Leah Thomas @leahmt

Wife, Toy Aussie Shepherd & Rescue's Human, saving the world one eye at a time, lover of outdoors, family ๐ŸŒฑbased cook and Fitness attempter.

  • leahmt

    May 11th at 8:46pm
    29 4

    #Repost @veg_md with @repostapp
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    The evidence continues to pour inโ€ฆmeat causes us harm.ย Published this week, this 16-year study of more than half a million people showed that those eating the most red meat โ€“ processed or unprocessed โ€“ had a 26% higher risk of earlier death. They also had a higher risk of dying specifically from cancer, heart disease, lung diseases, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease, and liver disease.
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    We've known for a long time that processed meats (ie, any meat that has been smoked, cured, fermented, or has added preservatives- eg bacon, ham, deli slices, sausage, pepperoni, etc) are extraordinarily toxic to our health, raising the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other ailments. In this study, UNPROCESSED red meat (eg unprocessed beef, pork, lamb, veal) was every bit as hazardous.
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    Two of the big health culprits in red meat are heme iron (ie, iron from animal sources) and nitrate/nitrite preservatives. Both cause oxidative stress and inflammation in our bodies, greatly increasing our risk for disease and early death. This helps explain why vegetarians have a 25% lower risk of ischemic heart disease and an 8% lower risk of cancer; vegans have a 15% lower risk of cancer.
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    What about 'white meat' like chicken? Well, this study proved the well-known point that if you compare something bad (chicken) to something really really bad (red meat), the bad food comes out looking less bad. But what if we compared chicken to beans, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, or fruits? Plant protein lowers mortality compared to all animal proteins. Chicken is by no means a health food. It still contains inflammatory elements like animal protein, saturated fat, & cholesterol, as well as natural hormones and in most cases, antibiotics. No chicken-containing diet has been shown to reverse heart disease, our #1 killer. Our best bet for long-term health is a diet based on PLANTS.
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    References
    Main paper: Etemadi et al, BMJ 2017 (see BMJ.com for full paper)
    Health outcomes of vegetarians: Dinu et al, Crit Rev Food Sci Nutrย 2016
    Animal vs plant: Song et al, JAMA Int Med 2016
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    #plantbased #meatkills #vegan #vegansofig

    chrissylalala

    17 days ago
    Ground turkey, too?โ˜น๐Ÿ˜‘โ˜น๐Ÿ˜‘

    davidwyby

    17 days ago
    How do carnivorous animals survive? Are our bodies made up more like carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?

    rebeccatreas

    17 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜ฑ makes you think! @leahmt

    petemallinger

    17 days ago
    And I will eat it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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  • leahmt

    May 10th at 6:31pm
    38 3

    Love seeing these grain fields on my way to work. #agriculture #hugafarmer #grain #yuma

    tucsonogram

    17 days ago
    Applause ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜†

    leahmt

    19 days ago
    @mattyhanks7 I get a bit more time before they harvest!

    mattyhanks7

    19 days ago
    Green wheat! ๐ŸŒพ
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  • leahmt

    April 25th at 3:58pm
    20 2

    Happy 18th B-Day to my little cousin! I'm so proud of the woman you are and where you want to go! Love you Emily Claire! Throwback back to 2009...you're welcome! @e_kurupas

    leahmt

    1 month ago
    @zoekurupas couldn't help myself

    zoekurupas

    1 month ago
    classic ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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  • leahmt

    April 23rd at 8:48am

    Everything about tonight was amazing! The Road trip, dinner, and a concert...I'm a lucky girl. To say this concert was amazing is an understatement! Every song and note were perfection, the crowd was amazing and the man who brought me is the most incredible. I would choose you again every single day! Thank you for our most memorable anniversary yet, @mikey.who_ you are THE BEST, I love you and I like you. Also, a BIG THANK YOU to @johnmayer for an incredible show and continuing to write lyrics that make you think and want to get up and dance. #thebest #anniversary #vegas #johnmayer

    chesterxslv

    1 month ago
    which clubs do you wanna check out in vegas?

    fuhrtography

    1 month ago
    Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids! Absolutely love (and not just on the weekend) his new album and am super stoked for you that you got to see it live!
    Happy Anniversary!!!!

    debicorona

    1 month ago
    @leahmt Happy Anniversary my sweets!

    tfrazi

    1 month ago
    That's so awesome and fun! Happy anniversary!!
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  • leahmt

    April 20th at 6:07am
    58 6

    So true, I have no logical explanation for my #anxiety

    coronaoptique

    1 month ago
    I get it๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    leahmt

    1 month ago
    @stacermeister haha, it's nice to know I have good company ๐Ÿ‘

    stacermeister

    1 month ago
    This is so Fabian! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    afitvet

    1 month ago
    Nice!

    alybell75

    1 month ago
    Hashtag My Life.

    flibbypip

    1 month ago
    Sounds like my wife
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  • leahmt

    March 24th at 6:09am
    52 2

    Our second boy who adopted us! He is the best! #nationaldogday

    sparkleandsweatshop

    2 months ago
    ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’ช

    goodmorningflorence

    2 months ago
    tolles Profil hast du ๐Ÿ˜Š
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  • leahmt

    March 24th at 5:59am
    49 3

    #nationaldogday our first adopted "kid" Love seeing this face everyday!

    kelseyshackley

    1 month ago
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ So cute!!

    catpy365

    2 months ago
    Aww Jep! โคโค
    The health life is the only life
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  • leahmt

    March 1st at 8:32pm
    71 4

    Thank you for continuing to remind me to stop and smell the wildflowers! I love you and I like you @mikey.who_ #flowers #husband #justbecause #thebest #fgflove

    handshakinpodcast

    3 months ago
    Pretty cool!

    jcb_1969

    3 months ago
    He's a good lad. :) Sorry I haven't sent you those vegan recipes yet. Email me and I'll get them to you. jb@servantschurch.org.uk

    catpy365

    3 months ago
    Pretty! What a guy, what a guy! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
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  • leahmt

    February 28th at 6:15pm
    23 5

    Not all MD's are baffled by the increase in colon cancer. Go check out some of the colon cancer correlations in Proteinaholic and How Not to Die. Do some research and make well informed decisions on what you fuel your body with. @drgarthdavis @nutrition_facts_org #hownottodie #proteinaholic #notfakenews #plantbased #paleo #bacon #vegan #nutrition #whatveganseat

    danahess

    3 months ago
    Right?! @leahmt

    leahmt

    3 months ago
    @danahess miss you guys!

    danahess

    3 months ago
    So you're saying I should drop the idea of going full mea-gan?

    leahmt

    3 months ago
    @debicorona it is the best thing that we've ever done. The correlations between meats cancers are undeniable. The research is out there are it's nice to know more and more people are listening and applying it to their own lives. Those 2 books are incredible reads, highly recommend them!

    debicorona

    3 months ago
    @leahmt I'm more vegetarian these days and GF. Not easy, but I feel great! Plants are pure nutrition!!
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  • leahmt

    February 26th at 3:02am
    76 1

    Happy 1st Birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ John Charles, we love you!

    debbie.deee

    3 months ago
    What a cutie!
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