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Marilyn Diamond author of Fit for Life now eats meat

I was really shocked today to discover that Marilyn Diamond who has been a strong proponent of the vegetarian diet now is eating meat.  I looked online and this is what I found as her response to someone questioning her about the change...  I would love to hear your thoughts on this because I'm thrown by this.  Reading her book 20 years ago convinced me to become a vegetarian.  I didn't stay a vegetarian for that length of time but recently I got back on track, gave up the meat, gave up the dairy and eating a diet of 70-80% fruit.

thanks for your support!

 

  1. i was wondering about marilyn diamond saying she practices ahimsa-than how come she now eats meat? do you know? this don’t seem right to me. thank you.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I don’t have any idea if Marilyn eats meat now, Ramonia. I will forward this comment to her and ask if she’d like to respond.

  3. Marilyn Diamond Says:

    Ah, my dear Ramonia,

    Ahimsa is a practice that we must apply to the gift of life itself. If the vegetarian diet were the healthiest then in South India, we would not see not only the largest numbers of diabetics in the world, far larger than those in the meat eating north of India, but also the shortest lifespan, with poverty factored out of this equation.

    I was a strict vegetarian for 18 years and continued for nearly another ten years with few exceptions. However, my research showed me that the choice to eat animal products IS ahimsa: COMPASSION FOR ONE’S OWN LIFE AND THE VERY REAL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE HUMAN BODY. The longer you abstain, the greater will be the damage. I lived this truth and live now to warn others against what I experienced. I wish only to see a strong and vital population in this country, so that we can regain our stability, prosperity and stature. And OUR HEALTH!

    Science has shown that even plants experience pain, so where do you draw the line? If you inhale air, you kill living forms of bacteria, so then, you must stop breathing to practice what you preach of ahimsa.

    Peace and planetary health is not on our plates. It’s in our hearts. So let’s end the aggression that has overtaken diet and respect people’s choices for their health. I respect whatever choice you wish to make. Let freedom ring, even in diet.

    Thank you for you interest, and please accept my sincere and heartfelt love,
    Marilyn Diamond

 

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Comment by Mindaugas BananaHoover on November 13, 2011 at 7:15am

"If the vegetarian diet were the healthiest then in South India, we would not see not only the largest numbers of diabetics in the world, far larger than those in the meat eating north of India, but also the shortest lifespan, with poverty factored out of this equation."

###### Interesting. But this is not enough for stating that this is because of no meat. This argument can be diminished by "China Study" - book about biggest nutritional study done on earth and clear consequences about damage that animal protein does. A lot researches they get comparing people from rural China (i guess meat in rural China areas is not so bad and not polluted as western meat, so it would mean it's animal protein itself does damage, which was proved by that whole huge study), which more less same continent like India.

"Science has shown that even plants experience pain, so where do you draw the line? If you inhale air, you kill living forms of bacteria, so then, you must stop breathing'

####### Why go to extrem side. Until we didn't learn how to live breathing or unbreathing, we need to use plants, which has lower level of consciousness than animal.  Plants are more than enough to avoid killing Earthlings and geting back, how inderictly (probably through emotional energetic impact) they destroy our health.

 

"It’s in our hearts. So let’s end the aggression that has overtaken diet and respect people’s choices for their health"

##### That's true, but what about Diamonds responsibility to society in terms of  destroying health and environment through eating meat? In your example you give permission to Chinese, Indians get richer and move towards meat eating... this  will be crazy efect to environment, if such a huge amount of peoplr will start eating levels of meat like westerns do....  it's addictive, don't tell, that they'll stop at lower levels of meat :)

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