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With all due respect, it is hard to eat a healthy vegan diet
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With all due respect, it is hard to eat a healthy vegan diet

With all due respect, this question originated in Ask CureZone, thus precluding any arguments that  Quinta Essentia's questions are not supportive of the originating forum, and besides, imho, what QE posted is quite valid.  The original poster here appears to need some protein and other nutrition that is not found in their current diet.

No matter how admirable the idea of not eating animals is (though plants too are living entities), that is exactly how our ancestors have lived and adapted (evolved if you wish) for hundreds of thousands of years.  Our teeth are the teeth of ominivores and our bodies and organs are most healthily supported by an omnivore diet.

To be sure, a diet consisting MOSTLY of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seed, root, tubers, etc. is very healthy and to a great extent it mimics those of our ancestors dating back hundreds of thousands of years or more.  However, our ancestors did eat at least some free ranging non processed meat too and the healthiest and longest lived peoples on earth today do the very same.

It is very hard to be a healthy strict vegetarian, raw or otherwise, and you have to know what you are doing and plan your meals well.  Even then, given our mineral depleted soils, it is difficult to get all the nutrition our bodies and organs need - bodies and organs that have adapted to be best supported by a diet that contains at least some meat. 

Too many vegetarians appear to be more concerned with the moral ideals of the vegan diet and lifestyle without taking the time and care to learn about what an ideal healthy vegan lifestyle encompasses.  In particular, special care and likely supplementation may be necessary to get adequate calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin D, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and omega-3 fatty acids.That is why many strict vegetarians are among the most unhealthy people to be found and it is likely no coincidence that very old strict vegetarians are second in rarity only to very old obese people.

While you may be an expert in vegetarianism and you may be healthy, I get the idea that the original poster is neither of the two and I would suggest that that member would be better served with suggestions and questions regarding their problems rather than telling another member to butt out.  Savagegrace's post is a good example.

Just my two cents.



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