Although this topic might not be directly related to hair, it is directly related to health and with good health springs forth good hair. I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding why I’ve made the decision to stop eating meat so I thought I’d share my reasons in this post.
I’ve actually never been a big fan of eating meat, so it was quite easy for me to remove it completely from my diet when I became consciously aware of the impact it was having on my health and the environment. In my quest to living a healthy lifestyle, I’ve learnt that having toxic foods such as meat and processed foods in my diet was preventing my body and mind from functioning optimally. So after years of personal growth I finally decided to cut meat out of my diet, and one main reason is that It’s almost impossible to live a wholesome life if you are carrying around loads of toxins and drugs in your body, which is what conventional meat is full of.
Our food today is nothing compared to what our ancestors ate in their days when meat was hard to come by and you had to go hunt for it. Most of the foods we eat today, especially meat, have been extremely depleted of all vital nutrients and minerals that our body needs for full vitality as result of modern agricultural practices and factory farming. Our meat consumption has also risen tremendously which is why there are more sicknesses and diseases today than ever before. We consume cows that are confined in CAFO’s, short for Confined Animal Feeding Operations or feed lots, where animals such as cows are fed foods they aren’t designed to eat like GMO grains and soy. Cows are designed to graze on grass in the open sun, but they’re often cut of from sunlight and crammed together in stalls where they’re forced to stand all day in the mess of their own feces and with no room to even turn themselves. There have even been reports of cows that die of diseases, but are then recycled and used as feed for other cows, a direct violation of natural laws. But companies have money to make so they don’t really care about natural laws. It’s unfortunate but the least that can be done is to make sure our health is not the victim of the money making business.
There are also countless innocent animals that are being, tortured, pumped with drugs, and then gruesomely killed for the satisfaction of our consumption. But yet, we seem to justify this inhumanity with the ideology that it is a good source of protein; which although true, protein can be found in almost all fruits, vegetables and nuts. Humans don’t actually need meat to survive, we can thrive alone on plant based foods that grow right from the earth.
If eating your pet is unacceptable why should eating other animals be acceptable? Who determines which animals should live with us in peace and which ones are only good to be eaten? I think more people would at least cut back their consumption of meat if they actually took the time to research the conditions in which conventional farm animals are raised.
Another thing to realize is that all life emits energy both good and bad. The energy that emits from tortured animals are being transferred to us when we eat meat and it becomes part of our energy and who we are, although we may not be aware of this. That’s why years of eating meat unconsciously has made many unaware of the effects of their habit. It seems perfectly normal and it’s hard for them to eliminate eating meat without much of a good reason apart from its taste. But perhaps my reasons will help. I believe that the more meat you eat the sicker you become emotionally, spiritually and physically. I don’t know about you but I want to be nutritionally full not sick.
Along with the compromised morality and poor ethics that we have for animals, there have been several studies which conclude that excessive meat eating can promote various cancers. 1
I have stopped eating meat for almost 6 months now, and I feel a lot more revived than I did before. I totally respect the decision of those of you who eat meat, but I would urge you to at least look into ways you can reduce the negative impact that excessive meat consumption can have on your health and the environment by making better choices. If you just can’t cut out meat entirely, choosing organic and grass-fed sources of meat or even just reducing the frequency to which you consume meats helps; every little decision helps. Being a vegetarian is what works for me and hopefully it will inspire others who are starting a healthy journey to improve their health as well. Once you begin to appreciate all forms of life, life will become more meaningful and rewarding. You will begin to view the world differently and see things from a more holistic perspective. The well being of all life forms will also begin to matter more to you. Knowledge is key and it’s never ending, so continue to keep yourself informed about what you eat and make improvements. You and the world around you will begin to change for the better because as the saying goes, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!