There is an epidemic of young college women who have already blown their guts out from eating the vegetarian diet. They suffer persistent constipation or diarrhea because of a diet of fruit, whole grain cereals, bagels, beans, rice, tofu, and soy milk. They stop menstruating, have hair loss and dry skin problems. Running and the high-energy veggie drinks and bars make it worse.
The vegetarians of Southern India eat a low-calorie diet very high in carbohydrates and low in protein and fat. They have the shortest life span of any society on Earth, and their bodies have an extremely low muscle mass. They are weak and frail and the children clearly exhibit a failure to thrive. Their heart disease rate is double that of the meat eaters in Northern India. HL Abrams. Vegetarianism: An anthropological/nutritional evaluation. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 1980, 32:2:53-87. The optimal diet for humans can be determined by anthropological research studies that show humans have primarily been meat-eaters. Anthropological Research Reveals Human Dietary Requirements for Optimal Health by H. Leon Abrams, Jr., MA, EDS"
I've read enough, thanks, I can see where the writer comes from, and its all based on lies. I stopped eating meat before I turned 20, I still ate fish for a couple of years, but became vegetarian. That means at least 20 years of vegetarian foods. I'm in good health, only seen a doctor once or twice in those years, one health check up, the other time because I got accidentally bitten by a dog. I've only once or twice had the flu, and rarely suffer from colds. As a child I was asthmatic and allergic, the asthma is gone, the allergy has improved, I know I have to be careful with dairy products. I never suffer from obstipation, nor from diarrea. I never stopped menstruating, I've always practiced some sport, and my body is strong and muscular. Hair loss and dry skin whaaa, its clear to me that the guy is making it all up...Try the Olympic Games, you'll find a couple of vegetarians there, not weak or frail...
"The optimal diet for humans can be determined by anthropological research studies that show humans have primarily been meat-eaters."
I'm sorry Deb, this link is bogus...but your free to believe this stuff if it feels right to you.
PS; Great story;[www.ivu.org]