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jayneeo
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 5:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ah, but do you forage all your veggies? or even grow them?
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By the way I wasn't trying to be real, it was meant in humorous way. humour is usually missed by vegans though because they are so uptight (due to candida), but don't be upset by me

That's hardy a true analogy, it just suits you , there is a big difference.

my simple question is if animals naturally eat other animals and we are animals, what is the problem? is it any worse of a death to be eaten by a lion or a human.

remember ing of course that i don't agree with unnecessary cruelty to any type of animal human include. the word humane should give it away really.

also why did you become a vegan, as a matter of interest.


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OK, so if you are vegan because it is "all about the animal" I can respect your desire to live your life that way. If you are vegan because you think it is healthier, MHO is that you are wrong.

Personally, factory farms have gotta go, they have no redeeming qualities as far as I am concerned, family farms and co-ops on the other hand can do great things.

As I was driving to our local farmer's market this morning (very small, rural area of the SW USA, only one a week) I was wondering what would happen, hypothetically, if everyone was a vegan? These animals that you are trying to protect would not longer exist, with the probable exception of a few kept in zoos. What would happen to the game, deer, elk, etc.? First the natural predators would reproduce like mad because there was an abundance of food, when that extra food ran low and there were extra predators still around those wolves, coyotes, mountain lions would die of starvation - after they started eating family pets (this kind of imbalance has happened here in the west, this is not my original idea).

I haven't even gone into the problem of what ranchers would do to make a living, believe me that acreage used for cattle ranching is suitable to little else. Maybe they belong in the zoos with the examples of the cows they used to raise. I don't think it will ever happen, so they don't really have anything to worry about, just musing.


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P.S. If you were a cow would you rather live a short life on the open range with plenty of sunshine, fresh water, green grass and no one staring at you or would you rather live a long life in a pen with people pointing, talking about you, children crying, and standing on dirt or concrete all day long, eating dry hay and probably never feeling real grass beneath your hooves?


“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

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True veganism is foremost about the animal, and all other so called truths...


Therefore by your reasoning 'True veganism' = 'so called truth'.
Because if your truth is 'true' and others are so-called, then your truth itself is undermined, because if the value of others truths is questionable, so too can yours be.
This is the problem with truth...

For you, being vegan is foremost about the animal (animal lib); this is a philosophy based on ethics.

The infamous canon of philosophy, shows us that learning to see all creatures joys and struggles through many lenses, not a bias of 'this truth' and 'that truth' can be useful in forming our opinions and beliefs, and understanding those of others.

I understand your intentions are to not harm any living being and even to advocate for greater understanding of the plight of animals raised for food. This is what you believe real veganism is, but my friends who don't partake in the animals products because they are vain, and think it makes them more attractive, are not real vegans, because their philosophy is seen to be lacking by you a 'true vegan'?

(…collective truth does not exist? Truth for you is entirely diff to truth for me for example. Therefore there is no 'true veganism', but you could argue there is what true veganism is for you, but you can not speak for your vegan brothers & sisters ( I do understand your meaning of truth as used here is being in accord with generally agreed facts of veganism as described by PETA et al.)

Peter Singer (Prof. Bioethics) pops into mind... Michael Pollan too (and so does Sartre, Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche, Baudrillard lol)

So there are my vain vegans and then there are my other vegan associates whom don't eat honey, use palm oil, or wear leather; and only drink alcohol that is not filtered through fish bones and egg whites.
[I know vegans who are anarchists, I know beautiful, healthy vegans even. I know beautiful, healthy, annoying vegans too -fascinating creatures  ]

And I am glad they all exist, not only because they are a data-set that provides researches, journos even, and the like, with more grist for the mill on human endeavour, inc health, philosophy, economics etc. Researches & analysts can extract information from the vegan population and cross ref that with demographics, farming practices, belief systems, genetics, blood types or how many vegans shop at Wholefoods for example.

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honeybee, veganism is perceived in tons of different ways.
Health, ethics / animal compassion / animal cruelty / animal rights,
environment, spiritualism, rebellion (mostly teens, lol) etc etc etc.


I did not imply it isn't, I simply stated what I believe, as everyone else here has lol.

