Yashendu and Ramona cooked a wonderful dinner again which was so delicious! I already told that we are strictly vegetarian but today again I felt I needed to tell you that with vegetarian diet you can live a very healthy life!
Some time ago I went to see an old friend of my father. He is Ayurvedic Doctor in Delhi. He is very popular since many years. The Indian government made him honorary citizen and he is the Ayurvedic consultant of the president of India. He is an expert in reading the pulse. He only feels someone’s pulse and he makes a full diagnosis of your physical problems. He can tell you everything about your body then.
When I was there he had a patient. He put a finger on his pulse and the patient told that he eats meat and also drinks alcohol. When he heard this the doctor got very angry and said ‘Go out of here! I will not give you medicine like this! First stop drinking and eat vegetarian food, then you can come again!’
He is very old and he works since more than 50 years in this way. Daily 500 people come to his house and want to consult him and he advises each person to be vegetarian because he knows that meat harms the body. And that is why I wonder very much about what people tell me about the advice of their doctors here in the west.
Many times I am told that the doctor told to eat meat. They say the body needs it if it should not get weak. This is a very crazy idea in my eyes. There are countries like India in which it is quite normal not to eat meat and the people there are not all sick and weak. Vegetarian food can provide all vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Everything that the body needs for life. Vegetarian food is much more healthy, it is light and more easily digested than heavy meat in the stomach. It helps in strengthening your immune system and your metabolism. So I am really astonished when I hear that doctors suggest eating meat to be healthy.
And there are also people who know when they eat meat that they do not really feel good and they know that their body feels much better with light vegetarian nutrition but still they eat meat. Many of them lack the courage to make the decision to be vegetarian. Everybody in their surroundings eats meat so they also do. They do not follow the feeling of their body which tells them that they have difficulties falling asleep after a steak for dinner. They know that some bread and salad or even warm vegetables would be much nicer. But they eat the steak. They were taught by society that meat is healthy and this root many people have very deep inside.
I even know vegetarians who would never eat meat again but who feed meat to their children because they think the children need that. This is another crazy belief here: children need meat for being strong and healthy. These people would not eat what they prepare for their children.
You can have a fully balanced diet without meat, too. Listen more to the feeling of your body and you will realize that your body, too, prefers the vegetarian diet. It is much easier for the body. We are not made for eating meat! It is healthy to live in a vegetarian way and if whole nations can live healthily without meat, why shouldn’t you be able to? And if you feel this then listen to what your body tells you and live in a healthy vegetarian way!