I am kind of ticked off by this actually. I was just watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEE5DJ1vgA&feature=relmfu and at 0:30 and 3:52 I saw something that made my jaw drop. It shocked me because, I was raw vegan(not fruitarian) before and vegetarian before that and it seriously ruined my health. I have mentioned this in my other posts, I also mentioned that I had blue nails, blue sclera, beaus lines etc., so when I saw that this raw low fat(fruitarian style)raw vegan made this video called "Why vegan is important" and clearly has BLUE NAILS(not nail polish), I had to wonder. Don't vegans notice their nails or other markers of health like eyes,hair etc? My question is what are some reasons that blue nails occur, and have you noticed this symptom when any of you were raw vegan/vegan(there's quite a few of you)? I kind of feel bad for making this post but I hope other people see it(including vegans) because I wish I would have seen something like this when I was going to get into veganism. Now I am trying to recover from the damage. Sorry for the long post.
I reviewed the video at the time points you mentioned and the nails do not look blue to me...they look perfectly fine.
The only thing I have ever heard of that causes blue sclera is some types of osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).
Holy Cow (no pun intended), but I'm sure you can get by on such bad nutrition when you look like you haven't lifted anything above 5lbs your entire life. This woman needs some meat(again no pun intended) on her bones.
Sometimes I wonder if Vegans and vegetarians would change their minds about their lifestyle choices if they actually exercised. Maybe then they would realize their plant-based diets are in no way optimal for a human being that actually sweats on his time-off.
When I had markers for lupus, Sjogren's syndrome and Hashimoto's (after a severely long period of malnutrition due to a stomach probably - almost 6 months of less than 200 calories a day, most of that was fruit juice), my rheumatologist told me to look for blue colored nails (which I had) and cold hands, cold body temperature as additional signs to the progression of the autoimmune conditions and thyroid problems. All of these antibodies have either disappeared or moved into ranges that aren't considered a diagnosis after just a few months of re-feeding and getting my strength back. I know that blue nails can also be a sign of Raynaud's syndrome too, another autoimmune disorder, but usually it is very severe (like whole fingertips turning blue). I didn't see the blue in the video thought.
A lot of you meat eaters seem pretty ignorant with your resposes. Get educated.
I don't eat animals because the idea of chowing down on a dead carcass that was once a living, breathing, emotional being completely disgusts me. The texture, look and idea of eating something's body is repulsive to me. I don't feel like drinking the breast milk of another species either. Not to mention the protien in milk (casien) has been proven to exacerbate the growth of cancer. I don't think it's okay to torture and kill intelligent beings just so humans can have the luxury of consuming thier flesh.
In response to the question, I am mostly vegan, had an unrelated blood test that came back with slightly low iron stores and my nails were a little blue-ish, but i'm naturally pale to begin with. Started taking iron and b-12 sups as reccomended by doc. I'm totally fine and very active. I would rather take iron and b-12 than eat animals. Maybe the asker had an unrelated illness?
As we all browse on the internet for speculated opinions and blind assumptions we have to ask ourselves where are the facts? and why is it hard to find the facts. Well its quiet easy, not only the meat and dairy industry completely run the western media market they also engage in search engine's filtering system. Which means even your search results are being channeled to favor these industries.
Before the internet there has been a wide range or studies on plant based diet vs the western meat consuming diet. These studies have taken 20+ years to complete and are now easily accessible to those who actually use the internet for what its worth. Undoubtbly we arnt told that more people on this planet live off of a starch / plant based diet so it becomes quiet apparant that the societys that do consume a meat/ dairy based diet have a dramatic increase in many of the epidemics we see today in the west. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer... These diseases do not come close to the fraction of occurances in a plant based society.
Besides the fact that all of our meat and dairy is tainted with a enourmous amount of terrible chemicals, hormones that have been deliberately bribed into our food system with zero publicity. It becomes quiet apparant that the system is bent on damaging large scale health and to generate alot of money in the process. Large scale problems can only be corrected by government intervention. (Isnt that what we are seeing in the first place )
But what it all boils down too is propaganda. These industries have infultrated our schools, our literature, our minds! We have been conditioned to a animal based diet to be accepted as a social norm. But wait, "Milk is good for building strong bones". Ever hear that one before? Well goes to show that those "Got milk" ads where made illegal for false advertisement and has been proven in more then 100 studies that Milk does the complete opposite to your bones! It makes your bones weaker!!!!
One small truth can uncover a mountain of lies. I wonder what else they are lieing about ;-)
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