Originally Posted by firefaery
you DON'T need Fallon's book. Go for Full Moon Feast for a non preachy approach. it still has meat, but not anywhere near what NT has. It's far more spiritual too.
I LOOOOVE this book. I finished it within days of getting it (just a few days ago, actually) but she doesn't go enough into the "how to"s, ykwim?
But seriously everyone must get Full Moon Feasts. I just finished it and I'm going to read it again.
ETA- the author does talk about how her vegetarianism made her unhealthy but I was expecting more. Her srgument is weak. Basically her veg*nism made her so sick because she didn't eat enough fat. She even says she was afraid of fat and all that. If she still would have refrined from meat and tried adding more fats maybe more whole animal products she probably ould have been fine. But who knows. Everyone is different. My point is I don't think her problem was refraining from meat at all.
Also when she does talk about omnivorism vs. veg*nism she only talks on the Animal Rights/spiritual side not the health side which is what I wanted to see. I know it's taboo here but I actually agree with her on the AR/spiritual side.
The thing that popped into my mind while reading it was even if traditional people's ate meat (which I'm sure they did) they didn't do it to the extent that modern society and people like Fallon are suggesting. In most areas there just wasn't enough meat, ykwim? It just isn't logical, IMO. So where I do believe traditional people's ate meat and thrived I don't believe they ate it for every meal every day (excepting in the winter, maybe). I think that eating it that way is a major problem whereas eating it maybe once a day or once every other day or what have you makes much more sense in the traditional sense and health wise. But that's just what I gather. And I have to point out that this is natural meat not the processed factory farmed crap.