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Yet Another Anti-Vegan Lie, Dismantled Step by Step

SELENIUM – Easy to get as a vegan, a fact that’s very hard for anti-vegan crusaders to wrap their cute little “brains” around.

Brazil Nuts

This 2012 article by a Jack Harrison https://jacksdailydose.com/2012/01/18/meaty-mineral-slash-cancer-risk/ is a “customer favorite” (as they all seem to be) at Jack’s Daily Dose (of what, exactly?). The site is a production of a company called New Market Health, a publisher and supplement seller, said to provide natural cures and health solutions: https://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/publishers-periodical/new-market-health-publishing-in-frederick-md-90207875/reviews-and-complaints

First, the article’s title. Oh my! Vegans feeling alienated by society and looking for an excuse to quit and get back to fitting in can stop at the title and look no further…

1) “Can veganism cause pancreatic cancer?”

Scary! Clever Jack can’t get himself in trouble there, since he’s only asking a question. Sweet.

Still not frightened into eating animal corpses, milk and eggs? Well then, look at the bold subheading:

2) “The meaty mineral that can slash your cancer risk”

Wow, sounds like there’s great hope to save one’s life with some animal products… oh boy, we’re cookin’ now!

So the teetering vegan reads on…

3) Harrison goes on to “wonder if” Steve Jobs got pancreatic cancer due to his supposed vegan lifestyle, due to his “bunny chow” diet and severe lack of this vital nutrient.

Pancreatic Cancer – Source: scientificanimations.com

The frightened vegan thinks, Yeah, pancreatic cancer is bad news, and wow, what? Jobs was a vegan, eating bunny chow? And those plant products gave him pancreas cancer and killed him, even with all his money!? Oh holy hell, I must read on and find this lifesaving nutrient I’m missing…

4) Jack then claims to be the one who discovered the cancer-fighting powers of this nutrient…selenium. Now his wisdom has caught on, he says, and a recent study found that selenium can slash pancreatic cancer risk to almost nil.

Soon-to-be-ex-vegan now says to his/herself: OMG! There must be no selenium in plant foods, only in animal protein… what a fool I’ve been to be doing this vegan thing! Curses on all those vegan cultists who put me at risk of dying from pancreatic cancer! Teach me more, Jack, please…

5) Jack then warns that you have to be a Brazil nut scarfing weirdo to survive and not get cancer if you’re a vegan, since, as everyone should know, we get proper selenium only from animal protein.

McNugget-craving reader thinks, Hah, there it is! The proof’s in the blood pudding… animal products are absolutely necessary for human health, for our very survival. And when’s the last time I saw a Brazil nut? Those big honking off-white crunchy things with the brown skins…who eats those? Not me! This Jack guy is awesome, must be a doctor or nutritionist. Learn me some more, Jacko…

6) Then he types some drivel about our need for nickel and makes a joke about it not being the coins, and says nickel can cut your pancreas cancer risk by another third.

Sausage-jonesing vegan chortles, Hehehe, he’s smart, informative, and funny! We all like a little humor with our education… I’m loving this guy! I read on with relish…

7) Next and lastly, Jackie espouses the importance of drinking clean, contaminant-free water to prevent pancreas problems… keeping out things like lead, cadmium, etc.

Who can argue with that? So the now ex-vegan says to him/herself: Such profound wisdom and caring! Ima make me up a shopping list and visit the butcher, dairy and egg sections of the market for the first time in years. I’m gonna quit being vegan and save my life, unless it’s already too late. Wish me luck everyone, I’m back with y’all in the normal way of eating. Hallelujah!

Now, what wipes all of that claptrap out thoroughly and with a flourish? …FACTS, and nothing more:

1) No, veganism cannot cause pancreatic cancer. Genes, cigarette smoking, obesity, and working with certain chemicals such as in dry-cleaning and metal works (and the early computer industry a la Steve Jobs) are primary causes of pancreas cancer.

>>> Other pancreas problems, like pancreatitis, which can lead to cancer are caused by high-fat diets like keto, see here: https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/7nxa32/pancreatitis_and_keto_anyone_else/ and here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11575609

2) Selenium is not a “meaty mineral,” since Brazil nuts are by far the highest in selenium of ALL foods of any kind. Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and all the plant protein foods contain selenium and it’s easy to meet your need of about 55mcg for adults on all plant foods. See here and scroll down to “sources”: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/

Steve Jobs

3) Steve Jobs either was or wasn’t a vegan (depending on who you listen to) and it makes no difference in this case. His possible genetic makeup and/or long history in the early days of computers…his hands-on building of them, etc…. were far more likely involved in his developing the cancer. He was closer to a pescatarian/fruitarian than a vegan. He apparently ate more fish near the end of his life under pressure from loved ones to try to save his life. It failed. If he was deficient in selenium it was due to his possibly eating all or primarily fruit for so long, since sweet fruits have almost no selenium. Foods higher in protein have selenium. Interestingly, just ONE brazil nut has all the selenium you need in a day.

