[…] saturated fat. The question is how much. There is disagreement among paleo folks. Mark agrees that even vegans can be primal. I.e., no saturated fat but coconut oil and some nuts. It's just hard to do and not optimal. If you […]
[…] except for fish and some protein powder. Mark's son is vegetarian or vegan, can't remember which. More Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. The ones who roll […]
[…] Vegetarians A self-described vegan, Christopher Cox argues that it is acceptable for vegans to eat oysters. “Biologically, oysters are not in the plant kingdom, but when it comes to ethical eating, they are almost indistinguishable from plants.” Naturally, Cox got death threats for saying this. Rigid vegans (redundant phrase) had a hissy fit. But really, why is it OK to kill a plant, which definitely reacts to being killed, but not OK to kill an organism that has no central nervous system? I realize that vegans, and vegetarians, are trying to do what is morally right. But I think they are badly misguided. […]
[…] made it very clear that you can be a Primal vegetarian. Primal is what Mark says it is. Period. My thoughts on the subject. Note: I am not a vegetarian. Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the […]
[…] for nutrients. Their lean body mass increases – muscles, bones, connective tissue. More thoughts – Can I be a Vegetarian, Vegan to Primal, More on Vegetarianism. Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are […]
I don’t understand why some meat-eaters feel the need to trash and ridicule veg*ns, or vice versa. I think most of us have the same goals: being healthy and being kind to the planet and those creatures who live on it. Personally I am a vegetarian (mostly vegan) and think *either* meat- or plant-based diets can achieve those goals as long as people 1) eat whole foods, 2) eat locally grow foods, 3) eat plenty of fat, 4) avoid starchy/processed foods, 5) [if a veg*n], go ahead and eat beans but soak them in baking soda first and cook the hell out of them, and 6) [if a meat-eater], make sure animals are free-range, organic, and raised/killed humanely. I follow 1-5, have done so for over 25 years, and am in excellent health, and I feel good about my choices. My SO is a meat-eater and follows 1-6, and is also healthy. These two ways of eating are not as far apart as people make them out to be. I don’t think paleos realize they can be just as extreme, anal, and overzealous/evangelical as many vegans sometimes. Just focus on being a positive example health-wise and eating as simply (whole foods) and local as possible, and all will be okay.