Why is it that people when they find out that a clothing line is made from sweat shops. People will be shocked and prepared to "shun" that clothing line as they don't want to contribute to that indecency and cruel treatment. No one bats an eyelid. But when you suggest that they're contributing to the murder of innocent beings; everyone loses their minds?
Let's make a comparison list between sweat shops and the slaughter of innocent animals
1. Unnecessary harm of workers. Industrial related injuries
2. Cramped conditions/ poor working conditions.
1. Unnecessary harm of animals (there is no need to kill animals for the poor excuse for nutrition to the average person)
2. Cramped conditions particularly in factory farming and slaughter houses.
Why is it easy to see that when your buying clothes from a company that supports the inhumane treatment of people in order to produce a cheap product you're supporting that industry. But when you pay the butchers or the supermarket for the animal muscles, skins and tendons. The "I'm not supporting the murder of animals" defence kicks in?
Someone please explain to me how this doesn't make any sense?
We don't need to eat animal flesh in order to be healthy, maintain nutrition etc. There is no need for the general public to consume dead carcass.
There is another way however... Eat plants
Now don't give me that "oh but plants have feelings too" bull shit cause you and I both know that neither of us really believe that.
There's so much you can eat.
Potato and broccoli bakes
And these are just some of the ones that popped into my head!!
There's a vast amount of foods available to eat
Give it a try. You'll feel so much better for it
At the start of April, Belfast held it's first Vegan Festival, and it was amazeballs!
Everyone had an amazing time, the queues were out the door... literally.
So much so they've had to look for an even bigger venue for next year!! :D :D Which is amazing news!!
Vegan message is spreading like wild fire!
So here's my highlights from the festival and what me and Mr. Boyfriend got up to.
It's International Nurses Day today! I won a hamper in a nurses day competition so I'm over the moon!
So with this in mind, I want this post to be a friendly reminder to all nurses out there.
LOOK. AFTER. YOURSELF. FIRST
I feel like far too many nurses put their job first, putting their title as nurse first. Creating nurse as their identity.
I'm proud to be a nurse don't get me wrong. But nursing isn't all that life is about. It's important to remember that you are an individual and you need to look after and at yourself first.
Sit down for a minute...
Close your eyes (after reading this sentence of course) and think, "what defines me?"
The first thing that will probably come to your head is the fact that you are your job title... now ask... "what am I?" just sit with that question for a while because that is a tough one.
If you have an answer, ask the question... "who is the one who came up with that answer"
Don't freak out if you don't have an answer. It's ok. I haven't figured it out either.
Just embrace it.
Nursing is a difficult profession. It's blood sweat, urine, faeces, abdominal fluid, vomit, and tears.
Nurses are a very strong bunch who sometimes forget that this doesn't make them invincible.
There is a time and a place for letting emotions out. If you think that having a gurn in the sluice is gonna jepordise your ability to give high standard care. Then what I would suggest you do is take a moment in the sluice. Take 7 deep breaths. On the inhale, count to four; hold the breath for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, hold for four seconds. Complete 7 breaths for this. Whilst doing this try and gauge in with your feet. Grounding into your feet will help you to feel more centred, more in control and give you a little jolt "ok I can do this" Then when you get home, or maybe when you get to your car. Let your emotions out whatever way you feel comfortable doing so, cry? Stare into the distance? Go to the gym? Run? whatever you gotta do to help you deal with the initial pain, do it.
In so many ways you are super human. But in so many basic ways you are only human. Don't ever let yourself forget that.
Credit where credit is due, you can handle a lot. But don't allow yourself to not deal with issues and let them become unresolved.
You got this!
Mike Adams Health Journalist and Author in documentary called "hungry for change"
"Combining indoor sedementry lifestyle with poor diet then you've got a disaster.
Way too many calories, not enough nutrients and not enough use of those calories "
David Wolfe nutritionist in the same documentary
"Those particular factors when combined together contribute to an obesity epidemic, low energy epidemic, fog in cognition, people begin to lose the will to take self responsibility so then they turn it all over to a doctor who will prescribe something pharmaceutical pill which doesn't address the real problem.
There's a post I saw going around Facebook for a long time. It says "vegetarians typically live up to 9 years longer than the regular meat eater... 9 long bacon less years" a cheap joke to say the least.
But what people don't realise is that this kinda joke is for a lot of people the foundation of some people's beliefs. In that they think life isn't worth living if they don't have meat and dairy.
People forget that quality of life is important and whether you want to admit it or not, quality of death is important too.
1) quality of life
Yes you may be fine now.
But what about when down the road in your life you get a diagnosis of cancer. (Since bacon and other kinds of meat is a known carcinogen according to the WHO)
You're gonna spend that time in the doctors office in a daze when the doctor tells you "how did this happen? I'm a healthy person. I don't understand. Why me?"
Your significant other and or family will be thinking "how can we do this? What about the kids? Work? Money? We can afford to live on sick pay"
Going through chemo is no walk in the park either. You're gonna feel drowsy all the time. You're gonna feel like shit, gain weight, possible hair loss.
It'll lower your immune system in order to diminish the cancerous tumour in your body. And if you get as such as a cold. It can easily turn into pneumonia... You know pneumonia... The old persons disease of the lungs? If you have so much as a chest infection they have to delay your chemo treatment because it'll reduce your body's ability to fight the chest infection you have.
And yet we live in this delusional society that thinks we are healthy... Based on what?
My mum and dad think that they are healthy. Wanna know how much vegetables they have in a day? One portion of carrots and one ladle of peas. Dad maybe has two. Now how that is supposed to build your immune system I don't know. But my parents are not the only ones that think this.
Call me hippy dippy but the way I see it is. If you ingest suffering, your body will create suffering.
2. quality of death
Whether you like it or not. We are all gonna die. And some may say "well if we are all gonna die what is the point in trying to be healthy?" But there in that lies the answer to me. The point is quality of life and death. If you continue to eat meat, dairy and eggs. Your body will shut down. You increase your risk of obesity, developing diabetes, cancer, and other co-morbidities that are linked to obesity
*FAT SHAMER ALERT* haters gonna hate
I have nursed people dying from preventable diseases. Who haven't been educated, nor have cared what they put in their word hole. Who have been awaiting their treatment to work for their adult onset diabetes meanwhile drinking a bottle of coke. People who have had multiple cardiac events and still won't eat healthier. That could be to do with the fact that they aren't given the tools they need to take that step. But it also can be related to will power.
Would you rather live a healthy life, being fit, completely switched on cognitively; with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Being able to spend time with your family. Having a strong immune system.
Or would you rather develop completely preventable diseases. Reduce your risk of developing diseases that can be hereditary and die a slow and painful death?
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)