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Re: time to give up milk even in India?

From: Rajaram Venkataramani (v_raja_ram_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 09:18:58 PDT

Dear All - 

I thank Sri Mani Varadarajan for bringing up this
important topic of cow's milk. 

Most Vaishnavas take to cow's milk because it has been
done traditionally - erumai paal is a later day
addition. It is a good idea to stop them but we have
to do it after a proper research in to health impacts.
Some of the vaishnava food habits like giving up
onion, garlic etc. deprive the body of necessary
hormones and enzymes leading to lack of energy,
virility etc. It is important to find sattvic &
vegetarian alternative so that the body remains
healthy. 

I met a PETA activist who is a vegan vegetarian. She
said she does not even take milk! But as a dancer she
is able to maintain very good health - better than
non-vegetarians who face obesity, cancer threat and
other problems.

If we give good diet alternatives - yes we all can
follow. If we can maintain a healthy body with strong
muscles and have high stamina levels by eating
vegetarian food, we can apply peer pressure on others
also who constantly fight their fat. 

I am positive that it is possible. 

Yours humbly
Rajaram 




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