It is very difficult to eat something which makes you feel noticibly bad. I believe that for some eating small amounts of clean meat works. As stated, when I began this, I could not tolerate any carbs which was terrible for someone who has spent the last 5 years being mostly a veggie and carb eater with minimal animal protein. I really do not want to get in a debate bacause that is not why I am on this forum. Before modern times, many populations have eaten meat and lived healthy lives. Only when we started mistreating animals by raising them the way we do now has there been a problem and by people thinking they could eat meat as a staple food. I can eat a well treated or wild animal in good conscience but never those raised in in the CAFO's.
While I am happy for those who are happy living a vegetarian lifestle, human beings are omnivores not because I said it, that's just what we are. While I think obese is extreme, I also think being an emaciated vegan is extreme. I know if I ate nothing but veggies, I would be rail thin and grazing all day. It's true that people who eat less live longer. However, I believe that we are wired to enjoy eating. Pleasure = survival, Pain = demise. This line has been blurred by our society and the way we eat. I am ill because of what society made available for me to eat. I grew up with no choice. Now I know and I choose well. Yes I want to live a long life and live it well. I want to heal. I certainly do not want to live forever never being able to eat anything but sprouts salad and buckwheat not that I want to eat junk either.
I do not believe this is a right or wrong proposition, it is just finding what works. I think that alkalizing is a fantastic thing to do and I think there are many healing benefits to being veg while cleaning out your body. I believe you must eat many alkalizing foods and only few acid foods. And I also believe that truth prevails but every man finds it when he finds it. Maybe I will be where you are one day. And if that is the case, I have no doubt I will find my way there.