The ex-vegans who are now, and have been for some time, coming forward with their stories of sickness and close encounters with death, have inspired me to write this article. They are proof that veganism is not sustainable but they were duped into it, anyway. If not for the following two reasons, I too, may have bought into this lie: firstly, I have an inherited form of anemia called “thalassemia” that requires me to consume adequate amounts of iron to remain healthy – the best source of this nutrient outside of liver is, red meat (supplements are inadequate for me as are plant sources of iron); secondly, the physiology and nutrition classes that I undertook at University. The knowledge I acquired during these classes was enough to immunize me from infection by the vegan propaganda that reared its ugly head decades later. This is an ongoing phenomenon that so many are now decimating with the truth.
Veganism is a psyop/cult that has been designed to match up nicely with the New Age one: all is ‘One’ etc., etc. – do no harm to any living creature. The tenets of the New Age arena are meant to brainwash people so that they are willing to shorten their lives via this ‘ever-loving’ diet. Even vegans that do not consider themselves “New Age”, would argue that they are more loving, or moral people because they value ALL sentient life (unless of course, they go vegan for ‘health’ reasons).
Sentient: 1. responsive to or conscious of sense impressions – sentient beings 2. AWARE 3. finely sensitive in perception or feeling (Merriam-Webster Dictionary 1828).
There is growing scientific evidence that supports plant sentience (I have listed a few papers/studies and books at the end of this article. Indigenous peoples, Buddhists and Hermeticists knew long ago that plants are sentient beings – they have souls. Science has only recently caught up with their wisdom). The main argument against plant sentience is that a brain, or nervous system are required for a being to be sentient. I know from direct experience that this is not the case. I have undergone several forms of therapy – some involved taking me back to my conception. At conception, there is no brain, or nervous system and yet, I was AWARE of everything that was going on in my environment. These memories remained with me and continued to have a negative impact upon me until they were dealt with decades later. I have also undergone training in certain therapies that once required me to take one person back to her conception. The level of detail that she was able to recall was mind-boggling. An individual is not even a fetus at conception (fetal life begins after eight weeks from conception), let alone a fully formed infant but sentient life is sparked at that point. In other words, sentient life expresses itself through different forms. This awareness is known as consciousness, and more specifically in relation to sentience, self-consciousness. Memory is an important indicator of self-consciousness – plants have been shown to have this which necessitates an awareness of their environment and its impact upon them.
Entering the realm of “consciousness” makes it all New-Agey and this is where the concept of ‘Oneness’ comes into it. So, if all life is sacred because of this consciousness, then nothing should be eaten: NOTHING. But this is not the reality of life on Earth (i.e. Nature). (The biggest problem with New Agers and vegans: the refusal to accept earthly reality.) There is an interdependence between individuated life forms on this planet where beings have to consume other beings in order to survive – something must die in order for something else to live (this is a dualistic world, after all: life/death; day/night; hard/soft; liquid/solid; light/dark; joy/sorrow etc.). Plants do not only survive on sunshine and water – they receive nutrients from animal sources through the soil (animal excrement and carcasses). Then there are those plants that eat insects and small animals – it’s called “The Circle of Life.”
The sanctity of sentient life is an easily destroyed argument when it is made in defense of veganism. This is because when vegans claim to value ALL sentient life, they cannot discriminate between sentient beings that do not have a brain, or nervous system, and those that do. Furthermore, the meaning of sentience does not require the existence of a brain, or nervous system. (I once heard a hippie-looking guy tell his toddler not to rip the leaf from a plant because “it hurts the plant.” I tried really hard not to laugh… So, when people rip fruit from a tree, or vegetables from the ground, etc. for human consumption, is that not hurting the plant? What about mowing the lawn, cutting down trees, the removal of weeds, or cutting flowers for a bouquet? It is all, in fact, plant slaughter. There will be more about plant sentience in one of the points below.)
I will list what I consider to be the most pertinent points about veganism and what human beings actually need. Some statements will be rhetorical, or satirical in order to drive certain points home. There are several different resources listed at the end of this article. I encourage you to do your own research that may, or may not begin with the resources listed below. (In case you’re wondering, I do not receive any kick-backs from any individual, or company that is listed at the end of this article.)
