( 22 Mar 2011) 

So I intend to offer you some of my ideas. How much faith you put in any of them remains entirely your responsibility, I don't mind if you reject them all.

I must, to be open and honest with you, after my 40 years of experience, think it is naive and unrealistic to make choices or decisions on "SCIENTIFIC" grounds: involving considerations of the measured amounts of certain constituents, such as B12, EFA's, fat, protein, calcium, vitamin D or whatever.

A B.SC. myself, I remember starting out on those lines myself. I practically knew all the constituents of all the foods off by heart. Eventually I came to realise that scientific "knowledge" or understanding about nutritional processes didn't amount to a row of beans.

Why? Because there are far, far too many unknown processes going on in nutrition. Especially concerning the role played by various bacteria, whose presence or absence is not known, nor their very identity, in the absorption and synthesis of protein, B12 etc etc.

But you do speak of intuition too. That is a better way to go; try to learn to trust your intuition and your instincts, to hear what your body is telling you.

I have even suggested on my site that it is perhaps wrong for an omni to go to a LFRV forum for help. That may be true in your case. I think there is a general consensus on these forums that meat is BY FAR THE WORST thing you can eat. The accumulation of toxins in the tissues is by far the greatest with meat.

What happens to the meat eater is that he puts on fat. Why? The fat serves as a place where the body can shunt the toxins to. That relieves the concentration of toxicity in the blood, so that all the organs requiring blood are relieved of toxic income to some extent. The remedy is to go on putting on more and more fat, till you weigh a ton, to creat space to stuff the toxins into.

I really think that, as long as you go on eating meat in even small amounts, it makes almost no difference what else you eat. So all considerations of what ELSE you eat are just a waste of time, unless they help you towards the ONE vital step for you, at this stage: to become a vegetarian.

Concentrate on becoming a vegetarian, nothing else. See how long you can remain one. Then see again. And again. Until you manage 3 years at least, in some cases even 5 to 10 years might be better, BEFORE YOU EVEN CONSIDER WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP in diet that you should take.