COMPLETE GUIDE TO DMSO
In this article, we will discuss all about a substance found in wood called Dimethyl Sulfoxide or DMSO. People in the know swear by all the benefits of DMSO. So this tutorial will help you decide if you can benefit from the use of DMSO. We will discuss the potential benefits, side effects, and all other useful information regarding this chemical. In Addition, we also advise to always do your own research on any topic and speak with your healthcare professional.
So why do we never hear about it? Simple, it’s a cheap common organic sulfur compound and Big Pharma cannot get exclusive patent rights to it, so their is no incentive to promote it.
WHAT IS DMSO?
DMSO is a substance found in wood pulp and was a by-product of the Kraft paper making process and was first synthesized by Russian Scientist Alexander Zaytsev in 1866.
More importantly, it is an organic sulfur compound and as we should know sulfur is present in all life forms and in every cell of our bodies; we cannot exist without it.
DMSO is powerful. One can put a few drops of DMSO on your foot and taste it in your mouth in about 12 seconds. It has a bit of a garlicky taste. When applied on the skin if might give off this garlic scent, and you usually won’t notice it, but others might.
It goes through the cell walls of the body so fast that a dropper-full of it taken internally through the mouth never reaches the stomach when swallowed. Most of it is absorbed directly into the mouth, the rest in the throat. This gives one an unusual feeling of heat as it goes directly through the individual cells of the mouth and then penetrates into all other areas of the body.
We promote topical use only, but if you are going to take it internally we advise to research this and find out how to do this safely.
HEAVY METALS – As a source of sulfur, DMSO aids in heavy metal detoxification. Sulfur binds with toxic heavy metals (lead, nickel, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, cadmium) and eliminates them via sweating, defecation, and urination.
PAIN RELIEF – DMSO is an effective for killing pain, blocking nerve conduction ﬁbers that produce pain while reducing inﬂammation and swelling by eliminating inﬂammatory chemicals.
CALMING EFFECT – It also has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system as DMSO is systemic, meaning once absorb via the skin it will reach all areas of the body, including the brain, not just the specific area where you applied it.
IMPROVED BLOOD SUPPLY – DMSO dilates one’s blood vessels and increases delivery of oxygen to an injury, while also reducing blood platelet stickiness, meaning it reduces blood clots depriving an injured area from receiving oxygen and nutrients.
IMMUNE BOOST – DMSO boosts the immune system, increasing the production of white blood cells and macrophages that destroy foreign material and pathogens in the body.
ANTI – Has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Also, it is among the most potent free radical scavengers discovered, if not the most potent one. Free radicals are thought to be the cause of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, not to mention aging issues.
DMSO AND CBD
We are the only know Company we know of to create a CBD topical lotion with DMSO. This combines the numerous benefits of both CBD and DMSO in one. We also added numerous other ingredients such as Camphor Bark Oil, Aloe, Arnica Montana Extract, and Green Tea Leaf Extract. In Addition, we added an Organic Essential Oil blend of Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
All of these ingredients have their own benefits individually, and when you combine them together you have a real powerhouse of natural and beneficial nutrients for a multitude of issues.
If you study DMSO you will likely read that you have to buy it in a glass container. However, DMSO is compatible with plastics like PETE, HDPE, LDPE ,PTFE and PP. But, it is not compatible with other plastics such as, PVC, PS, and poly carbonate due to its reactivity.
Side Effects have been minimal at best. Some users have reported, when using it at full strength, some irritation to the area where applied and a warm feeling, as well as some itching. Typically, this last for only a few minutes. Many users will use with Coconut oil or another ingredient to lessen its potency.
Must be used on clean skin. Anything that is on your skin will be taken into your body when applying DMSO. So it is best to apply on clean, dry skin and let absorb into the skin before dressing.
This is why many users will use an organic aloe or coconut oil to bring those nutrients directly into the body through the skin.
On Amazon you can find Full strength DMSO products as well as others that are blended with Aloe or essential oils.
The FDA has approved DMSO as a prescription medication for treating symptoms of painful bladder syndrome. It’s also used under medical supervision to treat several other conditions, including shingles.
We hope you have learned a little on the Amazing benefits of DMSO. We advise you to do your own research as well. Simply, Google DMSO and your particular issue and you should find a plethora of information.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OILS
Since we use some Organic Essential Oils in our CBD Tinctures and our CBD Topicals, we thought it would be a great idea to discuss all the benefits of using Essential Oils for Overall Wellness.
