Palm Oil Spreads Cancer

Humiliation Of Mixed-Sex Hospital Wards…
The number of patients enduring the humiliation of mixed-sex hospital wards has soared by almost 50% under Theresa May… More than 8,500 patients were put in such wards during the Prime Minister’s first year at No 10, up on 5,700 the year before.. Hospitals are fined £250 per patient per day for breaching rules on keeping patients on single-sex wards.. The Tories vowed to eliminate mixed-sex wards completely in both their 2010 and 2015 manifestos but the pledge had vanished when it came to this year’s election.. From July last year, when Mrs May first moved to Downing Street, until June this year there were 8,546 instances of mixed-sex ward use – up 49% on the 5,720 in the year before.
Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders said, “Patients expect dignity and respect in hospital but this Government is letting them down.”.. Norman Lamb, the Lib Dem health spokesman, added, “It’s an utter scandal and an affront to basic human dignity. We need to make sure the Tories start properly funding the NHS to end this intolerable practise.”
( An extract from an article by Andrew Gregory, 22.07.2017 )

Palm oil, used in crisps and chocolate, was found to cause the cancer protein CD36 to spread, says a study in the journal Nature.
( Metro, 08.12.2016 )

Duty NHS Doctors Treating Private Patients…
A surgeon claims his NHS Trust spent £1million fighting him after he blew the whistle on malpractice.. James Akinwunmi, 52, said emergency cases were turned away as duty doctors treated private patients and that some staff fraudulently claimed double pay.. But he was fired – his marriage collapsed and his kids became estranged.. The neurosurgeon at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, spent £100,000 clearing his name.. Now the Trust has lost an appeal against an unfair dismissal ruling.
( Sunday Mirror, 23.07.2017 )

A Daily Aspirin Is Worth The Risk…
The benefits of an aspirin a day outweigh the risks , according to new research.
Although the drug raises the chance of stomach bleeding, the bleeds are less serious than those that can occur in people not taking the drug, said the study.. Aspirin is already known to cut heart disease and cancer.
Professor Peter Elwood, of Cardiff University, said he hoped the research will lead to wider use of aspirin among the elderly.
( Daily Mirror, 02.12.2016 )

Could Liquid Aspirin Fight Brain Tumours ?…
Aspirin is a very simple substance.. It’s chemical structure is so tiny that, compared to molecular monsters like proteins and carbohydrates, it can cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’ – an obstacle that has so far stopped cancer drugs reaching and attacking brain tumours.
Scientists say the results of early tests show a drink of liquid aspirin is ten times more effective than any existing chemotherapy drug at killing brain cancer cells and could save the lives of thousands of brain cancer patients.. The hope is liquid aspirin could be bolted on to cancer drugs to form powerful combinations to attack brain tumours.. This Portsmouth University research has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ by experts.
( Dr Miriam Stoppard, 02.12.2016 )

More Children Suffer From ‘Obesity’ Disease…
Toddlers are being treated in hospital for a killer liver condition linked to obesity and fizzy drinks.. Alarming new figures show the number of under-18s admitted in England with fatty liver disease has more than doubled in five years.. Last year 185 kids were treated – including 27 not yet of school age.. The stats from NHS Digital likely show the tip of the iceberg, as only the worst cases end up in hospital.. Dr Jude Oben, a consultant liver specialist at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. said medics had an ‘epidemic’ on their hands.. The condition is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes.. Dr Oben added, “You can be carrying the problem possibly for years before you start to feel unwell and by then you will have done some serious damage to your liver.”.. A recent study at the University of Southampton found children who consumed excessive amounts of fructose were more likely to have the advanced form of fatty liver disease.. Just one 500ml bottle of cola can contain double the recommended daily amount for children.. Jane DeVille-Almond, of the British Obesity Society, said, “It drives me mad that parents are so reluctant to see their kids are becoming obese because of what they are feeding them. Giving them treats like fizzy drinks is not kind, it is killing them.”
( An extract from an article by Nicola Fifield and Martyn Halle, 02.04.2017 )

Hidden Benefits Of Statins…
Several studies have suggested that statins may cut the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.. One in journal Neurology found taking them for at least two years reduced the risk by 15% for women and by 12% for men.
A study found statins could cut the chances of dying from breast cancer by 43%, prostate by 47%, bowel by 30% and lung by 22%.
Better Eye Health Research has found a link between statin use and a decreased risk of eye cataracts.
Studies have found patients who take statins significantly lower the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
( Sunday Mirror, 07.05.2017 )

Is Eating ‘Meat’ Killing Us ?

