We got our wee sleepy baby back from the vet. Because of his Cushings Disease he needs to get regular tests to make sure his medicine is the right dosage to control the amount of cortisol released into his body. He did well and he is staying on the same dosage for another 4 months until his next test. His Cushings Disease is a tumour in his brain that tells his body to produce a lot more cortisol into his body than is necessary. If left untreated this causes serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart and liver failure. If your vet ever thinks your dog may have Cushings please get the tests done as soon as you can as the sooner it is diagnosed, the less damage the body will have received. We were lucky to find out about Sam's early, but he still suffers with some of the symptoms that come with Cushings like thin skin and slow healing. The pills do help him a lot and I'm glad he is getting the care and help he needs. The rest of today will involve him getting cuddles and blueberries. #dog#adoptdontshop#adopt#greyhound#notoracing#rescuednotretired#notthesamebutequal#youbettheydie#cushingoid#cushingsdisease#love#furbaby#greyhounds#superdog#adopted
Probably not the most attractive photo in the world, is it? But here's why: From midnight until 2am no trucks arrived last night for the @laanimalsave weekly vigil. This rarely happens. About 90 activists were there in this part of town, at this unseemly hour, yet ultimately grateful no pigs were to be killed tonight. So everyone left and only three of us remained cleaning up when the trucks arrived. This is around 2:30 am. Three trucks in a row lined up so we each took one, trying to give water to as many pigs as we could. If you reach your hand in, only a little, you can immediately feel the oppressive heat inside. They get no water on this journey. This one looked out, made eye contact with me, and wouldn't stop drinking until the truck pulled the poor being away. What we do to animals is unconscionable. Someone, somewhere, way back when, said this was okay, apparently, and this was perceived as authority. But a great conscious shift is needed, as we say in @unityfilm, away from living by killing ... into living by loving. This is the doorway to a better world, an enlightened state, a return to Eden, as it were. #maketheconnection#notthesamebutequal#noseparationbasedonform
This was Georgia's Story ... Via Alexis Flemming on Facebook 😔💚 Georgia's will live through us forever!
Georgia died yesterday just after 5pm, held close to my chest next to my heart like she loved to be, wrapped in her little crocheted blanket. We both knew her life was almost over so we spent the afternoon together, we spent a little time outside to get the fresh air and I took her out to see our new caravan, as I knew if she had been well enough she would have loved to explore it. She was so curious and loved seeing exploring new things. She was fascinated by her syringe when I gave her water to sup. She preferred to drink from that then her water bowl!
Until yesterday morning she was eating and drinking and fighting so hard to live. Like I would, like you would, she fought for her life. She was 18 months old and her natural life would be 10 or more years. Of course she wanted to live
She didn't die so young - like you or me dying at 16 years old, or a dog dying aged just 2 - because of a terrible accident, or a horrible, unforeseen tragic disease that ended her life long before would be expected. That would have been tragic. But it wasn't just tragic; her death was deliberate. She died because there was a time bomb put in her, a time bomb that ticked as every egg she laid in the last year - 12 times more than she should have laid - took more and more and more from her. She was expected to die because the people who used her life made her with an expiry date. Every egg put so much stress on her reproductive system that it was actually expected that at little more than a teenager she would be so exhausted that parts of her body would rupture, shut down, block, disease and die. .
Georgia was born with the sole purpose of being worked to death
Of course, they don't tell people this, because who would buy eggs if they knew this?
If this is what is considered normal then normal has to change. In her memory, and the memory of all of those who have died, who are dying, and who will die, I will spend the rest of my life changing normal. It is up to every single one of us to change normal. .
Goodnight, my friend. I'm sorry and I love you.
Got Milk? We sure hope not. Physicians such as Dr. Willet, who has conducted many studies and reviewed the research on the topic, believe milk to be more of a detriment to the human body than an aid.
This is because despite popular belief, the food has never been shown to reduce fracture risk. In fact, according to the Nurses’ Health Study, dairy may increase risk of fractures by 50%! This concerning finding is supported by the fact that countries with lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of #osteoporosis .
Considering that approximately 3/4 of the world’s population is unable to digest milk and other dairy products, it seems clear the food is not an ideal substance for consumption. However, the average consumer doesn’t know this. From celebrity endorsements to advertisements by the dairy industry, most have been taught to believe that dairy is an ideal food for optimum health.
