The idea of practicing Ahimsa is a rather attractive one. Generally speaking it means “Non harm”, though it might be more accurate to think of it as trying to avoid causing unnecessary suffering. Most people interpret Ahimsa to mean giving up meat, or in more extreme cases: eggs and dairy as well. In fact, there … More Exploring Auyrveda: The Vegetarian myth.
I’ve often heard the complaint that dairy subsitutes are imitations, a mockery of the real thing. So I looked up the history of it. I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. We can thank the church for setting some pretty hefty dietary … More The suprising history of dairy subsitutes
I know! Shun those pesky Grains, Carbs and Grab some bacon. Sounds great. Unless you’re a vegetarian. While I believe there are a number of good ideas in paleo, I don’t think it really makes sense. How do we know what our ancestors actually ate? Why are eggs acceptable despite being potential irritants but legumes … More Is Paleo Really the way to go?