A Vegetarian Saves More Than 25 Land Animals Each Year…
The way a vegetarian saves animals is by reducing the demand for meat and causing fewer animals to be born into a harsh life owned by the meat industry, where callousness abounds and mercy is scant.
Even a vegan diet causes a certain number of deaths and some amount of suffering.. Mice, moles and other small animals die in the cultivation of grains and pulses on modern farms.. They get run over by agricultural equipment such as tractors or they die as a consequence of the disruption of their land.. Many small animals also die from poisoning by pesticides.. But, the animals we eat do not just exist in isolation waiting for us to eat them.. They eat grains too.. In fact, almost all the animals we eat are ones kept caged by us inside desolate barns and kept fed by us on grains we grow just for them.. We grow soy, corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains on vast tracts of land, all of which also cause large numbers of deaths.. Meat consumption remains an inherently inefficient process in which we grow far more crops to feed to the animals we eat than we would need if we ate the crops directly ourselves.. So, while the cultivation of crops to feed a vegetarian does kill some animals, far more animals die in the cultivation of crops to feed the animals we eat.. A large number of animals in our factory farms die even before they reach the moment of slaughter.. They die of untreated illnesses and injuries, rough transportation, and various skeletal and other problems caused by intense genetic selection for excessively rapid growth.. Many of them also die during or after their use as breeders.. Some die in research experiments serving the meat industry.. Some live long enough to get to the slaughter plant but are condemned by federal inspectors during the required ante-mortem screening because they are too sick, injured, or otherwise unfit for human consumption.
A vegetarian saves more than 25 land animals each year.
( An extract from an article by Harish, March, 2015 )

Is Meat Killing Us ?…
In a paper entitled ‘Is Meat Killing Us ?’, doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona said a vegan diet had been shown to “reverse” cardiovascular disease, reduce blood pressure and the risk of getting diabetes.. The review, published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, covered studies that looked at the health of a total of 1.5 million people.. A vegan diet has been shown to improve several parameters of health, including reversal of CVD, decreased body-mass index, decreased risk of diabetes, and decreased blood pressure in smaller studies.. A 2003 study found a “decreased risk of 25% to nearly 50% of all-cause mortality for very low meat intake compared with higher meat intake.
Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said the tide of public opinion was moving in their direction.. She pointed to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey which found three in 10 people in Britain said they had reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past 12 months with 58% citing “health reasons”.. “For people who want to improve their health, plant-based eating has a lot to offer,” she said in a statement.. “This global review comparing meat and vegetarian diets appears to confirm the findings of similar British studies.. Vegetarians have lower rates of significant health problems such as cancer (10% lower) and heart disease (32% lower).. But UK studies also indicate that in addition vegetarians have lower rates of other common illnesses such as diabetes, kidney stones and high-blood pressure.”
( An extract from an article by Ian Johnston, Science Correspondent, The Independent, May 2016 )

Killing For A Living…
The slaughter-house is the limbo between life and death for billions of animals every year.
There are around 150 slaughter-houses in the UK.
Slaughter-house workers are increasingly reporting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder including extreme anxiety, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and social withdrawal.
Criminologists at the University of Windsor in Canada reported in a study that there is a strong relationship between the location of a slaughter-house and high crime rates in American communities.

The Cause For Almost All Life-Threatening Diseases…
When humans began eating the flesh of animals, humans became diseased, their lives shortened.. There is no doubt that eating our animal friends, who have the same right to a life as we do, is responsible for almost all the life-threatening diseases that humans now suffer from.. It is not natural, nor moral, nor meant to be.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

If animals go into slaughterhouses alive and come out chopped up into hundreds of pieces, how could anyone claim that they aren’t being mistreated, abused, tortured and terrorised ?
( Gary Yourofsky )

Every Dream Is A Prophecy.

We’re back to the same lies that got us into Iraq.
Do we never learn to question the propaganda ?
( Ron Paul )

You might be an economic illiterate if you think roads created business success and not the other way round.
( Ron Paul )

Wouldn’t it be great if we could inflict Conservative policies only on people who voted Conservative.

Be brave .. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.

Beautiful faces are everywhere..
But beautiful minds are hard to find.

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practised in the tricks and delusions of oratory.
( Mark Twain )

It’s a man’s job to respect a woman.
It is a woman’s job to give him something to respect.

The environment should be put in the category of our National Security.
Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad.
Otherwise, what is there to defend ?
( Robert Redford )

I’m not anti-social, I’m selectively social.
There’s a difference.

A religion will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their religion.
Science will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their theory.