None have the right or wrong answers, but we can dissect [sorry, pun unintentional!] a topic with respect and healthy debate, it is how we learn about ourselves and others.

BTW my interest is not what is veganism and what it isn't, but how we process our thoughts about the world-within, and the planet /solar-system around us.

To paraphrase from The Economist, concerns about animal welfare and obesity are food problems of the rich, in poorer countries it is not 'whats for dinner' rather 'will there be anything for dinner?'… (this idea is from http://www.economist.com/node/18200618 the same article argues organic farming could not feed the world   ).

Dr D's work has changed my life, I was a starch-a-tarian my entire life before, I didn't read packets, therefore I did not know what food is made of, I could not think clearly (brain-fog as we refer to it here), I had body image issues, bad skin & teeth and an unhealthy obsession with french patisseries

I am grateful for every meal I cook, every lemon I forage, every fish I catch in my net. This is my truth.

As you were…

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I'm also confused as to what SWAMI even is.

http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm


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Therefore by your reasoning \'True veganism\' = \'so called truth\'.
Because if your truth is \'true\' and others are so-called, then your truth itself is undermined, because if the value of others truths is questionable, so too can yours be.
This is the problem with truth...

For you, being vegan is foremost about the animal (animal lib); this is a philosophy based on ethics.

The infamous canon of philosophy, shows us that learning to see all creatures joys and struggles through many lenses, not a bias of \'this truth\' and \'that truth\' can be useful in forming our opinions and beliefs, and understanding those of others.

I understand your intentions are to not harm any living being and even to advocate for greater understanding of the plight of animals raised for food. This is what you believe real veganism is, but my friends who don\'t partake in the animals products because they are vain, and think it makes them more attractive, are not real vegans, because their philosophy is seen to be lacking by you a \'true vegan\'?

(…collective truth does not exist? Truth for you is entirely diff to truth for me for example. Therefore there is no \'true veganism\', but you could argue there is what true veganism is for you, but you can not speak for your vegan brothers & sisters ( I do understand your meaning of truth as used here is being in accord with generally agreed facts of veganism as described by PETA et al.)

Peter Singer (Prof. Bioethics) pops into mind... Michael Pollan too (and so does Sartre, Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche, Baudrillard lol)

So there are my vain vegans and then there are my other vegan associates whom don\'t eat honey, use palm oil, or wear leather; and only drink alcohol that is not filtered through fish bones and egg whites.
[I know vegans who are anarchists, I know beautiful, healthy vegans even. I know beautiful, healthy, annoying vegans too -fascinating creatures  ]

And I am glad they all exist, not only because they are a data-set that provides researches, journos even, and the like, with more grist for the mill on human endeavour, inc health, philosophy, economics etc. Researches & analysts can extract information from the vegan population and cross ref that with demographics, farming practices, belief systems, genetics, blood types or how many vegans shop at Wholefoods for example.



I did not imply it isn\'t, I simply stated what I believe, as everyone else here has lol.

None have the right or wrong answers, but we can dissect [sorry, pun unintentional!] a topic with respect and healthy debate, it is how we learn about ourselves and others.

BTW my interest is not what is veganism and what it isn\'t, but how we process our thoughts about the world-within, and the planet /solar-system around us.

To paraphrase from The Economist, concerns about animal welfare and obesity are food problems of the rich, in poorer countries it is not \'whats for dinner\' rather \'will there be anything for dinner?\'… (this idea is from http://www.economist.com/node/18200618 the same article argues organic farming could not feed the world   ).

Dr D\'s work has changed my life, I was a starch-a-tarian my entire life before, I didn\'t read packets, therefore I did not know what food is made of, I could not think clearly (brain-fog as we refer to it here), I had body image issues, bad skin & teeth and an unhealthy obsession with french patisseries

I am grateful for every meal I cook, every lemon I forage, every fish I catch in my net. This is my truth.

