Vegan Religion Or Philosophy And Dreaming Of Eating Sardines

Vegan Religion or Philosophy?

vegan religion

A healthy vegan listens to their body.

religion: noun
The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power,
  • a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.
    “consumerism is the new religion”

vegan religion or philosophy fish oil

philosophy: noun
  1. the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.
    • the study of the theoretical basis of a particular branch of knowledge or experience.

Just because non-human animals do itdoes not make it right for human animals, so chuck that false justification out of the window.

But I awoke dreaming of eating sardines, and I’ve been on a pretty strict vegan (plant-based) diet for 2.5 years.

Why and what’s to do?

Do I live a vegan religion or a vegan philosophy? The latter!

I repeat: A healthy vegan listens to her/his body.

I awoke yesterday, dreaming of eating sardines. RED FLAG.

I used to eat sardines all the time, before going vegan 2.5 years ago.

So, why the dream? Thinks!

I’d run out of fish oil capsules 10 days ago. I found that they really help my lipid profile, since discovering my milky plasma in 1976.

vegan religion or philosophy Andrew Weil

The good doctor, Andrew Weil. I like the way he looks so happy, and he recommends some excellent choices in whisky.

I’m a severe, genetic hyperlipidemic (resting TG > 2,000, HDL <20). Failure to control it leads to the risk of pancreatic failure, let alone all those untoward effects on my cardiovascular system.

To quote a source I really trust, apart from the subject of exercise, Dr. Andrew Weil:

Essential fatty acids: By not eating fish, you’re missing out on natural sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Instead, make sure to include in your diet whole or unrefined grain products plus walnuts, freshly ground flaxseeds, or hemp seeds. Be aware that the vegetarian sources of omega-3s are not as good as oily fish. Consider taking a fish oil supplement or, at least, an algae-derived supplement of DHA.

There are great alternatives, as the excellent doctor says, but it’s complicated.

What was I to do with my sardine craving, as a dedicated vegan?

vegan religion vegan soupIt isn’t a vegan religion to me, it’s more a healthy and caring philosophy.

First I scarfed some walnuts. It reduced the craving, somewhat.

English idiom explained:

SCARF: To eat something, perhaps in a hurry; to swallow something, perhaps in a hurry.
Are you going to scarf this whole thing down? Here, scarf down this sandwich.

Then I bought a bottle of fish oil, took two and the sardine craving vanished.

Dear vegans, please listen when your body speaks.

OK, let’s have some vegan soup for breakfast (with a fish oil tablet!)

kev aka FitOldDog



  1. Interesting. I had to stop all oils, and my sky high CRP # fell back to normal range. Now I take a ‘nothing fishy omega3’ capsule, algae based.

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