I've been doing lots of research on the 2 religions, because on 2 different occasions, I have read that the people active in these 2 religions have the lower incidences of Alzheimer's, and cancers, and live the longest with a good quality of life.
Flying home, there was another article in my prevention magazine, this time about the Mormons in Salt Lake City, and how they have low cancer & Alzheimer's rates, and are rated the healthiest people in the nation.
These are Christian Religions, so they worship God, just as I do. But the other 2 things these religions have in common, is they eat very little to no meat, and they don't drink coffee or tea.
I'm curious if there is anyone here on our board that is a part of either one of these religions, and if they could share a little more about the way they eat, and why.
I've always felt that coffee/caffeine had always been a culprit of encouraging bad health, but I loved my morning cup of Joe. However, starting tomorrow, I am giving up coffee for good. Not because of these religions, but because I always experience stomach cramps after I drink coffee. So I'm giving it up. I have given it up before, and always felt better without it. But I guess caffeine is truly addictive, because it's been hard to stop completely.
My program, before I went to Texas, was basically the same as their diet. I was eating lots of raw fruits & veggies, gave up coffee, and ate very little meat, but increased my fish intake. I felt great before I left for Texas, but because I went off program in TX, I'm back in a downward spiral. My cravings are back full force, and I didn't have any before. They came back with a vengeance.
Tomorrow I'm looking forward to getting back on track, and cut the cravings off at the root.
I feel physically terrible again, like I did before I started my program. I have no energy, and feel sick all the time. I really am looking forward to feeling better again.