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Thinking of going vegetarian? Eating meat is best for your health

Updated on July 29, 2017
 Chicken, Pork, and Beef Tacos - This sort of meal is one of my favorite sorts of meals which includes meat
Chicken, Pork, and Beef Tacos - This sort of meal is one of my favorite sorts of meals which includes meat

Disease relationships between meat eaters and vegetarians and vegans

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Eating Meat Isn't Even Close To Being Bad For You

The globalist entities of this world, those seeking to impose a global cabal to rule us all upon us, are completely against the consumption of meat, or rather, they are against us common folk eating as our ancestors ate. The United Nations says veganism is the diet that will save the world from destruction. It is rather unwise to adjust your personal diet to the whims of the ultra rich and well connected.

Humans have the right to feed themselves the diet they can afford and the diet they want. There are some pluses to the vegetarian diet, but if one is a proponent of such, it is their obligation to be aware of the negative aspects of the same diet. Vegetarians lead a lower quality of life than do meat eaters, and quality of life is very very important for the living.

For at least the past two point six million years humans have been eating meat. All humans are omnivores regardless of what they call themselves. It's all very very simple. You were born an omnivore, you will die an omnivore. Choosing to pretend you are not an omnivore is little other than a game of imagination.

Eating meat made us the humans we are now. There's no evolutionary or scientific question concerning this issue. There is denial, quite a lot of denial. Throughout our human history, denial of facts has stunted progress

In recent years a lot of studies have proven the old vegetarian and vegan diets as not nearly so healthy as studies in previous years.A study conducted by the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians actually lead a lower quality of life. “Our study has shown that Austrian adults who consume a vegetarian diet are less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment.”


Much has been made about the recent World Health Organization study concerning a correlation between meat eating and cancer. Viewed objectively, the study provided nothing which wasn't previously known, processed meats have always carried some dangers. Homo sapien bodies weren't evolved to eat processed foods, but yet we continually evolve. Evolution works with what is available. It is scientific fact that those able to digest processed foods with less effort and damage will produce offspring also able to do so, as time passes humanity will become better equipped to handle such things in its diet. In the meantime, we would do well to remember that moderation is advantageous.

Most people who attempt a vegan or vegetarian diet give it up, in fact, the numbers are at 84% who attempt it, then ditch the failed diet for health reasons. Some folks have reported feeling so poorly and having health suffer so badly from vegan or vegetarian diets they believe the vegan diet nearly killed them. It would be far better to simply examine the science behind the claims of the vegans, and so never attempt such a poor lifestyle choice to begin with. Almost every science thing stated by a vegan is false, and made up entirely by Gary Yourofsky, the vegan messiah.

Pork ribs, turkey, sausage and brisket- my brother's cooking
Pork ribs, turkey, sausage and brisket- my brother's cooking

Is Eating Meat Bad For The Environment? NOPE

By now you've probably read commentary somewhere by some limp noodle progressive who claims that 1. eating meat is bad for the environment, and 2. eating meat is bad because the United Nations says so. Both claims are absolutely ridiculous, not based in anything but fantasy, and stem from the assumption that oligarchy is the basis for some nefarious and illogical form of "objective morality."

For every stretch of data used for propaganda the vegan or vegetarian creates, facts stand in the way, and so does approximately 97% of the human population. Were vegans or vegetarians to live far longer than the rest of us, we'd each and every last one of us know of it by now, as all the obituaries of the persons who'd lived past a hundred years would have made this wonderful vegan and vegetarian "science" perfectly obvious to us all. It has not done so, because it can't, it's not there.

Research has shown that giving up meat may not be as green as it seems. The Cranfield University study found that switching from British-bred beef and lamb to meat substitutes imported from abroad such as tofu and Quorn would increase the amount of land cultivated, raising the risk of forests being destroyed. Actual science and logic has proved that, environmentally speaking, tofu free Tuesday is healthier for the environment than meat free Monday.

It is important for everyone to recognize forever their biases are often based in ignorance or emotion. Ecology is something so huge there's not an Ecologist on the planet who'll understand but the smallest percentage of it.

Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken

Why even buy tofu? It costs more than meat, and is less healthy to eat.

I should maybe confess. I've never had tofu, and so I can't actually tell you I do not like tofu. A nice steak, however, is often cheaper here than tofu, and of course steak provides more nutrients per ounce than does tofu. I consider soy burgers or soy patty's a thing immoral for me to purchase, as you won't catch me knowingly buying something which is nearly certainly from the seeds of Monsanto. Purchasing anything I know to be grown from Monsanto seeds is to knowingly promote a fascist government and corporation, and to knowingly proliferate the sales of glyphosate - no thanks, I'll support my local Texas ranchers and buy some steak every day I can.

