Are you daft? Do you realize that the incidence of thyroid conditions and cancers have risen exponentially in the last 40 years due to the overuse of soy products in our foods? Almost everything you eat today has soy in it, and what's the primary source of protein for vegetarians in the US? SOY!
I have non-Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It runs on both sides of my family, but since I was diagnosed 8 years ago, I cut back on soy significantly and went from being on the highest daily dose of levothyroxine to the lowest. Vegetarianism and not eating meat was LITERALLY KILLING ME!
Vegetarians and vegans disgust me in the same way that haughty Liberals make me irate. There's really no such thing as a "one size fits all" meal plan for anyone. I thrive on lean meats (pork, chicken, fish, beef, goat, etc.) and I consume a lot of vegetables and fruits as well.
While I agree that we, as a society, have overused and abused sugar, telling us to give up meat is like telling a shark to eat kelp. You ever looked at your teeth? Human beings are omnivores. We have sharp incisors and canines to rip and tear flesh, and we have large, flat molars to grind meats and fibers from vegetables. Neanderthals didn't survive on vegetables alone. As a matter of fact, during the long winters, they'd need the fat and protein from meat to stay warm and energized. That's not something vegetables alone can provide.
You only need to look at and understand human physiology to understand that we are both hunters AND gatherers. You can't put off an entire division of food (meat) because the mass produced markets taint the supplies. If you have land, invest in livestock. Raise them on your own with food you choose to feed them. A tenderloin from a freshly-slaughtered pig is bright red and tastes like Heaven when braised in butter and rosemary. A rack of ribs from a heifer you raised from birth is like a gift from God.
Just like the vegetarians are raging against Monsanto for their GMO BS, so should meat eaters rage against the meat industry for all the crap they put in our food. We want the same outcomes, friend, but to sit here and espouse a universal truth about human dietary functionality on a diet of only vegetables and fruits is laughable and dangerous. It doesn't suit everyone's lifestyle and has no longitudinally proven health benefits over a diet inclusive of lean meats.
Well, no one is forcing anything on you so relax. Anger is bad for your health.
where did I post anywhere on eating SOY? I don’t eat soy...and if I do - it is such a low amount...but that is IF I do...
The other thing I avoid is fat on beef or in dairy. I've been told most of the antibiotics settle in it.
I live on what's now sometimes called "pure foods". It's getting easier to do so, as more people are watching what they eat, more mainstream foods are okay.
The USDA food pyramid is a joke.
Think people: how is it animals don’t need dentists?
How could it be that humans alone evolved with the first means of injesting sustenance—teeth—that are quickly destroyed by the very food they eat?
Unless we did not evolve to eat such food.
And if we’re eating food that rots our teeth, who knows what other damage it’s doing to our insides which are hidden from view.
Sugar and such “foods” as bread, pasta, dairy should all not be eaten.
I'm no vegetarian but I couldn't care less about people that are. No skin off my back if they don't want to eat meat. Why would it bother you so much?
Anger, jealousy and envy are self-destructive emotions. They only hurt you and they eat away at your well-being. Learn to live and let live and your life will be much happier and less stressful.