Vegetarian Diet and Health

The following article is from Spiritual Nutrition, Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. From a Biblical perspective, veganism (a diet free of flesh, dairy, and eggs) was given as the dietary key to spiritual life right at the beginning of the Torah in Genesis 1:29: “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed- bearing plant on the face of the whole Earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Ten generations later, when Noah was leaving the ark after the great flood and there was […]

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Insights on Soy: An Open Letter to Ocean and John Robbins

Insights On Soy

Dear Ocean, Thank you to both you and John for the heroic work you are doing in campaigning for veganism. As a holistic physician and successful vegan for more than 35 years, I feel completely aligned with your support of a plant-based diet. I’m writing this letter in response to John Robbins’ soy article (recently reprinted in 2013 in your newsletter as the most comprehensive article on soy). At one point in the ’60’s and ’70’s, when my personal community was literally making our own soy products for personal consumption, soy was seen as the great protein substitute for vegetarians and […]

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The History And Future Of Veganism

A small group of people argue that human beings were originally hunter-gatherers who evolved eating the flesh of animals.  This is a self-serving myth that is simply historically inaccurate.  This mythical view implies that human evolution began with the ice age (20,000 years ago), when meat-eating became temporarily essential for survival.  This relatively recent time period is not the point of historical origin for humans on the planet, but it was a dark passage, in which our survival needs eclipsed our compassion and empathy. The human ancestor called “Lucy” (Australopithecus afarensis) is believed to have walked the earth 3.2 million […]

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The Lion And The Lamb

Dear Ones, Some wonderful prophecies are coming true. “For every beast of the field, every bird of the sky, and everything that walks on the land, that has in it a living soul, all plant vegetation shall be for food.” -Bereisheet 1:30 “And the predators shall dwell in peace with the prey; they shall live and eat together peacefully, unthreatened.” -Isaiah 11:17 As we talk to you about the importance of a plant-source-only diet, it is really helpful to understand the bigger picture, which isn’t just about health and longevity.  Although the data does show plant-source-only eaters live longer such […]

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