During her nine years as a vegetarian, writer Courtney Dunlop says she always had a “nagging feeling” eating plants exclusively wasn’t the absolute best thing for her own health. She felt sluggish, unhealthy, and like her general mood could be improved.
However, with animal welfare as a driving motivator, she continued with the restrictive diet — even choosing to go vegan earlier this year.
We already have words to better summarize “craving on a cellular level” – nutrition deficiency. That’s why it’s not a good idea to make a substantial change to your diet without information. Unless you live in an area without internet, there’s no excuse. Libraries provide internet access…
It’s incredibly difficult to be vegetarian, nevermind vegan, if you are on warfarin/coumadin. You can, but your medication dose is likely to be higher that on other diets as spinach/kale/chard are extremely high in vitamin K.
Pursue whatever diet you want, so long as it is providing the necessary nutrition. But I admit, I don’t like the idea of a diet based on guilt/shame. I do however advocate that most could stand to have more fruit and vegetables in our diet.