Essential Oils are great for a variety of reasons, not just for giving a subtle flavor to CBD Tinctures. Many non CBD users love Essential Oils for a myriad of Wellness Issues. They use these oils topically, via Aromatherapy, or internally.
More Importantly, some of the plants can be used internally in small amounts, however, make sure you know what you are doing as some can be toxic if ingested in high concentrations.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential Oils are the highly concentrated compounds that are harvested when the plant undergoes an extraction process. The Resulting oil captures the plant’s “Essence” (Flavor) and Scent.
The uses are endless, from soaps to cosmetics, and from perfumes to food and drink flavorings.
Most Essential Oils are diluted with a “Carrier Oil” like a Vegetable Oil or Seed Oil. This is to reduce the sensitivity of the Oil when used topically.
Further, this oil is more potent than dried herbs and flowers, up to 50-75% more powerful. In most cases, just a few drops is sufficient for whatever you are using them for.
Some Examples of Carrier Oils are Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Olive Oil. A Carrier Oil is important because just the Essential Oil on its own will evaporate quickly when exposed to air. In addition, the carrier oil with allow for better absorption into the skin.
Extraction methods vary usually depending on what plant, fruit, or flower is being used. A few examples are..
Low Pressure Distillation – Most Popular Method, mostly used for flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds.
Expression – Mainly for Citrus Fruits, machines squeeze the rinds to produce the oil using a centrifugal force.
Enfleurage – Mainly used for delicate flowers, like Jasmine, Rose, and Violet. Uses a base oil like vegetable oil spread on a glass panel, raw materials are placed on glass and sit out in the sun until the base oil is infused/saturated with the essential oil. Then dissolved in alcohol, when the alcohol is evaporated, presto! An Essential Oil.
SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR USES
FOR SLEEP – Rose, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Cedar, Bergamot, Frankincense, Lavender, and Vetiver.
BRAIN BOOST – Cedar, Grapefruit, Juniper, Rosemary, Pine, Peppermint, Basil, Vetiver.
ANXIETY/STRESS – Vetiver, Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Chamomile, Lemon, Bergamot.
ACNE/SKIN IRRITATIONS – Lavender, Oregano, Bergamot, Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lemon, Lemongrass.
ENERGY – Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Jasmine, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Black Pepper.
INFLAMMATION – Clove, Thyme, Bergamot, Rose, Eucalyptus, Spruce, Peppermint, Patchouli.
This is not an exhaustive list, however it is a good starting point of some of the more popular choices when starting with an Essential Oil regimen.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND CBD
Most reputable CBD Brands will infuse Essential Oils into their CBD Oil. You will typically find flavorings of Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Peppermint oils in the “Under the Tongue” or Sublingual Tincture Oils. These are safe to use and only incorporate trace amounts of the essential oil along with a carrier oil.
When using these CBD Oils, a user will experience just a subtle aftertaste and scent of the Essential Oil. These are just an alternative to the Earthy taste of Natural CBD, that some users dislike.
Furthermore, Essential Oils infused with CBD Lotions and Creams are great because they are giving the user more potential benefits as mentioned above, than just with the CBD alone.
Hopefully, this will help you with incorporating Essential Oils into your daily lives. These oils are a great alternative for people opting for a cleaner and natural way of living for overall wellness.
If you are done with over the counter remedies filled with chemicals and synthetics, we hope you try what Mother Earth has provided us for thousands of years.
Just remember, these highly concentrated oils are powerful. A few drops diluted will usually do the job. Further, always use a carrier oil to dilute the concentration. For topical use, test on a small area of the skin in case of an allergic reaction.
More Importantly, do your research if you want to try Essential Oils for whatever issue your are experiencing. It’s never a bad idea to learn as much as you can, especially when using something for wellness.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FITNESS
This is Part of Larger Series on Exercise and Fitness. We will cover the Topics of Cardio, Muscle Strengthening, and Stretching.
In Addition, we will share tips and options for you to choose from, in constructing a workout regime, as well as nutrition options and motivational encouragement.
We all know that Exercise is Vital to living a high quality of life, which enables us to live healthier, limit sickness, and live longer. However, we also need to incorporate Better Eating and Drinking Habits, Supplement Use, and Restorative Sleep.
Everything in life is connected and Exercise is no different. Many people have made a deal with the devil so to speak and tell themselves, “If I go for a walk then I can eat that cake” or “If I go to the gym I can go get take out”. These people think by doing one thing positive it will cancel out the bad thing that is to come. Your body doesn’t work that way.