Vegetarians and vegans are living a lie if they think their meals are "death free," or something. Author Lierre Keith says, "The truth is that agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have done to the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. The truth is that agriculture requires the wholesale destruction of entire ecosystems. The truth is also that life isn’t possible without death, that no matter what you eat, someone has to die to feed you."

The moral vegetarians believe that it’s possible to eat a diet that includes no animal suffering or animal deaths. The political vegetarians believe that if everyone was a vegetarian, we could feed the world and stop various kinds of environmental destruction. And the nutritional vegetarians think that animal products are the root of all dietary evil and lead to heart disease and cancer. Each category is sorely mistaken, and the vegetarian diet does not provide the nutrients to repair the human body. Lierre Keith is hardly the only intellectual to recognize that human agriculture is the root of environmental degradation and masses of animal extinction, but you should read her interview just the same. Of course most American and European vegans are cult like persons, and also they're often violent, regarding human life as LESS important than the lives of chickens or cows, and so Ms. Lierre Keith is always under threat of life, limb, and property due to the sickness of veganism.

Tuna steak is a wonderful meal
Tuna steak is a wonderful meal

Permanent nervous system damage from vegan and vegetarian vitamin b-12 deficiency

Another confession, I love fried chicken, but the one time I tried to fry chicken myself, I jacked it up so badly I had to scrape the burned skin and batter off and finish cooking the bird slowly on a skillet. I apparently got the oil way too hot. I'll try it again someday. I love fried chicken with pickled jalapeno peppers and some bread. I also love to have it with mash potatoes and fried okra - it's a Southern cuisine delight.

We've got hundreds of chickens here on the property I live on, but we do not eat our chickens, we eat their eggs. The unfertilized eggs, of course, are wonderful foods, foods the vegan feels should never be eaten. Yes, vegans feel that wasting unfertilized bird eggs is the more moral choice in a world where every single day people are starving to death. Then again, what would you expect from a nutrient deficient brain such as one in the head of a vegan? 68% of of vegetarians are vitamin B-12 deficient, and 83% of vegans are. Vitamin b-12 deficiency can cause irreversible damage to the nervous system. Ask yourself is the risk is worth it for your not eating meat, dairy, eggs, etc. I'm going to eat meat, and every day too.

Shrimp, mussels, clams, oysters, snow crab legs, sausage, potatoes, and corn
Shrimp, mussels, clams, oysters, snow crab legs, sausage, potatoes, and corn

There's no reason to feel guilty for eating meat

When it comes to reasons to not eat meat, there aren't any good ones, there are only mistaken beliefs concerning it all. Eating meat in moderation is the healthy thing for everyone to do, but no particular diet can be said to be universally beneficial to humans as we've all got different goals, metabolism rates, and we live in different places. In any case, humans are omnivores, and nothing can change that about any human living today - poor diet choices don't change you from being an omnivore. Eating meat, of course, is what made us the humans we are now - as without it, we'd have never developed our large brains. According to some nice studies, humans have been eating meat for 2.6 million years, and fishing for 40,000 years.

Anyone ever again attempts to assault me with their feelings about my diet, I'm going to be rather blunt with them about the situation. I don't give a flying giraffe what someone decides to not eat, it's their choice, and their body to mess up. I think everyone who has someone trying to beat veganism or vegetarianism into them should be righteously offended by it, and if it ever comes to someone going at me in public for eating meat, well, they're definitely putting themselves in harm's way then. Of all the people I've ever known, I've never known anyone who endorses cruelty to animals. I think the largest portion of humanity wants as little cruelty involved in our meals as is possible. I don't feel guilty for eating meat, and why would I? I am biologically designed to do it.

Ultimate Meat Lover's Plate

Animal liberation?

If I lived closer to the coast I'd eat a lot more shellfish, and probably a lot more salt water fish. As it is, I live way inland, and sometimes I get to go fishing and will catch and eat some bass, catfish, or both. The animal world is not all created equal in terms of intelligence. Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer, the guy who once wrote a book titled Animal Liberation, said, “I think there’s very little likelihood that oysters, mussels and clams have any consciousness, so it’s defensible to eat them.” Well guess what, Mr. Singer? I didn't need your permission, and nobody else did either. Myself, I draw the line at cows or pigs. I don't want to eat anything more intelligent than a pig. Oh pigs are quite smart, but when you consider the truth that a pig will absolutely eat you if it can - it kinda takes the moral argument of the dinner table for me.

These animal liberation nuts are some scary people, and they're often rather criminal, and cause all sorts of carnage for their actions. While I'm not the guy who supports testing/torturing animals of any kind to make something idiotic like a new mascara - the animal liberation nut isn't even too often thinking about that. A female friend told me a story about the animal rights folks in her community, she said some cut down a lot of barbed wire fences to free the cattle, well, a few people died when their automobiles slammed into some very large cows at a high rate of speed, oh and the cattle died too, of course. There's a reason Mr. Gary Yourofsky is considered an international terrorist, very good reasons.

