You feel weak, sick or tired if you eat veggies only compare to eat beef from grass-fed cattles where you become strong and in robust health.
Converted Die-Hard Vegetarian:“For 14 years I felt sick, nauseated, and bloated.”
More and more die-hard vegetarians are becoming meat eaters. Why the change of heart? It’s simple: They’re plumb tired of being sick and tired.
“For 14 years I felt sick, nauseated, and bloated,” says Lierre Keith. She’s the author of The Vegetarian Myth, one of the most important books on this subject. “Anything I ate became a bowling ball lodged in my stomach.”
Her stomach was distended because her digestion was damaged from her vegetarian diet. To fix it, she had to return to eating meat.
Lierre understands all the “noble” reasons that made her a vegetarian for 14 years. Her book is a compelling insight into why she now eats meat.
Most vegetarians won’t admit it, even to themselves, but they just can’t stand the health consequences. They have no energy. They feel frail. They’re getting sick. And they’re getting old before their time.
They’ve also damaged their digestive systems. And they can’t produce hormones like growth hormone, testosterone, and thyroid hormone.
Vegetarians often look down their noses at the rest of us, thinking they’re morally and politically correct. It’s elitist thinking. Vegetarians don’t believe they owe a debt to the energy we all share in nature. They want to remove themselves from the real world so they don’t have to participate.
But in the real world, you have to participate and play the game.
It’s the same game we’ve played successfully for millions of years until they wanted to change it. You borrow energy by eating meat. Then one day you get eaten, and you give it back.
Of course, you can avoid being eaten by a predator in modern times. But in the end, you’re going to be eaten by something. Eventually, your carbon, nitrogen, and your energy are returned back to the earth.
We’re not really at the top of the food pyramid when we eat meat. Because it’s not a pyramid at all. It’s a circle. And you’re a part of it.
Vegetarians like Lierre who convert back to meat eating have matured. They’ve stopped clinging to childlike arguments and wishful thinking. They act with what the ancients call “adult knowledge.”
Adult knowledge is what our primitive ancestors knew instinctively. That we’re indebted to nature from the moment we’re born. We’re dependent on other living creatures.
You can’t opt out of this system. Even if you’re willing to compromise your health and eat plants only, there is still a price to pay…
You Still Kill Animals by Eating Vegetables
Vegetarians talk about meat eaters like they’re predators. But it’s not a winning moral argument. Because when you eat grains, you’re killing animals, too. And worse.
Agriculture and commercial farming is one of the most destructive things we’ve done to our own planet. We are destroying all the creatures that depend on it.
"Grain destroys the environment. It’s an annual grass that requires a huge amount of resources. It depletes the topsoil and is war on the ecosystem. You have to kill off every other plant to grow grain. When you do that, you kill off every animal in the ecosystem that depends on those plants. There’s nothing moral about doing that".
Even if you only eat vegetables, you’re still killing animals. Commercial farming practices have taken over and destroyed prairies, fields, and forests that animals have lived in for millions of years.
What happens if you eat animals live in the wild
But when you eat animals that live in their native environment, there are no consequences to the environment. The environment continues exactly as it was before. There is no energy expenditure. All that annihilation of the environment goes away.
Vegetarians don’t want to face it. But they are part of this cycle. There is no getting out of it.
But you can't just pick up a sirloin at the market on their way home and throw it on the grill. Because that is just as irresponsible as clinging to beliefs that make them sick.
The commercial farming industry is a travesty. But it’s the ethics of the system, not the meat, that’s the enemy.
"Eating meat is not ethically wrong. But eating ethically wrong meat is wrong"
This should be a rally cry for these converts. Former vegetarians who now eat meat understand this concept. When you purchase grass-fed beef from small, independent ranchers, it’s sustainable. And much healthier than hormone-stuffed burgers – or no burger at all.
Commercial farming practices create sick, diseased animals. But you buy them for dinner without a second thought.
You can’t see the difference when you look at the meat in the butcher’s case. You might not even taste the difference.
But if you’ve never been to a commercial feedlot, here is an idea of what’s going on:
• Bulls are castrated.
• Then they’re injected with synthetic hormones to make them grow. They live out their lives standing in their own filth in cement sheds, never seeing the light of day. Their diet is so unnatural it makes them deathly sick.
• Then they’re kept barely alive by antibiotics until they’re slaughtered at an early age.
This is what you’re served up at restaurants and in your own home, if you’re like most people.
It might look good on the plate, but you’re getting a dose of hormones with every bite. Commercial beef contains dangerous, synthetic hormones that are ending up in you and your children.
Why do you think young girls these days are going through puberty when they’re still babies? Why are young boys developing breast tissue?