As you were…


I think you skipped over the reading of the word foremost. And then try to display your philosophical schooling. You needn\'t have gotten so verbose to excuse people labeling themselves without really living up to the cause.
\"
BTW my interest is not what is veganism and what it isn\'t\"
Really lol


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Let me put it simply. Man the evolutionary creature he is, has capacity for compassion, unlike any other creature. He also the capacity for cruelty unlike any creature . All sentient beings (of which we are one) all strive for the same basic needs: among them to be satiated and avoid pain, and suffering. We as humans have the brain capacity to alleviate a lot of suffering in the world, when it comes to creatures that share this planet with us. Just seems to me that this is the next evolutionary plateau for humans, to eliminate as much pain and suffering in this world. And as for people who have to have their meat, well coming to your grocery store soon: Meat on a stick (lab grown meat). Think we won\'t evolve that way? Even if it\'s mostly economic forces driving it now. A kinder gentler world just seems like something to strive for. I don\'t need an excuse why I have to eat meat. Which is not what everyone seems to be saying amidst their compasionateness.
But I digress I don\'t care what you eat, I\'m not here to judge you, If you want to go hunting and fishing these are your choice to which you have every right. I make different choices. Let just respect these facts.
As you were Honeybee


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I heard a kill last night.  Either a pack of coyotes or a cougar killed a dog or a deer.  

Let me tell you, it was neither noble or pain free.  The screaming of the carnivores and the prey was unbelievable, but the carnivores will be well fed for at least for a few days.  All of the animals in my area are especially beautiful this year, gorgeous coats and handsome bodies.  This is what is supposed to happen in nature.

I think, as we age, it becomes more important to follow either the blood type, genotype or swami diets.  The way I look at it is I am supposed to eat meat so I don't tax the medical system.  If I "put the wrong fuel" in my system, at the age of 51, I think I would be, as many of my contemporaries, be taking statins, high blood pressure medications, and probably antidepressants.  This type of diet keeps me healthy and keeps me from depleting resources with senseless rounds to the medical professionals who would, most likely, not be able to help me.  

I look at my mother who is now 84, eaten more of a meat based diet most of her life, but was also a heavy smoker.  The doctors cannot believe how her body has held up, but her mind is mush. I know none of us is getting out of here alive, but I certainly don't want to spend the last 10 years of my life trapped with Alzheimer's.  I am thinking this way of life will help me better negotiate through really old age.





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I'm all for open dialog (and I must say it's some interesting reading), but just keep in mind that what Matt was looking for in this thread was evidence (or lack there of) that switching from vegan to the type O diet would benefit his health - not so much a philosophical discussion of veganism.


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BSS, the two ideas overlap so it is hard to separate them.

Meat will make VJ more of who he was meant to be, it is a hard thing to explain unless he actually tries it for himself. One of my friends just started his SWAMI an O and he can't believe how good he feels when he eats meat.  All protein is not created the same so doing vegan protein will not have the same effect.



I do respect his choice and even more so for coming on here, not an easy thing to do.




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Meat on a stick (lab grown meat). Think we won\'t evolve that way?
Isn't that kinda what your fake butter and such is? Something created in a lab that is supposed to taste like something from nature? (still trying to say this with respect, not trying to bash you, honest) No, I do not think we will evolve that way, I am not a pessimist. I am a strong supporter of the local farmer, that is the way of the future. Even here in an area where new ideas are difficult to introduce we have a "farm to school" program. Have you lived your entire life in an urban environment; that can have an effect on your perspective?

jeanb, that was great, taxing the health-care system is a HUGE problem and getting worse as the population gets older. You are right about that, the older you get the harder it is to stay healthy eating the wrong things. The BTD is the reason I STOPPED eating red meat! This strongly supports Matt's reasons for eating this way. I too consume zero pharmaceuticals.


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One of the factors that create space to live in is to allow new possibilities. I know I hang on to some things, not even wanting to, but yet, until I re-visit that part of life or living, I seem to harber this or that within my healthy being, as if life it self depends on it.. / not real fear, just terror of fear, of change!

I wonder what your early life was like? did you live where there where plenty of foods you prefere? or did you have to eat what was served? did you ever go back to the day when you chose to take on veganism?.and looked at what emotion was there? which girlfriend made you happy? or for that matter, madder then a wet rooster?  

You know, as long as you feel great, look great, and have perfect blood tests, and have a great and reguklar love life, then by all means don't change, as we are all striving for that into old age.  