Why is it that countries which we call ‘strong’ are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace ?
Why is that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard ?.. We have already taken many steps in the right direction.. Now is the time to take a leap.
( Malala Yousafzai )

When talking to a stupid person, it’s a good idea to pretend you are not stupid.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalised version of the first.
( Thomas Jefferson )

Deceit for personal gain is a shameful recurring crime among our politicians and so-called public servants.
( R S Hutchison )

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
( George Bernard Shaw )

There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven.. Just to give them one more hug, a kiss, and to hear their voice.

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything.
That points clearly to a political career.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Our governments are full of career politicians, interested only in themselves, not caring a damn about the welfare of the people.

When the rich rob the poor it’s called business.
When the poor fight back it’s called violence.
( Mark Twain )

I think I need to see somebody who knows about mad people to tell me that I’m not one of them.

Patriotism is a conviction that your country is better because you were born in it.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Men were given strength by God to protect women.
So, if you are a man and you hurt a woman..
You have no right to call yourself a man.. An asshole, perhaps.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
( George Bernard Shaw )

My way of joking is to tell the truth.
It’s the funniest joke in the world.
( George Bernard Shaw )

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Every dream is a prophecy.
Every jest is an earnest in the womb of time.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer.
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
( John F. Kennedy )

I will never understand how politicians who call themselves Christian can read the Gospels and then treat the poor and the sick like dirt.
( James Martin )

We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy.
( Jimmy Carter )

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
( Theodore Roosevelt )

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
( Ephesians, 6:12, King James version )

Hunting Is A Coward’s Pastime

I think ‘vegan’ is a beautiful word.. It is more than just a description for our diet.. I see it as a visible template for an ethical, healthy, responsible, and rational life.. Because it describes our character, it says we do not take the life of another living being to satisfy our wants.
( Philip Wollen )

It makes no sense to go through an animal to get to the nutrients that the animal gets because the animal ate plants.
( Colleen Patrick-Goudreau )

Milk Comes From Grieving Mothers…
All cows used for milk production are torn from their babies shortly after birth.. Some try to fight off the attackers, some try to shield their babies with their own bodies, some chase frantically after the transport, some cry pitifully, some withdraw in silent despair.. They all beg for their babies in a language that requires no translation.. They bellow, they cry, they moan.. Many continue to call for their babies for days and nights on end.. Some stop eating and drinking.. Some withdraw in silent grief.. Their baby girls will be raised to replace their own ‘spent’ mothers, their baby boys will be killed for veal.
After repeated cycles of forced impregnations, painful births, relentless milking, and crushing bereavements, their spirit gives, their body withers, their milk dries up.. At the age when, in nature, a female cow would barely enter adulthood, the life of a dairy cow is over.. When her milk ‘production’ declines, she and her other ‘spent’ herd mates are trucked off to be brutally slaughtered.. Some are pregnant.. All are lactating.. As they are shoved towards their death, they drip milk onto the killing floor.

Destruction of Nature, and Nature’s resources, result from ignorance, greed, and lack of respect for the Earth’s living things.
( Dalai Lama )

So far as animals are concerned the Tories are the nastiest party the country’s ever seen.. One of our defining characteristics used to be our love of animals.. Now it looks like we are in danger of electing a party that is for elephant poaching, fox hunting and the use of wild animals in circuses.. I despair.
( Peter Egan )

Chewing gum thrown on the ground looks like bread to birds, which try and eat it.. It fouls their entire systems and prevents them ingesting any real nourishment or water.. So they die slowly.

Fact: Hunting is a coward’s pastime.
( Roger Moore )

They’re abusement parks.. How much longer must highly intelligent and self-aware individuals suffer before we understand that other species are not on this earth for our amusement ? .. It’s clear to anyone with a brain and an ounce of compassion that marine parks are nothing more than concrete prisons which cause captive marine animals a world of suffering.. Orcas at these facilities are forced total day after day, repeating the same endless tasks with no choice in the matter and no means of escape.. How utterly miserable their lives must be.. The only way to end the abuse of captive orcas and other marine animals is to stay away from and speak out against facilities that keep them captive.
( Roger Moore )

In a world with boundless opportunities for amusement, it’s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive.. The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.. All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.. Thankfully, those of us with a conscience are appalled by the idea of gunning down animals for the sake of a thrill or a photo.
( Roger Moore )

As a child I never imagined that all of the real monsters in the world would be humans.

