Non-Vegetarianism & Health

 Immunity has become a buzzword in the Covid pandemic era and there is no reason why it shouldn't be when you are attacked by a virus that doesn't have any medical treatment available on the planet and doctors say it solely depends on your immunity.

As per the article by GLOBE NEWSWIRE the market for immunity-based is expected to grow by $1 Trillion by 2023. This goes to show people realizing the value of being healthy during the COVID Pandemic as the proverb goes  "Health is not valued till sickness comes ".

This brings me today to pen down the facts based on which I decided to go vegetarian for the rest of my life for good health. Your health comes first — you can always hang yourself later :P

So Let's dive deep into the topic


Comparing Anatomy: Are We Flesh Eaters Biologically?

 ( On the Phone to view the above table  rotate the screen in landscape mode )

The following is an extract from the table The Comparative Anatomy of Eating, prepared by Milton R. Mills, M.D.

The above comparative summary is self-explanatory - no doubt the Human Body is not meant for a non-vegetarian diet. Whenever we go against the laws of nature the repercussions are severe.

Reports and Journals on Non-Vegetarianism & Health

Comprehensive investigations by groups such as the National Academy of Sciences have linked meat-eating to cancer,  ” and the Journal of the American Heart Association concludes "Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods were associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a general population."

Antibiotics in poultry making humans resistant

Poultry farms or other slaughterhouses continuously administer the cows, chicken, etc with antibiotics. The reason for doing so is following:-

1. Due to unsanitary conditions in the farm which leads to bacterial infections so to prevent this antibiotics are given.

2. It has a growth-promoting effect for example it makes chicken looks fatter.

3. Food that is fed to animals or birds is unnatural because that is available cheaply like cows are fed with grains instead of grass. To counteract this effect the antibiotics are given to the cows.

Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington DC and New Delhi, says most of the poultry feed available in the Indian market is medicated, but the majority of farmers were unaware of the presence of antibiotic growth promoters premixed in chicken feed.

Now, what happens when a human consumes this flesh having inbuilt antibiotics the human body becomes immune to the medicinal drugs which have antibiotics. So in nutshell, the drugs and medicine prescribed by the doctor don't work on the person whose body has become resistant to antibiotics by consuming meat.

As per the article of Times of India following is the level of damage that is happening because of this:-

1. US - 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths
2. EU - 25000 deaths
3. India - 1/3rd of 2 lakh children who die in the first four weeks are victims of antibiotic resistance.


Let us now examine the common notion that if humans don’t eat meat, they will suffer from protein deficiency.

Commenting on this idea, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., and comprised of 4,500 medical doctors, states,“High protein diets are unhealthy. However, adequate but not excess amounts of protein to maintain body tissues, including muscle, are still important and can be easily achieved on a vegetarian diet.” 

PCRM points out that the excess proteins resulting from a meat-centered diet contribute to osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, and impaired kidney functioning.

Physical Strength

One question that always haunts vegetarians is eating a vegetarian diet good enough to give me physical strength.

 Meet my friend Hippo. He says he is a vegetarian.

 Eat to live, not live to eat. Think twice before you eat :)

Let me end with a quote:-

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence a lot of mankind….Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. ”

– Albert Einstein

Thanks for reading 

Also Read :- Non-Vegetarianism - Environment, World Hunger & Cruelty

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