Hi squeaky. I probably should just go back and delete that post. After reading her other posts I think her problems have little to do with a meat vs vegetarian diet.
Here's my opinion; there is a world of difference between factory raised animal products and animals raised on small family farms. I would never eat animal products available through the grocery stores. That's a given. Ethically AND nutritionally they're a horror. However, animals raised on organic family farms, treated with care and respect are another story.
I used to live on a farm when my four children were small. Our eggs and milk were given willingly by happy animals. I even had one goat (Annie) who would come and bang on the back door if I was late milking her. So ethically I see nothing wrong with eating eggs and milk, for me personally. As long as it's understood I'm talking raw, non pasturized non homogenized milk and eggs from bug-eating walk-around-the-garden hens. Our animals were happy, and we were happy having them in our lives.
Eating meat is a little trickier for me. We used to kill our animals, or rather my husband and neighbors did, I had to go lay down. If an animal is killed humanely and with repect, and for our nourishment, in a way he is fulfilling his destiny on this earth and serving his purpose. If it weren't for us eating him, frankly he would have never been born. Eating the flesh of animals who have been raised in a factory, tortured by their environment and viciously murdered in terror is something else again, and something I would never consume.
In reading Andreas book closely I see many references to the harm it does a body from OVEReating animal products. From this and many other sources, I think that it is ok for SOME body types, nutritionally speaking, to eat SMALL AMOUNTS of animal products. The problems come from eating too much. Meat is a source of many nutrients, some of which are hard to come by otherwise and for SOME body types may be beneficial. I also believe from my reading that the best way to consume animal protein is raw. The proteins are changed for the worse when cooked, especially with high heat. For me that means only raw dairy is consumed. With eggs I usually cook them over-medium with the whites cooked and the yolks raw. My son eats them Rocky style but I don't have the stones to do that.
Because I can eat all types of dairy raw, and eggs half raw, I think they're of more use to a body than meat. Also, they're easier to digest. I'm kind of becoming vegetarian by process of elimination. I gave up all pork when I read about how they can't sweat and therefore they retain toxins in their fat, then beef because our government can't be trusted to tell us the truth about mad cow, now I only eat bison and chicken very infrequently and in very small portions. I will probably eventually become a vegetarian (in fact some weeks I guess I already am) and if I ever lose my source for raw dairy and good eggs I'll be vegan too.
I hope I've answered your questions. I'm on a journey too, I haven't read everything and I'm sure I'll change my mind about many things before I die. This is just my opinion on it from where I sit at the moment. I hope I haven't said anything too offensive :)