Maybe we could test it correctly, we could start with some dependent variables (DV) such as various health tests, maybe a questionnaire to assess health and/or dietary beliefs and so on. Then we could have some independent variables (IV), and it is these that we can manipulate to get the data we require. So, we could have;
Non Meat Eaters
- Processed Meat Eaters
- Pasture Raised Meat Eaters
The vegans I've met (bear in mind I regularly visit a vegan shop) are mostly smug and holier than thou. They think they are healthier and want to convert us all.
Scientist have found that vegans seem to run a greater risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis (remember even Campbell found this in his China Study, he just hid it). They also tend to have lower HDL (or "good") cholesterol.
I don't hate vegans I just can't see any evidence that backs up the argument to become one. Each week I eat few servings of organic chicken and wild fish, and some organic red meat as long as its grass-fed. I ate as a vegetarian and developed a serious amount of tooth decay and had to discontinue the experiment due to the ill health it brought. Gazza says this is due to vegetarians consuming dairy, but its interesting that I never consumed any dairy until 2 months ago so it does leave a big question-mark over why I got so sick.
I've still not managed to narrow down what Gazza actually eats? I've asked if tomatoes are allowed but he's not replied. I've also asked of vegan mothers are allowed to breast feed their babies, or if they do will they be removed from the cult?
Vegans tend to rely on lots of TVP (textured vegetable protein) which makes the fact that Gazza insisted I needed to kill a cow with my hands to be a meat eater. Not quite sure how a vegan would make TVP or their seed oils by hand but he lets not be picky. TVP is soy, one of the most dangerous foods on the planet, loaded with phyto-estrogens and phytates that stop the absorption of nutrients and disrupt hormone balance. Oh and they are also linked to the big C as well.
I don't recommend any of you go out and stuff yourself with KFC or burger kings, I also don't encourage caveman style diets with ultra high protein consumption. I typically eat meat once a day but sometimes only 3 times a week now. However, science shows us we cannot live long term without animal protein. You can and should enjoy your food and not restrict whole food groups. Their is categorically nothing wrong with salmon, chicken, and I would always aim to consume meat that contains collagen on a weekly basis. We need the protein and the nutrients these foods deliver.