FitOldDog Is Now Monomaniacal About Diet, Leaning Towards Plant Only Or Vegan

FitOldDog Is Now Monomaniacal About Diet, Leaning Towards Plant Only Or Vegan

The Subject Of Plant-Based Or Vegan Diets Raises Lots Of Questions Related To Health, Animal Rights, And Global Warming My latest adventure is the plant-based or vegan diet. Plus saving rats from chemical testing, which I did for years). I suspect that people who take on Ironman, or other endurance sports training into their 70s, are probably a little bit OCD, or as a friend of mine described me, ... Read more

Food Tastes So Much Better On A Whole Plant Diet: FitOldDog Is Amazed!

Food Tastes So Much Better On A Whole Plant Diet: FitOldDog Is Amazed!

It's a funny thing, but what they said about food tasting better on a whole plant diet, turns out to be correct. I've been doing this for about 2 months, much of my food coming from the vegetable garden. Gets easier and easier, even when I cook meat for family and friends, I have no desire to eat what I've cooked (we can't go forcing things on people, it doesn't work, but they watch me eating, and wonder, I can ... Read more

You Are What You Eat; The Evolution Of FitOldDog’s Diet From English To Almost Plant Only!

You Are What You Eat; The Evolution Of FitOldDog's Diet From English To Almost Plant Only!

Over the years my diet has evolved, but I'm still alive and active at age 72, though my blood chemistry has certainly improved from a severe genetic hyperlipidemia that could have damaged my pancreas, so that's good. I was raised on English food, with one of my favorites being Steak & Kidney pie, when I could save up enough money to buy one after a water polo match in my teens. I loved haggis in Scotland, ... Read more

Why Do We Eat Animals?

Why Do We Eat Animals?

Why do we eat animals? We eat animals because we evolved to eat animals. Animals provide a highly concentrated, and somewhat storable, food/energy source, but we are really omnivores (consuming animals and plants). I'm sure we'd eat anything we could get our hands on, as the Ice Ages pushed us around (and pumped up our brains). When it comes to eating animals, or animal products, moderation is the real key, though ... Read more

To Improve Animal Kindness And Market Share, McDonalds Could Sell An Organic Vegan Burger

To Improve Animal Kindness And Market Share, McDonalds Could Sell An Organic Vegan Burger

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. Tao te Ching, as translated by Steven Mitchell. McDonalds Could Change The World For The Better. I have fond memories of the McDonalds Restaurant, in Geneva, Switzerland, back in the mid-1970s, because ... Read more

Why Do We Eat Animals? Genes, Memes Or Survival?

Why Do We Eat Animals? Genes, Memes Or Survival?

"Still the pioneer, Victoria determined to find what was missing and find the optimum human diet.   The Chimpanzee DietIn her search, Victoria discovered that chimpanzees have 99.4% of the same genes as humans. In addition, they have an incredible immunity to HIV and hepatitis C. What could make more sense than checking out what they eat?" Raw Food For The Beginner Every time I watch interesting animal ... Read more

You Can’t Tell A Network By It’s Cover – What’s To Eat, Healthy Meals?

You Can't Tell A Network By It's Cover - What's To Eat, Healthy Meals?

I find myself under increasing pressure to become a vegetarian, plant-only eater, Vegan or Paleolithic Lookalike, but which one would be good for both my body and the Biosphere, I wonder? What are healthy meals for every person, and the rest of the living skin of planet Earth? As I was working on The Thoughtful Athlete website, the other day, I decided to add the topic of diet choices, because I suspect that ... Read more

Does Your Dog Like Peas? Philosophy At Work.

Hi folks, welcome! Why do we like one person, vegetable, book, or dog, and not another? I do like philosophy, or thinking about thinking, I must admit, and this is an age-old question. When it comes to liking most things, no problem, your initial impression is generally on target. For humans, however, first impressions are dangerous and you have to remember that you most certainly can't tell a book by ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.