Despite the fact that consumers can get the daily recommendation of #calcium , potassium, and protein from #fruits and #vegetables , the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars to convince the populace otherwise.
If you were taught that one must drink milk to grow up “big and strong,” you’re not alone. However, now is the time to get educated on the facts.
Because #milk is very mucus-forming in the human body, it is believed to contribute to allergies, ear infections, Type 1 diabetes, anemia, and even constipation. In addition, the food may contribute to various types of cancers as consumption of the product increases the body’s level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). The good news is that there are plenty of tasty, creamy #dairy alternatives that are not only easy-to-make, they’re affordable. ‘Milks’ from rice, #almonds , #cashew , #hemp , and #coconut can be found in most grocery stores. ❤🌱 #uglybynature
Source:http://www.trueactivist.com/how-the-dairy-industry-tricked-humans-into-believing-they-need-milk-watch/By Amanda Froelich
Not The Same But Equals
Narrated by Jaquan Phoenix
Thank you @earthlingsfilm ・・・
2 years ago today @unityfilm was released. 100 narrators (12 of them are Oscar winners) united to share a message of solidarity with all earthlings. In this climate of such divisiveness, we can either seek escape in self-indulgence and entertainment, or be informed. @unityfilm was not made to entertain but dispel ignorance. Get informed and watch Unity today on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, Vimeo, etc. #notthesamebutequal#noseparationbasedonform
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After seeing 2 of her friends die from cancer, she determined that it wasn’t the cancer that killed them, but the treatments themselves.
She eventually chose not to continue to undergo chemotherapy. Her doctors advised it, but Candice had done her own research and chose not to further harm her body.
Instead, she chose to eat 3 pineapples a day every day. She ate other fruits like grapefruit, lemons, papaya, apples, bananas, and kiwi.
addition to the fruit, she completely cut out animal protein from her diet. 6 months later, the stage 4 cancer was completely gone. Her doctors, although shocked with her results, declared her cancer free.
According to Candice, “I got rid of the cancer by starving it. I learned that the bromelain from the pineapple, kiwi and papaya destroys the protein layer of the cancer.
The animal proteins feed the cancer and when I eat heavy meals, my energy is directed towards food ingestion, so the body cannot heal itself. I ate a lot of fruits, which enabled me to save myself from the cancer.
I’m thankful to be alive. I had five years or six months to get rid of this disease. I decided to show them that I can do that myself. I started eating a lot of fruits, sometimes I consumed nothing but fruit for seven days”. The science behind her results is, in fact, due to the ability for bromelain to “eat” cancer cells. Candice also eliminated chemicals from her life by getting rid of her cosmetics, household cleaning products, she quit smoking, and she made major attempts to reduce stress in her life. “Stress, chemicals and products of animal origin feed cancer. That’s why I got rid of them,”she says.
Along with all of the changes she made, she points out that diet is the most important factor in killing cancer.
She explains, “Nutrition plays an important role, along with regular exercise, positive attitude, even spirituality. Fruits, such as pineapple, contain bromelain which is known for its positive effect against cancer.”
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Yesterday brought me to tears. Tears of heartbreak as firsthand stories were shared of horrific, yet typical, non-human suffering. But also tears of hope, as I looked around at an endless sea of compassionate humans taking to the streets in 110 degree heat to share the message of nonviolence. Animal products are born out of immense suffering. Every single one. But the collective is awakening to a new way. Step into your power; step into this energetic flow of compassion and positive change and leave death off your plate. Join this movement. We're all here to help 💗#animalrightsmarch#notthesamebutequal#noseparationbasedonform
@unclerush #anthonykatagas and myself (pictured here) along with @thekatvond @simonereyes @hazeleyedvegan of @laanimalsave (who helped make this experience possible), as well as @alecnpedersen and #jermainejacksonjr were given the rare opportunity to visit a slaughterhouse yesterday during operations. This moment (captured by @chefitophoto ) is in the office immediately after passing through the kill floor. Everyone was so impacted by what we witnessed. But there was no argument. What we are discussing here is the sheer magnitude and scale of the issue and what activists are really up against (cultural, societal, religious, financial, etc.) and how on earth a positive change can be implemented. #maketheconnection#notthesamebutequal#noseparationbasedonform#earthlingsanthology