I think those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet are amazing. It really is a beautiful and compassionate way to eat and live.
I tried it myself a few times inspired by these ideals once in college after reading John Robbin’s Diet for a New AmericaÂ and then later, for health reasons, I worked with a trained nutritional consultant and followed a raw vegan diet for a year and a half.
And you know what? I didn’t do well.
I didn’t feel well. In fact, after that 85-90% raw vegan diet stint, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It crashed my system and I had to crawl may way back.
That’s when I found the book Nourishing TraditionsÂ and that completely changed my life and embraced the fact that I need animals to nourish my body. (I talk about this book in episode 38 of this show.)
Now, don’t get me wrong I know some people do well on a vegetarian or vegan diet. I thinks that’s great as I want everyone to feel well. But I just know for myself that I could not be a mother I could not breastfed I could not flourish without animal products. I thank God for them.
BUT, there still is some sadness in all of this, especially when you get a little closer to the food chain like we have here in Costa Rica.
See what I’m talking about in the video above!