E. Coli

June 10, 2012 in Vegetarian Post by Vincent Pan

Another benefit of being a vegetarian is the prevention of E. coli. E coli are usually harmless bacteria that live in the gut area in healthy animals and humans. Dangerous types of e. coli such as e. coli O157:H7 are usually formed due to the environment that animals live in and since cattle are slaughtered for their meat then E. coli will spread around the raw meat. Some ranchers also get infected E. coli from just touching meat. Ways to lower the chances of E. coli is wash your meat and make sure it is well cooked. Vegetables and fruits may have E. coli due to the contaminated water.

This is an image of E. coli O157:H7, the dangerous type of e coli that causes bloody diarrhea, kidney disease, sickness and death.

“E. Coli.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2012. <http://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/ecoli/index.html>.

Nordqvist, Christian. “What Is E. Coli? (Escherichia Coli).” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 08 June 2011. Web. 10 June 2012. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/68511.php>.

 

The negatives things and positive things of E coli in our bodies and their purpose in life:

Pollick, Michael, and Niki Foster. “Why Is E. Coli so Dangerous?” WiseGeek. Conjecture, 26 May 2012. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://www.wisegeek.com/why-is-e-coli-so-dangerous.htm>.

 

Here is a video of researchers telling us how e. coli take an effect on us, where does it come from and the symptoms we get from catching this bacteria:

IAQMarketer. “E. Coli Video.” YouTube. YouTube, 06 Apr. 2011. Web. 10 June 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlyfc-5fVqI>.

Reason to eat your greens

June 9, 2012 in Vegetarian Post by Vincent Pan

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the mass and the quality of the bone becomes fragile and thin leading  to bone fractures causing the human to have weaker bones and may lead to a painful life. The condition can be very severe to the point the human body is limited to activities and movements. Most meat eaters have higher chance of osteoporosis even though meat products have calcium but it is rich in protein, in result while the human body is busy taking in protein, the calcium is being dumped and it is mostly be found in urine. In most studies women are more prone to osteoporosis because their bone density starts off less then men.

Watch out ladies!:

“Why Osteoporosis Is More Common in Women.” EverydayHealth.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.everydayhealth.com/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-and-gender.aspx>.

 

 

Here are some information about what is osteoporosis:

“Osteoporosis Facts.” Osteoporosis Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.osteometer.com/osteoporosisifacts.htm>.

 

This source tells about how people take in huge amounts of proteins while calcium gets thrown out:

“Acid Diet (High-Meat Protein) Effects on Calcium Metabolism and Bone Health – Research Review.” Acid Diet (High-Meat Protein) Effects on Calcium Metabolism and Bone Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 June 2012. <http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/research-review/acid-diet-high-meat-protein-effects-on-calcium-metabolism-and-bone-health-research-review.html>.

 

 

Links and sources

May 17, 2012 in Vegetarian Post by Vincent Pan

For heads up, some links may contain the same information because I needed to see if some links are real or not so I was testing it.

Here are all the links I’ve used for my blog:

“What Is Osteoporosis?Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public.” Fast Facts About Osteoporosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.asp>.

“Preventing Osteoporosis through Diet and Lifestyle.” Preventing Osteoporosis through Diet and Lifestyle. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ss05/osteoporosis.html>.

This link can not be cited because it is a PDF file, though it has a lot of facts and information about how many men and women die from osteoporosis:

http://www.dolcera.com/wiki/images/Osteoporosis_factsheet.pdf

“What Is Osteoporosis?” International Osteoporosis Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.iofbonehealth.org/bonehealth/what-osteoporosis-1>.

Nordqvist, Christian. “What Is Osteoporosis? What Causes Osteoporosis?” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 28 June 2009. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155646.php>.

“Cholesterol Information: High Cholesterol, Lowering Cholesterol Levels, and Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines on MedicineNet.com.” MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.medicinenet.com/cholesterol/article.htm>

“Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention on MedicineNet.com.” MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.medicinenet.com/heart_disease/article.htm>.

“Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?” LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/17445-saturated-fat-cause-heart-disease/>.

