My Favourite Poem:
What wond’rous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach,
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Insnar’d with flow’rs, I fall on grass.
Meanwhile the mind, from pleasure less,
Withdraws into its happiness.
Annihilating all that’s made
To a green thought in a green shade.
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
Rhymes with a reason
In the hope to make you smile,
I am including a bit of my own doggerel poetry!
It may be a skill
To kill and to grill;
But it isn’t much of a thrill
Once your health goes downhill!
A suck from a cow’s udder
would make a baby shudder;
But since Louis Pasteur
It’s become de rigueur
To shut up and concur
And not cause a stir
Eating butter or beurre!
There’s no brie
With a guarantee
Or without DDT!
The law of the raw:
We are what we eat
And not what we heat!
Some like it Hot
Enzymes do Not!
Your risk of dying
Heart Attack = 50% for a meat eater
15% for a vegetarian
6% for a vegan
Cancer = 24% for a meat eater
8% for a vegetarian
6% for a vegan. (Helmut Wandmaker)
In excess of 5% animal protein per day promotes the growth of cancer cells. (T. Colin Campbell: The China Study)
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Our Home-Base for the Yanchep Beach Lagoon Diet
“Eat in Full Colour Every Day“
‘Living plants illustrate nature’s beauty, both in color and in chemistry. They take the energy of the sun and transform it into life through the process of photosynthesis. In this process, the sun’s energy is first turned into simple sugars, and then into more complex carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is a wonderful harmony…….whether you believe in God, evolution or just coincidence, you must admit that this is a beautiful, almost spiritual, example of nature’s wisdom. (T. Colin Campbell: The China Study)
“Chimpanzees do not gulp down eggs, bacon, toast, and a cup of coffee….The foods they eat are unprocessed and uncooked, and are slow to release their energy….When meals are small and frequent, blood sugar stays on an even keel”. (Neal Barnard M.D: Turn Off The Fat Genes)