This blog post isn’t really one that was planned… but here I am, typing away. And truthfully – I have no idea where its going to go!
So let’s go.. it’ll be a surprise for both of us!
Yesterday, I posted an article about several studies being examined and the conclusion that consuming dairy increases a man’s chance of prostate cancer by CRAZY percentages as opposed to men who do not consume dairy. I posted that to our Facebook Page. This is not uncommon – the main use we have for Facebook is to share articles about kindness and informational bits to help people understand the impact we have on our health, animal health, and the environment by the decisions we make in our day-to-day living.
This post, I felt, would be uneventful – much like everything else we post.
But it wasn’t. For some reason, that post started getting angry faces as a response. Admittedly, that response took me a little by surprise.
And then I started to think about it – people SHOULD be angry. People should be upset that we have been lied to for so many years. Our government leads us to believe the meat and dairy industry are necessary because of human need…. but it really is just a want. And we both know that just because you want something doesn’t mean you actually need it. I was upset early on in my journey that I was led to believe certain things were healthy for my family and I marched along in my kitchen – feeding into the lies. I fed my family in a way that was toxic to their health and that upset me.
Now – before I go any further, I am NOT a conspiracy theorist. Probably the furthest thing from it. But it is not a conspiracy when everything is so blatantly available. There are no sealed files or special access needed – the research is there. It just takes some curiosity and time to find it (not that much time though – kinda sad how easy it is to find). The research has been done. Papers have been published. Documentaries have been filmed. A person just has to WANT to receive the message and then respond to that message.
I won’t sugar-coat my message. I ate meat for most of my life and I enjoyed it. But I was under the impression that I NEEDED to eat meat. I NEEDED to eat dairy. I NEEDED to eat eggs… and heck, I didn’t even like eggs and I ate them! But then I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes – and that was my tipping point. One book was enough to snowball into documentaries, research, and study. And I found out I was lied to.
I was morbidly obese, sick, and miserable because I was lied to.
I had multiple kidney surgeries because I was lied to.
I was taking 12 pills every. single. night. Why? because I was lied to.
I encourage each one of you to use any disappointment and anger you feel when it comes to finding this truth to fueling your own change. Be angry that dairy increases our risk of growing many different types of cancers and use that anger to stop eating the things that are making us sick. Find alternatives to those items and truly research what our bodies NEED versus what Animal Ag tells you we need.
And then find peace in knowing you are doing the right thing. Find a world of kindness – a world that is beyond the cruelty, abuse, neglect, and death caused by the animal industry.
“Milk – it does the body good” – that is not research, its marketing.
And it has worked.
“The Incredible Edible Egg”
“Pork the other white meat”
It’s just marketing.