Originally posted by Davo163
reply to post by Cythraul
I tried the vegetarian diet for 6 months but became weak, vague and lethargic, as I wasn't obtaining all the necessary dietary requirements from the
plant foods I was eating.
Then you most likely did it wrong. There are many ways to get what you need out of food from dairy products, nuts, plants, sea food, chicken, etc. You
don't have to be a full blown vegi the next day if you're usually a carnivore, it's bad for your body if you go through such a rapid change. And to me
it sounds like you intentionally starved yourself, you could buy protien drinks if you need the extra muscle. I've been a vegi since last January and
feel ten times better (and happier) than the rest of the family, even if I do miss my ribs and steaks sometimes. Then again, some people can take
being a vegitarien. No one is pushing you to become a one, but just giving you the lay down: it's much healthier for you, your body doesn't have to
consume the poison companies put in meat, and you are one less human responsible for cruel animal farming.
"FIVE REASONS TO EAT MEAT:
1) It tastes good
2) It makes you feel good
3) It's a great American tradition
4) It supports the nation's farmers
5) Your parents did it
Oh, sorry ... those are five reasons to smoke cigarettes."
Vegetarian diets can be healthful in the short term
Typo: long term.
Clearing out our digestive systems - a bit of a spring-clean if you will (fasting, from what I have read, was a common practice in ancient
What the-?! That has nothing to do with being a vegetarian! ..I'm starting to smell a troll...
However long term can lead to mineral and vitamin deficiencies if careful food combining practices are not implemented.
Yeah, if you don't eat ...at all. Which is what you did.
There are no serious deficiencies (in fact there are more negatives to being a meat eater than a vegi), that's a meat eater's old wive's tale to get
people to not become vegetarians. If you're referring to the vitamen B12, then..
"It has long been common knowledge that very few animals, if any, are physically capable of making their own B12. This follows that, in fact,
scientists found B12 producing bacteria that were present in the soil and on plants.
Not only this, but our daily requirement is negligible amounts and we have a very efficient storing system of B12 in our liver, which gives rise to
the fact our ancestors didn't retrieve their B12 from animals, but rather bacteria."
And if you want to think about the life of the animals, know this:
"According to these numbers, some 52 billion animals are killed each year worldwide by the food industry. Only three countries (USA, China, Brazil)
account for almost half of the worldwide slaughters.
Between the U.S. and China together they slaughter over 20 billion animals per year, as of 2003.
See below for a summary of the minimum 2003 worldwide slaughter estimates, by type of animal.
— 45,895 million (45.9 billion) chickens
— 2,262 million (2.3 billion) ducks
— 1,244 million (1.2 billion) pigs
— 857 million rabbits
— 691 million turkeys
— 533 million geese
— 515 million sheep
— 345 million goats
— 292 million cows and calves (for beef and veal)
— 65 million other rodents (not including rabbits)
— 63 million pigeons and other birds
— 23 million buffalo
— 4 million horses
— 3 million donkeys and mules
— 2 million camels (and other camelids)
According to the FAO database."
If you can kill, skin, and cook the animal then I think you have the right to eat it as long as it's for survival and not game. I can cut a chicken's
head off but I choose to be pescetarian because I'd rather fish something that's been free and had a fair chance of being captured as his friends.
Following the Native American way, I say.
And if I knew how the sites linked, I'd make them link but I'm just wing'n it for now.
We can't forget that just because we humans can make cars and phones and planes, that we're still mammals and mammals feel emotions like pain,
happiness, longing, sadness, anger, and love. We think because we're humans, we feel because we're mammals.
edit on 10/5/10 by ohsnaptruth because: typo