Guru Nanek’s Birthday

Our Sikh colleagues at work celebrated the birthday of Guru Nanek today. He’s the guy who founded the Sikh religion in the 1400’s. A man way ahead of his time who tried to get rid of the gender inequality and the caste system in India.

The Sikh community at work brought a lot of food in to share with everyone. Definitely not expected, but really nice and a very kind gesture.

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Discrimination

My company has now decided to have a live stream of director interviews. It’s a great idea. Gives us an idea of what is going on with the company.

However, those of us in the call centre have no sound on our computers. The company seems to think that we would be stupid and use it while dealing with our customers. Maybe they don’t understand the pause button.

So now we have the whole call centre who can’t hear the interviews and have no idea of what is going on. It would be really nice if we had the same facilities as the rest of the company. It feels like discrimination to me.

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Red Meat Causes Cancer?

I saw on the TV this morning that ‘they’, whoever ‘they’ are, have now said that red meat can cause cancer. Well, this is not actually news. It’s been known for sometime. If you haven’t seen it watch the video of ‘Forks Over Knives’ (forksoverknives.com). It details research done showing the effects of an animal based diet and the effects of a plant-based diet. It’s quite eye-opening. The video is from 2011. However, in the 1970’s China began research on its own population to see what the correlation was between diet and cancer. The research was published in 1981.

The statistics show that countries who have the largest animal based diet also have the largest number of deaths due to coronary disease or cancer, while countries on a large plant-based diet have a lower number of deaths due to these medical reasons.

Researchers have also found that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse the effects of many conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, obesity, cancer, and many others. Now I’m not telling anyone to give up any medication they are on, but it’s been found that a plant-based diet makes people feel healthier and they feel that they have more energy.

In my mind the question is: ‘Why is this only now being said in the media, when it’s been known for sometime?’ The answer is very simple. The meat and dairy industry is a multi-billion pound industry. In the UK the only time we will get to hear the truth of this is when it begins costing more money in the NHS to treat these problems, than the meat and dairy industry is bringing in. After all, money is more important to people in power then the health of the workforce. If one worker dies there is always another to fill the place.


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