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Vegan diet and the flu epidemic

January 26, 2013

To the editor: The flu epidemic has invaded 48 states, overwhelming medical facilities, exhausting vaccine supplies, and killing 29 children and thousands of seniors....

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expatinasia

Jan-29-13 8:26 AM

"Each of us can help end animal farming and build up our own immune system against the flu by replacing animal products in our diet with vegetables..." So, Allen, I can build up my immunity to the flu by munching on a carrot? That wouldn't happen in a million years. Immunity is built by the exposure to various pathogens. Native Americans died when exposed to pathogens carried by several explorers - pathogens to which the explorers had built up immunity.

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expatinasia

Jan-29-13 8:26 AM

"Each of us can help end animal farming and build up our own immune system against the flu by replacing animal products in our diet with vegetables..." So, Allen, I can build up my immunity to the flu by munching on a carrot? That wouldn't happen in a million years. Immunity is built by the exposure to various pathogens. Native Americans died when exposed to pathogens carried by several explorers - pathogens to which the explorers had built up immunity.

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Haninginthere

Jan-26-13 9:07 AM

Sometimes it is better to stay quiet and let people wonder if you’re an idiot rather than open your mouth or in this case publish it in the media and confirm it.

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