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Are You In For This Treat?
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Are You In For This Treat?

I am not.

Want to know why?

This is a really sad fact but a reality of my life.

I was a non-vegetarian and loved what I ate. I came to know about this long after it happened and I was so shocked to know this.

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Let me start from the beginning. I was in college when I first fell sick. I had this chronic fever that refused to go away. I took full courses of different antibiotics but nothing seemed to help. I had this situation for months before I resorted to alternative form of medicine and found relief.

It was last year, almost 6 years after the event when I came to know about the cause. It was because I was a non-vegetarian at that time. Animal farms feed antibiotics to their animals to keep them fit and reduce their net loss. If you have ever visited an animal farm you would know that these animals do not live in a healthy or hygienic environment. Improving the environment costs more money than feeding them non-therapeutic antibiotics. These also make the animals retain fat which makes their value shoot even higher in the market.

Surprisingly 80% of the antibiotics in the United States are used not by humans but farm animals, according to a FDA report. We do need to worry about the meat we eat just like we would do with the vegetables, fruits and other crops. With animals, quality control becomes more complicated. Do you know what you are consuming with your meal?

Due to this constant diet of unwanted antibiotics, your body becomes immune to them. So they do not work for you when you really need them. This is what happened to me. I suggest all non-vegetarians here to research further and think about it.


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  1. Sumit  Bhardwaj
    Sumit Bhardwaj
    Whoa! This is shocking! May God bless people who are still unaware of this! Thanks for the post Akanksha :)
  2. Carolyn
    Glad you got well and over your sickness! Voted!
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks Carolyn! Vegan lifestyle definitely boosts one's immunity!
      1. dianabart
        Haven't felt healthier in ALL MY LIFE! God is so smart to leave us all the immunity in His beautiful Green earth.. for us and the animals. Go Vegan - Go compassionate! :)
  3. dianabart
    You know I voted. You are awesome. Thanks for your loving nature and constant care towards God's green earth. :)
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks a lot :-)
  4. pamelablogs2020
    Akanksha, thank you for sharing this information!
    1. Akanksha
      Its an absolute pleasure Pamela :-)
  5. Carolyn
    Congrats on the Top Post Akanksha!
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks Carolyn. i am glad this information will reach more readers through the TFV home page :)


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