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Today, 2012, Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.   It is the only disease that causes certain death, because it cannot be prevented by medicine, or cured or even slowed down.

From 2000 to 2008, in the U.S. alone, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen sixty-six percent (66%).   An estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's in 2011.   This includes people over the age of 65, and younger people who have young-onset Alzheimer's.  

Scientists believe it is Mad Cow gone rampant and have found a possible link to this horrible brain-wasting disease - and most other types of dementia.   A link to Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and others has also been made.

Dr. Greger explains, "Mad-Cow disease is caused by unconventional pathogens called prions--literally infectious proteins--which, because of their unique structure, are practically invulnerable, surviving even incineration at temperatures hot enough to melt lead."   Sadly, pigs can also carry the disease and since they are slaughtered long before any symptoms can surface, it is difficult to diagnose.  

According to Dr. Greger: "Laboratory experiments show that pigs can indeed be infected by Mad-Cow brains-- and hundreds of thousands of downer pigs, too sick or crippled by injury to even walk, arrive at U.S. slaughterhouses every year."


This is disturbing to many discovering that the USDA, a government agency, is putting our lives at risk because of an effort to protect the agribusinesses that are so inept at processing safe meat. (Think million-pound beef recalls.)

From Dr. Greger: "Internal USDA documents retrieved through the Freedom of Information Act show that our government did indeed consider a number of precautionary measures as far back as 1991 to protect the American public from Mad-Cow disease. According to one such document, however, the USDA explained that the 'disadvantage' of these measures was that 'the cost to the livestock and rendering industries would be substantial.'"  

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How does it feel to recognize that your life is less important to our government than costs incurred by a slaughterhouse?


(See:   Dying for a Hamburger, Dr. Murray Waldman)

What needs to be clearly understood is that when you eat a hamburger, you are not just eating one cow. A study done by R.P. Clayton and K.E. Belk in 1998 concluded that a single 4-ounce ground beef patty was made from, on average, at least 55 different animals to, at most, an average of 1082 animals.

Now, when you think about this -- realize that there are at least 35 million cows killed annually in the U.S. alone, and only .001% of them are tested, what are the chances are of getting Mad-Cow disease/Alzheimer's? These statistics are too high for the average person to take a chance - which is why there is a surge of increasing vegan/strict vegetarians. People who learn these facts do not wish to take chances with their lives.

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Going vegan or vegetarian is the safest way to ensure that life can be worth living in old age. Please see: PCRM for further information on a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet.

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Tina Volpe is the author of The Fast Food Craze, Wreaking Havoc on Our Bodies and Our Animals, Canyon Publishing LLC, 2004; and co-author (with Judy Carman) The Missing Peace, The Hidden Power of Our Kinship With Animals (a Silver winner in the (more...)

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For years I've been reading snippets here and ther... by Provoked on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 8:15:18 AM
Thank you - it is good info, however not yet mains... by Tina Volpe on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 4:19:04 PM
"How does it feel to recognize that your life is l... by Dan Mage on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 3:00:09 PM
This should definitely be added to this piece.... ... by Tina Volpe on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 4:21:39 PM
Interesting article since I have early onset Dimen... by Burl Hall on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 4:05:00 PM
You could still cut out meat and dairy and go comp... by Tina Volpe on Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 at 4:14:17 PM
I've wondered about this too, and try to eat organ... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 1:34:49 PM
I've actually been eating grass fed, organic for t... by Burl Hall on Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 7:20:06 PM
Yes, I agree Scott, getting enough quality protein... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:40:31 AM
There is also a theory that says that Alzheimer's ... by Tommy Wright on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 12:49:13 AM
Swamper - a lack of oxygen couldn't possibly be a ... by Tina Volpe on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 9:32:27 AM
I also wonder Swamper Tom how much snoring, sleep ... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 5:06:35 PM
Burl - there are no signs of early onset dimentia ... by Tina Volpe on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 5:38:32 PM
Thanks Tina, but if you were around me it would be... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:44:34 AM
You nailed it. If people only knew how much poiso... by Kim Cassidy on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 5:45:39 PM
I think an important fact you left off - are the t... by Tina Volpe on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 7:17:57 PM
I agree with the whole systems scenario idea. The ... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:54:24 AM
I do have some personal experience with whole food... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:18:37 AM
To revisit my original assertion, regarding "oxyge... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:25:30 AM
Right!  This is why my wife and I buy from pl... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:50:42 AM
Good for you, canning is also labor intensive, but... by Tommy Wright on Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 3:09:22 AM