Re: [fukuoka_farming] vegetarianism & sustainability
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 12:33 PM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] vegetarianism & sustainability
> A while ago a contributor mentioned vegetarianism. As attractive
> the abstract philosopy is, a purely vegetarian diet can lead to dietary
> insufficiency in the long term. I was vegetarian (no dairy except ghee)
> years, and taught veg. cooking classes, etc. as well. Quality, organic
> foods. However, no matter what I did my teeth got worse. I was also
> with hypothyroidism. After a health collapse two years ago, I added eggs
> cod liver oil. (And quit soy altogether. That is a topic in itself.)
> year ago I added fish. I started by eating fish for supper three nights
> row while we were travelling. By the 3rd or 4th day, my tooth decay
> (I knew by the difference in what I smelled when cleaning my teeth.)
> Verified that with my dental hygienist.
> What inspired me to try that was reading about dental recalcification
> when nutrition is improved, in the book Nutrition & Physical Degeneration
> Weston A. Price. He travelled the world over studying the health and
> nutrition of the different cultures. He had hoped to find a healthy
> culture but did not.
> There is a great website based on his work. With links to
> groups of people whose health was damaged by vegan diet. Many people
> do alright for several years before encountering symptoms that all is not
> alright. As there is a lot of "belief" involved, and often association
> group of people who strongly believe in the diet as part of an ideal
> it can be hard for an individual to want to look at the facts and make
> changes. Often it's easier to think "I must just not be getting it quite
> As a quick "rule of thumb," one can look at how his teeth and
> are, and whether he catches colds, etc. With a nutrition-dense diet, one
> does not get dental decay.
> Inadequate nutrition is easier to take for adults than for children,
> kids are literally building a body. Also, inadequate nutrition of the
> parents will have severe affects on a fetus, often ending in miscarriage
> possibly in a very weak child. Offspring also likely to have crooked or
> teeth, narrow dental arch, pinched nostrils, etc.
> If you are vegan, I strongly suggest you take an openminded look at
> information at www.westonaprice.org
> By the way, I have not noticed any deleterious changes in my
> consciousness as a result of these dietary changes. No increase in
anger, lust, etc.
> as some claim accompanies eating animal products. My meditation is
> better than before. Hey - I am healthier!
> Now, if we need to eat animal products to be truly healthy, then our
> vision of sustainability has to include how to produce them.
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--- waybackwitch <waybackwitch@...> escribió:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Adam Carter
> > On 27/07/2004, at 1:46 AM, benonthenet wrote:
> You can teach natural farming all you like,
> > but I think that it is delusional to believe that
> it is going to
> > the world when faced with the overwhelming
> destructive forces I
> > mentioned above.
> the colorado river carved the grand canyon. how?
> water can't do
> that. but it did. what is a river. a mighty force
> that can wash
> away mountains but it starts as a single drop.
> i change the world. every time i plant a seed the
> world changes.
> when i use recycled or organic products. i change
> the world. when i
> decide i need to go for a long drive, i change the
> world. we all
> do. all the time.
> those overwhelming destructive forces did not start
> out that way.
> they started small. mere drops.
> we must be aware of what we do at all times. we
> must observe. we
> must consider the world around us and be aware of
> our effect. if
> enough people do that, perhaps we can form a mighty
> river to wash
> away that overwhelming destructive force.
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