4) This Jack person sure claims a lot of credit, and I’ve not yet seen any real evidence of selenium slashing risk of pancreatic cancer by 95%, as he also claims. I’ve only seen how proof of selenium’s protectiveness against pancreatic cancer is inconclusive. I wonder if this supplement company manufactures selenium supplement. It’s quite dangerous to take selenium supplement, since it is dangerously toxic in large amounts.

IMPORTANT: People are warned even to limit their number of tasty Brazil nuts. (I like them in lightly roasted nut mixes, but don’t often get them.)

Here are the top sources of selenium for vegans:

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/best-vegetarian-foods-selenium/ So getting selenium is not a problem, but look how that Jack person tried to instill all this cancer terror in readers, leading them only to animal products as their salvation. That is reprehensible!

5) And yet more lies compounding the rest of the lies. You have to really love Brazil nuts to be vegan and get selenium? Where does this guy pull his information out from?! Again, just ONE Brazil nut and you’re all set for your selenium in a day. Can those people get any more deceitful?

6) The nickel thing is neutral; all the plant foods, especially higher protein ones, contain plenty of nickel.

7) The tap water issue is neutral too; we all should use a good water filter for consuming tap water, or use good bottled water. The reverse osmosis thing he seems to require probably has something to do with their company selling them, although I don’t know that. The charcoal filtration systems like Pur and Brita do just fine for filtering out lead and other harmful things like chlorine.

Here’s a good article about pancreas health for additional information which also proves the Daily Dose article as absolute nonsense: https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency/prevent-pancreatitis-and-epi/

What all of the above says, needlessly, is that if you’re vegan and eating a normal, balanced, non-animal diet low on any junk and high on real foods, you’ve not one thing to worry about with selenium or pancreatic cancer due to your rejecting all animal products. Those fear tactics are absolute nonsense, and as usual only serve to protect and bolster the meat/egg/dairy industries. Which is despicable. But, what else is new?

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The dramatic growth of veganism, and is this a danger to children?

Despite all the bashing campaigns fomented by a particular self-interested industry, veganism continues to grow like never before; read all about it here, from FORBES of all places: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katrinafox/2017/12/27/heres-why-you-should-turn-your-business-vegan-in-2018/#39c57f3a2144

Thus, in comes the “recovering ex-vegan” backlash campaign, and more

Keep in mind that there are contemptible people out there who “go vegan” only to “fail” and then launch a ranting campaign about how impossible it was or how it almost killed them. They are either ignoramuses who ate only jelly beans and potato chips (or other such junk diets)…or FAR more likely…they’re crusading liars connected to (or unknowingly misled and used by) vested interests. What could be more contemptible than such conmen/women?

Then there’s the campaign bent on getting the gullible to eat more meat/eggs/dairy than ever by promoting it as great for weight loss and heart healthy to boot. Meat and animal-fat heavy diets are said to be good for humans; all that we knew before is now supposedly wrong. Animal fat got a bad rap and now it’s good for us and needed.

Human fat vs. fiber, USMC teaching tools

Mmmm, butter…bacon! Slather some butter on your bacon! Grains and carbs are deadly! No such thing as too much meat; all-meat diets are even touted by a few “sanity challenged” people. Behind all this is a powerful organized campaign to counteract the growing popularity of veganism…nothing more. Don’t ever be fooled.

Despite the vicious backlash, however, more and more people, especially in their teens through 30s, are going vegan for good, and vegan adults are conceiving babies and raising healthy vegan children.

Are vegan babies and kids in danger of malnutrition or even death?

You often hear anti-vegan crusaders rant that vegan diets debilitate or even kill babies and children, based on a few sketchy cases that in no way represent the norm. What’s actually going on in those extremely rare cases of “vegan” children being starved is anorexia by proxy; read all about that here: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4451/82746ec2e58532b0629d99cf55c21a3ccc22.pdf

Some parents are so grossed out by “fat” and “gluttony” that enjoying food becomes a sort of sin and extreme thinness is an obsession. They’d rather have their kids be just about any undesirable thing, other than to ever be considered “fat.” And their idea of fat is anything above reedlike thinness. This happens among a small minority of any sort of parents, but only “vegans” get called out for it; it’s said to be “vegan child starvation.” And what a dirty lie that is; but, what else is new?

