I followed a vegan diet for almost a year, and the following is an account of what I experienced, and how I came to the decision to stop.
So Why Vegan? 🥑
I’d been a veggie for several years already, but I will admit I began to be lured into the hype and the marketing around veganism. I will also say that in its true and pure form, this way of eating can be sustainable but, it takes WAY more effort than simply deciding one day, that this is the lifestyle you want to follow. I would also advise anyone to test for deficiencies before and during the lifestyle change; it could save you a lot of pain further down the line.
I know a great many vegans, and their choices to follow this path are varied. Some cannot stomach the thought of another creature being slaughtered in order for them to eat. Some don’t actually like meat, fish, eggs or dairy and others have decided that plant based is best for their health.
My decision was based on the animals, and that alone.
On an energetic and spiritual level, I have always been conflicted about sacrificing another being for the purpose of sustaining my body. I never could get away from the fact that these sentient beings were subjected to sometimes short unfulfilling lives – to then be ripped away from their mothers in some cases, over-bred and ultimately loaded on a Murder Wagon to meet their maker. I challenge anyone not to be moved by that.
The animals DO know when their time is up; and that is something I cannot contend with - my heart literally aches for them.
Veganism is being politicized and is currently in bed with the Climate Scam and the rabid Green Agenda. We’ve even got Billy ‘The Bastard’ Gates firmly on the bandwagon, creating the most revolting Frankenfood on the planet. Supermarkets and restaurants are awash with vegan products – they're all full of SHIT. Chemical laden pretend foods are shoved in our faces with the additional warped message of ‘doing your bit’ to save the planet.
Think about it logically, if the idiots in power are happy to push this lifestyle, hasn’t there got to be something wrong with it? Do you really trust your government when it comes to your overall diet and health? I know I don’t, and I never will.
My Personal Experience 😥
I truly believe that this is a potentially dangerous diet, and I am testament to that. I was eating what I thought was a varied and healthy diet, incorporating vegetables, grains, legumes, plant protein and good fats. Yes, I ate some of the Frankenfoods, but not a great deal. I also took an extraordinary number of vitamins and minerals before having an understanding of what I was already deficient in.
I felt like shit.
It wasn’t until I went to the optometrist that he reviewed my general health ( they can tell so much about your body from your eyes) that I realised that I had actually been punishing my body in a serious way. I was deficient in Omega 3, 6 and 9. I had inflammation throughout my body, I suffered from episcleritis ( trying to say that when you’re pissed), hair loss and brain fog.
The most serious diagnosis was that I had early formation of a cataract in my left eye and my eyesight was getting worse and worse (I am seriously short sighted). I knew something HAD to give!
Since that wake-up call last year, I have started a fish oil supplement and I have reintroduced some dairy (not cow’s milk as I cannot stand it) as well as many eggs as I can handle, as they are an essential ingredient to long-term eye health (amongst other fantastic benefits). After 3 months, my general health was much improved and I had more energy, I didn’t feel empty and my skin, brain health and eyes were dramatically different.
Let’s Talk Soil 🍏
Really Sam? Haha! yes – as I have been doing some research on the state of our soil and how the deficiencies within that directly impact on our health. If as a vegan you are relying on vegetables as a main stay of your diet, then this should be of interest.
The state of our soil has declined significantly, and it now has much less vitamin C, protein, Iron, calcium, phosphorous, and riboflavin. So, by cutting out dairy, meat, fish and eggs, you are already on a journey to depleted health, because the plants you rely on to compensate for the deficiencies are in a degraded state because of the soil. You’re starting on the back-foot before you’ve even begun.
One way to combat this if you want to follow the vegan path, is to only buy chemical free, organic produce. Where I live, I am very lucky to have local resources from local farmers who have adopted this way of growing fruit and vegetables and the difference in appearance and actual taste is incomparable to the nasty mass-produced crap from the supermarkets.
Another way is to simply grow your own. This is something I am challenging myself to do this year – we all have to start somewhere and if not now, WHEN??
We each have one ‘meat sack’ to look after in this lifetime, so make sure you are honoring your body with the nutrients it needs and deserves.
Farm to Fork 🐖
In this 3D matrix, we have allowed ourselves to become totally distracted and DISCONNECTED from our food in general. Most kids today (including my 12-year-old nephew who didn’t know that his favourite chicken poppers, were actually a result of a mushed up dead chicken) and even some adults are happy to live in a state of ignorance about the fact that other beings have to die to feed us. I am sure that if the meat wasn’t packaged in plastic trays, and instead was displayed as a whole animal hanging in an aisle, people would have an appreciation of the process.
Yes, it would be completely uncomfortable, but it is the TRUTH. We cannot and should never hide from that.
Ideally, we should all stop buying any produce from supermarkets and instead start to form relationships with local farmers, organic farms shops and even start our own cooperatives. In the UK these initiatives are popping up all of the time; so what is stopping you getting involved in these projects?
Start by making small changes. Only buy eggs from a local farmer for example; try buying some of your fruit and vegetables from an organic shop and notice the vast difference in quality. Your body is going to thank you for it in the future.
Together, let’s cut out the middlemen. Let’s stop giving those bastards our money for shitty produce. This goes back to what I always say; whilst we are operating within the matrix, we are continually getting shafted by it, so let’s stop playing the game guys – step outside of the matrix and take back your control and power!
Everything on this planet without exception is energy. We are all creatures of Mother Earth/Gaia, and we should show discernment when we choose to ingest any and all types of food.
My decision not to eat meat remains the same and that is my choice. From my perspective, unless I am willing to rear an animal, give it a fantastic life and ultimately take that life myself, I choose not to do it. If you decide to consume meat, then think about honouring that animal and its energy; try to always go for chemical-free, organic produce where possible.
Your body will thank you for it, and so will the universe.
I am not judging anyone who makes the decision to eat meat or not; what I am saying is that we have become so disconnected from the land that we feel totally separate from it, which absolutely isn’t the case.