People pray to God for mercy and justice but continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered solely for their gustatory desires.. I fail to understand why the masses believe it’s okay to bring gentle animals into the world with the sole intention of hurting them and then brutally killing them.
( R.S. Hutchison )

Every year the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services kills thousands of animals, including foxes, bobcats, bears and coyotes.. Typically carried out at the behest of the agricultural industry, it’s an ugly enterprise that relies on poisons, painful traps, strangulation snares and helicopter gunners.. This sickening government program killed more than one million native animals in the United States last year.

Why do people who say they love animals call some of them ‘pets’ and some of them ‘dinner’ ?

What, or who, gives us the right or the authority to imprison animals who have committed no crime ?

You don’t have to be a detective to know that Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz and Jeffrey Dahmer all had something in common.. Each of them abused abused or killed animals before murdering humans.. Torturing animals is not innocent childhood behaviour, it is a chilling sign of violent acts to come.
( Peter Falk )

We Ignore Their Cries For Mercy

Being vegetarian is okay, and in fact we have the Hadith in Islam that encourages us to eat less meat.
( Mohammad Al-Shirazi, Islamic author and scholar )

I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

It is necessary to correct the error that vegetarianism has made us weak in mind, or passive or inert in action.. I do not regard flesh-food as necessary at any stage.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.. After all, man can live without meat.
( The Dalai Lama )

I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I look my age.. It is the other people who look older than they are.. What can you expect from people who eat corpses ?
( George Bernard Shaw )

Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods.. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines.. There are sweet-flavoured herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey.. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter.. Only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.
( Pythagorus, c.570-c.495 )

I’m no shrinking violet.. I played hockey until half my teeth were knocked down my throat.. And I’m extremely competitive on a tennis court.. But that experience at the slaughter-house overwhelmed me.. When I walked out of there, I knew I would never again harm an animal.. I knew all the physiological, economic, and ecological arguments supporting vegetarianism, but it was first-hand experience of man’s cruelty to animals that laid the real groundwork for my commitment to vegetarianism.
( Peter Burwash )

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.
( Buddhist Dhammapada )

We are all God’s creatures.. That we pray to God for mercy and justice while we continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered on our account is not consistent.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Vegetarianism is a greater progress.. From the greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension motivated him to become a vegetarian..
( Benjamin Franklin )

Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings.. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal, be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse, knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

To be non-violent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan’s philosophy.. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious.. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally.
( A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 1896-1977 )

Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at all, nor sanction the acts of those who do so.. Let him refrain from even hurting any creature, both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.
( Suita-Nipata, Buddhist )

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
( Plutarch, c.45-c.120 )

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.
( Albert Einstein )

The Prophet Himself Is Not Known To Have Partaken Cow Meat…
In his entire lifetime, the Prophet himself is not known to have partaken cow meat.. According to well known Islamic scholars, there is no Hadith available which confirms that the Prophet in fact ate beef.. However, there are a number of authenticated statements of the Prophet, which does confirm that beef, ie cow’s meat (also called bovine meat), contains illness, while the cow’s milk and fat contain cure and healing.
For example, Imam Suyuti in his al-Jami as-Saghir narrates that the Messenger of Allah said, “The milk of the bovine (cow) contains healing, its fat is a medicine, and its meat a cause for sickness.”.. Abu al-Qasim Sulaiman ibn Ahmad ibn Al-Tabarani, one of the most important Hadith scholars, referred to the aforementioned Hadith as authentic, and so did Bayhaqi in his Sunan and Hakim in his Mustadrak.
From Fatwa-e-Humayuni to Darul Mukhtiar to Maulana Hassan Nizami and Hakim Ajmal Khan, the message has been reiterated time and again that cow slaughter is not mandated in Islam, that poor Muslims are not obliged to offer sacrifice and that neither the Holy Quran or Arab traditions support cow sacrifice.. There have been many instances related to cow protection during the life and times of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer.. Hazrat Hamiduddin Nagori of Rajasthan is said to have been a vegetarian all his life and entry to the Dargah after eating meat is explicitly prohibited even today.
What is debatable is the specious argument that beef eating is an integral part of Islamic lifestyle and, therefore, protests against cow slaughter is prejudicial to their freedom of religion and the right to choice of food.. A close perusal of Islamic texts, and views of noted Islamic scholars and clergy worldwide, reveal that, forget any prescription for eating beef, Islam does not prohibit vegetarianism.. In fact, there are well known devout Muslims who practice vegetarianism..  Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, the fourth Khalifa as per Sunni belief, has been quoted in Sharh Nahjul Balagha, as saying, “Do not make your stomach a graveyard of animals”.

How brave and how proud we must be to abuse and terrorise defenceless animals from the day they are born, and then ignore their cries and their screams for mercy before we brutally slaughter them.
( R.S. Hutchison )