Listen to your body. Your body will tell you what nourishes it.
I am not a vegan. I am not a vegetarian. I am not a non-vegetarian. I am a different breed. I am Shaizy :D
I believe one should listen to their body. Hear and focus on what nourishes you. Feel the foods when you are eating them and hear how they talk to your body, how your body reacts to them, and their subtleties.
Some people are vegan (who don't eat animal products including milk products) some people are vegetarian (who eat vegetables and no meat but will drink milk and eat milk products) some people are non-vegetarians (who eat both meat and vegetables)
I am a different kind. I listen to my body. I eat red meat because my body is iron deficient. I don't believe in ingesting pharmaceutical iron pills so I find natural sources of iron present in spinach, apples and red meats. And I don't believe in hurting younger animals, as they haven't had a chance to live their life yet. These are my beliefs. What you going to do? Kill me for it? I don't stop vegans when they brutally want to kill plants for their nourishment. I don't stop non vegetarians to eat chicken, fish, eggs, pork. So anyways, I don't eat young animals like veal, baby lamb, chicken, eggs, etc. I do need iron to nourish my body so I eat red meat. I don't drink milk or milk products, as I believe only cow's baby should drink cows milk as it has essential hormones and nutrients to help in the growth to nourish a cow’s baby. I am not a cow. I am human. I drank human milk when I was a baby for my nourishment. For an adult, the milk that nourishes the body is almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk or rice milk. I eat vegetables and fruits. But I don't eat chicken, egg, fish, seafood, onion, garlic, chives, shallots, leeks, spring onions, milk or milk based products.
Every time I eat onion or garlic, my body feels low in energy and I feel down and stressed. This is how I discovered there are no health benefits from ingesting onion or garlic as they contain toxic irritants, which result in much harm when included in the diet and should, therefore, never be consumed. You can read more about the harm onion and garlic can do to your body, more than it benefits.
When you look at sages from Hindu culture, Japanese cultures, monks from Tibet, Buddhists, ancient tribes in many countries, shun onion or garlic from their diet and food and they understand the ill effects of it since many generations.
Some animals’ come on this earth with a purpose to nourish us like some people come to this earth to help others, to show you the way. There is nothing right or wrong with eating meat or vegetables. Plants also have growth, plants also reproduce, plants also breathe and feel the light (of the sun). Plants also live and die like we do. Then how can you eat plants? How can you kill plants and be okay with it? Is the little cell of the plant not crying when you chew them for your benefit? I believe one should not judge others, force others or put pressure on others or make others feel guilty to eat certain foods, to become vegan or to become vegetarian or to eat meat. I believe we all need to center ourselves and listen to our body. Listen and focus to what nourishes our body. Everyone’s DNA is different. Everyone’s composition is different. What nourishes you is different than what nourishes others.
I also give myself Reiki everyday and regular kinesiology sessions to listen to my body, to what it needs and what nourishes it - emotionally, physically and chemically. I encourage you to listen more to your body.