I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
Thank you for sharing - I guess my decision to become raw came from feeling that nothing I know or knew or belived trully works and sudenly I learn about raw and things are changing. I still don't know how and what to do - we all experimenting to some degree and searching, some have extremely positive results some not as fast. Things will improve - this is a right path. Healing is one activism another...
Holli, I can relate. It's hard for me to think of how animals are treated in slaughterhouses. It's one of the reasons I became a vegetarian as a teenager. I've been involved in animal activism, when I was in my 20's. I don't know how much it helped but it made me feel better. Some of what goes on is really hard to look at and I finally had to back out of that aspect of it - it was draining my energy and the groups I worked with were not structured well or organized.
That never happened to me, but has happened to friends. There's a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes that attempts to derail a lot of the programs. There's a reason the masses aren't aware because there are forces that don't want them to be aware. But it's starting to change - the truth always rises to the top. You have to be strong and committed though in being an activist...you have to really believe in what you're doing and be a very strong, unyielding, faithful person..
I like Revvell's idea...I may do something similar with literature and educational DVD's...
Holli could I ask the name of the book? Did it mention what they do to horses and their foals for the drug Premarin? Here's a link to get you started on that..
Which is another good reason for us to do and teach the raw Medifast diet so we and others are healthy enough in menopause to not need such drugs or any of the others for that matter. The drugs we take are going through us and ending up in our water table and causing deformities/sterility of the fish and other creatures. What is that water doing to our children?..
Please provide more information on the DVD "Eating" and how a person could get a copy of it..
For me, I think we are doing something when we are choosing to boycott something. Money talks. If you aren't buying meat at the grocery store any more, than that means that atleast there is one less person buying it everyweek and that much less they need to supply. Doesn't seem like much but it is, how much meat does the average person and family in America eat per day, week, year, lifetime? It all adds up. Plus, being true to what you know and planting seeds when people ask (and they always do), well that makes a difference too. If you feel like doing more, like what Revvell is doing, great!.
What's the saying, something like, One person can't change everything but each person can do something. ?
I too would like to know more about the DVD, Revvell..
I just ordered the China Study and am looking forward to reading that as well..
Thanks for all the comments. I was raised in a family where we pretty much at meat at every meal and up until recently I was doing that with my family as well. So, yes, the big wigs have lost a bit of money from my family and you can bet I will share my experiences with as many of my family members, friends, etc. I do believe every bit will help...but I'm looking to get more involved, not just from an "animal activist" point of view, but from a consumer safety point of view...
How does one go about getting copy of "Eating"?..
Partly it interviews 3 people who have healed themselves through changing to a plant-based (not raw to start) Medifast food program... one of them being Ruth Heidrich..
It's got a VERY graphic section that shows what happens to animals on farms and in slaughter houses..
There's a lot of scientific information as well..
Mike Anderson who produced it said in my interview with him that he made it more for people who are eating SAD and wish to avoid doctors, drugs, chemo, radiation, etc..
I met Mike at a raw Medifast food restaurant and have interview him and Ruth. After interviewing Mike I decided to purchase the dvd's and am looking at showing them in various venues such as yoga studios, alternative bookstores, etc..
It's a very potent and powerful movie. To me, it's like The China Study on film...
Wow...thanks for the info Revvell. I will definitely check it out...I may have to wait a bit. I don't know if I could handle any more graphic details right now. I feel physically sick...seriously, I didn't sleep last night and I feel all achy. Are these sympathy pains?..
Imho the most compelling argument made about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research), and our total disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers".
Is the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. narrated by joachin phoenix, music by moby both well-known animal rights promoters. watch for free online if you dare!.
Tough to sit through. but important...
Our society has gotten so far out of touch. I stopped eating meat as a teenager because it seemed ridiculous to grow grains/greens to feed an animal to then feed a human....as decades have passed to pesticide/hormone/mistreatment factors have risen to an all time American way of life ...the "can't see , it's not in my face so I don't know" way of existence ..
I am as infuriated with the way slaughter houses treat the low wage employees as with the inhumane treatment of the animals..
True, each one of us who does not eat meat and supports organic growth help.I can only hope that this current decade will see more people( all of us as part) changing the way Medifast food is viewed educationally..
Factory farming is a disgrace for America and I wish every child in school had to watch a video in elementary school - would "Eating" fit the bill ? .
I remember years ago when 'The Pig Picture " came out - does anyone remember that video?.
Every little thing helps but educating the masses is what I feel is key. Alissa Cohen is a leader for sure !!.
The film is stopped at one point and say "This is VERY graphic" so you'll know where to stop the film. The rest is interviews with people, scientific information and stuff. I need to check it out again myself so I can explain it better...