Comments for Skeptical Vegan Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:40 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Vegan Cats? by Luis Tovar Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:40 +0000 You need to revise your thoughts. A vegan diet can be healthy for cats and dogs:

“This article comprehensively reviews the evidence published to date from four studies that have examined the nutritional adequacy of vegetarian diets for cats and dogs. To obtain additional information, we surveyed 12 pet food companies detailed in the most recent study. We also examined the nutritional soundness of meat-based companion-animal diets, and reviewed the evidence concerning the health status of vegetarian, carnivorous and omnivorous companion animals. Both cats and dogs may thrive on vegetarian diets, but these must be nutritionally complete and reasonably balanced. Owners should also regularly monitor urinary acidity, and should correct urinary alkalinisation through appropriate dietary additives, if necessary.”

Comment on Homeopathy, Unethical Quackery by Arthur Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:02:23 +0000 I have followed a Vegan diet / lefestyle for over 25 years. Recently I consulted a Homeopath (who is also qualified as a Medical Doctor). When he enquired about my diet I told him I was Vegan. When he sent my prescription through it was for ‘Musca domestica’ which, fortunately, my wife immediately recognised as made (in theory) from a House Fly. I was also prescribed regular (i.e. non-Homeopathic) Fish Oil capsules. Neither of these were mentioned during the consultation. Obviously I will be taking neither but I am extremely disappointed that, despite discussing for several minutes and taking notes, the Doctor appears not to have heard me when I said I followed a Vegan diet. I give up although I think that perhaps there was a valuable, but expensive, lesson somewhere in the process.

Comment on Fluoride & Cancer Quackery by Ekfud Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:47:09 +0000 Vegan – I have no idea how you have managed to stay remotely sane, let alone polite with the commenters on this site…

Dosage (and dosage over time) is the key for pretty much everything, and I’m always amused that it gets overlooked.

>90g of water per kg in a single dose will kill a person… but spread over time definitely won’t (in fact the lack of water will…).

With 0.8mg of sodium flouride in a litre of water, to consume a lethal acute dose of flouride (~10g), you would need to drink a little under 10,000L of water in a 12 hour period. Hell – at 2L a day, you’ve still got 14 years to accumulate the acute lethal dose… even if you assumed not a single mg left the body over that time.

Comment on Biodynamic farming by sacredagriculture Sat, 08 Oct 2016 19:36:19 +0000 I’m glad to see some people have figured out that biodynamic agriculture is NOT compatible with the vegan and vegetarian philosophy/spirituality and way of living. Not matter what the biodynamic assocation shills may think or say…

Btw, there is no vegan alternative to making preparations, don’t be fooled by such claims… Biodynamic means following Steiner’s indications and do a certain degree, at least for legal/marketing purposes, being certified by DEMETER. What this means is there is no alternatives to making BD preparations; deer and cows MUST be slaughtered and their guts taken out to ferment plants inside their bladder, intestine, etc. End of story.

People need to know what is going on in both Organic (co-opted and corrupted by the government) and Biodynamic. ALL the facts need to be told, not only what marketing feels is best to sell more products.

Biodynamic agriculture is NOT sustainable and not a sacred practices, no matter what the so-called “experts/gurus” tell us. They lost their perspective when they decided to put their brains on ‘park’ and beLIEve what a former Rosicrucian/ Theosophist (i.e. change agent ushering in the new age agenda (sic)) told them, rather than decide to build a loving relationship with nature on their own, coming from within their own spiritual authority, at their own pace, on their own terms.

I suspect people are falling into the biodynamic agriculture trap because they are searching for a deeper spiritual meaning in their lives. Good for them!. They know that Big Ag and Monstanto is perverted and they feel that Organic does not quite fill them with the “spiritual willies” they need. “Spiritual willies” is the “rush”, the excitement and tingling that we feel inside our guts when something moves us beyond the monotony of materialism, and into something closer to the spirit world where we came from. This is why cults and religion are so successful; they make people feel like something bigger, deeper and transcendent exists, something that reminds them that they are spirits caught in a material world and that there is a magical way out of their predicament.

Steiner knew this being an initiate and high level member of various secret ancient mysteries schools. BTW, if you didn’t know, once you reach level 10 of the Rosicrucian you may be asked to join the “Illuminati”, via a secred ritual… Good for Steiner for making that far!

This is why Anthroposophy (i.e. Steiner’s creation tailored to corral Christians into the new age) is full of “mysterious rituals” that only a clairvoyant can understand… This is the ruse used by cult leader; only they have a direct connection with things of the “higher world”. You don’t and can’t so you must follow their guidance. You see, Anthroposophists don’t have the luxury to question Steiner’s indications (i.e. dogma); they do as told because he is the all knowing guru/priest. People can only climb the Anthroposophy ladder by studying Steiner books, becoming experts at quoting Steiner at whim: “Steiner said….”. Just like all members of a Cult they cannot question their Guru and feel inferior to him.

This is why Biodynamic Agriculture is a spiritual cul-de-sac; it can only bring you so far on the path of self-discovery. If you can’t walk on your own and feel stuck, then you can follow Steiner…

Biodynamic is NOT vegan, is NOT “saving the planet” (i.e. DEMETER slogan), and is NOT “sustainable”. At best it is a misguided attempt at finding the deeper meaning of life and a case of spiritual narcissism. – “Look at me I’m doing magic in the garden and know the true secrets of the cosmos”. :S

Some of us can think for ourselves and can cut right through the bullshit (pun intended) no matter how it has been composted or marketed.

Killing deer, killing cows, killing insects, killing weeds, etc. is not a sacred practice, and covering the planet with cow dung is not sustainable, end of question.

The time has come for a real paradigm shift:

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Comment on Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) from Swayze Foster by skepticalvegan Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:46:12 +0000 “Already said” what? Those words don’t appear in this post or the comments.

Comment on Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) from Swayze Foster by skepticalvegan Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:42:10 +0000 What?

Comment on Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) from Swayze Foster by Francisco Navarro Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:01:11 +0000 How do you know I’ve “already said that”?
I don’t see my first posting, which was on a different topic.
Duplicate comment, my ass!!!

Comment on Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) from Swayze Foster by Francisco Navarro Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:00:34 +0000 How do you know I’ve “already said that”?
I don’t see my first posting, which was on a different topic.

Comment on Why I’m a Pro-GMO Vegan (and 9 GMO myths dispelled) from Swayze Foster by Francisco Navarro Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:56:34 +0000 Choosing to go vegan is not a sign of superior intelligence. Hell, I know someone who vaccinated his son for HPV.
In my view it is impossible for you to be vegan; you’re way too smart.
Rather you are a dishonest person who gets paid to perpetuate the lies.
gmo s are the best thing since slice bread, bread. Right?
So how come Monsanto spends so much money hiding them?
Isn’t such move 180° opposite of good marketing, where you have a good product and let the world know about it?