndrome. Hurt people hurt animals without compunction in daily food rituals. 
We will always be violent toward each other as long as we are violent toward animals—how could we not be? We carry the violence in our stomachs, in our blood, and in our consciousness. Covering it up and ignoring it doesn’t make it disappear.  
The more we pretend and hide it, the more, like a shadow, it clings to us and haunts us. The human cycle of violence is the ongoing projection of this shadow.
Dr. Will Tuttle (World Peace Diet)   
We now have mass media, medical community, professional sports, politicians, ex-animal farmers turned vegetables farmers and vegan activists, parents, children, schools, grass roots movements, tens of millions around the world and Hollywood on the VEGAN movement and from here it only grows exponentially, as the linked materials below will show you.
Vegan food and vegan movement heals our minds, bodies and the entire planet with all of her ecosystems.
It is the only truly sustainable, healthy, compassionate evolutionary stage for of planetary healing.
We hope you will join usJ

Food, Science and Health

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


World saving most powerful truths

HUMAN OMNIVORISM myth debunked 

“HUMANE” MEAT myth debunked






VEGAN nutrition 


How to make a smooth, natural transition to a vegan lifestyle 




RAW food movement

The bigger picture   Planetary healing from the ground up