From Carnivore to Herbivore

The views expressed in this blog do not solely represent the official opinion of Core Health Products. Although everyone would benefit from consuming a more plant based diet, we understand that it is not for everyone. We want to help guide you in the right direction by providing exceptional plant based nutritionals and then, you decide which diet works best you and your body.

I never saw this day coming. Not one bit. I’ve been a chicken, steak, fish, shellfish, bison, venison, you name it, eating girl since I was able to start chewing. In America, we are raised on the basis that the “All-American” way of living is meat and dairy. “Make sure you get your daily glass of milk. Eat your steak and potatoes, and lastly, have a bit of vegetables on the side!” A “bit” of vegetables?! Ever notice how the last thing we were ever concerned about was eating vegetables? Yet the prominent role of meat and dairy weren’t a question? This blog isn’t meant to force you to make the choice I did in becoming vegan or vegetarian. This blog is to help open your eyes to how animal protein and dairy are contributors of cancer growth, MS, diabetes, and more. And for you moms and dads out there, you’re the parent. Allowing your kids to give you sad faces and throw temper tantrums because they have to eat something that is extremely healthy for them daily that will increase their life instead of decreasing it, is poor parenting. So save the excuses about, “I just have such a hard time making my children  eat healthy so it’s easier if I just let them eat whatever they want just so they will be happy at the moment.  is a lame excuse! If you really care about your child’s health in the future, it is vital to start NOW.

Doesn’t it alarm you that with ALL the money we have invested and continue to invest into cancer, autism, diabetes, MS, arthritis, heart disease (by the way more women die from heart disease than from breast cancer but NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT IT!), etc. research over the years, that NO ONE HAS FOUND AN ACTUAL CURE??? It is complete garbage and it should make you mad too! How many loved ones could have been around longer with a change of lifestyle and diet? How many people would stop “Relay for Life” walks and more? I know very well that I’m not the only one who questions it, but not enough people VOICE it in fear of being bashed and discriminated against.

I know I don’t stand alone here, but we are certainly few among the herd.

Now I question EVERY SINGLE THEORY of the “American Way”.

This started a good 3 months back when I first embarked on retraining for Continuing Education Credits for Personal training and Nutrition with a very intricate and carefully researched book called The China Study. This book is the most comprehensive study of nutrition EVER conducted. And I’m not talking about 5-10 years of puny research. I’m talking 40+ years of seriously dissected scientific studies, tests and procedures from groups of countries, counties, indigenous and rural people and beyond. Studying groups of people who have left their homeland to move to another country and comparing their newly adopted lifestyle to that of their homeland. This book will blow you away!  Pic of Book and Dr. included in email

“Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of Dr. Campbell, who is one of the GIANTS in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written – reading it may save your life.” -Dean Ornish, MD

The minute I opened this book, I was intrigued to learn that this could actually be something I would consider. Not only that, but something I decided I would immediately change. I didn’t wait to read the entire book. I simply put into practice what was unfolding before my eyes, and believe it or not, I truly don’t miss meat or dairy. Period. The first study done in this book is the effects of animal protein and cancer. T. Colin Campbell, PHD, author of The China Study and Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, cancer in general, diabetes, prostate, colon and breast cancer, MS, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and more. To elaborate, one study in connection of animal protein and cancer was done among 2 separate groups of rats, one group fed 20% protein with a low dose of aflatoxin, a toxic fungi that is among the most carcinogenic substances known today, and the other fed 5% protein with a high dose of aflatoxin. The following is an excerpt from The China Study:

“After initiation with aflatoxin, foci grew (were promoted) far more with the 20% protein diet than the 5% protein diet. Up to this point, all of the animals were exposed to the same amount of aflatoxin. But what if the initial aflatoxin exposure is varied? Would protein still have an effect? We investigated this question by giving 2 groups of rats either a high-aflatoxin dose or low-aflatoxin dose, along with a standard baseline diet. Because of this, these 2 groups of rats were starting the cancer process with different amounts of initiated, cancerous “seeds”. Then, during the promotion phase, we fed a low-protein diet to the high-aflatoxin dose groups and a high-protein diet to the low-aflatoxin dose group. We wondered whether the animals that start with lots of cancerous seeds are able to overcome their predicament by eating a low-protein diet. Again, the results were remarkable. Animals starting with the most cancer initiation (high-aflatoxin dose) developed substantially less foci when fed the 5% protein diet. In contrast, animals initiated with a low-aflatoxin dose actually produced substantially more foci when subsequently fed the 20% protein diet.”

“All animals were dosed with the same amount of carcinogen exposure then alternately fed either 5% or 20% dietary protein during the 12-week promotion stage. We divided this promotion stage into 4 periods of 3 weeks each….. when animals were fed 20% protein diets during periods 1 and 2, (20-20), foci continued to enlarge, as expected. But when animals were switched to the low-protein diet at the beginning of period 3 (20-20), there was a SHARP DECREASE in foci development. And when animals were subsequently switched back to the 20% protein diet during period 4, (20-20-5-20), foci development was turned ON once again.”