According to the World Health Organization, as much as 30% of the global human population suffers from iron deficiency. Yes, you can get iron from vegetables, but you can't get the good kind of iron, heme iron from vegetables. The vegan diet is atrocious for your health, just don't do it.

In the end, what you were told when you were a child is true. A balanced diet is the healthy diet, and a balanced diet includes meat. You should definitely have some in moderation.


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      Wesman Todd Shaw 2 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I eat some vegetables. They go great in small amounts in my tortillas where there is mostly meat and cheese :)

      Did I mention the big effing joke that is 'vegan compassion?' Oh the vegans go on and on and on about how much compassion they have for animals by not eating them.

      I don't eat rats. I don't eat owls. Does this mean I've got super duper compassion for rats and owls? Nah, but that's what vegan compassion is. A big pathetic nothing burger.

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      Paula 2 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh Darn you, Wes. I guess I won't be sending you an invitation to my "Bring Your Own Veggie-Matic," Party! You sure know how to hurt a girl.

      I guess I just don't know what constitutes a really BIG deal and what some of the "fluff" is. Need to get my priorities in order. Not.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 2 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Paula, veganism is proof the creator God gets bored as hell, and trolls himself.

      That person mentioned two of the dumbest and most outlandish 'shock-umentaries' there has been in the past few years.

      Vegans are people who don't like other people, so they join together in club vegan to talk about how vegan their vegan days were, and how they're going to vegan even harder tomorrow.

      It's a big stupid vegan circle jerk.

      But there is never any being vegan enough. One must forever out-vegan the other vegans. Vegans are misanthropic puritan nutjobs with mental disorders, and a horrific level of scientific knowledge, and reasoning ability.

      Those ain't the kind of parties I'm ever going to attend. :)

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      Paula 2 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh Wes, I love you more everyday! This is not something that requires "support" and/or "Debunking" by any source,( like WHO? more so-called experts?) Vegan or non-vegan is a damned personal choice. What kind of car do U prefer to drive? What style of fashion floats UR boat? Choose. and I really don't need to know your reason. Let's do away with ALL paper products...those poor trees. Eradicate the sweat shops that make our clothes & everybody just go naked. How about doing away with the slave owners, instead of starving the slaves? America, where are U?

      What the HELL is this at this point & time, anyway? Just close your eyes and point! There you'll find some big mouth, self-absorbed nincompoop, who read a couple books and saw a video & is NOW over-qualified to dictate the rules of life.....perhaps to all of us jackasses standing around just waiting to be told how to speak, when and what words are on the approval list, which way we should travel to control our footprints on the planet?

      "Count me out, big boy," is about all I ever have to say to these screeching preachers invading our space and impeding our movement. GIT OUT da way, and while you're at it, stuff this jalapeno pepper in your huge mouth and bite down hard. Did I see someone write the word, "ignorant?" Nice of them to divulge their profile name....By the way, do any of U vegan folks wear leather shoes, play any sports...like FOOTBALL, baseball? Huh? Dear billionaire, how comfy are those leather seats in your Jaguar? Your daughter plays the piano with those Ivory keys? Hey! Sharp alligator boots! LOOK this one up! Drs & Lawyers in America consume more beef than all other people in general. Google that!

      Break time. Go peel your carrots and beets.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 2 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      You left out the infamous 'Earthlings.' Had you listed it you'd have had the triple crown of vegan propaganda. All three thoroughly debunked by many sources. Everything about veganism is a lie. But thanks for playing pretend. :)

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      Informed 2 weeks ago

      Cherry picking your information to support your agenda, spreading lies to justify how you don't want to evolve into a being that can be more mindful of your impact on this planet of limited resources is really sad, this article exemplifies how ignorant you are. It's ok, we all should strive to improve so I ask before you spread your VERY BIASED point of view try to do better research and share counter arguments for your readers consideration. For a simple start try watching the documentaries 'What the Heath' & 'Cowspiracy' both on Netflix. Listen to the experts, look into the referenced articles and provide an update to this editorial piece you peddled as 'science backed' facts

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      18 months ago

      I went vegan and I've never been healthier physically. My acne and migraines have completely gone away, and I have no problem with any deficiencies (B12, Iron, etc.). If you choose to eat meat, then good for you. That doesn't mean it is a necessary or healthy part of everyones diet. People can live and thrive without any meat or animal products in their diet and I'm living proof. The mere suggestion that I need to consume meat is laughable, and a little sad at the same time. This article is reminiscent of the ones written by pushy vegans, but in reverse. Just move on and accept others dietary choices.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 21 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Street vendor tacos in Tejas are often times far far superior to what you get in a sit down restaurant!