Yes, any exercise is great but if you are following it with a Big Mac, then it really is defeating the purpose. These people will not last with a Fitness regime and months or years later they will be right back to where they were. In the drive thru lane honk honk lol!
First things First. Like Nike Says Just Do It! In General, many us get stuck in the planning phases, a mental workout if you will, but neglect the body. True, it’s great to plan and think of what you are going to do, but limit this.
“WHEN YOU MAKE PLANS, GOD LAUGHS” – Yiddish Proverb
Just get out of your four wall prison and get moving! It does not matter what you do when you begin. Just do something. Get your blood circulating, get your heartbeat elevated, and start to sweat.
So many times people get boggled down with steps and procedures and techniques and bluey and blah all the time. Of course this matters if you are training for the Olympics, but most of us aren’t.
So just get up off the couch and move. When you start to move you will release your feel good hormones, you will sleep better, and you will gain more energy after the initial soreness goes away.
In time, eating better will come, looking better physically will come, and all the other positives that result in being fit.
RUN YOUR OWN RACE
You were born alone and you will die alone (too morbid? lol). Meaning, Run your own Race. There is always someone faster, in better shape, better looking, better body, and on and on. Remember, you are only competing against yourself. Set your own goals little by little and when you achieve them celebrate these small victories.
This doesn’t mean if you walk around the block, celebrate with Chinese Food. It means something small. Take a CBD Bubble Bath, have a glass of Wine, or a small gift, whatever small indulgences you enjoy from time to time.
The difference is now make a pact with yourself that these indulgences should only be when a goal is achieved. Instead of when you are depressed or bored. Then move on to the next goal.
WRITE IT DOWN
Journals are great for a variety of reasons. For Better Mental Health to reducing Anxiety. Keep a record of your goals and fitness plans. It is beneficial when you can look back and read it with your own eyes.
Further, it will also keep you focused and on track. Make sure it is in a place where you can see it everyday as a reminder.
THE BIG THREE
In starting to get fit you will need to incorporate exercises that involves working your Cardiovascular System, Strengthening your Muscles and Bones, and Stretching.
You do not need to do these all in one day, but you should be adding different types of workouts throughout the weeks and months. This is important because it will not only target the three aforementioned aspects for better health, but it will also keep you from getting bored and your body will continue to change.
- CARDIO – Essential for a Good Respiratory System, Stronger Heart and Lower Blood Pressure.
- STRETCHING – Flexibility, Injury Prevention, and Promotes Blood Circulation.
- STRENGTH TRAINING – Increase Lean Body Mass, Burn Calories, and Develop Stronger Bones.
We will go into greater detail in subsequent articles on each of these three aspects of working out.
NEW WAY OF THINKING
Try our New Way of Thinking. Start with viewing Fitness and Nutrition like time on your Life Clock. For Example, that Big Mac you just ate, subtract 4 hours from your life. That Organic Salad you just ate, add 4 hours to your life.
The same with Fitness, each day you don’t work out, subtract a day off your life. Each day you do, add a day. When you view Fitness and Nutrition like this it will help motivate you to keep on track, to live longer and a better quality of life.
Like Mom said, shut off your phone or computer or television and go outside!
Overall, we all need to start somewhere. Whether you have been on the couch for 40 years and smoke and drink, or you have been a casual social workout princess and need to take it to the next level. We are all at different fitness levels.
“THINK LESS AND MOVE MORE” -Me
Excuses are like Butts, everyone has one. So let’s stop with the excuses and make getting fit a priority. Carve out time each day for something physical. Even if it is only ten minutes it is better than nothing.
Our lives are like Mist in the Wind. We sleep a Third of the Time and if you factor in before and after bed when we are zombies, we are only alert and conscious for about 7 months out of the year. This is why so many people wonder where the time has gone.
This relates to every aspect of life including fitness. By starting now and just doing something each day, the days will fly by and before you know it you will be months into the new you!
IS CBD OIL THE SAME AS HEMP OIL?
We get this question a lot, and it can get complicated with so many shady companies in the CBD arena nowadays.
These low quality Brands you see with 200,000+ units or mg on the bottle for $19.99, with Big and Bright one page websites with a ticking clock to order.
We Strongly advise to stay away from the Brands because most of these are imported from Asia for pennies on the dollar, that is why they can sell it for so cheap. More importantly, who knows what are in these products.
