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Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m someoneintheshadow456: nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog. Dear Vegans, If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.
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Chill, Comfortable, and Relationships: Magic Results in Your Fingerprints Your fingerprint patterns: Left hand Right hand 0 0 Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Little Ring Middle Your personality: Honest, cheerful and emotional and you easily get moved and excited. Quick-tempered, speaking and acting quickly You are extroverted and concerned by the things around you, maintaining friendly relationships. Extremely enthusiastic about your work, and when start a task you follow it through to the end You tend not to insist your opinion strongly, and change it according to the environment. Your inborn physical potential: Free You are chill-bodied and may have gastroptosis by nature, so you need to pay attention to this. You are very sensitive, but be aware that continual stresses are the cause of every disease. You have a good appetite and a healthy digestive system. You sweat a lot, and talking too much might make you get tired quickly You need plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy. Your lung capacity is small, so it is good to take deep breaths often. Swimming and running are suitable sports for you Suitable diet and miscellaneous traits: Free Highly nutritious foods with plenty of vegetable oil are good for your health. Overeating oily foods, spicy foods and cold foods are not favorable. Usually you are a heavy drinker. Colors such as green should be relaxing and comfortable for you. Your sexual feature: Free fingerinth: Wow! I had no idea that fingerprints could tell us so much about ourselves. Fingerinth (the labyrinth in your finger) helps you to understand the real you with your fingerprint patterns.  Visit fingerinth.com to explore Fingerprint’s Magic.

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Chill, Comfortable, and Relationships: Magic Results in Your Fingerprints Your fingerprint patterns: Left hand Right hand 0 0 Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Little Ring Middle Your personality: Honest, cheerful and emotional and you easily get moved and excited. Quick-tempered, speaking and acting quickly You are extroverted and concerned by the things around you, maintaining friendly relationships. Extremely enthusiastic about your work, and when start a task you follow it through to the end You tend not to insist your opinion strongly, and change it according to the environment. Your inborn physical potential: Free You are chill-bodied and may have gastroptosis by nature, so you need to pay attention to this. You are very sensitive, but be aware that continual stresses are the cause of every disease. You have a good appetite and a healthy digestive system. You sweat a lot, and talking too much might make you get tired quickly You need plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy. Your lung capacity is small, so it is good to take deep breaths often. Swimming and running are suitable sports for you Suitable diet and miscellaneous traits: Free Highly nutritious foods with plenty of vegetable oil are good for your health. Overeating oily foods, spicy foods and cold foods are not favorable. Usually you are a heavy drinker. Colors such as green should be relaxing and comfortable for you. Your sexual feature: Free fingerinth: Wow! I had no idea that fingerprints could tell us so much about ourselves. Fingerinth (the labyrinth in your finger) helps you to understand the real you with your fingerprint patterns.  Visit fingerinth.com to explore Fingerprint’s Magic.

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Chill, Comfortable, and Relationships: Magic Results in Your Fingerprints Your fingerprint patterns: Left hand Right hand 0 0 Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Little Ring Middle Your personality: Honest, cheerful and emotional and you easily get moved and excited. Quick-tempered, speaking and acting quickly You are extroverted and concerned by the things around you, maintaining friendly relationships. Extremely enthusiastic about your work, and when start a task you follow it through to the end You tend not to insist your opinion strongly, and change it according to the environment. Your inborn physical potential: Free You are chill-bodied and may have gastroptosis by nature, so you need to pay attention to this. You are very sensitive, but be aware that continual stresses are the cause of every disease. You have a good appetite and a healthy digestive system. You sweat a lot, and talking too much might make you get tired quickly You need plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy. Your lung capacity is small, so it is good to take deep breaths often. Swimming and running are suitable sports for you Suitable diet and miscellaneous traits: Free Highly nutritious foods with plenty of vegetable oil are good for your health. Overeating oily foods, spicy foods and cold foods are not favorable. Usually you are a heavy drinker. Colors such as green should be relaxing and comfortable for you. Your sexual feature: Free fingerinth: Wow! I had no idea that fingerprints could tell us so much about ourselves. Fingerinth (the labyrinth in your finger) helps you to understand the real you with your fingerprint patterns.  Visit fingerinth.com to explore Fingerprint’s Magic.

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Chill, Comfortable, and Relationships: Magic Results in Your Fingerprints Your fingerprint patterns: Left hand Right hand 0 0 Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Little Ring Middle Your personality: Honest, cheerful and emotional and you easily get moved and excited. Quick-tempered, speaking and acting quickly You are extroverted and concerned by the things around you, maintaining friendly relationships. Extremely enthusiastic about your work, and when start a task you follow it through to the end You tend not to insist your opinion strongly, and change it according to the environment. Your inborn physical potential: Free You are chill-bodied and may have gastroptosis by nature, so you need to pay attention to this. You are very sensitive, but be aware that continual stresses are the cause of every disease. You have a good appetite and a healthy digestive system. You sweat a lot, and talking too much might make you get tired quickly You need plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy. Your lung capacity is small, so it is good to take deep breaths often. Swimming and running are suitable sports for you Suitable diet and miscellaneous traits: Free Highly nutritious foods with plenty of vegetable oil are good for your health. Overeating oily foods, spicy foods and cold foods are not favorable. Usually you are a heavy drinker. Colors such as green should be relaxing and comfortable for you. Your sexual feature: Free fingerinth: Wow! I had no idea that fingerprints could tell us so much about ourselves. Fingerinth (the labyrinth in your finger) helps you to understand the real you with your fingerprint patterns.  Visit fingerinth.com to explore Fingerprint’s Magic.