      ELEFANZA! Where ya been?

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      Elefanza 2 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain

      I want those tacos! They look like street tacos and man, those things are yummy!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 3 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      People definitely eat or otherwise consume too much in the way of carbohydrates...I stopped drinking sodas, but I nearly always sweeten up my teas. Only in recent years have I got to where I eat bread much at all.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Right now, science is on your side. Frankly, I am sick of the whole thing. Having said that, I believe wheat is the culprit and sugar is right up there, as well. Meat is far better for us than originally believed.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 3 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Oh how I love the M&M McFlurry! That ice cream of theirs is fabulous!

      Yeah - you can't argue with a fundamentalist of any kind...they come in all kinds, but I think the vegans are the loudest and most disconnected from reality of any single other group of persons I've ever encountered....I've been studying vegans on Facebook in a large group, if you ever want in there, let me know....it's a wild ass place, I tell ya!

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      I have had my own wars going on with those who think ALL McDonald's foods are bad for you. No one is twisting their arms to go eat a big juicy hamburger. I have had others throw names at me and all that crap because I am a meat eater. I have done studies to show them that the B-12 cannot be gotten from vegetables and if so it is in such a minuscule amount. The still do not believe that and will throw out yet another one of their silly sites that say the same things over and over again. You have made me hungry to go get a steak or one big juicy hamburger----McDonalds's perhaps......hehehehehehe

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      And I'm telling you.....alligators are BEST....far far away from me. Thank you.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 3 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know, where I live, I'm somewhat close to Louisiana, and also...now, there are absolutely alligators in Kaufman, County -Texas. No, I've never seen one, but THREE people I grew up with who are trustworthy have not just seen them, but killed them.

      Two of them killed them for eating fish in their pond...I don't think people around here are well trained or know how to convert a big ass lizard into meat...but you know, I'm not into killing anything at all unless it is a threat to me or someone...or if I plan to eat it. I'm told alligator is best as a sausage :D

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yes, you should have done something different with it....like leave it where ever you found it!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 3 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      AH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I remember! I think I had posted a question here about how to cook frog legs! I bet I did. Lemme tell ya - that alligator was WEIRD tasting. It wasn't "bad," but it wasn't good either...er, I mean, it wasn't terrific; but I should have done something different with it. It was totally unlike any other meat I'd ever ate...and I had tried it previously even in a jerky, which I did not finish, but fed to my very appreciative dogs!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I recall sending you a how-to-cook-frog's legs----because my mother used to make them. I never ate frog's legs....and I would probably not try "alligator." I make it a point to avoid consuming anything that I shudder when I look at or a creature that I feel simply does not belong on my plate, no matter HOW it's presented.

      My attitude? To each his/her own. The one thing we all have in common in terms of FOOD is that we need it to survive!...

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 3 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well, I had managed to successfully batter and fry some frog legs once...but I got lucky on that deal, beginner's luck. When I tried that chicken...it was a disaster. Don't ever think I waste food though, I don't. I just didn't have that bird friend.

      Oh now that I think about it I had some alligator tail once...which I bought on a curiosity sort of impulse...and I battered and fried that...somewhat successfully, I mean, I ate it. I think I should have researched what to do with gator tail though...it probably should have been skillet cooked and mixed in with some red beans and rice - Cajun style.

      The reason I'm so into this topic is because that Gary Yourofsky fella's video had me convinced eating meat was wrong for a few days....but when you think about his arguments for a while you realize none of them are anything but emotional arguments, and not factual ones...other than the fact that sometimes animals are abused in the factory farming of animals industry - which I don't think anyone disputes, or wishes to actually happen.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wesman.......Wow, my little lamb chop, you definitely have a beef with this topic. I see you really got into the meat of the facts and figures.

      I'm just one of those chicks that refuses to go to the extremes in any case.

      Being quite independent-minded as well, I rarely if ever listen to anything that sounds vaguely like being TOLD what we should or should not do, think, drink, eat, or say. To think I would ever listen to any report or advice from the government, is simply laughable.

      Some of the veggie-heads that you apparently disagree with (LOL) claim it's more about animal cruelty than it is about health. It would be hard to find a more sincere animal lover than I am.....but I just don't get their argument.

      FYI....."Tofu" is basically tasteless. It absorbs the flavors of whatever you add to it or cook with it. It's not something I've ever gotten into, but I do know a little bit about the one million Tofu recipes available!!

      I will send you the instructions for preparing delicious, juicy, crispy chicken. What sort of a Texan doesn't know how to make Southern Fried chicken?? Tsk Tsk......Wesman.

      Actually I give you credit for even trying. Most single guys have a habit of stopping by to see "Mom," right around dinner time.

      Here's to Pink Steaks!!................UP+++