This is wherein the problem lies. Many of these Brands are selling hempseed oil, which contains ZERO CBD. However, because it is technically from Hemp they use that to imply it is Genuine CBD to try and capitalize off the flourishing CBD Market.
In this Article, we will break down the differences between the titles of CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil vs. Hemp Extract vs. Hempseed Oil. Also, what to look for when buying any hemp oil product.
In this Example we will discuss the difference between Hempseed oil vs. CBD Oil.
Hempseed oil has been used for thousands of years for nutritional and cosmetic use. It’s really because of the Flourishing CBD Market that it has seen a revitalization of sorts.
Many users want CBD Oil and they think they are getting it with Hempseed oil. Unfortunately, these brands are really just capitalizing off this confusion.
- Only uses the Seed of the Hemp Plant
- It is pressed into an oil and has trace amounts to none of CBD or THC.
- It is rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6, and is a great protein source
- Great Source of vitamin E and minerals of potassium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc
CBD OIL –
- Uses the Stalks, Leaves, and Flowers
- Extraction method used is typically Ethanol or CO2
- 20-30% of the Plant’s makeup is Cannabidiol, while 0.3% or Less of THC
- Also, rich in numerous vitamins and minerals
The main confusion that lies between hemp oil and cbd oil stems from the banning of cbd related items on the major ecommerce sites like ebay, amazon, and others. This has forced reputable brands to market their products as hemp extract or hemp oil just so they can try and sell their products on these platforms and gain exposure.
What is more troubling is the hypocrisy of these sites. If you do a search for cbd oil, you will find thousands of listings on ebay or amazon. These are the same products you will find on alibaba, which is an Asian import/wholesale bulk site.
These bulk export companies even provide the images, labels, and questionable lab test results, all for pennies on the dollar. And because of no regulations they simply lie and say it is made in the U.S.A.
Why do these major U.S. ecommerce sites allow these products?
First, they are cheap. Ebay, Amazon, and others love the $19.99, they could care less what it is made of. We know this first hand because we even have talked to them directly and showed them step by step what and where these products are coming from. And here is a shocker, months later they are still selling with no problem at all. Many of the comments even reference “cbd”, yet no issue at all.
Second, it has been rumored that many of these platforms own shell companies. A shell company is just under a different name and owner to make it look like its a mom and pop store or some self employed individual from the Midwest.
We, also investigated this. First, we found a brand on amazon selling “hemp oil”. We did a business records check and found it went to a small town in Texas, then within about three years this company went through numerous name changes, addresses, and secondary websites.
This is not illegal, and their could be good reasons for this. But lets be honest, why all the changing and hiding. Common sense tells you if it doesn’t add up its not legit.
Furthermore, if you are a reputable brand with full transparency, why in the world would you be doing this?
Third, these products already have been grandfathered in so to speak, for the past few years before CBD took off. They already know that these listings bring in hundreds of millions of dollars, so why mess with them.
So until their is federal legislation that will hopefully regulate CBD, as well as exclude these low quality brands, it will be up to the consumer to do their due diligence.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
First, if you buy from a third party site, it shouldn’t be hard to find a Company’s website or social media pages. If it is difficult, do not buy.
Second, on these websites there should be references to “CBD” either on the web pages or on the labels. If there isn’t shop elsewhere.
Third, it should be easy to contact a Company via phone or email, and simply ask “Is this made from hemp seeds or flowers/stalks/leaves?” What is their extraction method? Does it contain CBD?
Fourth, Independent Lab Reports should be readily available either on the site or by contacting them.
Again, if any of these four points looks suspect or is taking more than a day to rectify your question, then shop elsewhere, why take the chance.
In addition, to who knows what you are putting in your body with these cheap brands. The whole point to taking hemp oil is for overall health and wellness issues.
The Problem is that the Hemp Plant acts like a mop. It will soak up any impurity or toxin in the adjacent soil and water that it is planted in. Many farmers use hemp plants when they are changing to organic farming for this very point. A Deep Cleaning of the Soil.
Sadly, this is what many Foreign companies use because it is “dirt” cheap to produce and it is why they can offer it for pennies.
Read Our First-Time Buyer’s Guide for More Information.
The Fact is that many companies do not care if you think you are getting CBD Oil and are only getting Hempseed Oil. It’s money in the bank to them. They base their businesses off a “One and Done” model. They could care less if you buy again because they have enough new customers coming in.
We have yet to find one Brand that sells only Hempseed Oil to make it clear that their products contains ZERO CBD. They just won’t do it because they know most people are looking for CBD.
