Episode 22 Vegetarianism

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Disclaimer

We are not medical professionals or nutritionists. We are simply reasonably intelligent people who can read. We share with you things we have tried that work for us. You need to be in charge of your own life which means educating yourself and making your own decisions. We offer opinions and you decide what is right for you. That is why we call it Your Life an Owner’s manual. You need to write your own manual for your life.

Definitions

Vegetarian: Someone who eats nothing requiring killing animals for food (lacto/ovo) or nothing of animal origin (Vegan). There are many variations such as raw only, only things that fall off the plant first etc.

Reasons

Religion, animal rights, health, other.

Pros

A well formulated vegetarian diet carefully adhered to can be very healthful

Support for larger populations is possible using farm produce to feed people instead of animals, possibly?

Adherents feel good about the reasons they have adopted the practice.

Cons

Limited access to some nutrients

Challenging practically and socially. Possible problem for children.

Defaults to high grain, high carb, processed and factory made foods, junk food etc.

Recommendations

If you will not reconsider omnivore eating:

  1. Do not be a nuisance to others
    1. Attitude
    2. Practical matters
    3. Supplement B vitamins (sub-lingual B12) and Omega 3 fatty acids EPA/DHA.
    4. Learn to cook.
    5. Read labels
    6. Draw inspiration from cultures that have practiced vegetarianism for centuries.
      1. Asian cultures
      2. Indian culture
      3. Seventh Day Adventists
      4. Avoid over consumption of soy and grains
      5. Avoid reliance on sugar laden fruits, juices and sugar sweetened foods.
      6. Avoid reliance on factory made foods.
      7. Avoid falling back on junk foods.
      8. Develop a plan that will allow conformance to smart vegetarian eating.
      9. According to Michael Polan, “Eat real food, not too much, mostly vegetables”.
      10. Investigate contemporary approaches to humane pasture raised meat, milk and eggs and consider the possibility of an earth friendly omnivore existence. We realize that this is not an option for those complying with the rules of their religion but this is an option for all others.

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Recipe of the week: Low Carb Biscuits, Sausage and Gravy in honor of Jimmy Moore and William Davis link to the recipe below. Use this recipe for the biscuits. See our recipe section for the sausage and gravy.

http://www.prevention.com/food/food-remedies/gluten-free-recipes-wheat-belly-cookbook/breakfast-egg-biscuits

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