How does that resonate with you? For me it was a no brainer. I’ve been in the nutrition field since 2008 and although that may not seem like very long to most, compared to majors in the field, I can certainly tell you I have applied what I’ve learned firsthand and am able to say the results speak for themselves. People want to argue that they would have a hard time switching up their diet due to the accustomed ways they’ve developed, and a majority of people would rather undergo a $100,000 heart bypass than change their diets to vegetarianism or vegan. My opinion may not be yours, but I think those people need a serious dose of reality. A huge wakeup call is desperately needed in this nation and there is not one second that goes by that I am not willing to share the information I myself have applied, investigated and drown myself in! I have paid for my courses; I have applied myself to everything I’ve wanted to learn from physical training, sleep, whole foods and whole food vitamins, digestive and metabolic enzymes to alkaline water and more. The list is endless and I will never stop applying myself to knowing and learning more.

I’m sure you’re wondering “How do I get my protein? How do I feel? Don’t I miss meat and dairy? My answer: Plants. I feel awesome. I don’t miss a bit of meat or dairy. If you’re super cool and were privileged enough to witness the awesomeness that is Popeye the one eyed sailor man, you know instantaneously that he was ALWAYS downing spinach. Faster than I could blink, that character was known for eating spinach. Why plants? Why spinach? What is so special about it? It’s full of protein, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and so much more. Out of all the vegetables, spinach is one of the most nutritious dense, leafy greens you can consume and there is more protein brought out of spinach when it’s cooked than you know. Plants have a diverse amount of micro and macronutrients that people tend to miss. Did you realize that meat and dairy sources have almost ZERO nutrients that your body can utilize because we first have to cook it? Once that takes place, we kill anything that was present in the food source leaving nothing but acidic waste in the body and utilization of only 16% of the food. One thing truly resonates with me: How did I NOT know ANY of this before? The reason is due to the media, government and corporations large enough to create billion dollar industries that will go great lengths to fill their pockets by sharing with the world false information about meats, dairy, sugar, etc. to make sure people like us, and those scientists who do truly care, keep their mouths shut. Because if this information was to get out among every single person in the world, those large corporations ran by government and banks, would be completely bankrupt!

We can end a majority of the “necessary” surgical procedures when it comes to our internal and external health simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle. So you tell me, what is so hard about changing to a healthier you? Why does it take a doctor telling you you’re on the verge of dying because of your unhealthy lifestyle to change something or opt for a very UNNECESSARY surgical procedure? All of these things CAN BE PREVENTED simply with a change of diet and lifestyle. It’s YOUR call. What is your life worth to you?

I’ll end with a very prominent statement written in this book, with the hopes of my effort to get the point across to you, how important truly clean eating, minimal animal food, is for you!

“There is enough evidence now that doctors should be discussing the option of pursuing dietary change as a potential path to cancer prevention and treatment. There is enough evidence now that the U.S. government should be discussing the idea that the toxicity of our diet is THE SINGLE BIGGEST CAUSE OF CANCER. There is enough evidence now that local breast cancer alliances, and prostate and colon cancer institutions should be discussing the possibility of providing information to Americans everywhere on how a whole food, plant based diet may an incredibly effective anti-cancer medicine.”

This may seem like a daunting task but Core Health Products wants to make it easier and more achievable for you to incorporate more R.A.W. – real alkalizing wholefoods into your diet. Greens are the nutrient powerhouse food that feeds and fuels the body all the while alkalizing it too. Pic of all the new images- Greens, CHP and DH grouped together

I applaud you for taking the steps towards a more plant based diet, but if or when you consume meat or dairy, the two most acidic foods, always make sure to help your body digest and eliminate it more effectively with plant based, broad spectrum digestive enzymes like what is in our Core Health Pack and Digestive Health.  Your body will thank you!

 

Learn more about Ashley

Ashley McTucker is a well-rounded 31 year old health and fitness professional with experience in multiple professional industries. Health and fitness has become her main profession. She is an AFPA Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Functional Training for Sports and Nutritional consulting. Using her knowledge, experience and skills, she works online as a professional trainer and nutritional consultant creating individualized plans for a vast amount of people.

Ashley is the Athlete Manager and Ambassador Coordinator for Fitmark Bags and is also a Health & Fitness Athlete for Fitmark. Her other endeavors include writing blogs for Core Health Products website, running a blog series in the Core Health Magazine as the Core Health Professional Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Consultant to help provide information about the use of the Core Health vitamin line, teaching people the importance of incorporating proper workout techniques, recovering from injuries and natural whole food utilization.

Ashley continues to attend health and fitness seminars to expand her knowledge of the fast growing health industry. Her life goal is to always provide the best support and information for a range of people all over the world through online fitness training and guidance. Health and fitness is her lifestyle and she encourages anyone who wants to change their lifestyle to go for it!

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