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What is Angelina Jolie’s biggest beauty secret?
By her own admission, a thick, juicy steak!
In interviews prior to the release of her film Salt, Jolie says that she was vegan for a long time and that it “nearly killed” her.
“I found that I was not getting enough nutrition,” says Jolie.
Thankfully, Jolie wised up in time before her health and teeth were irreparably damaged. Many vegans are not as lucky. The fact is that some of the most critical nutrients for health, vitamins A, D,and B12 are simply not found in an exclusively plant based diet.
Vegans cite beta carotene as a plant based source of Vitamin A, but at best, human digestion can only convert a very small percentage of beta carotene into true vitamin A.
People with any sort of gut imbalance, which would be the vast majority of people today, generally cannot convert any beta carotene to true Vitamin A!
Vegans also claim that getting vitamin D from the sun or mushrooms is all that is necessary, but during winter months, it is crucial to be consuming animal based sources of vitamin D, else one is a sitting duck for flu and other wintertime illnesses.
Because the original source of B12 in nature is bacteria, some nutritional sources confuse the issue by maintaining that beneficial B12 is synthesized by gut flora in the colon of humans.
While this may be true, the B12 that is produced this way is not in a usable form as very little if any of this B12 is able to be absorbed across the walls of the large intestine or colon. The reason is that the bacteria produced B12 in the gut is not attached to the “intrinsic factor” (IF), a special protein that is secreted in the stomach.
B12 must attach to an intrinsic factor protein to be absorbed effectively. This happens when B12 that is consumed binds with the intrinsic factor that has been broken down by pancreatic enzymes in the small intestine. The tightly bound B12-intrinsic factor complex then moves through the gut to the Ileum or lower portion of the small intestine and attaches to cell receptors for absorption.
B12 Not Available in ANY Plant Foods
Contrary to claims by the vegan community, usable B12 is not available in algae like spirulina or tempeh (a fermented soy product). The B12 found in these foods is similar to true B12 but not exactly the same thing. The B12 in Brewer’s yeast is due to factory fortification, in other words, it is not naturally occurring in the food.
Studies have indicated that the B12 analogues in algae and tempeh are not bioavailable to the human body – blood levels of the nutrient did not change even after algae or tempeh were added to the diet.
Even worse, these B12 imposters can actually inhibit the absorption of true vitamin B12 as the result of a competitive situation in the digestive system. This puts those that avoid animal foods at an even greater risk for deficiency!
For these reasons, even die-hard vegans who are well researched admit that B12 supplements must be taken when one is on a vegan diet for an extended period of time.
How could a diet such as veganism possibly be a good idea if supplements are required to prevent serious deficiency?
The final nail in the coffin for the vegan diet is the travels of Dr. Weston A. Price back in the 1920’s and 1930’s. For over 10 years, Dr. Price traveled the globe only to discover absolutely no native vegan cultures whatsoever. Even the vegetarian cultures Dr. Price examined had poorer health compared to the meat and seafood eating cultures as evidenced by higher dental caries and lower immunity to degenerative disease.
No ancestral society ever ate vegan!
Why? The culture would have died out in a generation or two from lack of nutrients, low immunity to infectious disease as well as rampant infertility.
Even reviews of What The Health, the popular vegan documentary, point out that the film failed to cite a single healthy vegan population that has stood the test of time.
From Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s article Do Vegetarians Really Live Longer? on vegan tall tales of spry centenarians supposedly living on a plant based diet:
In reality, the Hunza and Vilcabambans consume some meat and raw dairy, and the Okinawans eat far more pork than soy. What’s more, there’s no anthropological evidence of healthy, happy fruitarians sunning in gardens of eden prior to the hunter gatherer eras. Indeed, leading anthropologists present convincing evidence that meat helped us evolve from big bellied, tiny-brained primates to big-brained humans able to leave all-day “grazing” behind and spend the time developing civilization. In other words, eating animal products made us human.
In truth, veganism is a modern phenomena – a political statement against animal abuse and confinement as practiced by CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).
Not that vegans do not have a good point – eating meat from CAFOs is not a good idea at all! The good news is that one can find humanely raised, antibiotic/steroid free, grassfed meat from locally based family farms. No need to reject meat and animal foods in their entirety by going vegan if you sympathize with the political arguments against eating animal foods!
So find a local farmer you trust and eat your meat, eggs, and dairy with the confidence that humans are omnivores not herbivores and that animal foods are clearly necessary to achieve your best health!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
I feel better since increasing my red meat intake. I am fed up with veganism and plant based crap rammed down my throat. My health is my most valuable possesion, I will never be vegan.
