“The Ahimsa diet” – in a Sanskrit word Ahimsa means nonviolence, to the world around you and yourself – to be mindful about food and how you eat. Veganism is a part of Ahimsa that promotes whole-food nutrition from a plant-based diet.
Is diet important?
Should I think and feel more around what I am eating? and when I am eating it?
Do our food choices show up in our life in any ways that may be harmful to our well being?
Does what I eat relate to how I am feeling?
The answer is “YES.”
This point should be very clear, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.”
We thrive on nutritional sources that are light and full of energy. These foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, legumes, and mushrooms. Our whole being takes in energy (prana) from the Sun, directly and through the foods we eat. Eating healthy delicious…
FOOD AS MEDICINE.
By Madeline Schaefer
“Veganism has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the past ten years, to say the least. A term coined in the 1940s by professor Donald Watson, vegans refrain from eating all animal products with the intention of living a life that does not exploit any living thing. Understood from its basic philosophy, most people would likely support a vegan lifestyle. Few people want to harm others, especially animals. So why such a backlash against the trend?”
Download PDF article ALWAYS AHIMSA by Madeline Schaefer.
Throughout civilization and around the world, six foods have provided our primary fuel: barley, corn, millet, potatoes, rice, and wheat.
— Dr. John A. McDougall
Dr. John McDougall discusses what dairy products have going for them. “They are a great source of nutrition — for getting fat and growing tumors.”
One of the most inspiring stories about vegan conscious life is that of John Robbins. The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to “…pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms. A dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem.”
My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.
— Benjamin Franklin
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