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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Health and Disease - 25 Feb 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Hardly a day goes by when we donít hear news about some disease that has its origin in animal use (abuse is more accurate).

If it isnít about Japanís distrust of American beef for fear of Mad Cow Disease, itís about the spread of Avian Flue from infected poultry in crowded conditions, or a man infected with Anthrax from animal hides from Africa. These are the highly publicized diseases that appear to have infected relatively few people around the globe, thus far.

But what about the millions of people made ill with everyday, run of the mill ďstomach flu,Ē the euphemism for food poisoning that has its origin in contamination from animal products? How about the chronic illnesses and discomforts caused by dairy products: allergies, childrenís earaches, lactose intolerance, Crohnís disease, to name just a few. And what about the common cold that most people just accept as inevitable? I could go on and on.

These common diseases amount to an epidemic linked directly or indirectly to peopleís eating habits. Simply switching to a vegan diet could eliminate much suffering. It worked for Frank and me. Many years ago we switched to eating a mostly unprocessed diet of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits. And it is one of the best things we have ever done. For one thing, our immune system is so strong that we havenít had colds, sore throats, or the flue since then.

Iím amazed that so few physicians know the truth about this, or are brave enough to admit it. However, we have found a few medical doctors who do give good, solid advice. Hopefully, more will join their ranks.

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