a reply to: TheRedneck
At first i made a reply with a lot of examples of healthy vegans who show their blood-work, but I ended up losing that page due to being inactive
for awhile on my computer. So i make the argument that there is many healthy long-term vegans who are active and have healthy blood-work. You just
have to look for it. One example i gave was the YouTuber under the name, "HappyHealthyVegan". He often shows his bloodwork and his ability to play
basketball and dunk on fools at an old age.
Furthermore, there are extremist in every group. I don't support these activists. Iv'e also seen plenty of "raw-meat" activists that go into vegan
restaurants and eat raw meat in front of everyone. Yet, somehow, they don't get the trope of being "annoying". Vegans are just 1-2% of the population
and it's the loud annoying ones that get the attention. Most people practice activism by never bying meat products.
Which brings me to my other point. Vegans aren't all the same. I am a vegan and i support (law-abiding) hunters and people who eat meat that comes
from ethically raised farms. I think this is an issue of putting people into boxes and having them go at each other. Iv'e met highly intelligent
liberals and republicans who aren't racist, extreme socialists, or have endless agendas. The loudest people are often the dumbest with some few
exceptions. I love joe rogan and he is a renown meat-eater. Yet, he at least advocates for hunting animals (for good reasons) and not eating factory
The tendency to go to the extreme is strong in human nature. We can't take those people who fall into that trap as the representative of the whole,
because they are not.
The last topic is nutrition and this is a wierd one because, after doing some research on your referenced page, i have come to the conclusion that
this is too complex for one thread response.
. Many of the nutrients you mention in the article can be created when not taken in directly through
food sources. The ones that can't be created are fairly easy to obtain through vegan options.
One example is B-vitamins which, as your article states, can be obtained through enriched food (b-vitamins are cheap and inexpensive now) and also
through seaweed. I took a look at creatine, which your site suggest some vegans may be lacking due to only relying on your body to reproduce it.
Hmm.. That might be so. I haven't the time to look into that. However, nutrition is complicated subject as many people are influenced and/or
controlled under corporate studies that have an affiliation with the meat industry.
Then furthermore, studies are VERY new when you look at the date of the studies and not totally conclusive on their conclusions.
However, if enough studies are done and a respected board of science says vegans need to take more of _______ (such as creatine) then i will end up
taking that. Maybe a diet of 20% meat and 80% veggies is the best diet. Or maybe not. I can't pretend to know to have the ultimate nutritional awnser,
Mr. Redneck. I am vegan mostly out of spiritual and ethical means. As your article says, vegan diets are very healthy, but can be missing things
things without the right supplementation.
Maybe so.. I rather spend $30 a month on supplements than resort to go back to eating animals. And that's just me. If you like eating animals and can
do it ethically, then im all for you.
I try to be in the middle ground as much as possible, i just have no sympathy for anyone who practices factory farming.