Nordqvist, Christian. “What Is E. Coli? (Escherichia Coli).” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 08 June 2011. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/68511.php>.

“Heart and Cardiovascular Diseases.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/diseases-cardiovascular>.

“The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Vegetarian Diets: What Do We Know of Their Effects on Common Chronic Diseases? N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/5/1607S/T1.expansion.html>.

“How Cruciferous Vegetables Prevent Cancer.” LifeExtension.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2006/oct2006_report_cruciferous_01.htm>.

“Eat Your Broccoli: Another Mechanism Discovered by Which Sulforaphane Prevents Cancer.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 Feb. 2012. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228140555.htm>.

“Healthy Benefits of a Vegetarian Lifestyle.” A Vegetarian Diet Can Protect You. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://groovyvegetarian.com/2011/05/03/bbenefits-of-a-vegetarian-lifestyle/>.

US News. U.S.News & World Report, n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://health.usnews.com/health-conditions/heart-health/coronary-artery-disease/prevention>.

“Good vs. Bad Cholesterol.” Good vs. Bad Cholesterol. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/Good-vs-Bad-Cholesterol_UCM_305561_Article.jsp>

“Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease: Are You at Risk?” Yahoo! Contributor Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://voices.yahoo.com/chronic-lower-respiratory-disease-risk-3101528.html>.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Jan. 2012. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm>.

“Health Benefits of Vegetarian Diets.” Health Benefits of Vegetarian Diets. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.vegetarian-nutrition.info/updates/vegetarian_diets_health_benefits.php>.

“Animal Waste Management in the Pacific Southwest.” EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.epa.gov/region9/animalwaste/>.

Feature, Elaine Magee, MPH, RDWebMD. “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Understanding Natural and Refined Carbohydrates.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/carbohydrates>.

“Nutrition Info For: Vegetarian Meat Loaf or Patties (meat Loaf Made with Meat Substitute).” How Many Calories Are in Vegetarian Meat Loaf or Patties (meat Loaf Made with Meat Substitute). N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.fitday.com/webfit/nutrition/All_Foods/Beans_Peas_Nuts/Vegetarian_meat_loaf_or_patties_meat_loaf_made_with_meat_substitute_.html>.

“Top Ten Low-Carb Diet Mistakes.” About.com Low Carb Diets. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101/a/lowcarbmistakes.htm>.

“Time for Change.” What Is a Carbon Footprint. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://timeforchange.org/what-is-a-carbon-footprint-definition>.

“Level of Heat-Trapping CO2 Reaches New High, Growth Rate Speeds Up, Methane Levels Are Rising Again.” ThinkProgress. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/11/21/374141/heat-trapping-co2-new-high-growth-methane-levels-are-rising-again/?mobile=nc>.

Harris, Richard. “Methane Causes Vicious Cycle In Global Warming.” NPR. NPR, 26 Jan. 2010. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122638800>.

“Environment Pollution | Global Warming.” Environment Pollution | Global Warming. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.bestveganguide.com/environment-pollution.html>.

“Time for Change.” The Main Cause of Global Warming. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://timeforchange.org/main-cause-of-global-warming-solutions>.

“Time for Change.” What Is a Carbon Footprint. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://timeforchange.org/what-is-a-carbon-footprint-definition>

Vidal, John. “10 Ways Vegetarianism Can Help save the Planet.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 17 July 2010. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/vegetarianism-save-planet-environment>.

“Top Ten Tips For Getting Rid Of Acne.” Top Ten Tips for Getting Rid of Acne. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.acne-advice.com/articles/top_ten_tips.shtml>.

“Are Humans Meat Eaters or Vegetarians by Nature?” The Straight Dope:. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/674/are-humans-meat-eaters-or-vegetarians-by-nature>.

“Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle SB 56.” Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 June 2012. <http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7719>.

“Growing Vegetables – Everything You Need to Know.” Growing Vegetables – Everything You Need to Know. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 June 2012. <http://www.your-vegetable-gardening-helper.com/growing-vegetables.html>.