See some great vegan food plans for babies and kids here: http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/vegetarian-diets-for-children-right-from-the-start

It’s not so hard, except for all the hate and misinformation out there; but don’t let it all make you crazy. Speaking of which…

Everywhere you look, people eating animals

When all seems hopeless, when you’re surrounded by meat/egg/dairy propaganda and “regular folks” scarfing down burgers and sausages everywhere, day in and day out, and you wonder if there really is any hope after all for the animals and for humanity, just remember one thing: Significant change in society takes a very long time, it grows by increments, very slowly, to become the norm someday in the distant future. That “someday” is when people will look back and wonder how their own species could have been so ignorant and brutal. And that “someday” will never get here if we allow the vicious opposition to crush our spirits and our resolve. So, do not let them.

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OMG! Soy! The feminization of our great macho he-men!

Source: evilscarytofu.wordpress.com

Humiliated, weak sissy boys with big honking jiggly boobs are the evildoers’ outrageous goal!

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“Soy bean,” they say, as if it’s an innocent, cute little beige oval of protein they speak of. In fact, it’s a wicked feminist plot to further ruin our world—as if they haven’t done enough damage already—by not only busting but mercilessly extracting and destroying the very manhood of all our great manly men who so proudly and boastfully have always run the world as we know it. Could anything be more treacherous or shockingly devilish?

By God, the soy bean has become the germ of the great plague of today…turning all of our masculine heroes into simpering wimps, totally dominated and made into drooling non-entities by this plague of emboldened, lumbering, unattractive brutes known as feminists. It’s a nightmare, I tell you, a scary, scary nightmare!

So take matters back into your man-hands and eat your meat, milk and eggs, you whimpering veggie boys, you poor fools. No longer be fooled into submission by these dastardly thunder-thighed monsters! Come on back to our great brotherhood of Man. Divided we fall, united we’ll beat that feminist abomination into humiliated submission. Proudly fed on potent bacon and animal milk, we will destroy them, and then have only smokin’ hot, blissfully compliant chicks at our disposal, as it was meant to be!

Oh my, what a bunch of woefully ignorant, industry programmed, utter CRAP.

How can anyone take it seriously? Well, they do, in droves. It’s so comforting to alleviate one’s nagging, unbearable guilt by demonizing and ridiculing those who bring it about, as well as condemning what they eat and their lifestyles. Comfort (false or real, but mostly false) is what people cherish most. And people say misanthropy is a bad thing, or unjustified?

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David Carter at Vegan Festival 2016 – by funcrunch on Wikimedia

There are supposedly fewer vegan men in the world than vegan women; but I see men as being more reliable in it, not as prone to caving in to societal pressures as women are. There may be more women, but they also more often tend to dabble on and off, or completely quit. It seems to me that far more ex-vegans are flaky females, just going by all of their showy boasting about being back among the normal.

Regardless, veganism and the dreaded soy bean are said to be a feminist construct, to bring about the total decimation of men. But to believe that you’ll need to forget the fact that the vast majority of feminists eat lots of meat/milk/eggs and have no interest in veganism except as perhaps a temporary phase in their “journey,” i.e., a brief shunning of a “patriarchal society’s” norms. But, yum yum, that patriarchal bacon just tastes too darn good! So, never mind real ethics and the truth; “tasty” treats and handy lies are so much more fun, right? Yeah, and so is the diabetes, etc. (See my article here.)

So, what’s all this jibber-jabber & ranting about?

Well, I’ve seen some nasty lies (yet again) posted online about soy foods causing feminization of men, while the real, potent estrogens in animal milk, eggs & meat—occurring naturally and added, along with the GMO soy “estrogens” the animals are fed in abundance—are supposedly harmless. WTF? Such unbelievable insanity. And yet it persists in popularity among a certain sect of our species, such as those mind-numbed and fueled by bacon-clogged arteries, angry testosterone and/or roid rage.

Ah well, on a far more serious note: Poor animals, all of you millions upon millions facing lives of hell and terrifying, painful and bloody killing by stabbing. I am simply so very sorry for this species called humanity (king of all ironies). I’m so very sorry forever for all that you all have suffered because of people’s deliberately bringing you into this world as “things” to be terribly abused and killed. But your spirits can never be destroyed by people. People only harm their own souls.

People; if interested in the great, scary soy “debate,” below are four good articles.

Arm yourself with legit info, as opposed to the nasty crap spewed by slaughter activists who count on those they consider gullible ignoramuses to blindly trust in them. Please read on, I think you’ll like these and find them useful (unless you’re hopelessly brainwashed by that ever present zealous army of industry henchmen):

1) https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/does-soy-really-cause-man-boobs

2) http://www.veganmuscleandfitness.com/eat-soy-products-max-seabrook/

3) https://www.flickr.com/photos/vegetarian-vegan-bodybuilding-info/6691266425

4) https://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/vegan-doctor-addresses-soy-myths-and-misinformation/