Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is the first time I hear this word. Apparently it has been coined to describe people who are sometimes vegetarian and sometimes omnivorous. And being Orthodox, that makes me one too heehee :P Or is there another word for people who are sometimes vegan and sometimes omnivorous?


  1. I've also heard the term "flexitarian"-- apparently meaning one who is flexible in their diet.

    I believe the word you are looking for that describes "sometimes vegan and sometimes omnivorous" is "hungry." kidding. :)

  2. Yeah he mentions flexitarian as well.

    Hehe yeah, the hungrier I get the more omnivorous I get :P

  3. I've never heard of these terms. Must be Western worldly terminologies. Well, that just describes an Orthodox Christian diet. Wednesdays and Fridays are vegan and the other days you can eat meat. Then there are the fasts for Christmas, Pascha, St. Peter and Paul and the Dormition of the Theotokos. Oh yeah, and the beheading of St. John the Baptist(Sept. 11/Aug. 29).

    Seems like the worldly view thinks it's a new fangle way of eating, but this has been done since the Old Testament and the Orthodox Christian Church has always established this rule of abstinence. The Greek cuisine is the perfect example of this alternative diet; because of their none meat and dairy diets. Which isn't surprising that it's considered the healthiest diet in preventing many illnesses.

    "the hungrier I get the more omnivorous".

    That's because the body is influenced by the passions of the soul. Why do you think monks don't eat meat? Because flesh of animals feed the physial passions and all that enters the physical sphere effects the soul. It gets into the system and effects our bodies. But, restraining the stomach effects the soul. And it's also a mental discipline of free will. Emotions are influenced by what we eat. And the soul is the center of our emotions. The nous is the guard of our souls.

    Did you know that Adam and Eve were vegetarians? They did not hunt or eat the animals that lived with them. It was only after Noah that God permitted meat in their diet.

    And today, we are seeing that the best diet is to eat vegetables, fruits and nuts.

    Hope I didn't bore anybody. :)