- There is no ‘right’ way to do veganism. It is only a matter of time before vegans start feeling unwell depending on their particular constitution. A few people have been able to last on this diet for two, or three decades before their bodies collapse but most people quit within the first five years. The good feeling that vegans experience in the very beginning is the cleansing effect of plant foods because they are great cleansers. This is usually because they are coming off of a Standard American (or Western) Diet that is full of sugar and processed crap. This is the only ‘healthy’ part of veganism – long-term veganism is a prescription for chronic illness.
- Nutritional supplements are imperative on a vegan diet (see next point). Supplements are chemically processed in a lab which, actually, makes them pharmaceuticals.
- There are several nutrients missing from the plant kingdom that are essential for the human body (they are listed at the end of the article). Vegans need to take supplements to replace ALL of these nutrients in order to remain ‘healthy’. Since they are not found in the plant kingdom, they would need to be derived from animal sources. Vegan versions of such supplements would be some kind of Frankenstein-ish chemical concoction that would have absolutely nothing to do with the real thing. If so much is missing for optimum health from plants, they are NOT intended to be relied upon for physical sustenance. The fact that so many supplements are needed to sustain life is more than enough evidence that animal products are, indeed, MANDATORY for human health.
- Anti-nutrients are abundantly found in plant foods – substances that prevent the absorption of essential nutrients in the body. Examples of anti-nutrients: phytic acids (grains, nuts, legumes); oxalic acids (leafy greens, nuts, seeds, blueberries) and lectins (beans, nuts, fruit and vegetables, grains, including ‘healthy’ ones like quinoa). So, in a diet that is already highly nutrient deficient, there is even more deficiency with the foods that are often staples in a vegan diet (soy beans prevent the absorption of protein even though they are meant to be a source of protein for vegans; spinach prevents the absorption of iron and calcium; broccoli prevents the absorption of iodine). Anti-nutrients are also the plant’s way of protecting itself from consumption by members of the animal kingdom – yes, that would include vegans, too – because they cannot fight, or run from that which seeks to consume them. They are intended to make you sick and tired so that you stop eating them. This further demonstrates plant sentience because they do what they can to ensure their pain-free survival. Plants want to live just like other sentient beings.
- The high fiber (another anti-nutrient) content in plants creates further nutritional deficiency because fiber increases the rate at which food passes through the digestive system. This means that food does not remain in the digestive system long enough for nutrients to be properly absorbed – most of this happens in the small intestine. Therefore, even if vegans take all of the right supplements, eat whole foods etc., they are simultaneously depriving themselves of nutrients because their diet is full of anti-nutrients (lack of nutrients = starvation). The consumption of animal products minimizes the detrimental effects of anti-nutrients.
- Some of the nutrients that are in plants are not in their bio-available form – the form that is most easily absorbed and utilized by the human body. The beta-Carotene (an important precursor to Vitamin A) found in plant foods is not converted to Vitamin A by most people. Iron in its non-heme (blood) form as it exists in certain plant foods is not easily absorbed in the human body: the most bio-available form – heme iron – is found in red meat and liver.
- Cholesterol is VITAL for human health – every cell in the body requires it. The hormones responsible for reproductive function require cholesterol for their production. The brain is cholesterol-based – a severe lack of it in the diet, along with other nutrient deficiencies, makes many vegans psychologically unbalanced. Cholesterol cannot be derived from plants.
- Vegans are not vegans if they consume anything that is derived from an animal source – this includes insects all the way up to human beings. Vegans are not vegans if they consume: honey; fish oil; eggs; cheese; yogurt; milk (the raw versions of the last four animal products listed are NOT vegan even though there are some raw vegans who convince themselves otherwise so that they don’t have to deal with the reality of what their bodies actually need); probiotics derived from cow’s intestines, or any supplement derived from an animal source; human urine and “sperm milkshakes” (yes, I have witnessed the consumption of these liquids by vegans in an attempt to get the animal proteins and other nutrients that their diet lacks). Vegan mothers who breastfeed their children but feed them only plant solids, cannot claim that their children are vegan because breast milk is NOT vegan – in case they don’t know, they are not plants. I have to give them some credit for continuing to breastfeed their children because there are more and more moronic parents switching their infants over to almond milk, or some other plant milk which leads to their death (milk only comes from animals – these plant substitutes are, at best, juices). Vegans who claim that they are doing well on this diet are either not disclosing the fact that they are consuming animal products (ex-vegans will admit to this once they have left the cult), or they don’t realize it and if pointed out to them, they will find some way to defend their bogus ideology.
