Don’t forget to drink lots and lots of water. It’s so good for every part of you, plus it helps clear your body of toxins.
Wow, thanks so much for sharing this! I always heard this song on the radio, but never realized how profound the lyrics were. The music video is hard to watch, but worth it. Everyone should check this video out, especially my fellow vegans! Thanks so much again, anon!
I am currently experimenting with my own handmade organic vegan soap using only natural ingredients for fragrance and color (like beets, blackberries, spirulina, lavender petals, essential oils, etc.) that are not harmful, but actually beneficial for our skin. Would any of you be interested in something like this? :)
about veganism! :)
I got my blood test results two days ago and everything was PERFECT! Yes, even my protein.
*Gasp* “Protein?!”, you may ask? “But, you’re a vegan! *stink face*”
Yes! You read that right. We are all connected; every single one of us. Tonight I am living proof that our thoughts create our reality. Let us rewind for a sec…
I have been a vegan for approximately three years and for the past few months have been eating raw vegan foods (basically raw fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds) and just really loving this lifestyle. When you incorporate more raw foods into your diet, everything just becomes so clear, it is unbelievable. The closer to 100% raw vegan you are, the more your mind and soul is cleared of smog.
I’ve done so much research and have listened to so many inspirational raw foodists and always heard about their crazy stories about the law of attraction and whatnot. Of course the law of attraction works it’s magic every single day to all of us; but a lot of us don’t even see it because we are so consumed in our “hectic lives”. We really need to focus on the important things in our lives and not worry so much about the little, silly things. That is exactly what raw food did for me.
Anywho, back to being connected to everyone…a month ago I saw a documentary called “Crazy Sexy Cancer” —really good film, go watch it when you can— and I instantly fell in love with the girl in the film who documents her journey with cancer. In the film, she goes to the “Hippocrates Health Institute” in Florida, where she learned about the raw vegan lifestyle as a way to heal herself from cancer. After seeing this film, I had told my mom that I really wanted to go to that institute some day and how cool it would be to meet and learn from the people who created that wonderful institute. Since seeing that film, I have been bragging about it to everyone I know and just feeling really passionate about it.
Now, here is where it gets a little crazy…a few months ago a new well-being center opened up five minutes from where I live and I have been really curious about it. I eventually found them on Facebook tonight and figured out that they serve raw food there. I then bumped into a site that connects raw foodists in my city. First of all, just being able to connect with like-minded people got me EXTREMELY excited, ‘cause it can get kind of lonely when people think you be crazy cause you’re a vegan, let alone a raw vegan…they’re always like, “what’s that?”, haha. So, they have events on this site and as I am looking through the upcoming events in my city…I see a familiar name and finally realize that the name is the owner of the Hippocrates Health Institute that I had seen in the film and kept talking about.
I know it might not seem really significant to some of you, but it is to me because in one night, in the matter of about five minutes, I discovered a raw vegan community in my city and am now able to go see a conference with Dr. Brian Clement, the owner of the institute that I saw in the film.
It just goes to show that when you are passionate about something and are feeling generally happy with your life and with what you are doing, things happen to you that you wouldn’t even think could happen. You can attract so much good into your life! :)
So, with that said…eat your (raw) greens and start creating the life you want to live, because you know you can ;)
Spirulina contains 334% more protein than beef, 475% more calcium than whole milk, 5756% more iron than spinach, and is a rich source of B-complex vitamins, containing 118% more B12 than raw beef liver.
Attention anemics, people with those pesky “protein deficiencies”, those convinced their bones will dissolve without dairy and those worried about getting 2.5 micrograms of B12.
Your argument is invalid because spirulina.
by MEGAN ELIZABETH
Pigs and dogs. How did one end up being our pets and the other on our plates?
Both very social creatures enjoy running, playing games (not card games though, pigs hate those), affection, connection with humans and other pigs, and both are intelligent enough to learn and follow commands.
I want to share an experience I had the other day coming home from the city. I was on the PA turnpike about to get off at the Lansdale exit. Quite often I see trailers full of pigs and cows there because Hatfield Ham and Rosenberger’s Dairy are in the next town over.
After paying my toll I was stopped at a light next to the truck. Through one of the holes poked out a big, squishy, pink nose. I rolled down my window and said, “hey piggy”, in a very high voice. The pig pulled his nose out of the hole and replaced it with a set of eyes. Again I said, “hi, there piggy”. The light lasted another 15 seconds or so and I continued to talk to the pig because for some reason I had in my head that I was making him feel better.
When the light turned green and the truck shifted I could see the huge mass of pink that was filling up the truck smash back and forth until all the pigs became semi steady despite the movement. I continued to ride next to the same pig and talk to it.
I could see the pigs eyes looking right at mine. If the he could talk what would he say to me? “Help me. Where am I? Why aren’t you doing anything about this?” I began wishing I could do something, right then, for that pig who was looking me in the eyes.
I wondered what he would be like to sit next to and pet. Or how he would enjoy running around playing in a big open field with his friends and family.
Wild fantasies of high jacking the truck began to enter my mind! Then, where would I go? Even if I could save every pig on that truck, where do you take a couple hundred pigs? Where would I take one pig?
You don’t take them anywhere. You say, “bye pig”. I came to another light and the truck began turning left. I knew for the next however many hours the pig had to live his life would only be filled with confusion and fear, people yelling at him, kicking or prodding him, and then he would ultimately die an OH SO HUMANE death of being shot in the head with a metal rod.
How can knowing these things not make you cry? I began sobbing in the car because of the pig on the truck. And what made me even more upset was that it doesn’t have to happen. No human on earth needs to eat a pig to be healthy. Not a cow, or a chicken, or a duck, or a fish, or an egg.
You’re not eating bacon, you’re eating a pig. Your eating a pig who had a mom and brother and sisters. A pig with emotions who could have been happy or sad or scared. A pig that is now dead because you wanted to have bacon for breakfast this morning. Make the connection.
If you think you don’t make a difference, you do!
*It requires more than 4,000 gallons of water per day to produce food for a typical meat-eater but only 300 gallons of water to produce food for a typical vegan. Our fresh water supplies are dwindling!
*Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.”
*Every meal you eat you make a choice that’s either helping or hurting the environment and yourself. Choose health! It’s sooo easy!