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Heart Experts Recommend a Vegetarian Diet

Heart Health –The Vegetarian way       

I am referring to  study in ) The Journal of Clinical Pathology (USA–July 2001) wherein it has been  published that veggies have healthy hearts.Many health – experts (including Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Josef Goldstein, heart specialists of U.S.A. & winners of Noble Prize of many million dollars for Medicine) now recommend a diet, free of eggs and meat, for better health and disease-free life. The basis of their finding is:

a) All flesharian foods i.e. eggs, fowl, fish, meat etc. contain no dietary fiber at all and so they cause a numberless bowel diseases such as chronic constipation, piles, gall-bladder-stones, colon cancer, indigestion, ulcer, colitis, kidney -failure, diverticulosis etc. All these illnesses can be prevented easily by taking only vegetarian foods which are full of dietary fibers.

(b) The yolk of the egg contains 250 to 300 mgs cholesterol, a waxy fat, which deposits itself in the liver and hardens the arteries. The coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart are thus affected, causing fatal heart-attacks,strokes,gallstones,claudication,etc.

 c)  The egg-white contains “Avidin” poison causing leprosy, eczema, paralysis, skin inflammation, skin-cancer, allergy etc. Prof. Egnerberg of Germany has found that eggs produce 51.83% of phlegm (cough) and disturb the balance of nutritive elements within the body. He further discovered that besides Salmonella, the incidence of Listeria is also on the increase which causes flue resulting in Meningitis etc. It can lead to the possibility of abortion in expectant mothers and diseases to the fetus. A brain disease called Creutzfeldt Jacob’s disease is similar to a disease in sheep called “scrapie”. It has been known to pass into human beings from animals through the eating of eggs.

d)  All types of meats / eggs contain saturated fatty acids which are dangerous to health, particularly for blood vessels. Eggs also lack in vitamin B complex, vitamin C, calcium and carbohydrate and produce hyper acidity. Initially, eggs were considered to be easily digestible on animal -experiments but these days recent experiments on human beings have proved that they are not easily digestible. On the one hand, eggs are hard to digest, while on the other hand, infants and young children have very tender digestive system. So eggs must not be given to toddlers & youngsters even by mistake! Dr. E.B. Emary of America and Dr. Inha of England have clearly admitted that eggs are poison for human beings.

The underdeveloped / developing countries ‘s  scene is even worse. Experiments indicate that if eggs are left at more than 80c for more than 12 hours, the process of decay starts within their shells. Under the circumstances,  where the temperature is always high, and it takes about 24 hours for the eggs to reach from poultry -farms to the sales counters, the process of contamination does already start as it is not possible to keep the eggs from their procurement to selling in refrigerators. During the process of decay, the watery component of the egg first begins to evaporate through the shell, then it is invaded by disease germs which penetrate the outer membranes of the egg and make it completely putrid. These minutely contaminated eggs are consumed due to their non-recognition resulting in stomach disorders, food-poisoning etc.

To guard against epidemics and poultry– parasites, developing / UN-developed  poultry farmers make extensive use of D.D.T. and other such chemicals which in small measures enter the body of the birds and eggs. Generally an egg contains 15000 tiny breathing pores in its shell. The egg absorbs D.D.T. through its breathing pores. The people who eat such kind of eggs and chicken may also take D.D.T. inside them. Relation between D.D.T. poison and cancer is well established now-a-days. In this way, eggs may cause cancer — a most fatal disease.

Secondly, to get more and more eggs from hens, poultry owners inject them with special kind of hormones (estrogen, progesterone etc). These hormones enter the eggs through their tiny breathing pores. The people, who eat such kind of eggs and chicken may also take these artificial hormones in them. According to the latest clinical research-studies, there is growing evidence that these hormones cause cancer to human beings. For the sake of good health, therefore, people should never eat eggs, chicken etc. 

Yours faithfully,



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9 Responses to Heart Experts Recommend a Vegetarian Diet

  1. krishnabakth says:

    All glories to Sri Krishna, Srila Prabhupada, Sri krsna Chaitanya and all the vaishnavas

    Hare Krishna sir,
    I am a daily reader of the Bhagavad Gita As It is, and I am also a 15 year old student living in a materialistic society full of meat eaters and materialistic people. Because of my being a student, I rarely get time to chant Hare Krsna 16 rounds, but I chant atleast 3 rounds everyday. I have mentally accepted Srila Prabhupada as my Spiritual Master, but my family is non veg and I cannot completely ignore meat eating, although I have limited my consumption of it. I wish to be a vaishnava and I am adhering to the other three regulative principles, but i am having problems with that as well, I used to be an addict for adult content but I have stopped watching such things completely for a while, but I still have illicit dreams, but very rarely now. Please enlighten me on what I should do to inculcate love for Krishna.