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Chill, Comfortable, and Relationships: Magic Results in Your Fingerprints Your fingerprint patterns: Left hand Right hand 0 0 Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Little Ring Middle Your personality: Honest, cheerful and emotional and you easily get moved and excited. Quick-tempered, speaking and acting quickly You are extroverted and concerned by the things around you, maintaining friendly relationships. Extremely enthusiastic about your work, and when start a task you follow it through to the end You tend not to insist your opinion strongly, and change it according to the environment. Your inborn physical potential: Free You are chill-bodied and may have gastroptosis by nature, so you need to pay attention to this. You are very sensitive, but be aware that continual stresses are the cause of every disease. You have a good appetite and a healthy digestive system. You sweat a lot, and talking too much might make you get tired quickly You need plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy. Your lung capacity is small, so it is good to take deep breaths often. Swimming and running are suitable sports for you Suitable diet and miscellaneous traits: Free Highly nutritious foods with plenty of vegetable oil are good for your health. Overeating oily foods, spicy foods and cold foods are not favorable. Usually you are a heavy drinker. Colors such as green should be relaxing and comfortable for you. Your sexual feature: Free fingerinth: Wow! I had no idea that fingerprints could tell us so much about ourselves. Fingerinth (the labyrinth in your finger) helps you to understand the real you with your fingerprint patterns.  Visit fingerinth.com to explore Fingerprint’s Magic.

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Being Alone, Dude, and Food: Professor: Wings-Eating Show Hot Ones Is Problematic for Women By KATHERINE TIMPF July 12, 2018 6:33 PM oo O O O Hot Ones host Sean Evans (YouTube screengrab via First We Feast) A YouTube show that challenges contestants to eat increasingly spicy chicken wings has raised the ire of a Tulsa media-studies professor. ccording to a professor of media studies at the University of Tulsa, the YouTube show Hot Ones is problematic because it "manipulates inequitable gender hierarchies." In case you aren't familiar with Hot Ones, it's a show where the host challenges his guests to eat increasingly spicy chicken wings. Seems pretty harmless, right? An innocent chicken-eating show couldn't possibly be something that's actually hurting women, could it? Well, Professor Emily J. H. Contois thinks it could. According to her paper, "The spicy spectacular food, gender, and celebrity on Hot Ones," published in the journal Feminist Media Studies, the show "creates, maintains, and manipulates inequitable gender hierarchies through the interrelated performances of gender, food consumption, and celebrity." In other words: According to Contois, society just doesn't accept the idea of women eating spicy foods, and that is the reason that only eleven women have appeared as contestants on the show so far. Women, she argues, know that they don't really stand a chance on Hot Ones, because gender binaries "create power hierarchies by feminizing dainty, light, and sweet flavors and foods, eaten in small portions with restraint." The paper goes on to claim that society conditions people to believe that "real men" are supposed to "seek out and conquer" spicy foods, and that "being the type of dude who loves hot sauce is part of performing conventional masculinity.. through actions like disregarding risk and facing danger fearlessly" Women, on the other hand, aren't supposed to eat messy foods like wings, or to discuss topics such as the effects that spicy foods might have on their digestive tracts, because these topics are "often considered taboo for women to openly discuss, let alone as part of a celebrity persona" without adopting a sort of "cool girl" persona, which some women might not want to do. <p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175942345598/alaija-mogai-watch-oh-my-god-stop-a" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://alaija.tumblr.com/post/175942082248/mogai-watch-oh-my-god-stop-a-woman-who" class="tumblr_blog">alaija</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://mogai-watch.tumblr.com/post/175941005491/oh-my-god-stop-a-woman-who-eats-hella-spicy" class="tumblr_blog">mogai-watch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Oh<br/> My<br/> God.<br/> Stop.<br/> -A woman who eats hella spicy wings and doesn’t appreciate this kind of nonsense “academia” getting funded while departments contributing more than virtue-signaling and divisive dreck are chronically under-funded.</p></blockquote> <p>Some brave woman just needs to smash the piquant ceiling!!!</p> <p><br/></p> <p>Or just have a Thai woman go on there…</p> </blockquote> <p>Go easy on them, feminists ran out of things to be plausibly outraged about in around 1982. This is what they’re left with now.<br/></p></blockquote>

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Advice, Advil, and Children: Ibuprofen Mlerin, Ail Acetaminophen Aspirin* Bayer, Bufferin Naproxen Aleve Brands Tylenol Headaches Migraines Fever Reduction NSAID (ReducesYes inflammation)? Menstrual cramps Not very good Best uses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes es Yes Good Least effective Headaches and Pain caused by Long lasting pain Cold & flu and minor body aches inflammation. and migraines. Harsher on the stomach than ibuprofen headaches. Digestive effects Upset stomach, tHilet. Very mild. heartburn, and indigestion Can cause heart Stomach problems Easy to accidentally linked to Reye's problems. disease in children are very common. overdose. Can cause liver damage Liver Kic Inc . Less harsh on the Lasts longer than Safer for stomach. Great if other pain relievershemophiliacs, you have ulcers or (2x longer. acid reflux. Kiceic: Broken down in... Kidne Benefits Can treat and prevent heart disease. children and those with aspirin allergies. Canbx: ik wiih NSAIDs Cannot be taken together **Reduces inflammation Inhibits cyclooxygenase to reduce amount of prostaglands Not to be substituted for medical care underwaterfraulein: death-g-reaper: empressofthelibrary: secretlifeofateenblogger-blog: I keep forgetting what the differences are in the over the counter pain relievers, so I made a handy chart. This Is Important. I always had really really horrible growing pains as a kid.  Like, I clearly remember being curled up on the floor crying because it felt like some evil person had stuck a fork in my calf and was twisting it around like spaghetti.  Mom always had me take ibuprofen for it, and when that didn’t do anything, she just gave me more. Now the stuff barely works on me, even when I take it for the things it actually fixes. Please, please, double-check to make sure you’re taking the right medicines for your pain. My mom always gave me tylonel for period cramps as a kid and it never did anything. It’s nice to know now that she was literally giving me the least effective option And please PLEASE note that as the chart says, acetaminophen “can be taken with NSAIDs”, which means you can take Tylenol/acetaminophen AND one of the other listed pain-relievers. My mom has been a doctor for 40+ years, and her standard advice for headaches is, take two regular-strength Advil, and then if that doesn’t work, ALSO take two regular-strength Tylenol.

