Forty years ago, a landmark paper was published showing for the first time that many human cancers have what’s called “absolute methionine dependency,” meaning that if we try to grow cells in a Petri dish without giving them the amino acid methionine, normal cells thrive, but without methionine, cancer cells die. Normal breast cells grow no matter what, with or without methionine, but cancer cells need that added methionine to grow.

It is already well-known that a whole-food, plant-based diet can halt the progression of cancer, but can cancer be reversed with the diet, and without drugs or surgery?

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GREAT NEWS! The digital copy of the film Cowspiracy is currently on sale for $4.99 (use promo code "VIP2015" at checkout)! You can buy copies and gift them to your friends and family!

According to a report by VegNews, fumes from the manure ponds created by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) can kill.

This is a delicious, healthy nacho dish.

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As reported by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Ag-Gag laws in Idaho have been struck down because they are unconstitutional. Ag-Gag laws are used in some states to criminalize the documentation and reporting of crimes, abuses, and health threats committed by animal agriculture. In other words, Ag-Gag says that if you see a crime committed by an animal agriculture business, you can't tell anyone about it, or you will be labelled a criminal or terrorist. The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho has now ruled that the Ag-Gag law is unconstitutional.

But it is not over, more work needs to be done.

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This is a very simple soft-serve ice cream recipe that everyone likes, and it is very HEALTHY!

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Bite Size Vegan (website, youtube channel) created a short, powerful youtube video summarizing seven of the major flaws in mainstream environmental organization advocacy. She also posted an article with further details and a wealth of references!

Below is a quote from the wrap-up in the article. Please watch the video below, read the article, and share this with everyone you know.

Very SIMPLE Banana Ice Cream! If you have never had Banana Ice Cream, you are in for a treat. The only ingredients are bananas, but by freezing and creaming the bananas, the result tastes like a treat, rather than just cold bananas. Experiment with toppings as you would with other types of ice cream!

Fad diets. Why do people fall for them?

This is a great article about many of the challenges facing our species and world, and how a poor choice of diet is the biggest cause of these problems.

Below are selected quotes from the article, along with a copy of the footnotes. You should read the entire article. Note that the article is on three pages.

We have only a few years left, at best, to make radical changes to save ourselves from ecological meltdown. A person who is vegan will save 1,100 gallons of water, 20 pounds CO2 equivalent, 30 square feet of forested land, 45 pounds of grain, and one sentient animal’s life (13) every day. We do not, given what lies ahead of us, have any other option.

If you look at our website, VegTucson.com, you will notice we have a background picture. We like to spruce things up from time to time, change backgrounds, pictures, colors, etc. Currently, we are thinking of changing the background picture on our website and/or Facebook page, possibly even rotating through a series of backgrounds, and we would like your input. Have you taken a picture that would fit well on our site - something related to Tucson and veggies? If so, please email us your picture, and we may feature it in the background of our site and/or on our Facebook page!

Regarding the legal stuff, you will need to own the copyright to the picture, or release it into the public domain, and give us blanket permission to use the photo anywhere.

Thanks, and we look forward to what you come up with!

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There is a FREE screening of the film Unsupersize Me next Sunday in Wilcox! RSVP online or by emailing marye.h.coursey@gmail.com.

26 July 2015 at 4:30 pm
Quality Inn Willcox
1100 W Rex Allen Dr
Willcox, AZ 85643
Price: FREE! RSVP

Here is a description of the movie from the website:

Whisper's Sanctuary is requesting help to save horses from slaughter. Please read the message below.

Sometimes God puts us in places where He needs us.

I recently learned about websites advertising animals at feedlots. To think they're gathered up at auctions all over the US and shipped to places close to the Mex and Canadian borders, since slaughter is illegal in the US, to await their fate. These "feedlots" have started advertising the horses for sale. Many of them are young, rideable, useful, beautiful. Don't look, I told myself. I knew it would break my heart.

Why do doctors prescribe chemotherapy if it fails 97% of the time? Are there alternatives you can look into?

This is a very powerful article about quality of life versus quantity of life. According to How Doctor's Die, doctors are less likely to opt for intensive end-of-life medical treatments ... because they frequently don't work very well, and may cause more suffering than they are worth. Keep reading to get our take on reducing suffering in life.

From the article:

Of course, doctors don’t want to die; they want to live. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain, and dying alone. They’ve talked about this with their families.
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