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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.


Fat Epidemic – 23 April 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s a fat epidemic taking place in our country. Everywhere you go you see obese people of all ages. It is especially sad to see young people in this condition, like the girl in front of us in a supermarket check-out aisle the other day. Although she was probably only in her twenties, she was extremely obese and her right knee was wrapped in a wide bandage. The young woman cashier was also very overweight.

What makes this fat epidemic so tragic is the fact that many of these people succumb to diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular ailments, etc. – and much of this is preventable. Yet those who suffer the most are probably the less affluent who are bombarded with fast food and pharmaceutical ads. They’re caught in a vicious cycle that begins with elementary school where the dairy industry meets with no opposition to their propaganda pushing milk consumption. Then there are the fast food companies that shamelessly zero in on children and their parents. With their myths about nutrition and “protein” the powerful flesh, dairy, and egg industries continue their stranglehold on the public and those in the “health” fields (“disease” fields is more like it), who should know better, acquiesce and lead their patients into the endless symptom-treating that enriches the medical industries.

The relatively few people who have the guts to speak the truth are not listened to, because the public listens to the media hype and doesn’t want to change their lifestyle; all they want are “magic bullets.” The only “magic bullet” that works is veganic living – simply getting back to God’s health prescription: Genesis 1:29. It’s that easy!

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