" wrote: It puts a stain on your liver, your pancreas, your whole digestive system. So your body uses more energy to digest such diets, and you become weaker and weaker. Your hair, skin, and even emotional health will be compromised. You would need to take supplements. A lot of vegans do. If their diet is so healthy, why are they taking all that stuff? Why whenever I go to a "health food store", I see the most sickly people?
thats unfair. there are reasons to go vegetarian and vegan and ways of doing it safely and successfully. one comes to a vegan diet by making very slow changes. many
people come to it because they are already
ill ( the SAD-- standard american diet-- being a major factor) and have been rejected by conventional health care. it has quite a long and honorable history as one facet of a very successful healing method (naturopathy)and shouldn't be rejected out of hand without a fair examination of it. herbs and homeopathy fit in with this type of diet and method of healing, if thats what you mean by supplements.
i respect dr. price's work but i know i would do poorly on it. and there are all sorts of moral and ecological questions to a meat based diet. more questions now than there were in dr. price's day.
but beware of labeling people and their diets. i've been 70-100% fruits and vegetables for 35 years, mostly vegan for the last 25 years, largely raw for the last 5 but at times i do eat other things for a variety of reasons. i have never been struck down by a bolt of lightning for doing so.
i should add that i have survived a variety of health disasters since childhood including hereditary cancer. i get healthier every day, have stayed flexible, do not look my age (59) and so on. so much for greens being a strain on the system.