This is a worldwide health concern. For example, Hormone-treated, U.S. meat has been banned throughout the European nations since 1989.
Commercial livestock isn’t healthy. Commercial farmers use the antibiotics to keep dying animals alive just long enough to sell to you.
Why Dr.Sears ‘Prescribe’ Meat to His Patients
Have you see any of these headlines?
• “Too much red meat will kill you” (The National Business Review)
• “Want to live longer? Cut back on red meat” (CNN)
• “Meat-heavy diet linked to early death” (USA Today)
So why in the world would Dr.Sears “prescribe” eating red meat to his patients… when the mainstream media is screaming to the masses that it will kill you?
Because, in his opinion, there’s a huge difference between factory-farm GRAIN-FED beef … and pasture-raised GRASS-FED beef.
Get The Truth About Grain-Fed Beef
Cattle aren’t supposed to eat grain. They’re natural-born grass eaters.
But, factory farmers feed cattle high-calorie, high-octane grain to fatten them up faster… bring them to market faster… and reap higher profits.
Unfortunately, you wind up paying for it. Grain-fed beef has up to three times more fat than grass-fed beef.
And grain isn’t the only “unnatural” food these farmers serve cattle, either.
You know the saying, “You are what you eat?”
Well… think about this:
Factory farmers have also been known to feed cattle:
• Recycled human food, such as stale candy, pizza, potato chips, brewery wastes, and hamburger buns.
• Parts of our fruits and vegetables that we don’t eat, such as orange rinds, beet pulp, and carrot tops.
• STUFF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT… including chicken manure, chicken feathers, newsprint, cardboard, and “aerobically digested” municipal garbage.
And here’s something even more disturbing.
In the mid-1990s, a team of animal researchers conducted a study to see what would happen if they fed cattle stale chewing gum – still in its wrappers.”
The conclusion? Here’s a direct quote from the researchers:(Dr.Sears is not making this up)
• “… gum and its packaging material can safely replace at least 30% of growing and finishing diets without impairing feedlot performance or carcass merit.”
• Fatten cattle up on stale bubblegum and aluminum wrappers and pass on the end product to you and your family.
Would you eat something that was raised on stale candy, garbage, bubblegum, aluminum wrappers, cardboard and chicken crap? Or feed it to your family?
• And then there are all the synthetic hormones, low-level antibiotics, and chemicals they pump into factory-farm cattle…
• … or how the cattle may “accidentally” get fed cow parts - which leads to the deadly “mad cow” disease,…
• … or how the massive, corporate-owned feedlots cram huge numbers of cattle into inhumanely small spaces (which places huge amounts of stress on the animals – and makes them highly susceptible to disease)…
The list of negatives goes on and on and on.
With all this in mind, Dr.Sears thinks, it’s no wonder that red meat has been linked to certain chronic health concerns. How could any cow that’s raised in such a way remain healthy and produce healthy beef? It’s next to impossible.
The bottom line is factory-farm red meat is simply horrible stuff. And you have every right to be scared to death of it.
However, pasture-raised, grass-fed beef could not be any more different. You have nothing to fear when you make it a part of your diet. In fact, pasture-raised, grass-fed beef is so loaded with health benefits, I’d even go as far as to call it a “super food.”
It’s The Best Beef Ever Tasted
One of the biggest misconceptions about grass-fed beef is that it tastes dry or gamey. That because it has no fat… therefore it has no flavor.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
When it’s raised and finished properly, it’s actually far superior, Dr.Sears thinks, to grain-fed beef. And he's not alone in thinking this, either.
Here’s what gourmet critics in several mainstream publications had to say about the flavor of grass-fed beef:
“… superior to the meat harvested from grain-fed animals.” -- The New York Times
“Grass-fed beef tastes better than corn-fed beef.” -- The Atlantic Monthly
“… delicious, rich and full-flavored, but without the excessive fattiness on the finish of some prime beef.” -- Wine Spectator
Dr.Sears assures you that… it’s delicious!
There is one caveat about grass-fed beef, however. And it’s something you should know about as well.
Because it takes so much more TLC to raise grass-fed cattle, it costs a little more than the cheap grain-fed stuff.
And it hasn’t been that easy to find, either. It requires more effort to get it onto your plate. But Dr.Sears thinks it’s worth it… especially when you consider:
• The welfare of the animals (grass-fed cattle are raised in a natural environment)…
• The well-being of the local farmers that raise grass-fed cattle (supporting local farming benefits the community… instead of massive corporate-owned farms)…
• Your health (Now that you know the facts, what would you rather eat?)…
So in the end, it’s definitely worth it to “go grass-fed.”