I have dabbled in veganism many times, in many different ways: macrobiotics, raw foods, Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live diet, etc., etc. I love vegetables. I love vegans, as they are a likeable and passionate bunch. What I haven't always loved is the taste of meat and how animals are treated. Check out this photo gallery spotlighting some cool vegans and cruelty free products.
I've read many books on the vegan diet such as The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko, Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness by Kathy Freston . . . all have great scientific proof that vegan diets are where it's at.
Whenever I attempt the vegan diet for longer than a few months I lose hair and physical strength. My naturopath has warned me that my body needs some animal protein, maybe not a lot but at least some. I have seen photos of vegan body builders with thick full hair and big muscles so I know it can work. Just looking at kettlebell expert, Mike Mahler, is proof that a vegan diet can build quality muscle.
Perhaps humans are like the animal kingdom, some are vegetarian and some not. I guess I'm just not that kind of animal. The Hauser Diet is a program based on the concept that blood alkalinity determines proper diet. The Hauser Diet plans are based on the diets of the following animals: the Lion, Otter, Bear, Monkey, and Giraffe. Those with high alkalinity that can assimilate carbs well and are slow metabolizers do best with a more vegetarian approach. The Monkey or Giraffe diet would be recommended. On the opposite end are those with low blood alkalinity, who do not feel well eating a high-carb diet and are fast metabolizers do best on meat-based diets like the Lion diet. It makes sense, imagine how long a wild lion would last on a diet of cereal with two paragraphs of ingredients. Probably not very long. Additionally, many animals eat each other so it's not something that only we humans do.
Part II to come . . .