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GLUTEN FREE? But why? Really.

Only celiac patients (and a few others) need to eat gluten free.

Like paleo, keto, etc., the gluten-free fad is based in a nasty bit of profitable nonsense serving mainly to help the animal slaughter business in its ongoing struggle against the rising popularity of veganism.

Earlier this evening, I happened to catch a bit of an infomercial by a Dr. Amy Myers on public tv and I was really irritated by her routine. She’s an “ex-vegetarian” who has a smug and snide attitude about having been so silly for so much of her life as to eschew meat (while loading up on eggs and dairy). Well yeah, that was silly, but sadly so. She should have been vegan. So now, in her supposedly hard-earned wisdom, she goes on and on about the horrors of wheat, etc., with all sorts of terrifying stories to share.

She surely would advise that vegans are the most foolish creatures on the planet, especially since we are not potential customers for her array of expensive products.

Well, I’m a long-time vegan and eat a variety of tasty and healthy plant foods including grains, organic soy, etc., including gluten foods … all the things this woman says are practically poison for humans. Yet I’m a very healthy 61-yr-old woman on zero pharmaceuticals, never been on hormones. The last (and only one ever) prescription drug I was on were pain pills for an extracted impacted wisdom tooth in the year 2000.

Hypochondria for Sale

People without celiac disease or particular food sensitivities are not at all harmed by eating ORGANIC, NON-GMO whole wheat, etc., these so-called “gut wrecking, brain destroying” foods are actually good for us, providing needed zinc, selenium and so forth.

However, any grain or other produce, including GMO corn (corn is gluten free) grown using glyphosate is potentially harmful to consumers’ health, and that would be the real cause of anyone without celiac disease having problems from eating certain foods. It’s not the wheat, it’s the glyphosate (etc.); I truly believe that. Good video explaining all that:

This “ex-vegetarian,” Dr. Myers, seems to be on a quest for extreme wealth through selling books and products to gullible people by promoting hypochondria and painting eating food as more complicated than rocket science. And she’s pretty obviously in service to animal agriculture, i.e. the meat industry. But sadly, lots of people sit in her audience and eat up whatever she says, and they buy her products and follow her diet including “grass-fed beef and organic poultry.” Or at least lots of people did follow her; I don’t know how popular she still is.

Apparently eating almost nothing but fat and achieving ketosis is the new fad among the animal-ag puppets. Sigh.

Anyhow, I say, don’t trust “ex-vegetarians” with stuff to sell you.

As a 27-year vegetarian, Amy Myers ate eggs and dairy all along, probably lots of them, so any health problems she suffered were far more likely due to that than to wheat gluten or anything else.

Here’s what the real celiac community thinks of Dr. Amy Myers: https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/109385-doctors-selling-info-on-celiac/.

And here’s a good article debunking the whole “gluten-free” mania of today: https://nypost.com/2016/01/19/i-gained-10-pounds-by-going-gluten-free/

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13 Amazing Vegan Old-Timers

If you follow online discussions regarding veganism, you’ll often see the snotty, “But there are no vegan centenarians, because it’s a deficient and difficult diet!” There are a few variations on the theme, all equally snarky, and deceitful. Aw, how precious anti-vegan crusaders are.

Truth Time

Serious vegans (those in it for good as opposed to the flaky betrayers) are only roughly 4–10% of the world’s population, and still we have an impressive number of semi-well-known vegans from their 70s to well over 100. Not only that, considering their advanced years, they’re unusually healthy and fit. Following are thirteen of them in order of longevity, just for a dose of vegan pride as well as some irrefutable evidence of the great health and long lives smart vegan eating is responsible for.

Premsai Patel, age 118 in 2014, long-time vegan, retired government teacher in India.

Loreen Dinwiddie, long-time vegan, died at 109 in 2012. She was incredibly healthy and fit well past 100. Watch:

Missi Devi, (no picture available) 105 years old in 2007, Indian Jain, long-time vegan. She was one of the most honored people in India.

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, long-time vegan heart surgeon, retired at 95, now 103 and still going.

Donald Watson, founder of Vegan Society, died at 95.

Thich Nhat Hahn, 91, Vietnamese Buddhist monk in France, long-time vegan.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, 84, surgeon, vegan since 1984.

Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., 83, runner and ironman triathlete, vegan for over 30 years after being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer.

Mimi Kirk, 79, vegan for over 40 years, looks amazing.

Annette Larkins, 76, long-time vegan, beautiful and looks to be in her 40s.

Robert Lockhart, 74, vegan for over 40 years, still an athlete.

Karyn Calabrese, 71 and beautiful, author and restaurant owner, vegan for over 47 years. She’s called Chicago’s vegan queen.

John Robbins, 70, author of Diet for a New America among others, long-time vegan, from Baskin-Robbins ice-cream family.

Many more impressive long-time vegans of all ages can be found here: https://vegvisits.com/blog/anyone-can-be-vegan