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Bad, Energy, and Goals: What is AUTISTIC BURNOUT? a guide from Autism Women's Network signs Lack of motivation (hard to care about goals when everyday life is overwhelming e Loss of executive functioning abilities (decision-making, organization, etc.) Difficulty with self-care . Easier to reach overload or meltdown Loss of speech, selective mutism Lethargy, exhaustion e Illness, digestive issues . Memory loss Inability to maintain masks or use social skills . Overall seeming "more autistic" or stereotypical May have period of high energy before collapse causesS Passing as neurotypical /suppressing autistic traits . Doing 'too much', too much stress . Aging: needing more downtime, having less energy ....c...Changes, good or bad (relationships, jobs, living arrangements, belongings, environment, routines...) . Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, dehydration . Illness . Sensory or emotional overload . Time strategies Scheduling breaks, managing spoons . Leave of absence . Stimming, sensory diet . Exercise . Massage Reminders and supports . Routines . Better environment/job/etc. Boundaries, saying 'no Dropping the mask/façade e Solitude . Absolute quiet Creative projects, passions, special interests Paying attention to reactions and your body Sources: "Autistic Burnout- Are You Going Burnout? Anonymously Autistic. Endow, Judy. Autistic Burnout and Aging. Ollibean. Help! I seem to be getting more ssion and Fluid Adaptation." Musings of an Aspie. Schaber, Amythest. "Ask an Autistic #3-what is urnout? Thanks toia dsey All ReAWNNebraska ford p ng this guides of anti ne. haber, Amythest skan Autistic #3 what is autistic American Asperg tistic Autistic Burnout?" Thanks to Lindsey Allen, AWN Nebraska for compiling this guide. o Autism Women's Network 2017 thegooddoctorimagines:While this is from the Autism Women’s Network, it includes other genders as well.

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Bad, Doctor, and Drinking: 2 3 4 9 6 10 8 11412 13 14 sassy-aleks:secretly-a-mad-scientist:begikodienorastis:What is your acne telling you? 1 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers. 3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest. 4 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up! 6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging. 7 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration. Zone 9 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most! Zone 11 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side). Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion. 14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out! So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver! whoa. I’m keeping this. I DONT THINK ANYONE REALIZES HOW MUCH THIS HAS HELPED ME OH MY GOD

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Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog.
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Another One, Bad, and Beef: work theater ab a movie and when sklnny biEches order diet, coke.laive them regular. Wahahahaha youcannotbesirius: flufferanian: iambloggingthat: tired-philosopher: prismatic-bell: trickstersgambit: greenteamoon: 40yodater: fiaspice: carnistprivilege: evilythedwarf: untapdtreasure: willowfae82: minnigem: iopele: obstinate-nocturna: sailornightfury: toboldlygowherethewinchestersare: classykatelyn: housebuiltbyghosts: kimchicutie: acorn-burglar: theforcekeepers: DO NOT DO THIS. This makes me so angry. If you work in a movie theater and you do this I have no respect for you. My younger brother is Type 1 Diabetic. When we go to a movie theater, we always get him diet soda. If he were to get regular when we asked for diet, we would not give him the insulin he would need for it. If that happens, his blood sugar level could go so high he could go into a coma, go blind, or even die. If somebody gave him regular soda instead of diet without telling us, that person could be responsible for a nine-year-old being killed or blinded. Just thinking about that makes me so angry. I get scared every time we take him to a movie in case the people working there saw this picture and decide to do the same thing. Please signal boost this so people know. This also applies to baristas Fun story about the baristas doing this kind of shit.  I am very sensitive to lactose, not Lactose intolerant but because of stomach ulcers that are still healing. A couple years ago I went to Starbucks right after my classes with some friends and asked for a green tea latte with soy milk. The barista, for some reason out of malice and/or hate for her life so she took it out on me, gave me whole milk in my latte. 5 minutes after my first sip of latte, my stomach cramped BAD. Not the “Oh! time to poop!” kind of cramp but it felt like someone had stabbed me with a knife and twisted it. Now I’ve had this happen before so I knew the cause of it. I went up to the barista clutching my gut screaming at her that she put dairy in my latte rather than soy LIKE I REQUESTED. She denied it and called me a “pretentious white girl for wanting soy”and so my friends got the manager. I had to explain that I had stomach ulcers that were still healing and if I were to go to the hospital for this incident, they would be responsible for it. Manager flipped his shit and the barista was terrified out of her mind. Pretty sure both thought i was gonna sue. Manager actually fired her on the spot because of the negligence. My friends managed to get me home in one piece while I stayed home for 3 days in absolute agony and missed my midterm. So remember kiddies, if someone is asking for Diet or “Skinny” or “soy” or anything that is not regular, give them what they requested because it may not be them being healthy, but a dietary need that can possibly be life or death also if they ARE trying to be healthy you should give it to them to!! Its not your decision to police or question others food choices!!!  also im lactose intolerant AND ive had stomach infections/ulcers so i feel this.  I have Celiac Disease, so I’m very gluten intolerant. When I go out to eat at restaurants a lot of people just assume that I asked for my food gluten free because of the gluten free diet fad (which is usually a bullshit diet btw).  