In addition, as mentioned previously, hempseed oil is a great product for overall wellness as it is packed with nutrients. But, if you are looking for CBD Oil you will be out of luck if you buy these products.
It is up to you to do your due diligence in this New CBD Marketplace to make sure you are getting what you want.
The names of hempseed, hemp, cbd oil, cannabis sativa, and others, all relate to the hemp plant. But to know you are getting genuine CBD Oil you will have to do a little more research.
Further, whether it is a shady company, trying to capitalize off the CBD Market with a non CBD Oil made from seeds or because of outdated third-party ecommerce policies. These terms will likely remain for some time to come until there is federal regulations put in place.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi
- Whether you’ve had some health issues and your Doctor has ordered you to go Vegan
- Or you watched a documentary on what actually goes on in a slaughterhouse
- Or it could be you are a true animal lover and you want your words and actions to align
- Or moral reasons you want to stop supplying the demand for having a guy you don’t know murder an animal you don’t know.
Whatever the reason is, you are now moving towards eating a Plant-Based Diet. Whether it is going Vegan or Vegetarian, let us be the first to say Congratulations!
The Evolution you are about to embark on will test, and ultimately fulfill your mind, body, and soul. You will grow mentally and spiritually as a result.
“My Body will not be a Tomb for other Creatures.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Today, Much of the world, about 75%, live off of a mainly Vegetarian diet, irregardless of want or necessity.
Conversely, North and South Americans love affair with meat is less than a hundred years old and it started with the refrigerator car and our Consumer Society.
The prominent Swedish Scientist Karl von Linne states, “Man’s structure, external and internal, compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables constitute his natural food.”
First, let us show you the Facts about why our Human Bodies were never intended to eat Meat.
We will divide this Comparison into Three Categories:
Carnivores, Herbivores, and Humans.
Carnivores: Have no skin pores and sweat through the tongue
Herbivores: Sweat through Skin Pores
Humans: Sweat through Skin Pores
Carnivores: Have Claws for Tearing and Shredding Prey
Herbivores: No Claws
Humans: No Claws
Carnivores: Intestinal Tract is only 3x their body length so decaying meat can quickly pass through
Herbivores: Intestinal Tract is 10-12x their body Length for slow digestion
Humans: Intestinal Tract is 10-12x their body Length for slow digestion
Carnivores: Sharp Front Teeth for tearing, no flat molars for grinding
Herbivores: No Sharp front teeth, have molars for grinding
Humans: No Sharp front teeth, have molars for grinding
Carnivores: Salivary Glands in mouth not needed to pre-digest fruits/grains
Herbivores: Well Developed salivary glands which are necessary for pre-digesting fruits and grains
Humans: Well Developed salivary glands which are necessary for pre-digesting fruits and grains
Carnivores: Have Strong Hydrochloric Acid in stomach to digest meat
Herbivores: Have stomach acid 20x weaker than that of a carnivore
Humans: Have stomach acid 20x weaker than that of a carnivore
Carnivores: Have Acid Saliva with no enzyme Ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Herbivores: Have Alkaline Saliva with Ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Humans: Have Alkaline Saliva with Ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Based on a chart by A.D. Andrews, Fit Food for Men, (Chicago: American Hygiene Society, 1970)
These are all facts one cannot dispute. Furthermore, if we were meant to eat meat we wouldn’t have so many crucial similarities with Herbivores. Simply put, our bodies would be designed to be more like Lions or Tigers.
REASONS WHY WE EAT MEAT TODAY
First, because we were conditioned to eat it. Mommy or Daddy shoved a piece of bacon or slice of turkey in your mouth when you were a baby and the rest is history.
Second, we eat meat because of peer influencing. Ever go to a bbq and your vegan lol. People get downright upset at you. Why? Because you are evolving and they are not.
Sociology teaches us that people seek out others who legitimize their own behavior. Does a Crack addict typically hang out with a volunteer or Churchgoer? Usually not. They hang out with other drug addicts because it legitimizes their destructive behavior.
Honey I’m going to Church, okay Sweetie I’m going to smoke some Crack! -Chris Rock
Third, Humans are creatures of habit. When confronted with their own apathy or reality it can cause panic and fear. Change is scary to most people and stressful.
Fourth, is Taste. Hark back to the first point. If you season and marinade anything for long enough its bound to taste good and that is what Humans do.
- A True Carnivore eats his/her prey including the fur, nails, end trails and the rest, RAW!
