Even though I have always been a naturally athletic, muscular guy who was the first to order the largest slab of meat available, when I began my journey of vegetarianism 2 months ago, I didn’t quite understand how challenging it would be. Around that same time I began to mediate heavily and gained clarity. It is through that clarity that I had the thought of giving up red meat. The ancients believed that when you consume flesh you also consume the energy of the animal you have eaten, making one more susceptible to negative energy.
At any restaurant, the beginning of not eating meat was a positive experience; I lost a few pounds and started to become very lean. I loved all of the new cuts and striations I was seeing on my body. Despite these physical changes I hit the wall seven weeks in. I began to feel very weak and experienced a severe lack of energy which is highly unusual for me. There were moments where I almost passed out from the dizziness. What was I doing wrong? I suspected that I was lacking some type of nutrient.
As I retraced my steps I realised that I had run out of Spirulina (which was currently in transit via the United States postal service) and I had not taken any for two days. This led me to research what exactly is in Spirulina. What I discovered amazed me. Not only is Spirulina one of the most potent sources of protein available (which was my reason for taking it), it also has a wealth of vitamins and nutrients, many of which I was unaware of including but not limited to B12, Potassium, Zinc, Magnesium and Iron. The lack of Iron was the reason for my dizziness.
Iron is found in red blood cells and is responsible for delivering oxygen from the lungs to the tissue via haemoglobin. Red meat, which I had stopped eating seven weeks previously, is high in iron and a lack of iron leads to anaemia. Symptoms of anaemia include: extreme fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness and light-headedness.
The day after my epiphany I received my Spirulina via mail, consumed it immediately and went to the gym. Man… I felt like a superhero during that workout. Now I am more knowledgeable on the subject and feeling stronger than ever: mentally, physically and spiritually. I am grateful.
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