Last month I went out to dinner with a friend at an italian restaurant that had a small gluten free menu. I had been there once before and had their gluten free pasta and it was great! I think one of the managers had been there and was super helpful when taking my order to make sure that everything was gluten free for me. When I ordered the gluten free pasta again this time though, the waitress who took my order all but rolled her eyes at me. I didn’t think much of it at the time, because the restaurant was so accommodating before, I just assumed it would be the same this time. But sure enough, they brought out my pasta, I ate it, and about an hour later I had extreme stomach pains and was throwing up (in a movie theater no less). Barfing and agonizing pain aside, eating gluten when you have celiac causes a lot of internal damage that’s hard to notice. The biggest thing is that it damages your intestines, preventing your body from absorbing nutrients properly, which can take months to heal. So PLEASE, if you work at a restaurant or anything with food and someone asks for something a certain way, please listen to them and don’t just disregard someone’s order. It’s not funny and it can have serious consequences. I will reblog this with every single story about someone getting sick because of an asshole giving them the opposite of what they ordered until it sinks in for everyone. Recently on the news a 16 year old boy with a dairy allergy had gone to eat at IHOP with his family. The specifically asked if they could make dairy free pancakes and they said yes. Not too long after he had a reaction and was rushed to the hospital. This kid died because the was dairy in his pancakes that they asked for no dairy. His epi pen that his mother had wasn’t enough to help him. I know working in fast food or any job that’s serves food and beverage sucks but not as much as causing someone to get sick over negligence. My youngest cousin – who is now five, he just started kindergarten – has Celiac’s disease. You would not BELEIVE the amount of times I’ve heard my aunt say she’s ordered something gluten free, only to watch the waiter or waitress’s eyes go huge when she gives it to my cousin – my cousin with the medical id band on his tiny five year old wrist proclaiming I HAVE CELIACS and have to take it back.Shit like this could kill my cousin. Knock it the fuck off. I cannot tolerate caffeine–it makes me have chest pain and a racing pulse, and also gives me horrible body pain, so I always ask for decaf if I order coffee when I’m out, and doublecheck with the waiter/ress when they bring it. but instead of saying “is this decaf like I asked for?” I always say “oh, did I remember to order decaf?” I shouldn’t have to act like I’m the forgetful one (because I know damn well I asked for decaf) but it seems to work better than implying that they screwed up when I take the blame on myself like that. and if there’s any hesitation when they answer, I tell them, “if there’s any doubt, please get another one, or just give me water–if this is regular, it’ll mess up my heart” and lots of times when I say that, they look alarmed and go change it or get another one.  but I shouldn’t HAVE to share my personal medical history with strangers just to get my order right! no one should! how is it their business? it makes me really uncomfortable to have to do that. JUST GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY ORDER! I’ve reblogged this maaaany times before but there’s a few new stories on here so i’m doing it again. cut this shit out don’t be that kind of asshole. As a diabetic, this would make me so beyond angry. Skinny doesn’t mean they don’t have a life threatening illness. Skinny doesn’t mean they can process sugar the way you do. People that do this are the worst kinds of people. DO NOT DO THIS! Me and my family went to a restaurant a few years back and one of the dishes we ordered was made with wine vinegar, which I am allergic to, so we asked the waiter to skip it, and he said sure, no problem, that’s fine.So my food gets to the table, and I start eating and then my throat closes and I can’t breathe and then I start coughing and throwing up right there in the middle of the restaurant and it was very fortunate that I was with my family and they knew what was happening to me. I had to be rushed to the hospital, and admitted, and I came damn near close to having my throat cut open so I could breathe through a whole on my neck. Because they put wine vinegar in my food when I explicitly told them not to, because they were assholes, and I could have died.They probably didn’t mean to hurt me but they did. I missed class, and work, and, again, I COULD HAVE DIED. i have cyclic vomiting syndrome and can’t tolerate dairy or red meat. violating my dietary restrictions triggers an acute episode, and i have to be hospitalized and given iv saline, ativan, and anti-emetics to stop the (extremely painful and incapacitating) vomiting. if somebody put regular milk instead of soy milk in my latte and i didn’t notice the taste immediately, i could wind up in the er and then spend several days in bed recovering, eating nothing but saltines and dry toast and clear liquids until my body was able to tolerate food again, unable to work or go out or do anything besides rest. whenever i go to starbucks, i WATCH them make my drink. cvs episodes are horrible and i hate them, and i can prevent them if i do everything right, but that means my damn barista has to cooperate. if somebody decided i was a stuck up white girl and gave me whole milk instead of soy they could put me in the hospital and cost me days of income. give ppl the food they fuckin order. it’s not that hard. Reblogging because it’s so important. I’m “lucky” I don’t have any food allergies or intolerence, but it makes me mad when people take them not seriously, think you are picky or just following a “white girl diet fad”. 90% of people don’t take my cats and dog allergies seriously when I tell them I’m allergic and wondering if a cat or a dog is present at X place. They think it’s just watery eyes. Nope. Well yeah, watery and itchy eyes, but I start wo wheeze and have trouble breathing. They don’t give epi-pen for those (anyway you have to go to the hospital after) just inhaler. It’s no miracle, specially if I didn’t take other meds before. When people tell you about their allergies or restriction, trust them! Reblogging for all the stories here because this is sooo important!  I have a severe allergy to gluten and relate to MANY of the stories above. My daughter has a severe allergy to milk fat, and I have had to hold her hair many times while she vomits on the side of the road because we couldn’t even make it home from the “accidental” whole milk instead of skim.  I’m super lactose intolerant so accidental milk is always fun. Severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, and gas like you wouldn’t believe. Better than death you might say but, I have other medical conditions, so that diarrhea could lead to vomiting(it’s so bad the vomit comes out my mouth AND nose) and dehydration that in turn becomes low cortisol and adrenal crisis. A bitchy barista can land me in the hospital with an intramuscular shot and saline iv. Hun, it takes no time to listen and follow my order. It takes me at least 24 hours to get out of the hospital. Be nice. I’m allergic to pork. Legit allergic. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to ask it off my food only to receive it with bacon or ham or something on it. Please respect peoples food requests. It costs 0.00$ to not be a dick. I actually have customers who say they’ll only eat at my restaurant when I’m there, because they know I require all policy to be followed, as in “I will kick you the fuck off your shift if you skimp,” if someone says the words “I have an allergy.” I developed our allergy policies, for that matter, because what we had in place before was “I guess you shouldn’t change your gloves … . ?” On my shifts your gloves get changed, that line gets wiped down with a new cloth, paper under EVERY ITEM for the person with the allergy, bag their food separately to prevent contact. If there’s a risk of cross-contamination with an allergen, like tomatoes in the guac because stuff spills when you’re moving as fast as we do, I’ll open a new bag of food. I learned the ingredients in every item we serve so I could advise people on hidden allergens (e.g., there’s a small amount of wheat in our beef as a thickener; we fry with safflower oil). We have a grease pencil to mark special builds and I use it liberally on allergy orders. If all of this sounds like overkill, you’ve never watched a child suffer from anaphylaxis. I don’t play around. Like, I bitch about my job a lot, but food allergies and special needs are not something I will ever bitch about. Even if you’re a complete asshole I won’t risk contaminating your food. (Although people with allergies seem to be way nicer than the general population, I gotta say.) Don’t do it. If someone’s a petty asshole to you, give them too much ice in their drink. Don’t play with their health. DO NOT FUCKING SCROLL PAST THIS P L E A S E Reblogging this again because it is important. Doing the right thing has no cost but doing the wrong thing can cost a person’s life. Don’t be a dick, give the person what they ordered reblogging bc that is not only hurtful but also stereotypical towards white women, even if said person is an asshole. My dad is allergic to dairy, if he gets any he’s miserable for hours because of the shit it does to his digestive system.
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Animals, Bad, and Bailey Jay: <p><a href="http://noelleian.tumblr.com/post/169002539157/calleo-bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">noelleian</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://calleo.tumblr.com/post/168968744159/bogleech-raw-fed-pets-faofox" class="tumblr_blog">calleo</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/93450647663">bogleech</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90406730386">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://faofox.tumblr.com/post/90404102112">faofox</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://raw-fed-pets.tumblr.com/post/90389499204">raw-fed-pets</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>All dogs share the same basic digestive system despite the range of physical variations (and attitudes) across different breeds. Every dog is designed to eat a raw animal-based diet, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Breed-specific dog food brands are simply a marketing gimmick aimed at playing on the pet owner’s emotions, and their desire to feed their pet the best possible diet.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t think that dogs need an animal-based diet. If done right they can be vegan and not contribute to the murdering of innocent animals. We’ve adapted and domesticated them enough to do so. They’ve evolved to live without meat just like us.</p> </blockquote> <p>200% incorrect. Vegan diets are carbohydrate-based. Carbohydrates are inflammatory, feed cancer (glucose), contribute to periodontal disease (leading to systemic organ failure, eg heart), cause insulin spikes leading to a multitude of other issues in the long-term (thyroid, liver, diabetes, heart disease) and also cause pancreatic problems due to extreme stress on the pancreas (secreting heavy loads of carb enzymes over a long period of time). The low moisture content coupled with high <em>plant</em> protein may also cause renal failure in the long term. The preservatives used may also be linked to cancer (BHA, BHT etc), and these diets also skew the omega3/6 ratio, causing further inflammation (linked to cancer again). They cause urine alkalinity leading to urinary problems such as crystals, blockages and UTI’s.</p> <p>Brief into to dog anatomy/physiology:</p> <p>- Stomach PH: Their highly acidic stomach is designed for eliminating harmful bacteria and breaking down bone into a gel-like substance. Humans have a much more alkaline stomach acid which is why we would struggle to digest raw bone.</p> <p>-Digestive Enzymes: Higher level of proteases to break down animal protein. High bile load to help push through bacteria.</p> <p>-Dental Anatomy: Sharp pointed teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh and bones.Dogs do not chew their food as we do, they are wired to swallow chunks quickly as a basic survival instinct.</p> <p>-Jaws: Dogs also have strong jaws that physically <strong>cannot</strong> move sideways (like your own can). This sideways grinding action is a feature that allows pre-digestion of plant material. Again, dogs rip off chunks and swallow them whole.</p> <p>-Lack of Salivary Amylase: Omnivores have this for pre-digestion of carbohydrates. Dogs and cats do not. The canine pancreas secretes amylase as a backup, however this does not mean they <em>should</em> be fed a high carbohydrate diet every day for a lifetime. Processed food (incl vegan) is 40-70% carbohydrate.</p> <p>-Lysozyme: Instead of amylase, dogs have lysozyme in their saliva which is an antibacterial. This may be useful for destroying any harmful bacteria in carrion/rotten food/feces, as well as wound cleaning.</p> <p>-Gut length: The canine gut is short in length which is because flesh must be pushed through quickly. It does not need to sit and ferment, as this could allow bacteria to multiply to harmful levels. Note that plant eating animals have a long digestive tract and even multiple stomach chambers in order for plant material to be slowly broken down by the necessary enzymes.</p> <p>-Nutrient profiles. Dogs have 0% biological requirement for carbohydrates. They gain every single essential nutrient from a prey based diet such as Whole Prey/Prey Model. Vegan diets are full of processed lab-made vitamins and minerals. Many vitamin pre-mixes are made in china and shipped to the country of manufacture.</p> <p>All in all, dogs will <em>survive</em> on a high carbohydrate diet but it will cause systemic effects eventually. Similar to smoking, a junk food diet affects every dog differently and some may be affected more severely than others, and in different time spans. You can also expect high vet fees in the form of dental cleanings, dental surgeries and various health problem later on in life.</p> <p>It is not recommended that you feed your pet the equivalent of a big mac for the entirety of its life. This is essentially what kibble and vegan diets are. Evolution has changed the appearance and even the behaviour of your dog, but their digestive system is still geared towards meat. <strong>Basically, you are paying money to have a company slowly kill your pet from the inside out. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>0/10, Not Recommended.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Hard science here for anyone who needs to shut down a “vegan pet owner.” It’s abuse. Feed your animal the substances they evolved to eat or do not own an animal, it’s as simple as that.</p> </blockquote> <p>Vegan dog and cat owners who try to force their pets to be vegan are absolute trash and should be dragged as hard as possible for their dangerously bad beliefs.</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m6yjzgQMTLlgckIf5tMtRUA">@faofox</a> Don’t ever get a dog. Please. And if you have one, find a new home for it before you wind up killing it.</p></blockquote> <p>It is absolutely moronic to feed your carnivorous pets a vegan diet. Don’t you dare call yourself someone concerned with animal rights if you support starving an animal to death.</p>