I expect that if you sit and read this and say: YES to all, then there is no reason to mess with new things.  If in the future of your anticipated long life (in your family) there is no cancer, no dementia, no diabetes nor heart issues and no water retention, then I think you have no need even for this whole posting thread.. as then you are truly in a great place.. there is nothing like such perfection, and no one here could nor would promise you that kind of security.. no one would dare to predict the future for fear that even the mere suggestion of it might make one liable.. or put thoughts in the universe opposing what you know as truth.

You are the best tour guide through your life.. If it is perfect, and life was good to you, why tinker with it.. if you have saved enough hard cash that money will not ever matter in older age, if you have enough to get you through old age with good friends and supporters all around, then, nothing ever needs to change.  I think such possibilities do exist, and then your view points make life not just a view point, but common sense to you .. there are such peolpe. There are such lucky moments for some, you must be one of them.  Congrats for the perfect life, as that allows you to be your own best counsel..

Sorry to say, all who are not perfect do come here for guidance and usually find it.. I for one always like my meat but until I found cajun spice I never really savored the flavors.. now - I -do and love to eat it.. would I like fish flavors and taste, I would put cajun spices on them too.. i have no issue adding it to fruit and salads..

all the best.. and much happy cooking  and may you be well the rest of your life.. I wish that for you and all who communicate here on this and any other subject all the best toyou too.         


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The Bible states that animals on this earth are to be used as a food source for man, along with plants and fruits.  Only when man's eyes opened was he cursed to till the soil for food.

Pray for the blessings of having food and the life of the animal.  You too will one day become food to nurture other organisms as well, as we all will.  That is the way of nature.  The elements that make your body up are as old as the universe and have been cycled over many times.
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The BTD is the reason I STOPPED eating red meat!


Same here. I loved my steak, but no more for me. And I am eating less and less meat, but only because I want to be healthy. So if an O has to eat meat to be healthy, I say, go for it. And if you have the luxury to find meat from an animal that lived a good live, all the better.

Just look at it this way, for every A that goes on this diet there's a piece of meat left for an O to eat.





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All or nothing thinking is all A's should eat no meat and all O's should eat meat;) I tried the no meat thing for a period of several mths and never felt crappier!
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As shouldn't eat most RED meat. They should eat poultry and fish, and possibly small amounts of lamb. In general, As should eat less meat than Os- but of course there are individual exceptions.


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Easy E, you are an Explorer, a whole different animal than most of us As! Yes, most As don't eat red meat, but many of us are not vegetarians.


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Regardless of your protein source, Dr. D's prescription is much more than that.


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O baby, good to hear the BTD is working for you!

policychecker, I'm not very religious either (I do consider myself christian, though), but as far as wrong or right goes I try to remember Romans 14:3 that basically says it doesn't matter what you eat because vegetarians and meat eaters are both welcome at God's table.

Veganism is a personal choice that many people make for many reasons.
I became vegan more for health, but I also like knowing that an animal wasn't slaughtered for my food (and yes I'm aware that animals die when crops are harvested, but there's a difference between accidentally killing an animal and purposely slaughtering one).

grey rabbit, I agree... factory farms have got to go.  Nothing makes that happen more than supply and demand.  Veganism helps boycott the whole industry.  If I start eating meat again I'll try to buy local free range grass fed meat (which, as you know, also helps).

I think if everyone went vegan, mother nature would take care of the animal population and the ranchers could become farmers and grow many crops as it takes 12 times the land to grow animals as it does to grow crops.  There would be so much food (grain) we would probably have enough to feed third world countries.

honeybee, true veganism is simply avoiding as much animal cruelty in every aspect of your life for whatever reason you as a person has.

Lola, thanks for the link.

Vegan Joe, I agree.  And the stem cell type meat that may come in the future is just plain wrong IMO.

jeanb, makes sense to me.  I mentioned changing my diet to my mom and she asked if it were true then why haven't mainstream doctors told anyone about it (eating for your blood type).  I simply said "money".  Mainstream doctors aren't going to tell people how to heal themselves because they wouldn't have a job.

brinyskysail
, yep!  I'm just here to learn... but will share my knowledge, too.  I may only be 26, but I've independently studied nutrition (especially plant based nutrition) for the past 9 years.

