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Around the Zen Garden: A Look at Past Diets and Related Topics

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Around the Zen Garden: A Look at Past Interests and Topics




Looking back at my archives, I realized that in 2014 I was on a Paleo Diet! Wow, stunning!

I guess I had succumbed to all the hoopla that was everything Paleo, and influenced by one or two friends who had turned Paleo. What a mistake, looking backing.

Fortunately, I am no longer friends with one of them, as he kept shoving the Paleo philosophy down my throat.

But, the good thing is, I didn’t last on the Paleo Diet, or any diets that have been high protein low carb and emphasizing the eating of animals and their derivative so-called products.

And, have been using Cron-o-meter (thank God) and getting back on track to a vegan diet, I have been feeling much more healthy, and not justify any need to eat animals again because of a Paleo Diet. I don’t think the Paleo Diet is sustainable in the long run, and the old hunter gathers of 10,000 years ago didn’t have a great life expectancy back then either, nor did they flourish with technology and inventions. In fact, the Chinese empires have been a long lived peoples because of their Asian Diet, which consists of a grain staple, rice, and eating lots of fruits and vegetables and eating less animals. And if they do, they are in stir fries where the animal meat is cut into bite size pieces. But, the emphasis is on a staple.

But, it’s interesting to note that I tried the Paleo Diet in 2014. I was wondering when I fell off the raw vegan bandwagon.

In Defense of Paleo

Now, the Paleo Diet is a step in the right direction in terms of improving one’s ingesting of whole foods and fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, as opposed to highly processed foods and junk/fast foods in the Standard American Diet.

The only problem I have with Paleo is the eating of animals, which I have grown an ethical, more compassionate side to my vegan diet. If I can prove I can survive with eating animal flesh on a 100% vegan diet, and eating quality meats that would have to be almost prohibitively expensive, in the long run it’s just not worth the effort. And if a vegan diet alone has caused improvements in my almost 60 year old body, then I definitely can survive without being a Paleo eater.

Like other fad diets, the Paleo diet is promoted as a way of improving health.[6] There is some evidence that following this diet may lead to improvements in terms of body composition and metabolic effects compared with the typical Western diet[3] or compared with diets recommended by national nutritional guidelines.[7] Following the Paleo diet can lead to an inadequate calcium intake. —Wikipedia

Similar diets that I tried through the years (that were diversions from my mostly vegetarian life) were the Atkins Diet which stressed lots of animal proteins and virtually no carbs, and The Zone Diet which pretty much did the same but stressed exact ratios of Proteins to Fats to Carbs. But these diets, from my experience have worked in the short-term, but after 6 months I had to get off these high protein diets simply because they made me feel sick and ill. And my performance as a musical professional had suffered.

I definitely believe in vegan. I definitely believe humans need a staple grain. So, I’m not macrobiotic but I have adopted a macrobiotic way of eating vegan, and so far it’s been working great these past 3 years solid!

And I can’t stress enough that going vegan is the more compassionate, sustainable practice.

Indian Spice Box
Monday December 11, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Travel
Vegan Food Pyramid
Thursday December 7, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan, Wellness
Raw Vegan Sandwich
Saturday November 4, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Beast Burger
Saturday November 4, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Exercise Fitness Cardio
Saturday October 28, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Homemade Guacamole
Tuesday October 17, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Beast Burger
Tuesday October 17, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Beast Burger
Saturday October 14, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Beast Burger
Sunday October 8, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan, Wellness
vegetable tempura
Saturday October 7, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Beast Burger
Sunday August 6, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Buddha Morning
Wednesday August 2, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Daily News, Stocks
Beast Burger
Tuesday August 1, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
vegetable tempura
Sunday July 23, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
vegetable tempura
Wednesday July 19, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan Recipes
Buddha Morning
Sunday July 16, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Saturday July 15, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Wellness
blender
Friday July 14, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Raw Vegan Diet
Wednesday July 12, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Raw Foods
Monday July 10, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan
Vegan Vegetarian
Sunday July 9, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan

Sunday July 9, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
raw foods
Saturday July 8, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Saturday July 8, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Thursday June 29, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Buddha Morning
Wednesday June 28, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Tuesday June 27, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan

Friday May 12, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Rooney Mara
Thursday May 4, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Raw Vegan Diet
Tuesday April 25, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan
Vegan Deli Sandwich
Sunday March 19, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Thursday March 16, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
oatmeal breakfast
Wednesday March 15, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition

Saturday March 11, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Sunday March 5, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Thursday September 1, 2016 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Fitness, Vegan
Napali Coast
Thursday June 2, 2016 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog
Tom Brady and Gisele
Wednesday January 6, 2016 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Tuesday December 15, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Pismo Beach
Friday December 4, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Saturday August 8, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Super-charged Cacao Smoothie
Wednesday August 5, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan

Thursday July 30, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Yoga

Thursday July 23, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Wednesday July 22, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Monday July 20, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Sunday July 19, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Tuesday July 14, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Tuesday July 14, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Fine Dining, Raw Foods, Vegan

Monday July 13, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Thursday July 9, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Tuesday July 7, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Rawvolution
Sunday July 5, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Tuesday June 30, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Tuesday June 30, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan
garden daisies
Monday June 29, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog
Amanda Hendrick
Saturday June 27, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Raw Vegan Diet
Tuesday June 23, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Vegan Food Pyramid
Monday June 22, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Raw Vegan Diet
Saturday June 20, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Thursday June 18, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Fine Dining, Vegan
Vegan Deli Sandwich
Thursday June 18, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Vegan

Wednesday June 17, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan

Friday June 12, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Wisdom, Yoga
vegan curry tofu scramble
Monday April 20, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
vegan curry tofu scramble
Thursday April 9, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Garden
Thursday April 9, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog
vegan home fries
Tuesday April 7, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
vegan tofu stir fry
Monday April 6, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Vegan
Raw Salad Zen
Wednesday April 1, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods

Tuesday March 31, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods
Raw Salad Zen
Friday April 25, 2014 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition

Wednesday March 27, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition
Raw Vegan Lunch
Tuesday February 12, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Raw Foods, Vegan

Monday February 11, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Television, Vegan
Raw Vegan Diet
Friday February 8, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition
Raw Foods
Wednesday January 30, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition
Raw Salad Zen
Monday January 28, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition
Raw Vegan Diet
Monday January 28, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Fitness, Nutrition
Yoga
Friday January 25, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Nutrition, Raw Foods, Vegan, Yoga
ocean sunset
Thursday January 24, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Nutrition

Thursday January 17, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Yoga
Raw Foods
Friday October 14, 2011 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Nutrition, Vegan

Thursday January 15, 2009 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition

Thursday January 8, 2009 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition

Thursday January 1, 2009 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Sunday November 30, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Tuesday August 12, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Tuesday May 6, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Thursday April 24, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Green Living, Nutrition

Saturday January 5, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Thursday December 13, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition, Raw Foods

Tuesday December 11, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Nutrition

Saturday December 8, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Friday December 7, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Friday November 23, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Monday November 12, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Wednesday July 12, 2006 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog, Vegan

Wednesday May 24, 2006 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Friday September 30, 2005 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog

Saturday July 23, 2005 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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