The Flaming Vegan

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At one time I considered myself Vegetarian. I chose at birth to not eat anything that stunk. As I began eating more solid foods anything that contained animal products went on the floor and not in my mouth because they did not get past my nose. Eventually my mom sat down and studied and researched the facts about preparing a complete plant based diet and implemented it into our families’ daily lifestyle. To this day the smell of animal flesh searing on the grill nauseates me to the bone.

CHOICE! Peak Health is all about making the best CHOICE! It's not about just eating plants. Sugar comes from plants and it's not good to eat the refined stuff. Eating whole plant foods provide us with the balance of fiber, vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and flavor God intended for us to live a healthy life on when he created us.

But it's even more than that. Our bodies need exercise, rest and relationships. We need mental activity, physical activity and yes, scientific research has discovered we even need spiritual activity. For our mental health we even need interpersonal relationships and a positive outlook on life.

I did not make the choice to not eat meat based on environmental or religious issues when I was a little tike, but as I grew and developed into my teen and adult years I realized there were many awesome reasons I made the intelligent choice I did so young. I now realize that my mind has not been damaged by feeding it the detrimental substances that would have affected my frontal lobe of the brain. I now realize that the choice to abstain from the use of alcohol and drugs and animal products has helped me age much more slowly as I have coupled that with mental, physical and spiritual exercise along with daily, weekly and annual rest.

The term, “Vegetarian” has become confusing and mutilated over the years as some consider themselves vegetarian, but still use milk and eggs or eat fish. Those are actually Lacto-ova vegetarians and Mediterranean vegetarians. All too many use so much sugar in cakes, pies and ice cream that it would be healthier to just eat diseased caucuses of dead animals even though sugar comes from plants. Then the refined term “VEGAN” came into play to fully define the ‘purest’ definition of consuming a plant–based diet.

A few years ago I joined a 'Vegan "group until I realized the shallowness of their concept. Sure they got together to discuss the environment and meatless diet and even share some recipes. But they sat around drinking their organic, naturally aged wine and natural beer ‘mutallying’ their minds into oblivion accomplishing nothing and damaging their frontal lobe and killing brain cells as much as if they were eating meat, or drinking milk shakes.

I am thankful to be a part of the “Healthiest People in America” even though I do not physically live in Loma Linda California, I live the lifestyle. National Geographic and the author of the ‘Blue Zone’ researched and found the fastest growing group of people in the world choose a healthy lifestyle. I love to share the concepts of living a healthy plant-based diet with others so I became a personal trainer and conduct seminars to share the concepts of living a truly fulfilling healthy lifestyle complete with all eight principles to be completely healthy.

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  1. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Great post! Don't forget to vote for yourself. Vote #1. Check out my pumpkin face mask post and vote if you like. Welcome to flaming vegan.
  2. SnakeWitch
    You are a role model, for sure! We need more people like you!I am guilty of enjoying wine and at times, consuming too much sugar! **yikes**. But overall, I made a conscious choice to reduce my harmful consumption. Desserts are no longer 3 times a day - yes, you read that right, I needed three sugar fixes per day before, and now I am down to about 2 per week. I'm getting there! Vote number 2! Have you made a move towards becoming raw vegan? It seems to be the only step you haven't taken towards a healthier lifestyle. I would elso encourage you not to use vocabulary like 'shallow', for example. I'm not criticizing, but just suggesting that this may offend some people here. The fact that pure vegans tell vegetarians that dairy is unhealthy stirs up some emotions at times here, so if you can abstain from telling them that they're shallow, you may get more readership. Just saying... If you like, you can stop by my new piece, Ripe From Around Here, or any of my articles, and leave a comment and perhaps vote! And most important, welcome to The Flaming Vegan!
    1. Will Cheer
      Sounds like you are making good progress towards a better diet. I have considered the attributes of a raw plant based diet. However I have concluded that is is not healthy to totally refrain from cooking because foods offer different necessary antioxidants when cooked and other necessary antioxidants from the same foods when raw, so therefore both are important. We do eat a lot of fresh raw fruits, vegetables and nuts, but our grains and legumes are usually cooked along with some occasional veggies. A true vegetarian does not use any dairy, however as I mentioned in the article, many claiming to be vegetarian actually are lacto-ova or Mediterranean Vegetarians, Many today call themselves flex-tarians giving themselves a license to cheat and be part-time carnivores. The group of Vegans that I joined were a very shallow group who basically got together under the vegan facade for a drinking binge at he beach. It in no way implies that all vegans are Shallow and most are way ahead of the game. I'm sorry you misunderstood the statement. I should have clarified it more completely. Success to you as you continue your journey towards better health.
  3. Veganara
    Voted. Great article Will, welcome to the Flaming Vegan! I hope to read some more from you soon. Thanks for your vote and comment on my Doritos recipe, btw.
  4. BuddhasDelight
    interesting article. thanks for posting. voted!


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