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by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Temple Grandin, though not a vegan or vegetarian, has dedicated her life to improving the treatment of farm animals:


Perhaps we can be realistic that a majority of people will not give up meat, and try to make conditions better for farm animals instead.
by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Before Honen and Shinran’s time, Buddhism in Japan was mainly for the elites. By opening up a form of Buddhism for people like fishermen and hunters, doing their best to support their families, Buddhism became available to the common people of Japan. In Japan today, vegetarianism is very uncommon, e...
by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Like I said: this is completely irrelevant to the topic of the thread. Do you know what the topic of the thread is? Returning to the original topic of this thread: Let's not forget that a majority of people in India eat meat, as they do in other Asian countries. The biggest difference between Asian...
by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

In India, what typically happens to bulls and barren cows, since they're unable to produce milk? Which is completely irrelevant to the point we were discussing and an attempt by you to shift the goal posts. In buying cow's milk, regardless of the country, one is financially supporting an industry t...
by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Cianan wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Come on. You've been promoting a low-fat diet, a fad diet unfortunately enduring for decades with ill-deserved publicity. Are we going to redefine restrictive? :tongue:
Heart experts tend to recommend lean meats over fatty meats:
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node/24044
by Dharma Flower
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

India has the highest rate of vegetarianism in any country, as far as I know, and areas of idea where vegetarianism is most prevalent commonly rely on milk as an alternative nutrient source to meat. And thus the "first world luxury" theory... :toilet: In India, what typically happens to bulls and b...
by Dharma Flower
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

You know which country has the highest rate of vegetarianism? India has the highest rate of vegetarianism in any country, as far as I know, and areas of idea where vegetarianism is most prevalent commonly rely on milk as an alternative nutrient source to meat. Due primarily to religious restriction...
by Dharma Flower
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Who is judging?
All I am trying to say is that Buddhist compassion should extend to all people, regardless of their diet. I'm sorry if I've given a bad impression.
by Dharma Flower
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Anthony Bourdain made the point that people in the third world eat whatever they can get, and don't have the luxury of choosing a vegetarian diet. When the nutrients in meat aren't as easily found in other sources, then perhaps we shouldn't judge, especially if a country eats much less meat than the...
by Dharma Flower
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Name me a nutrient that one cannot get from a vegetable source. B12, if I'm not mistaken. This is why vegans and vegetarians are recommended to supplement for B12. Studies have also shown that vegans are more likely to have bone fractures, due to a lack of calcium in the diet. The point is that tho...
by Dharma Flower
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Saturated fats are not a problem as long as one eats a diet low in carbohydrates (simple and complex) since the saturated fats are then broken down by the body for use in energy production. The medical trend in the past thirty years or so has been to encourage lean meat over red meat, if one choose...
by Dharma Flower
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Humans are not "naturally" anything when it comes to diet. The article presents multiple evidences that we are evolutionarily adapted to an omnivorous diet. https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/12/23/how-humans-evolved-to-be-natural-omnivores/ The human body also requires nutrients that come fro...
by Dharma Flower
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

It's kind of sad that there aren't more popular films that promote a balanced diet, that includes a healthy balance of meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. It seems that the popular diet-related documentaries these days promote veganism, the keto diet, or some other fad or restrictive diet.
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

I know HHDL has said he eats meat for health reasons, but I am unaware of any condition which demands treatment by meat, nothing else being acceptable. Could it be a condition that requires more protein, iron, Vitamin D, or B vitamins? Or a condition that prevents a person from being able to eat ca...
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:58 pm
But seriously, this conversation should be taken to the "great vegetarian debate" thread if you want to pursue this.
I will respect that and not continue this. I don't want debate as much as understanding and compassion for all sides, which I think we already have here.
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:52 pm
No worries, man. I know there is no malice there.
OK. Thank you. Please keep in mind that I don't hold Asian cultures to generally be superior to Western culture. It's just in certain specific ways that I feel traditional Asian cultures are superior to my own native culture.
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Our spiritual advancement is fundamentally due to the fact that we don't just try and kill and eat whoever is weaker than us. (2) Unless one actually kills an animal oneself (which seldom happens today) by eating meat one is not directly responsible for the animal’s death and in this sense the non-...
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

I didn't think you were intentionally do anything like that. But, the way you expressed the idea reflected certain bigoted assumptions that are embedded in certain perspectives on non-Western countries. I'm sorry if I gave that impression. Bigotry is a very strong word: a person who is intolerant o...
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1799

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Compassionately raise your own meat or buy it from someone who does. And get a second or third job because compassionately raised meat is expensive. You're right, it is prohibitively expensive, perhaps due to ethical meat producers not receiving the same federal subsidies as large agribusiness. Som...
by Dharma Flower
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1249

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

I'm going to push back on you a little to point out your... bigotry. I don't mean to be bigoted in any sort of way, and I'm sorry if I've given that impression. Before the modern period, the average person in Asian countries may not have been able to afford the level of meat consumption that's avai...

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