Someone asked about reasons to not to eat eggs and reasons why some people do eat them, and I wrote up a reply, but that post was closed for comments before I had a chance to post my reply, so I am posting it separately here. It is important for people to know the arguments both ways; if we do not allow open discussion of these types of questions, then we will lose people and we will not be able to properly educate people about the advantages of the LFRV diet and lifestyle.
I no longer eat eggs, but I used to eat egg yolks from time to time during my transition, so I can share some arguments both ways, but I'll start with the reasons not to:
Reasons not to eat eggs:
Thank you so much for your post. I was following the other discussion but it was abruptly closed. It is important to get information on the different reasons and extremely important to not be closed minded specially when no one was offensive or even promoted animal cruelty. You make good points, thanks :)
No problem SlimGinn, but in fairness to the managers of the site, there is a actually certain logic to their rules also, in the sense that this site is really meant to serve and promote a very specific diet and lifestyle that the founders of the site, and the practitioners of this diet and lifestyle, have found to lead to extraordinary health and vitality.
To experience this, people have to be willing to give up their pre-conceived notions and attachments to other types of food; at the end of the day, people have to be willing to dive in and give this a try, and potentially suffer through certain transition difficulties in order to achieve the end result.
I think that's why the founders don't encourage a lot of debate about foods that are not a part of this diet. Basically, the debate can be viewed as a distraction, an excuse to continue holding on to hold patterns. We can debate back and forth all day long about the merits of different foods, and that might be helpful for people who are just trying to make marginal changes to their health, but to experience the magic of the LFRV diet, at some point you have to just do it. There are lots of ways to be "healthy" in a conventional sense with all sorts of diets (such as a macrobiotic diet, for example), but our goal here is really to go beyond conventional health, experience extraordinary health, and ultimately stop thinking about (and stop debating) foods that don't really fit into that approach. And we have that opportunity - which prior generations of humans, and even many humans nowadays, don't really have - because we live in a modern society in which we actually have access, all year around, to a sufficient abundance and variety of fresh fruits to form the core of our diet, as well as a sufficient amount of leafy greens and other foods that we need in much smaller amounts (or trace amounts), such as nuts and seeds, so that we can get all of the macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients (such as trace minerals and essential fats) that we need....so we might as well just go out and take advantage of that good fortune, rather than sitting around debating foods that we really don't need....
Sorry Martin, but the second part of the post had to be removed.
You guys can talk about why eggs are bad all day long here, but you're going to have to take your pro egg comments somewhere else.
Thank you for the understanding and playing by the rules.
I would like to thank each of you for your diverse comments. They always help me.
I realize now that a short background concerning my query would have been helpful:
I will integrate your insight Martin, that I appreciate and value very much. I am particularly curious about the diet factors affecting the flow of and consciousness about “Prana”, the contexts in which these factors are amplified, weakened, etc.
No need for me to collect more experiences and insight about eggs. I continue appreciating the existence of this community: I have been touched by the kind support provided to many transitioners and continue to find for myself some very precious comments and challenges for which I am deeply grateful.
Thank you Jon, the spirit behind the guidelines is now clearer to me. I will respect it.