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Animals In Print
The On-Line Newsletter

From 4 January 2009 Issue


By Robert Cohen

Why are eggs so delicious?
Why does my mouth water when passing a KFC ten
years after choosing to live life as a vegan?
Like one of Pavlov's dogs, something stimulates
that salivary response. It's a memory (olfactory
or otherwise) of intense flavor.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
There are 28 amino acids in nature.
We manufacture 19 of those 28 in our livers.
The other 9 are called "essential."
We must get them from the foods we eat.
Two of those 28 amino acids have sulfur as their
center atom. These two aminos are methionine and
cysteine. These two amino acids combine to make
homocysteine in the human body. Many scientists
call high homocysteine levels the key to heart disease.

The underlying meaning of a plant-based diet has become
one of compassion to both animals and humans. By eating
animal proteins which are rich in methionine and cysteine,
we taint human tissues and compromise cardiovascular and
skeletal systems. The high amount of sulfur in animal
protein adds flavor to meat and cheese, but it also results
in a rotten egg-smell essence on the human physiology and

The Japanese once derisively called Americans "the butter
people" for the smell emanating from our breath and skin.
Vegans know that stench when they come close to meat
eaters. Absence of that obnoxious odor is like a secret
handshake which one resident of the planet "Vega" uses to
recognize a fellow vegan. The malodorous essence circulates
in a meat eater's blood and body fluids.

It is a metallic rancid odor which offends olfactory senses.
Science is beginning to assess the horrible cumulative
bouquet on internal cellular and organ function.

Consider: The primary commercial uses for sulfur are
for the manufacture of gunpowder, pesticides, and
matches. Although the milligrams of sulfur provided by
eating a plant-based diet are critically important for
human functioning, it may very well be the over-consumption
of centigrams and decigrams of sulfur which fill hospital
beds and fuel America's ever-expanding medical community.

The high rates of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis,
asthma, diabetes, and other human disorders can be directly
traced to the consumption of animal flesh and body fluids.
Milk has been called "liquid meat," and concentrated dairy
products such as cheese and ice cream are the unhealthiest
weapons of mass destruction known to humankind.

Robert Cohen

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