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ON DRUGS, VIOLENCE AND VEGETARIANISM

Our current dilemma over drugs/violence needs to be examined and understood within the context of our cultural conditioning... our educational system...

Excessive violence and rampant drug abuse is symptomatic of a materialistic society which has given birth to a highly destructive fear-based medical-military industrial complex... We have attempted to create a false sense of security for ourselves by arming ourselves and each other... Hence our current "War On Drugs" ...

Fear, the root cause of all dis-ease, is a highly complex multi-dimensional psycho-physiological miasma, is in reality a result of a spiritual amnesia... a forgetting of Self... this unconsciousness/ignorance, is rooted in the perception or belief in separation, which creates pain... Since the beginning of recorded history, we, humanity, have relied upon drugs and other psychotropic agents for the alleviation of pain... The use of drugs is not a moral or political issue (we have made it one), but rather a complex human issue which is inexorably and intricately interwoven into the nature of who we are as evolving human beings... Besides the relief of pain, many of us use drugs for recreational purposes, to facilitate personal growth, enhance the senses, expand awareness, and gain deeper insight into our own spiritual/mental/emotional process... To summarize, we may see the use of drugs as part of an educational process motivated by our inherent organic desire to eliminate pain and to gain greater self-understanding...

As a wholistic physician, and Medical Director of The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation, I have been quite aware that much of society's dysfunctional behavior has its origins in our unconscious dietary habits. Americans currently are a heavy meat eating people. The socio-economic and ecological consequences of this behavior pattern are indeed awesome. Through the pioneering work of John Robbins, "Diet for a New America" and Jeremy Rifkins organization, "Beyond Beef," many Americans are now becoming increasingly aware of the consequences of our meat gluttony...

As a naturopathic physician, I am of the understanding that the root cause of dis-ease is due to auto-intoxication... Undigested meat, which is primarily fat and protein, putrefies in the large intestine with the resultant release of an extraordinary number of highly toxic chemical substrates which poison the entire system. Life and death truly begin in the colon.

Many, if not all, of our current degenerative dis-eases can be traced to poor nutritional habits. We as a nation need to massively cut our intake of protein... through this action we will realize extraordinary health benefits... Another subtle point relates to the karmic consequences of insensitive, inhuman slaughter of animals. Just before dying, these animals (who are in a state of abject fear and terror), secrete massive amounts of adrenaline (the fight and flight hormone) into the blood, which is then carried into the animals' muscle tissues. The next event is that the adrenalized meat winds up in a vast majority of Americans stomachs and large intestines. We literally incorporate the animals' fear/terror. Violence begets violence. Now is the time to consider a vegetarian diet.

Most of us are aware that today's self-induced "Health Care Crisis" calls for greater self-responsibility along with a re- commitment to a healthier diet... Now through an act of self love and the application of wholistic medical knowledge (Naturopathy, Homeopathy and ortho-molecular medicine); we have a golden opportunity to experience real health and freedom through the gentle cleansing and detoxification of our cells... As our bodies neuro-endocrine systems, organs of elimination and immune systems start operating efficiently, our awareness of and resistance to stress markedly increases...

In addition, as our mental faculties become fine-tuned, we become responsive rather than reactive to life's challenges... Through the healing process, we spontaneously re-discover the harmonizing power of the forces of nature. As we become healthier, we begin to fully appreciate the awesome beauty, intelligence and simplicity of life... Once we are healed, life reveals to us in a most intimate way the magic, mystery and perfection of each Eternal Here and Now Moment... Indeed, a healthy, detoxified mind and body is a priceless gift of infinite value, for it allows us to fully express and manifest our infinite potential...

Through this awareness, we at The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation have created "The Human Ecology Program: A Comprehensive Health Maintenance and Rejuvenation Process." This 78 page Wholistic Health Insurance Program clearly explains how to simultaneously de-stress yourself, your cells, and our planetary eco-system...

Da Vid, M.D.

THE SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

20 Sunnyside Ave., Suite A-156, Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 381-4061


Edifying Facts

  • Human population of United States: 250,000,000
  • Number of human beings who could be fed by the grain and soybeans eaten by U.S. livestock: 1,300,000,000
  • Percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock: 90
  • Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce 1 pound of feedlot beef: 16
  • Number of children who starve to death every day: 40,000
  • Number of pure vegetarians who can be fed on land needed to feed 1 meat-eating person: 20
  • Number of people who will starve to death this year: 60,000,000
  • Number of people who could be adequately fed by the grain saved if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 60,000,000
  • User of more than half of all water used for all purposes in the United States: Livestock production
  • Water needed to produce 1 pound of wheat: 25 gallons
  • Cost of hamburger if water used by meat industry was not subsidized by U.S. Taxpayers: $35/pound
  • How frequently a heart attack strikes in U.S.: every 25 seconds
  • How frequently a heart attack kills in U.S.: every 45 seconds
  • Most common cause of death in U.S.: Heart attack
  • Risk of death from heart attack by average American man: 50%
  • Risk of death from heart attack by average American pure vegetarian man: 4%
  • Amount you reduce heart attack risk by reducing consumption of meat, dairy products and eggs 50%: 45%
  • Amount you reduce heart attack risk by reducing consumption of meat, dairy products and eggs 100%: 90%
  • Rise in blood cholesterol from consuming 1 egg per day: 12%
  • Rise in heart attack risk from 12% rise in blood cholesterol: 24%
  • Pesticide residues in the U.S. diet supplied by meat: 55%
  • Pesticide residues in the U.S. diet supplied by dairy products: 23%
  • Pesticide residues in U.S. diet supplied by vegetables, fruits, and grains: 11%
  • Percentage of U.S. mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 99%
  • Percentage of chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide residues in American diet attributable to meats, dairy products, fish and eggs: 94%
  • Percentage of total antibiotics used in U.S. fed routinely to livestock: 55
  • Percentage of staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960: 13
  • Percentage of staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1988: 91
  • Response by European Economic Community to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: Ban
  • Response by American meat and pharmaceutical industries to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: Full and complete support

TO LEARN MORE CONTACT:

"Earthsave" - 706 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 - (408) 432-4069

Beyond Beef" - 1130 17th St., NW, #300, Washington, DC 20036 - (202) 466-2823

The Drug Policy Foundation - 4455 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite B500, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 537-5005. www dpf.org


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