I agree with all points Beancrew49 (et all.) makes except to focus in on diet.
We are omnivores IMO - so conversion to a veg or even more extreme vegan diet can be a challenge (and infact vegan in-the-long-run can be unhealthy). Plus more so, with our generations of engendering of the idea, that low fat high carb is good (now being uncovered that this causes problems, and there's still lots of resistance from "the establishment" in many places to this. Though Sweden I understand, is the only country that has embraced this shift).
Without this adjustment to these diets, it again, has long-term unhealthy impact (I stress IMO because of course mileage will differ here. Diet is such an individual thing).
If sticking to meat keep it as organic as possible, since they are treated better and pumped less full of stuff.
Our environment is so polluted, and how we farm even plants - so contorted these days - that it's a question of "choosing your poisons" - again IMO.
I particularly like these points:
- and I will add here, back to the diet point - high carb diet (with low fat) - which is generally our accepted modern diet - makes our minds "busy", making it more difficult to meditate. Because - carbs are still sugar - so we're mostly on a sugar high even if we've cut out confectionary.
Thank you Tanga. I really have to work on the amount of carbs in my diet and I really needed to be reminded about the impact they are having on me - so thank you for that.
I became vegetarian about two years ago and would like to progress to a vegan diet as my view on it differs to yours. But I appreciate your advice