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College, Cookies, and Drinking: BRILLIG BRIL ARI LLIO ar dry bar RILLIG BRILLIG dry bar RILIC helloitsbees: digi-cow: concretebuilding: uglyuglyugly2: A bar has opened that doesn’t serve alcohol, and it’s surprisingly successful. Brillig Dry Bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan doesn’t serve alcohol, but owner Nic Sims is counting on customers not caring. She hasn’t had a drink in 20 years, and she wanted to create a space where people—including, but not limited to, recovering alcoholics—could gather to have fun and socialize without worrying about drinking. In other words, she wants Brillig Dry Bar to have “a bar-like convivial atmosphere, with snacks and drinks and conversation, without it being a bar,” she told MLive.com. Sims runs the bar as a pop-up out of her husband’s coffee shop, Mighty Good Coffee. She serves interesting non-alcoholic drinks, like Brooklyn Egg Creams, Pomegranate-Rosemary Sodas, and Vegan Pumpkin Chillers, as well as snack plates with meats, cheeses, and cookies. Though some detractors have accused Sims of being anti-alcohol, the bar’s opening night last Friday was packed. According to BuzzFeed, “Brillig’s first customers included former drinkers, pregnant women, Muslims, teenagers, and college kids.” The next pop-up will be December 26. SourceSource This is actually really cool, especially for people who can’t drink alcohol, like people with liver/digestive/processing issues. That and alcoholism is such a weirdly normal thing and it shouldnt be, this is super important God I love this idea so much

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America, New York, and Tumblr: Your Body On Anxiety People with anxiety are all too familiar with the negative impact it can have on their daily lives -but even if you don't suffer from the disorder, the anxious episodes and chronic stress we all experience can take a serious toll on our health. Take a look at what anxiety does to the body below. Fluids are dispersed to different parts of the body during episodes of anxiety. This causes the throat to become dry and the throat muscles to tighten When the body produces cortisol, the liver produces more glucose. This causes a spike in your blood sugar levels, which if not usecd, could be reabsorbed through the body Throat troubles Liver reactions When you first encounter anxiety, you may haue... Our response to stress increases our blood flow, causing a redistribution throughout the body. This causes some people to become paler as a reaction, while others tend to flush. Tense muscles When the body first experiences stress, the muscles immediately seize as a reflex reaction. Skin reactions An active spleen In order to get more oxygen to the bo dy during an anxious episode, the spleen discharges more red and white blood cells Once you've been dealing with anxiety for a while, it can cause other health issues. Greater susceptibility to ulcers Cardiovascular problems HEART Weaker respiratory functions STOMACH AND DIGESTIVE TRACT LUNGS Long-term anxiety's effect on the... Digestion troubles Changes in metabolism An overworked nervous system BRAIN IMMUNIE SYSTEM Problems falling asleep SWeakened mmune system Changes in the brain Sources: American Psychological Association, The New York Times Health Guide, University of Maryland Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, Anxiety and Depression Association of America Illustrations: Getty, Alissa Scheller/The Huffington Post THE HUFFINGTON POST psy-cho-lo-gy: Source: Your body on anxiety. Follow Francesca Mura on Pinterest So in a nutshell I should be dead

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Animals, Ass, and Beef: stveganyogi.tumbir.com <p><a href="http://crazedcrocgirl.tumblr.com/post/116479236723/piefacemcgee-dammit-jim-im-a-blog" class="tumblr_blog">crazedcrocgirl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://piefacemcgee.tumblr.com/post/116460274637/dammit-jim-im-a-blog-hang-the-bastard" class="tumblr_blog">piefacemcgee</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://dammit-jim-im-a-blog.tumblr.com/post/116259595542/hang-the-bastard-ladywarblerforever" class="tumblr_blog">dammit-jim-im-a-blog</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strike>Maggie Menu</strike></p> <p><strike>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</strike></p> </blockquote> <p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p> <p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p> <p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p> <p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p> </blockquote> <p><strike>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</strike></p> </blockquote> <p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p> <p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p> <p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p> <p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p> <p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p> <p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p> <p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p> <p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p> <ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li> <li>Chronic diarrhea</li> <li>Weight loss</li> <li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li> <li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li> <li>Enlarged abdomen</li> <li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li> </ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li> <li>Infection in the intestines <ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li> <li>Fungal infection</li> <li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li> </ul></li> <li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li> <li>Food Allergies</li> <li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li> <li>Congestive heart failure</li> <li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li> </ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p> <p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p> <p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p> </blockquote> <p>Not to mention with cats specifically, they <i><b>NEED</b> </i>a<i> </i>protein called taurine. Taurine is found in fish, meat and human breast milk. Without enough taurine your cat will fucking go blind. They can’t even eat dog food without going blind because it doesn’t have a high enough taurine content. Cat’s (neutered) need around <i>25</i>% of their diet to consist of protein to be healthy and that protein MUST BE chicken, fish, or beef or they will go blind and eventually die from malnutrition. Cats also must have plenty of fat in their diet because they can’t produce their own. Bottom line if your feeding your cat (or dog but that was discussed more above) a vegan diet, you’re murdering your animal and causing it to suffer immensely in the process. </p></blockquote> <p>How could the OP even bullshit themselves into thinking their dog looks even remotely excited? Pretty sure that’s a Lab, and I’ve had two at my house for the past 12 years. They look absolutely nothing like that when it’s their dinnertime. They’re full of energy, with wagging tails and bouncing impatience and eagerly dig into their bowls. <br/></p><p>That is the most apathetic look about a meal I have <i>ever </i>seen a dog have.