Iron, nitrogen, oxygen and other vital substances which the blood obtains from food only consists of half of its transit system.
Without food we cannot exist; nor can we just exist with them.
Of course, to exist, we should eat; but we must also breathe. And the elements furnished to the blood by breathing are, are even more indispensable to life, than those derived from digestion.
We can live longer without food than we can without breathing, starvation is awful, and is soon fatal, but suffocation is worse and many times quicker at causing death.
Humans can live a few minutes without breath and those who are most active die soonest when deprived of it.
As the snake, frog, alligator, and other cold bloodied, slow animals, can live a long time without breath, especially when inactive, so the more sluggish the human animal the less breath is required.
Breathing requires a constant supply of large amounts of oxygen, without it the actual consumption of food is irrelevant.
It is the constant desire of the body for oxygen from the air; and the breath, which is paramount to our existence.
The air is introduced into the body by means of the lungs, oxygen changes blood from its dark venous into a bright red colour. In addition, it also thins the blood making it rush through the system with vigour.
After this process the heat of the body is essential and is provided for, a high temperature is essential. Life cannot proceed without it. Humans need to be heated up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit (c.37 Celsius) and it is always the same in a healthy human body, winter and summer.
The resupply of heat is vital otherwise death will take place after permanent cooling.
Carbon and oxygen combine to burn each other out and the result is heat. Carbonic acid and iron also combine through the lungs to be expelled and re-enter via vegetables and food.
Iron finds a new supply of oxygen in the lungs (which gives the heat) and is indispensable to life. Heat is, therefore, the primary function of respiration and breathing.
Flesh eater advocates maintain that meat is indispensable to supply the body’s demand for carbon derived from animals when, in fact, vegetables contain just as much carbon as animal meat.
Corn, olives, olive oil, nuts and vegan bread for example are just a few of many carbon sources. In fact, all vegetable oils are composed of c. four-fifths of carbon which is a greater portion than lean meat.
We do not, therefore, need to eat animal flesh for carbon, when it can be obtained from vegetables, without the evils of meat eating. Especially diseased meat.
The fact that cattle, horses and reindeer-all graminivora- are kept well by their natural diet, as any carnivora animals indicates that most animals, including humans, do not need to eat meat to have healthy lungs and in order to breathe properly.
In conclusion we all should make provision for the supply of fresh, organic vegetables for our family’s health and to skip the eating of meat forthwith.
Adapted from Physiology, Animal and Mental, by O.S. Fowler