    Hare Krishna!

    • Hare Krishna.

      The answer is of course, chanting Hare Krishna at least 16 rounds a day, following the four regulative principles, only accepting Krishna prasadam, foodstuffs cooked by devotees and offered to Krisna, reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day, etc, etc. There is no shortcut really. Krishna consciousness is not something we can half do. But keep chanting Hare Krishna, increase it to 16 rounds, get up earlier in the morning and do it, and if you do that Krishna will give you the intelligence how you can adjust your life so you can be in a more favorable situation for practicing Krishna consciousness.

  2. Vicky says:

    I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency age 65 and tried taking it but it made me nauseous and constipated. I quit taking it. What do you advise?

    • Hare Krishna Vickey

      My advice is you chant Hare Krishna mantra at least 16 rounds a day, follow the four regulative principles [no illict sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and read Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day.

      I also recommend you take only Krishna prasadam, food prepared by devotees with love and offered to Krishna. Such food comes from four groups: grains, milk products, fruits and vegetables. So if you accept Krishna prasadam you will get a good balance of all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy. You will not need to take supplements, etc, in the ordinary course of life.

      As far as Vitamin D, that is contained in milk, and there is milk and milk products in Krishna prasadam, also your body produces Vitamin D itself in sunlight. So it is important for health to get some fresh air and sunlight every day. Not that you totally burn your skin in the sun, but you need to get regular sun and fresh air to be healthy.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. Rukmini says:


    If circumstances does not allow me , is it wrong to cook food for Srila Prabhupada in utensils in which, onion , garlic was cut, fish was cut, and egg boiled(of course I don’t eat them but my parents do). Every weekend when my parents went out , I used to prepare a new dish for Srila Prabhupada. …But now I am repenting a lot and feeling very, very guilty that I am cooking in utensils in which we had licked food. That’s why I bought new knife , mixing spoon, and small offering bowl- which can be hidden. But where can I hide pans from my parents if I buy them(my mother has already confiscated one offering plate and glass). I feel it is better not to cook and simply offer fruit salad than to cook in such utensils. ……But I desperately want to cook new dishes for Srila Prabhupada which I learnt from my mother.

    What shall I do?

    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

    Thank You!

    • Hare Krishna Rukmini

      Do not feel bad for trying to cook for Srila Prabhupada in your difficult situation.

      You can just make the best arrangement you can in the situation you find yourself in. You are already trying to improve the standard by getting some new cooking implements as much as you can keep and hide yourself. So Srila Prabhupada will accept this. Still it is correct to feel that things are not at the proper standard of cleanliness and it is good to feel you still want to improve this. But you can only do the best you can.

      Strictly speaking we should not use the things that have been used for cooking non-offerable things but stainless steel implements can be purified. So if things are stainless steel and you nicely wash them then you can use them.

      So keep on cooking for and offering foodstuffs to Srila Prabhupada and do your best, as you are doing, to do it as nicely and cleanly as possible, within the difficult situation you are in, and Srila Prabhupada will appreciate and accept your offerings.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  4. Klava says:

    Please! Tell me someone. I am christian, and I am sick, and because of my serious illness I could not refuse a meet and a little bit of vine is also recommended together with meet to keep up my blood count. I sing mantra “Hare Krishna” very often. Is it all right for me or I am doing it for nothing?

    • Hare Krishna Klvava

      Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is so auspicious and it has an amazing positive effect in any circumstances.

      So please, no matter what happens in your life, continue chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. There will always be some imperfection in the material world and we can find ourselves in very strange situations. But no matter what situation we find ourselves in we should keep chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. And by the power of that chanting the situations in our life will gradually be automatically adjusted.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  5. carlos lopez says:

    I have a friend and he is a Harekrisna and he drink Milk and eat a cheese sandwich every night and I wonder if this is alright, I told him I was going to reasear this but he told me this is alright with his religion. could somebody let me know if I am right or if he is right. Please help.

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