- Vegans are sugar addicts since their diet is carbohydrate-based – fiber is a carbohydrate called “cellulose”; other sugars abundantly found in plant foods: fructose, glucose and sucrose. What would all of this sugar do to people’s teeth, insulin levels, and mood? Excessive carb consumption is the primary cause of cancer and heart disease.
- What would happen to the environment if most people became vegan, or even vegetarian? What would the existence of all of those free-roaming animals do to the environment? How do you stop them from procreating? Most of the ones consumed by people are herbivores, so there would be added competition now between people and animals for plant foods. Numerous and very large crops would have to be grown in order to satisfy the demand for food. The clearing of enough land to grow these crops would cause environmental damage. The harvesting of these crops also kills many different forms of animal life. This is something that already occurs with the agriculture required to grow enough plant foods to feed vegans, vegetarians and omnivores.
- If factory farming is the issue that leads some people to veganism (yes, it is a problem), then it would behoove them to look for alternatives by trying local farmers, or independent grocers that source their animal products from farmers that treat their animals well, don’t feed them antibiotics, or other types of rubbish. If need be, they can investigate these places themselves. There are some places that will deliver such quality animal products (search for them online). Some of these products are pricey but so are the supplements and plant foods that vegans need to sustain life. The thing is, vegans need to eat very often and a lot in order to feel satiated. Even so, they are not getting all of the nutrients they need because of anti-nutrients and the fact that plants lack so many essential nutrients. Animal products are far more filling because of their nutrient density, so overall, far less is spent on food because less is consumed.
The ways in which this diet is meant to reduce the population:
- Decreased longevity due to malnutrition (this includes infant deaths).
- Increased infertility due to lack of cholesterol.
- Psychotic vegans murdering other human beings for daring to eat animal products. So many vegans hate other human beings and this combined with their psychopathology caused by a malnourished brain, makes them a threat to those who choose to live in accordance with Nature. The death threats from vegans aimed at ex-vegans and others who are exposing this bogus diet, have increased exponentially over the last couple of years, so it’s not an unlikely scenario. (Whatever happened to the sanctity of ALL sentient life?)
- The growing evidence of plant sentience as well as the damage caused to the environment by the large crops required to feed people, is going to make some vegans feel so guilty about eating plants that they will do the following in order to ‘survive’: Breatharianism (living off of air) and Sun Gazing (living off of the rays of the sun) – the result of this is suicide.
- Centralized control of the food supply. The only way to grow enough food and produce enough supplements for so many vegans will have to be through major corporations as they are the only entities that have the resources to do it (along with financial and legal support from the State). If they want to decrease the output to starve people, or contaminate it to hasten the mortality of the masses, they can do it. People won’t know it until they start seeing others dropping like flies.
- Cannibalism is the natural consequence of a limited food supply, if people want to live. This will include at least some vegans that will justify it by saying that human beings are scum (this would include them, too) and don’t deserve to live anyway, so why should they not be put to good use by being a source of food?
If you want to optimize the level of essential nutrients in your diet, eat good quality animal products. This means that they are “grass fed”, “pasture-raised”, or “wild caught” (provided that you do not have allergies, or intolerances to these foods; I will reiterate – do your own research). If these types of foods are inaccessible to you for one reason or another, eating the other more readily available, affordable stuff is still much better for you than eating only plant foods.
Essential Nutrients Missing from Plant Foods
- Saturated Animal Fats
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
- Coenzyme Q10
- Creatine (Amino Acid (AA) – Protein)
- Carnitine (AA)
- Carnosine (AA)
- Taurine (AA)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxal
- Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxamine
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin F
- Vitamin K12
Plant Sentience Studies and Books
Pelizon, A. and Gagliano, M. (2015), The Sentience of Plants: Animal Rights and Rights of Nature Intersecting, 11 Austl. Animal Protection L.J. 5, https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/ausanplj11&div=5&id=&page=
Ryan, J.C. (2012), Passive Flora? Reconsidering Nature’s Agency through Human-Plant Studies (HPS), Societies 2012, 2(3), 101-121, http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/2/3/101
Marder, M. (2012), Plant Intentionality and the Phenomenological Framework of Plant Intelligence, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 7:11, 1365-1372, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.4161/psb.21954
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