Archive for April, 2012

Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat

April 17th, 2012
By Craig Fear

Cow

Not too long ago the New York Times asked its readers to write essays in no more than 600 words explaining why it’s ethical to eat meat.  They wanted to hear how meat-eaters defend themselves against the overwhelming perception that a plant-based diet is best for ourselves and the planet.

This was probably one of the hardest blogs I’ve ever had to write as brevity is not my strong suit.  There were a thousand other things I wanted to say.  For example, I didn’t even discuss the health benefits of eating meat!

But 600 words is 600 words, so I did the best I could within those guidelines.

Let me know what you think! Keep Reading…

Why I Became a Vegetarian, Why I Stopped and Why I’m Going Back

April 3rd, 2012
By Craig Fear

Buddha statue in meditation pose, robe, blue, concrete, Lake City Way, Seattle, Washington, USA

In the world of nutrition, I see many people trying to end their suffering through diet.  Now, there’s no doubt that diet can greatly enhance wellness and health.  It’s certainly helped me, and now, as a Nutritional Therapist, I help others make dietary changes to improve their health.

But I also see many people who are trying to end ALL of their suffering through diet and exercise.  They become obsessed with daily exercise routines and adhering to what they see as the “perfect diet.”  This could be veganism or it could be a meat-centered diet such as the Paleo diet.  They think they’re going to live to 100.  Some even make it their life’s purpose.

And this of course is ridiculous.  It’s ridiculous because of these three words: Keep Reading…

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