Originally posted by purplemer
Studies like this are well overdue. It has long been the common consensus among vegetarians that its more healthy not to eat meat but evidence was
Eating meat in my opinion is an act of bullying against animals. It is puts a big strain on our biosphere. We can feed a lot more people with less
land on vegetables...
Maybe one day you will get labels on meat products like you do on cigarettes... Warning may cause cancer..
I subscribed to this thread when it was new (I think) -- almost a year ago. This popped up again and I just read the first page -- some really funny
I've experimented with many different diets: ovo-lacto vegetarian, cooked vegan (no animal products of any kind), raw vegan, macrobiotic, low gluten,
low carb, etc, etc..
My conclusion is that there is NO ONE DIET for ALL people.
A person's dietary needs can change many times during his lifetime.
I'm reminded of a story in "The Findhorn Garden" that the late Eileen Cady (one of the founders of Findhorn) told.
She was a committed vegetarian. During recovery after surgery, she had a strong craving for red meat which she ate without shame. She also had trouble
sleeping during this time, and instead of taking a sleeping pill, she would take a shot of whiskey before bed. The "purists" who found out were
She listened to her body and fed it what it demanded. After she fully recovered, she went back to being a vegetarian (I suspect her body was crying
out for iron -- hence the craving for red meat.)
Circumstances can dictate the diet. Eskimos would starve to death if they were forced to become vegetarians.
I know for a fact that an All Raw Vegan diet can be very healing, but it's challenging to stay on indefinitely. I would recommend it for periodic
cleanses or if you're hit with cancer, etc., a disease that demands serious internal cleansing -- along with high colonics & specific herbs.
I have great respect for certain fully-realized spiritual masters who have merged with God (the "Supreme It" -- for lack of a better name) and
therefore are the "One" who can feel the pain of ALL sentient beings. They do NOT encourage meat-eating, generally.
Incidently, India has the highest number of diabetics in the world. GMO wheat has wreaked havoc.
One's diet should be a matter of personal choice (barring cannibalism that demands murder -- some tribes eat their already dead).
In any case, militant vegetarians (and I'm not accusing the OP of being one) turn almost everyone off.