I was wondering the same thing, so thanks for pre-answering :-) When I go to Aikido I can tell who ate garlic the night before quite easily, and if they had red wine with it too! It's a clear to me as the smokers. Garlic and onions give me a headache anyway (and bad guts) so I'm not keen on them.
Incidentally, my body never says "eat an animal" in like 18 years so I guess it's getting what it needs anyway. I enjoy eating too, but I've realised how much of my pleasure derives from "satisfying a craving" like taking a drug. Also as I eat "simpler" foods I'm able to appreciate their flavours and texture and also just the goodness they are giving me. Plus there's lots more to life than food to be enjoyed ;-)
DRK: thanks for the great article. People always ask the same questions and it's nice to have some more answers (if I can even be bothered). The other classic is "Oh, so you're vegetarian? Well I don't each much meat, no, just a bit of chicken, and fish and red meat every now and then." and I'm like "Fascinating... where's the exit please?".
Last edited by Jake Birkett; 01-05-2008 at 03:23 PM.