as animal rights advocacy. A b c Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (20) defines "vegetarian" (noun) as "A person who on principle abstains from animal food; esp. 62 A British study of almost 10,000 men found that those who gave up meat were almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as people on a conventional balanced diet. Devadatta was the founder of the tapasa movement in Buddhism and his special rules involved ascetic and austere practices (forest-dwelling, wearing only rags, etc). Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh, Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1998. 1 2 4, vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Retrieved March 18, 2018. The local history museum is located in the stone byre by the Rosenlund vicarage. 121 Alternative medicine edit Certain alternative medicines, such as Ayurveda and Siddha, prescribe a vegetarian diet as a normal procedure. 58 Other studies, exploring animal protein's negative effects on bone health, suggest that vegetarians may be less prone to osteoporosis than omnivores, as vegetarian subjects had greater bone mineral density 59 and more bone formation. "What's in Your Cheese?".
218 In May 2009, Ghent, Belgium, was reported to be "the first city in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week" for environmental reasons, when local authorities decided to implement a "weekly meatless day". 200 "Ital which is derived from the word vital, means essential to human existence. "What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12". 168 There is also a strong association between the Quakers and vegetarianism dating back at least to the 18th century. Roman writer Ovid concluded his magnum opus Metamorphoses, in part, with the impassioned argument (uttered by the character of Pythagoras) that in order for humanity to change, or metamorphose, into a better, more harmonious species, it must strive towards more humane tendencies. Most Useful : word or phrase which most fills a need for a new word Winner flexitarian : noun, a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat. 80 According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, consuming food that contains vitamin C, such as citrus fruit or juices, tomatoes, or broccoli, is a good way to increase the amount of iron absorbed at a meal. The occasion being the inaugural meeting of The Vegetarian Society. In September 2009, schools in Ghent are due to have a weekly veggiedag vegetarian day too.