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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.


Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – 3 November 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“Eating a plant-based diet guards against disease: first in an active way with complex carbohydrates, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Then by default: the more plant foods you eat, the less room you have for animal foods that clog arteries with cholesterol, strain kidneys with excess protein, and burden the heart with saturated fat. Clinical studies have shown that meat-free diets reverse diabetic symptoms and reduce cholesterol levels by about as much as the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs.”
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

Why would anyone choose to take medications with all their negative side-effects if they can simply enjoy a vegan lifestyle and reap all the resulting benefits? It only makes sense to at least give veggies a chance. And no animal has to suffer or die to provide food or pharmaceuticals.

For over twenty years my husband and I have been vegans, enjoying mostly non-processed fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Neither of us takes any medications, and we rarely see a doctor. And most importantly – knowing that we don’t contribute to the suffering of animals gives us a sense of peace and a clear conscience.

Go Vegan! It’s good for humans, nonhumans, and the environment!

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