For healthy eating, I for one am Pescetarian (vegetarian who also eats fish). I try to make sure the fish is wild caught whenever possible. Pesce is Italian for fish.
You can talk to me all day about the mistreatment of animals and I will completely agree with you.
However, I am allergic to all beans (coffee, chocolate, and soy included) and most green vegetables. I tried being vegan. It lasted for 3 to 4 months. I never felt more unhealthy in my life.
I am Pisces – water connected. My ayurvedic dosha is Vata – meaning I need heated food. My blood type is B – which means I need both vegetables and meat to be most healthy (at least according to “Eating Right for Your Type” and my own experimentation).
I eat what my beloved orcas eat – Salmon and other fish. I eat sea vegetables – kombu and other seaweed. I occasionally supplement with Krill oil, Klamath Blue Green algae, even saline (made from Himalayan sea salt crystals and purified water). The sea provides much of my sustenance.
I have to really be careful with sugar and fruit, it causes great imbalance in my body if I do too much of either. Nuts often cause severe abdominal cramping. So … can’t eat soy, can’t do many nuts … the best option I’ve found for protein is fish.
Recent research indicates that the Omega-3 found in fish is significantly better for brain health than that found in flax oil and other sources.
I believe when it comes to food, we have to do our very best to eat healthy and with the least negative impact on the environment including animals. I don’t eat mammals. If my body operated differently, without the allergies and other sensitivities to beans, fruit, nuts, and green vegetables, I’m confident I would be vegetarian, vegan, raw, or fruitarian. But, alas, that is not how this body was designed to operate.
I always give thanks for my food and bless it before I eat it. I apologize if my eating fish is offensive to others. I just felt it was important to be truly authentic about how I operate in the world – and why.
Have a deLightful day,
Health benefits came from these sources:
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