I've been a vegetarian for a decade. Mostly dairy free as well, but have always found eggs to be an important piece of our diet so never truly vegan. Lately I've been reading a lot on the Weston Price/nourishing traditions/traditional foods diet. . .and I have to admit that for the first time in a decade I'm tempted to eat meat!
I'll back-track to say that this temptation is only about health. I've had two babies in the past 2.5 years am BFing both of them AND I had a small stroke right before the birth of my dd 3 months ago. Ever since then, I've been struggling to recover on many levels and I find myself feeling exhausted and depleted. I have no desire to eat an animal, in fact it would break my heart to do so, but for my own health and sanity (which I need to have to raise my beautiful children) I find myself wondering if a little animal protein is necessary. I did take a fish oil supp right after the birth/stroke and I felt it helped, but that's as much as I've been able to do.
I've been trying to incorporate some of the traditional foods diet stuff as a veg. . .soaking & sprouting my grains and beans. I'm willing to try raw milk and butter, but my BFing babes don't tolerate dairy. . .
Any thoughts? traditional foods vs. vegetarianism?