- Meat Decays and Putrefies within four hours after consumption. It can cling to your intestinal walls for weeks. Unless you have a bowel movement within this four hours, you have a rotting animal carcass in your body, Ugh!
- 70-80% of your Total Immune System is in your Intestines. Is it no wonder why we lead the world in disease. That is weeks of pesticides, herbicides, harsh metals, antibiotics and other toxins that the chicken or cow ate, mainlining into your gut 24/7!
- Your Body is slightly Alkaline. All dairy is acidic, Cancer thrives in Acidic environments. What your body does is go into repair mode anytime you eat cheese or drink milk. It actually seeps Calcium and Magnesium from your bones to correct this Acidic/Alkaline imbalance. We were just deceived by mass marketing campaigns that Milk does a body good, which is laughable!
- The Government allows of dropper full of puss per cup of milk, and that we are the only species to drink another species milk. Would you drink Cat or Dog Milk? So why are you drinking cow’s milk?
- The Average person will eat 100 animals a year. That is 1,000 animals a decade, and if you live to 80, that is over 8,000 Dead animals that have passed through your body.
- Why we wonder how numerous diseases come about in our bodies is truly fascinating; And let’s be honest in America with the terrible obesity rates, you could easily add a few more thousand dead animals to many people’s scorecard.
MEAT AND DAIRY REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Today, the technology regarding Vegan Meats is amazing. These replacements satisfy all the five senses and are delicious. Have you tried Beyond Meat? Who would every say that doesn’t taste like a burger, and its made from plants!
Similarly, the options of nut milks and vegan cheeses are flourishing. The advancement in this area of food production is awesome, but it starts with you. By sponsoring these companies and buying their products you are supporting future creations.
When you lessen the demand of murdering an animal, you are at the same time reducing air and soil pollution, saving water and other vital resources, and last but not least you are sparing an innocent creature’s life.
- Going to a Plant-Based Diet isn’t as tough as you might think. Celebrities like Jay-Z and Beyonce started by only incorporating Vegan breakfasts at first. Then added one lunch to it, then another, then a dinner, and so on. Until a month or so later that were completely Vegan.
- Don’t beat yourself up if you cheat. It takes time, but the longer you do it the more your behavior changes to one of guilt when you do cheat.
- Example: If you go to the gym for awhile then miss a day, you feel guilty because your brain has been retrained. This change typically takes about Three weeks to Two Months to form a new habit.
- Always carry a vegan protein bar, nuts, or dried fruit in your purse or backpack. When you are hungry or a craving hits, throw something in your mouth. You will find it is much easier to fight the urge when you having something in your belly.
- Retrain your Brain. Sort of Shock Therapy. Watch the videos below and watch the new documentaries release over the past five years. I.E. Forks over Knives, Earthlings, Dairy is Scary.
- Check out Stuff Online. Besides gambling, gaming, and porn, the Internet is actually useful to educate yourself, believe it or not. Sites like Vegan.com, Veganoutreach.org and Peta.org have a myriad of resources available.
- Thou Shalt not Kill. Where in the bible did this only refer to humans?
- Gen 1.29- God said, “I am giving you all the grain bearing plants and all the fruit trees. These trees make fruit with seeds in it. This grain and fruit will be your food.
- Many Scholars believe Jesus was a Vegetarian or Vegan (didn’t have that word back then), as he grow up in the Essene Tribe, which were well known for being Vegetarians. You typically model your eating habits after your family or community.
- If you believe in a God, and you further believe he created the animals. How in the world can you ask Him for compassion and help in your time of need, when you offer none to his own creations. Hypocritical maybe?
ITS NOT ABOUT YOU! This comes to a shock to many people in this modern day narcissism and immediacy, but life isn’t all about you and your feelings. The mark of spiritual growth is how one treats a weaker creature, be it a child or an animal. Just because you don’t know these animals you still are supplying the demand for their murder.
As we evolve as a species the mass genocide of innocent creatures will come to a end, and only to this end will we advance as a people and a society.
The numbers of people choosing compassion over their “pie hole” are continuing to grow at an Amazing rate and that is something to be hopeful about.
In addition, there is a connection between people who eat meat and violence, and it is not shocking. When you allow apathy as a society and as a person to one creature, why would it not translate to your fellow human.
So let’s raise the bar back up to a Society and Species that cares about other vulnerable creatures. Live a life with empathy over apathy. Selflessness over Selfishness. What Can I do for someone or something else, over what can they do for me.
Who knows on the other side you might be in their shoes!
“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”