As stated in the title, I am new to this lifestyle. I have been a vegetarian for a year now, and looking to move up to the next level. I eat all organic and non GMO. some of my questions are....:
Why not an emphasis on vegetables?
Vegetables are rich in all sorts of nutrients, and have such a wide array of colors. I know that other 80/10/10's promote veggies heavily. So far from watching the videos, which are incredibly inspirational, I have only gotten the notion to eat plenty of fruit. Fruit does give one an abundance of energy, but vegetables also bring much to the plate(haha). In particular I am wondering about; tomatoes, cilantro, kale, and spinach. I read the welcome wagon, about some of the negative implications of some veggies, but I have Never felt bad after eating a colorful salad.
Why such disapproval of fasting?
I read Paul C. Bragg's book: The miracle of fasting this past year. It is a way to give your body a break from the energy consuming process of digestion, and allows it to divert this energy elsewhere. It is a great natural method of detoxification. You referred to binging after a fast also. This is explicitly stated as the wrong thing to do. I personally ease my way out of a fast with a light salad. I have never experienced a unrelenting urge to eat fat afterwards. I feel as though this may be due to a lack of self control. It shouldn't be blamed on fasting. Although, based on the title of the novel, it comes with great bias. I am just interested to hear more on what others think of this issue. I do not fast regularly by any means. However, when I feel a cold coming on or are sick, which hasn't happened often since I eliminated flesh from my diet, I give my body a rest from digestion to detoxify itself naturally.
I really do not understand the B-12 injections?
DurianRider even states that this is an unnatural practice. If it is unnatural why practice it? I understand that the world has become polluted by industry, but can the body not sustain itself in a natural way? I feel like it is a bit unfair to ostracize people for doing natural drugs like magic mushrooms and smoking cannabis, when you are injecting a supplement directly into the bloodstream? I am not in any way condoning these practices, but I am confused on how they match up.
How do you feel about fermented foods?
I feel as though the only nutritional term that is spoken in the videos is carbohydrates. What about bacteria? Fermented foods can offer countless health benefits. Just wondering.
Why is there a detest of super-foods?
I am not promoting cocoa or any of the scams out there promising longevity from one single product. There are, however, many of these foods that can be incredibly beneficial in their natural state. Gogi berries are the food, in particular, that comes to mind. They are eaten by the silverback gorrilla, one of the strongest mammals alive today. You promote a "monkey diet" so why are these not included?
These are just a few of the many questions I have. I am not, in any form, looking to argue. I only want to hear what other people think about these topics. I am really excited to be apart of this movement. I believe that we, as animals ourselves, owe it to mother earth to stop desecrating her lands, and ritually abusing her animals