With 1,3 million hectares, the Jamanxim National Forest is today a microsm that replicates what happens in the Amazon, where thousands of hectares of land are prey of illegal woodcutters, stock breeders and gold miners. Loss of wild areas to agriculture is the leading cause of the current mass extinction of wildlife.
It is almostwhich means a year of new beginnings, adventures and changes!
Hopefully some of you will be stepping into the new year with plans to better your health and take steps towards the environment. Of course, the easiest and most poignant move you can make is to cut out meat or dairy, or both! However, recently I have been finding out that milk definitely does not have all the health benefits it claims to be.
Some of this is tied up in the large amount of dietary and sulphur-containing amino acids found in animal products.
If we were too chose one, meat or dairy. Which one would be better? In this article I explore the Health, Environmental and Ethic perspectives.
They contain protein, fat, cholesterolsulfur-containing amino acid s, and dietary acids. Eliminating meat dairy lets break down these toxins. Protein The daily requirement for protein as prescribed by the authority nutrition is between grams per day.
Some studies have found that people actually thrive on much smaller amounts of protein, as little as 20 grams. Considering one egg has 6gone chicken breast 43g it should be relatively easy to get enough protein.
In vegetable protein lentils have 18g and chickpeas 39g. It really is not difficult to get enough protein on a vegan diet. However, once a person consumed their daily requirement, the body seeks to eliminate the excess.
The route of protein is through the liver and kidneys. Humans lose a quarter of their overall kidney function in 70 years of life. Those people who already have compromised livers and kidneys, excess protein speeds up the path to organ failure.
Similar to dietary acids, protein also harms the bones. A study in protein intake and urinary of calcium excretion in healthy japanese can be found here.
Calcium leaches from the bones escalating risk of osteoporosis and kidney stones Toxin: Cholesterol A toxin found exclusively in animal products and hardly any in plants. We produce enough cholesterol for our own uses, however eating additional cholesterol results in it accumulating in skin, tendons, arteries.
In the arteries, cholesterol becomes a major contributor to vascular diseases of the heart and brain.
A healthy Body Mass Index is between It is calculated by considering your weight, height and gender. Have a look here how you are doing!
John Mcdougall has been successfully treating obesity and other chronic diseases through diet over the past 40 years. Human bodies store dietary fat easily as body fat.
Surplus fat is stored in the liver, heart and muscles. This additional fat in the body contributes to heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes. It also puts stress on the joints and alters the metabolism. The other two toxins include sulfur-containing amino acids and dietary acids.Calcium.
And dairy is one of the best sources of the stuff because your body absorbs calcium from dairy better than it does from any other food, says Rebecca Blake, RD, director of clinical nutrition at New York's Mount Sinai Beth Israel Health. Cut out dairy and you could set the stage for osteoporosis and fractures.
Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet.
Plus, dairy consumption increases the body’s level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) — a known cancer promoter. 5. Calcium has benefits that dairy doesn’t.
Calcium supplements, but not dairy products, may reduce the risk of colon cancer. 6. Not everyone can stomach dairy. This should come as no surprise as meat and dairy products are generally high in calories and saturated fat. READ ALSO: The Ethical And Health Implications Of Dairy Consumption Obesity has been called a modern epidemic as its prevalence has rapidly increased not only in adults but more worryingly in children and adolescents as well.
7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat By Michelle McMacken, MD Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. 7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat By Michelle McMacken, MD Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.