Andrea AWsec, thanks and I do feel I need to try it for myself.

Goldie, thanks!  I pretty much grew up eating McDonald's and living in trailer park conditions.  My parents didn't make much money.  As a teenager I became fed up with eating junk... discovered PETA and the rest is history.  There's a lot of stuff that vegan books DON'T tell you... and the possibility that you may not succeed is one of them.

Cajun spice is okay... I like Indian, though.  My favorite food in the world is chickpea curry.  I know I wouldn't be able to have that if I go paleo, but could still have vegetable curry (I think).

Easy E, I'm definitely not here to debate about the bible lol.  At one point I was engaged in an argument with a person... and my research led to a site called jesusveg which puts a christian spin on it.  I know that Adam and Eve were vegan as there was no death in the GARDEN of Eden lol.  Only AFTER the flood (when there was no vegetation) were we allowed to start eating animals.  Anyway, like I told policychecker, Romans 14:3 says it doesn't matter what you eat... God accepts vegetarians and meat eaters.

SandrAruba, I wish I were an A so veganism would better suit me.  I've basically come down to choosing between my well being and ethics.  I may end up choosing my well being for once.

Okay... wasn't planning on posting a rebuttal to all that lol.  But I don't mind, as long as it's allowed lol.  All I used to do is argue on the internet hahaha.  Believe it or not, vegetarian forums have the most arguments about vegetarianism!  Put vegetarians, vegans and raw foodists together and they argue argue argue.  Vegetarians don't take it far enough, vegans take it too far and raw foodists are just crazy.  I actually got to the point of being tired of arguing with OTHER vegetarians so I stopped posting on forums.  This forum is the first one I've posted on in a few years.

Anyway... I posted a video on YouTube about my situation.  I explain how I'm thinking about going paleo and using the BTD recommendations as a way to tweak it.  I even mention this site / forum.

That's about it for now.
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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
]\  All protein is not created the same so doing vegan protein will not have the same effect.


And yes Dr. D's diets are more then just meets the eye, but O's without meat well it is just unnatural for them.



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Hi everyone. Am South African and new on the site. I became vegetarian for 3 months before I spoke to a friend of mine who follows ER4YT. Already I was craving meat......the rest is history I am back to red meat and feel so much better 2 weeks later.

I am only following the ER4YT guide and nothing more at this stage and hope to get some benefits. I just want recipes that are low fat for red meat in particular as I have not been eating red even before I went vegetarian.

I have managed very well to stay away from most grains/gluten, dairy, legumes and now dealing with dried fruit that has sugar. I still eat half a cup of low GI meusli as I have a lot of it and when it finishes I will have to stay away from it.

But guys, breakfast after muesli will be a BIG challenge for me.What do other Os eat? Is rolled oats glutenic too?
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Welcome Sasha!

It's wise to ease into this way of eating slowly, and use up what's already in the house, then replace with healthier options.

My breakfast usually consists of eggs and veggies, sometimes leftovers from the night before. I don't do well with grains in the morning,and many Type Os find the same thing. My mom, however, doesn't feel full on eggs in the morning, and does well with oatmeal for breakfast. Each one of us is a unique individual, and we need to figure out what works best for ourselves.

You don't need to "stay away from grains/gluten and legumes." What you need to do is eat the RIGHT grains and legumes, and in the right quantity- which is likely a whole lot smaller than you were eating before. Spelt, rye and oats are perfectly fine for Os, even though they contain gluten.

Oats don't technically contain gluten, but they do contain a similar protein that some people react to, plus they're often contaminated wtih wheat during growing or processing. Nevertheless, "regular" oats are fine for Os on the blood type diet, although some extra-sensitive individuals need to use the "certified gluten free oats" or don't tolerate them at all.


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Thanks Ruthiegirl I feel better, at least I can still have my rolled oats. I can do just fine with chicken in the morning but not eggs and veggies. So I'll try to experiment with different beneficial or neutral foods. Will test fish as well.

I guess you are having lunch now in the U.S and its bedtime for me here. Thanks again.
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