escapetheheat:

Pro Tip: Don’t tell depressed people how good they have it in comparison to others. They already know and already feel guilty about it. You’re making the problem worse.

I am in love with you more and more every day.

praggnificent:

novub:

novub:

i havent seen ANYONE discuss what fox news said about muslims. and the growing tension towards muslims after news stations saying they’re scared of ISIS sleeper cells in the US (because muslims are always, always targeted and bombarded with surveillance and locked up and killed under false pretenses of terrorism when this happens) and it fucking scares me so fucking much.

don’t ignore me.

fucking reblog this and pay attention to it bc these ppl are talking about murdering my friends. 

chupaflora:

ramblingsofanurbanjawn:

FYI

That is… unfortunate.

chupaflora:

ramblingsofanurbanjawn:

FYI

That is… unfortunate.

alizabug:

good night

Is there any proof that being a vegan is beneficial to your health?
Anónimo

princess-passion-flower:

lanouvellevegan:

the-vegan-elves:

Hello! Yes, there is ample evidence that plant-based diets can provide many health benefits, and more and more mainstream medical and scientific authorities are acknowledging this.

The American Dietetic Association has gone on record saying that vegan diets are not only complete and healthful, but can even improve the health of individuals at any stage of the life cycle including children and youth, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, adults, and elders. (X)

Recently, a Harvard study was published by the National Institutes of Health linking red meat to an increase in mortality. Those who consumed the highest levels of both unprocessed and processed red meat had the highest risk of all-cause mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality. The World Health Organization took this argument a step further with a study that showed that all meat consumption is linked with a higher mortality rate.

Eggs are so unhealthy that the USDA has forbidden the egg industry from even being able to use the words healthy, nutritious, or even safe. The levels of cholesterol and saturated fats, and also the high risk of salmonella, make eggs one of the most dangerous foods you can eat. (X)

Out of all animal products, it would be the most difficult to argue that humans need dairy. Cow’s milk is for baby cows, not adult humans. There is no other species on earth that drinks the milk of another species, nor that drinks milk as an adult. Cow’s milk contains certain nutrients and hormones that are designed to turn a tiny calf into a 700 lb cow within a year. Humans consuming dairy is incredibly detrimental to health. (X)

An article published in Food Technology explained that plant-based diets can either minimize or completely eliminate people’s genetic propensity to developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients.

For good measure, the UN is now urging the world to adopt a vegan diet, citing how healthy doing so would be for the planet as a whole. The environment will certainly benefit from such a shift, but it’s clear that vegan diets are safe and healthy for humans as well, or else I highly doubt the UN would be telling everyone to adopt them. (X)

As a final note, it’s important to remember that although veganism can provide ample benefits for human health, it should not be seen as just a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle that aims to protect animal rights and abolish the use, abuse, exploitation and killing of sentient beings. That is why vegans also opt to buy cruelty-free clothing, cleaning products, toiletries, etc.

I hope you were able to find my response helpful, but if you should have any more questions, never hesitate to ask.

Read:

Forks Over Knives
Skinny Bitch
The China Study
Veganist: Lose weight, Get healthy, Change the world
Crazy Sexy Diet
The Engine 2 Diet
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Watch:

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Forks Over Knives
Vegucated
Food Matters
Earthlings (More about animal welfare, but you’ll see where your meat comes from. Filthy conditions, and doused in chemicals before it reaches your plate.)

As a side note, be careful and weary of fatshaming. Fat =/= unhealthy. Though as a vegan you are likely to lose some weight, it is not the goal. You can be an unhealthy vegan by munching on things like oreos and chips, and like any other diet, requires attention.

Is there any proof that being a vegan is beneficial to your health?
Anónimo

princess-passion-flower:

lanouvellevegan:

the-vegan-elves:

Hello! Yes, there is ample evidence that plant-based diets can provide many health benefits, and more and more mainstream medical and scientific authorities are acknowledging this.

The American Dietetic Association has gone on record saying that vegan diets are not only complete and healthful, but can even improve the health of individuals at any stage of the life cycle including children and youth, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, adults, and elders. (X)

Recently, a Harvard study was published by the National Institutes of Health linking red meat to an increase in mortality. Those who consumed the highest levels of both unprocessed and processed red meat had the highest risk of all-cause mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality. The World Health Organization took this argument a step further with a study that showed that all meat consumption is linked with a higher mortality rate.

Eggs are so unhealthy that the USDA has forbidden the egg industry from even being able to use the words healthy, nutritious, or even safe. The levels of cholesterol and saturated fats, and also the high risk of salmonella, make eggs one of the most dangerous foods you can eat. (X)

Out of all animal products, it would be the most difficult to argue that humans need dairy. Cow’s milk is for baby cows, not adult humans. There is no other species on earth that drinks the milk of another species, nor that drinks milk as an adult. Cow’s milk contains certain nutrients and hormones that are designed to turn a tiny calf into a 700 lb cow within a year. Humans consuming dairy is incredibly detrimental to health. (X)

An article published in Food Technology explained that plant-based diets can either minimize or completely eliminate people’s genetic propensity to developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients.

For good measure, the UN is now urging the world to adopt a vegan diet, citing how healthy doing so would be for the planet as a whole. The environment will certainly benefit from such a shift, but it’s clear that vegan diets are safe and healthy for humans as well, or else I highly doubt the UN would be telling everyone to adopt them. (X)

As a final note, it’s important to remember that although veganism can provide ample benefits for human health, it should not be seen as just a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle that aims to protect animal rights and abolish the use, abuse, exploitation and killing of sentient beings. That is why vegans also opt to buy cruelty-free clothing, cleaning products, toiletries, etc.

I hope you were able to find my response helpful, but if you should have any more questions, never hesitate to ask.

Read:

Forks Over Knives
Skinny Bitch
The China Study
Veganist: Lose weight, Get healthy, Change the world
Crazy Sexy Diet
The Engine 2 Diet
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Watch:

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Forks Over Knives
Vegucated
Food Matters
Earthlings (More about animal welfare, but you’ll see where your meat comes from. Filthy conditions, and doused in chemicals before it reaches your plate.)

As a side note, be careful and weary of fatshaming. Fat =/= unhealthy. Though as a vegan you are likely to lose some weight, it is not the goal. You can be an unhealthy vegan by munching on things like oreos and chips, and like any other diet, requires attention.

coffeedirt:

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: So many New Yorkers are supporting Ferguson in Times Square that it’s blocking up traffic.

coffeedirt:

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: So many New Yorkers are supporting Ferguson in Times Square that it’s blocking up traffic.

tuesdayscript:

i’ve seen a lot of it on my dash recently so REMINDER:

"she/her/hers" are not feminine pronouns, they’re she/her/hers pronouns

"he/him/his" are not masculine pronouns, they’re he/him/his pronouns

please don’t gender pronouns!! that can make a lot of people that don’t identify with a particular gender but still use said pronouns uncomfortable!! and arguably arbitrarily shoves the pronouns into a societal gender binary, which just isn’t helpful

thank you!!!

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

7moppy7:

wah