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Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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This topic contains a lot of information, many misconceptions, much speculation and too many extremes.
In this article will expose the logic of GOSTICA regarding nutrition and spiritual path.

let’s start from here…

Best diets appropriate for spiritual growth are as many as the number of the people on this planet. Why? Because what will be best for the body one person could be unacceptable for the body of the other one. We look-alike, but we are also very different -I can eat eggs- you get sick of them; I like to eat peppers- you don’t, and so on and so on…..What can be concluded from this? Eat whatever you like and what your body says, because what is best for me is not the same for you.
Now little about meat-eating, vegetarianism and veganism
Continue reading at http://gostica.com/2015/10/19/which-diet-is-right-for-spiritual-growth/

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Ocean
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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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Gostica. you're wrong about the necessity of supplementing a vegan diet with B-12 and/or omega 3. Both are found in foods suitable for vegans. Omega 3 is found in abundance in flaxseed, for example. B-12 comes from microorganisms usually found in soil. Part of the supposed B-12 problem is due to the over-processing, over-cleaning and extensive shipping and storing of fresh produce. In other words, it's a function of how we eat more than what we eat. I've been vegan for 25 years and have never had a B-12 problem.

Food in general has been seriously depleted of nutritional value due to the use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, growth hormones (even crops get growth hormones), and a myriad of other chemicals. Many people require supplementation not because their diets are deficient, but because the food itself is deficient.

Some people do need more of some things than others, because, as you say, we are all different. But there is nothing -- nothing! -- in the flesh of any animal that cannot be gotten in abundance from plant sources.

Spiritually, it's always better to refrain from participating in cruelty and torture. (Btw, human "canine" teeth are nothing like those of true carnivores or omnivores.)


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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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I agree with you, Ocean. Vegans just need to watch for a balanced diet - like everyone else! B12 can be found in natural plant sources such as seaweed and fermented foods.
I just found this article: http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/plant

and this one says that nutritional yeast is a great source:
http://myvega.com/vega-life/vega-blog/vitamin-b12-in-a-plant-based-diet/

Edited by Gerrit on 10/22/15 02:45 AM.




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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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Well, some of us are picky eaters. There are quite a few foods I cannot or should I say will not eat. Seaweed is one, and I'm not too much into fermented foods. Pretty much anything that comes out of the water is out, and milk is off my menu (other than yogurt).
I will take multi-vitamins, and I do take a B-12 liquid. My doctor used to give me the B-12 injection, but I moved so I no longer get them, and to keep mosquito's from biting me, I take B Complex.

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Serenity01
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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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I'm a long time vegetarian, my concern these days is GMO foods. Labelling should be mandatory.


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Shinsoo
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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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It depends on how fast you want to develop and how much energy you can handle--and how much you can tolerate feeling physically uncomfortable. The more restrictions in the diet, the more chances of becoming physically ill due to possible deficiencies.


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Gerrit SpiritBoard Supporter
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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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In reply to:

my concern these days is GMO foods. Labelling should be mandatory.



I couldn't agree more. And if more people asked for non-GMO foods, this craze would disappear - if nobody bought GMO food, it would be gone quickly. People need to be more conscious of what they eat, and not go for the very cheapest foods which probably are GMO. I prefer to eat a bit less or reduce treats, to have healthier food.


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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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In reply to:

The more restrictions in the diet, the more chances of becoming physically ill due to possible deficiencies.


True. But another factor in risks of deficiencies is lack of information. Even a restricted diet can be balanced.


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Re: Which diet is right for spiritual growth?
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Good point, Gerrit.

I think all our food is deficient these days, and we should all be taking high-quality supplements. But deficiency in food is a function of the food, not a person's diet. True nutritional deficiencies are extremely rare, and nearly always attributable to either insufficient calories or a physiological cause (unless the person is literally eating and drinking nothing but crap) .

My body doesn't utilize iron properly so I take supplements. This has nothing to do with food or diet or lifestyle. In fact, it would be impossible to consume enough food to provide enough iron for my body to use.

The real shame is that organic and non-GMO food is often out of the financial reach for many people. I live on a small island and organic food here is way beyond our budget. 50 miles away, it's dramatically cheaper, but the 100-mile trip doesn't make it cheaper for us.

I wish there were a way to mobilize people to not buy GMO foods. Though the research is still out on the long-term health effects, there is no doubt about the Draconian and life-ruining effects of GMO-business on regular farmers (and even home gardeners). There is also no doubt about the effects is has on bees. And without bees, we all die.


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