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>I’m glad to see this post back on my dash because it means people are still spreading this around. And this is <i>super</i> important information.</p><p>Dogs and cats <i>cannot</i> be vegan or vegetarian. If you want a pet that can, get a fucking gerbil.</p></blockquote> <p>Idiots starving and abusing their pets in the name of being against animal cruelty.</p>
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Bad, Beef, and Internet: YOU CAN STYLE IT OUT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT VBase <p><a href="http://ldevstuff.tumblr.com/post/121303162126/proudblackconservative-ldevstuff" class="tumblr_blog">ldevstuff</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/121300908544/ldevstuff-brutalalucard-thinkveganworld" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://ldevstuff.tumblr.com/post/121280103511/brutalalucard-thinkveganworld-vbasement" class="tumblr_blog">ldevstuff</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://brutalalucard.tumblr.com/post/121276351328/thinkveganworld-vbasement-that-was-once-a" class="tumblr_blog">brutalalucard</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://thinkveganworld.tumblr.com/post/121270940536/vbasement-that-was-once-a-life-people-see" class="tumblr_blog">thinkveganworld</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://vbasement.tumblr.com/post/84283898121/that-was-once-a-life" class="tumblr_blog">vbasement</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>That was once a life. </p></blockquote> <p>People see meat as appetizing only because society conditioned them to disconnect from the fact that in reality “meat” is corpse.</p></blockquote> <p>I like how people try to make meat seem unappetizing, when in reality it’s the greatest thing ever, and I don’t care how disgusting the process to make it is lol</p></blockquote> <p>ENJOY YOUR CANCER, HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES YOU MORON. YOU DESERVE IT. FLAT EARTHER CRETINS LIKE YOU LIVE IN DENIAL OF SCIENCE</p><p>HUMANS ARE NOT MEANT TO EAT MEAT</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHmsCi4Y_k">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHmsCi4Y_k</a><br/></p></blockquote> <p>“Humans are not meant to eat meat”<br/>&gt;Calls someone else a moron.<br/>Top kek.</p></blockquote> <p>SHUT UP IDIOT. YOU ARE IN DENIAL OF SCIENCE. THE </p><p> Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find</p><h2>Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response</h2><p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.</p><p>But for the first time scientists think they know what is causing the effect. The body, it seems, views red meat as a foreign invader and sparks a toxic immune response.<br/></p><p>Researchers have always been puzzled about how other mammals could eat a diet high in red meat without any adverse health consequences.</p><p>Now they have discovered that pork, beef and lamb contains a sugar which is naturally produced by other carnivores but not humans.</p><p>It means that when humans eat red meat, the body triggers an immune response to the foreign sugar, producing antibodies which spark inflammation, and eventually cancer.</p><h2><br/></h2><p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/9138230/Red-meat-is-blamed-for-one-in-10-early-deaths.html">R<br/></a></p><p>In other carnivores the immune system does not kick in, because the sugar – called Neu5Gc – is already in the body.</p><p>Scientists at the University of California proved that mice which were genetically engineered so they did not produce Neu5Gc naturally developed tumours when they were fed the sugar.</p><p>“This is the first time we have directly shown that mimicking the exact situation in humans increases spontaneous cancers in mice,” said Dr Ajit Varki, Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California.</p><p>&ldquo;The final proof in humans will be much harder to come by.</p><p>&quot;This work may also help explain potential connections of red meat consumption to other diseases exacerbated by chronic inflammation, such as atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes.</p><p>&quot;Of course, moderate amounts of red meat can be a source of good nutrition for young people. We hope that our work will eventually lead the way to practical solutions for this catch-22.”</p><p>Red meat is a good source of protein, vitamin and minerals, but an increasing body of research suggests too much is bad for long-term health.</p><p>Health experts recommend eating no more than 2.5oz (70g) a day, the equivalent of three slices of ham, one lamb chop or two slices of roast beef a day</p><p>A study published by Harvard University in June suggested that a diet high in red meat raised the risk of breast cancer for women by 22 per cent.</p><p>In 2005 a study found those who regularly ate 5.6oz (160g) of red meat a day had one third higher risk of bowel cancer.</p><p>The average person in the UK has 2.5oz (70g) meat a day 3oz (88g) among men, 2oz (52g) among women) but 33 per cent have more than 3.5oz (100g) a day.</p><p>Previous research has suggested that a pigment in red meat may also damage the DNA of cells lining the digestive system.</p><p>The new research was published online in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.</p></blockquote> <p>Are you kidding me right now? Your own source says that red meat is healthy in small doses, and doesn&rsquo;t say anything at all about humans not being designed to meat in general. I literally don&rsquo;t even have to refute this, you did it yourself. Are you that insane? Also TALKING LIKE THIS is unlikely to convince anyone of what you say. Go back to the 12-year-old&rsquo;s school of Internet use.</p>