Isn’t it odd how nearly everything the “experts” say is unhealthy is actually the exact opposite … foods you should be eating??
LOL Angelina Jolie’s beauty secret is plastic surgery and money. Check out Lorry Hill’s video on youtube. 😉 No hate, she is stunning it is true. All the beef. all day ‘err day. I know vegans, they’re not healthy. That said I think some people (I’ve heard..?) feel good on it?
Sarah Pope MGA
Yes, some vegans feel good for a time as eating more veggies is quite detoxifying. But meat, dairy, eggs contain much more nutrition per calorie and critical nutrients no plants contain (like true Vitamin A, D and B12) so after awhile (usually 2-5 years), things start to tank and if the person doesn’t wake up and go back to being an omnivore, very bad things can happen like severe dental issues. Demi Moore … longtime vegan, had her 2 front teeth fall out! She blamed it on stress LOL. Right … I’ve never known an omnivore whose front teeth fell out randomly one day from stress.
This is all very true and I have lived most of my life more vegetarian dominant due to the people who raised me and a lot of my partners over the years and now my husband of the last 10 years. I have dear friends who are vegan and fighting cancer and ones who were pregnant and now vegan moms and seemingly the exception to the rule… so far! but in my gut and in my studies I have very deep rooted fear of what the long term result of this is for them. It is a hard subject to breech due to he fact of this : Vegans become vegans mostly and firstly NOT for personal health benefits but because it is like a personal calling toward defending animals and the abuse of them in mass Factory farming. It is like a religion. It is hard to argue that since I truly believe that the basis for their animal food strike is rooted in love and respect. The place where I have a hard time is when it feels it is “ them against us “. The vegans against animal food eaters. I asked from my friends that they respect my beliefs and know that I am a very conscious minded meat eater. I eat it occasionally and when I buy it I literally do to the local organic farm 12 min away called Nomad farms. They lived in Tibet in a ger with their children and learned from the farmers how to nomadically raise their animals. It is he purest and lightest energy meat I have ever eaten. And it’s inexpensive since we ( meaning kids and i not husband) only consume just enough. But my husband eats our chicken eggs that we raise and I buy milk cow and goat from a non homogenized high grass ( non gmo grain ) for the goats, from a farm 35 mi away.
I live in NC and it is absolutely possible to seek out the right foods and be humane in your practices. I try and cook the food traditionally and with respect.
A good book that really shows the other side of how climate change is really the cause of Big Ag and the water run off from pesticides and fertilizers, as well as the degradation of our souls due to all this kind of farming and GMOs. Where as cows and livestock’s humanely raises in a regenerative environment is what is saving the planet.
Anyway I could go on and on but two or three factual points are very important to bring up.
1. The small villages of vegans in say the Asian regions are actually only vegan when they are fasting. They eat Animal foods at times when not fasting. Not usually meat but local dairy and eggs humanly raised. They call veganism “ vegan fasting” because another not very known fact is
2. Plant foods are cleansing foods and animal foods are feeding foods. That’s why when we are sick and needing to detox say with cancer, vegan diets are very very beneficial. People with Cancer need a ton of cleansing but low sugar.
3. I have a lot of resistance toward people who judge me but not judgement for wanting to do a good thing. So stop judging us for doing what is right for our bodies and our children’s bodies.
We are also humans on this earth that deserve to be blessed with good nutrition just like our animals.
I know this was long but it sure needs to be said.
Woops. The really good book that I was mentioning but forgot to actually wrote the name is called “ vegetarianism explained “
Meat eating is the actual cult
Think about it
Everyone is raised to believe that cruelly MURDERING innocent animals is OKAY and that it’s “absurd” to care about a better world where no ones life is taken unfairly and unnecessarily. Of course there were no past civilizations that were vegan. Eating meat was once essential to humans. They didn’t have the knowledge of supplements or research. Science and people are evolving. There are vitamins and more knowledge. One day eating meat will all be thought of as being barbaric, in the past, yet once essential for the human race to have developed but there will be Moreno knowledge of how to be vegan healthily and people as a group will finally learn not to take more than what they truly need. Humans now take way more than they need to. Global warming is proof of that. We haven’t been conscious enough.
That’s great! I’m a vegetarian since 1995, and vegan since 2015. My personal trainer says I am the strongest female he’s ever trained.