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Animals, Ass, and Cats: stveganyogi.tumbir.com <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73391181951/ladywarblerforever-naturepunk" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ladywarblerforever.tumblr.com/post/73387926284/naturepunk-freshiejuice" class="tumblr_blog">ladywarblerforever</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hang-the-bastard.tumblr.com/post/73320718922/sfveganyogi-maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie" class="tumblr_blog">hang-the-bastard</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sfveganyogi.tumblr.com/post/71924348225/maggie-menu-on-the-menu-for-maggie-tonight-is" class="tumblr_blog">sfveganyogi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Maggie Menu</p> <p>On the menu for Maggie tonight is puréed sweet potato, puréed brown rice, sprouted organic tofu, chia seeds, and digestive enzymes. Does she look excited? She is!</p> </blockquote> <p><b>This dog does not look excited, this dog looks malnourished.</b></p> <p>The diet you are feeding your dog places a huge burden entirely on the pancreas, forcing it to produce large amounts of amylase to deal with the starch, cellulose, and carbohydrates in plant matter. (yes, even with your supplements) The carnivore’s pancreas does not secrete cellulase to split the cellulose into glucose molecules, nor have dogs become efficient at digesting and assimilating and utilizing plant material as a source of high quality protein. <br/></p> <p>When this stuff sits in the pet’s intestine <b>(yes even with your supplemented enzymes)</b> it not only irritates the lining of the bowels but also provides the perfect warm, wet environment with plenty of undigested sugars and starches as food for bacteria. <br/></p> <p>I respect your choice in leading a vegan lifestyle, but please do not force this on your pet who does not recognize the difference, your dog absolutely needs a healthier diet or it is going to develop health issues and I guarantee you, will not live as long as it could otherwise. </p> </blockquote> <p>side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals. See: Onision’s two dogs, Dobs and Leelu. Actually, his name is Greg. He, his wife Lainey, and their two dogs are all vegetarian, and both Dobs and Leelu thrive. They look very well nourished, are energetic, very loving towards both Greg and Lainey, and they are fed vegetarian foods. Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it? <b><i>You bet your sweet ass they</i> <i>can</i>. </b>Stop bagging on this person for feeding this to their dog. I may advise offering meaty treats to your pet, perhaps chop some chicken or throw in some cooked red meat, but your dog seems very okay to me. The meat would be an added bonus that may please your pooch and also provide additional protein and minerals. He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them. Do not let these people tell you that you’re abusing your dog. If you choose to continue their diet in this way, I would definitely look more into different kinds of treats that would help with the digestion more, though I don’t know too much in that area. Best of luck to both you and your puppy dog!</p> </blockquote> <p>Hi hello you seem new to veterinary science and animal welfare in general so let me educate you on some topics <b>that you are completely wrong about</b></p> <p><b><i>1) “side reminder that some dogs can have vegan meat and be completely nourished and content, loving and excited over their meals.”</i></b></p> <p>This is an assumption. The <b>assumption</b> that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, whereas the <b>truth </b>about dogs being natural carnivores is very well-supported by the evidence available to us and is understood by many science welfare groups, universities, and doctors of veterinary science. </p> <p>Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA, those who insist dogs did not descend from wolves must disprove the litany of scientific evidence that concludes wolves are the ancestors of dogs. And guess what? The wolf is a carnivore. Since a dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf, dogs have the same physiological and nutritional needs as those carnivorous predators. </p> <p>By stating otherwise you are ignoring and disregarding the work of contributing doctors, educators, and researchers who have compiled over 300 years of research and observations of the wild canine.</p> <p><b><i>2) Do dogs and cats eat meat? Absolutely. With the right nourishments, can they live, thrive, and live a happy and healthy life without it?</i></b></p> <p>No. But congratulations, you got one thing right, dogs and cats eat meat. Can they live a happy and healthy life without it? <b>No they cannot.</b> Cats and dogs health is largely dependent on the body’s ability to digest and make use of the food that is a part of their natural diet that is supplemented from meats. By creating a lack of naturally produced (meat, not supplements) protein in the body of the animal, you are putting your animals at risk for something called protein-losing enteropathy. Although this condition can affect any breed or age of dog, some dog breeds are more likely than others. <b>That being said, feeding your dog and cat an all vegan or vegetarian diet and expecting them to thrive on it is a gamble at best.</b></p> <p>There is an entire array of problems that can arise from a lack of natural protein.  </p> <ul><li>Occasional bouts of diarrhea</li> <li>Chronic diarrhea</li> <li>Weight loss</li> <li>Lack of energy (lethargy)</li> <li>Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)</li> <li>Enlarged abdomen</li> <li>Legs and feet may be puffy or swollen (edema)</li> </ul><ul><li>Cancer in the intestines</li> <li>Infection in the intestines <ul><li>Bacteria such as salmonella(from rotting plant material)</li> <li>Fungal infection</li> <li>Intestinal parasites like hookworms and whipworms</li> </ul></li> <li>Inflammation of the intestines (inflammatory bowel disease)</li> <li>Food Allergies</li> <li>Stomach or intestinal ulcers</li> <li>Congestive heart failure</li> <li>Problems with the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the intestines (lymphangiectasia)</li> </ul><p><b><i>3) “He/She seems healthy to me, and also seems interested in the food you’re about to feed them.”</i></b></p> <p><b>Hey, wrong again.</b> This dogs nose is dried out, it is almost a pale white pink, this is an indication of dehydration or something more serious. The eyes are not clear and bright as they should be, they are red and puffy around the edges, the lining of the eyelids should be pink rather than red. This dog also has a blank stare on its face, and the nose is not pointing at the food, this means the dog is uninterested and is a sign of lethargy. This dog is begging for this meal to be something nutritious. I work at a highly respected veterinary hospital and I see this more often than you would think, <b>I know how to tell when a dog looks malnourished, </b>and so would you if you worked and studied every day in the field of veterinary medicine.</p> <p>Next time I hope you will take the initiative to educate yourself on these and other important topics on the care for your animal, before you preach something you have no idea about.</p> </blockquote> <p>Stop. Feeding. Your dogs. And cats. Vegan. Diets. You will KILL THEM.</p>
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