I was never diagnosed with caeliac disease (gluten allergy) but my son was very early by a pediatrician (God bless him) who knew about it otherwise my baby would have died but it took me years and even decades to figure out that all my health problems were related with an inability to digest carbohydrates and a high sensitivity to gluten especially in pasta products and me too I follow the chinese conception of food as medecine but I did some adjustments because wheat is also a natural anti-depressor but I can absolutely relate to your way of eating.
My bible is the book of Henry C. Lu - The Art of Long Life subtitle whose titled is "Chinese Foods for Longevity" actually this title is misleading because 90 % of these foods are not specifically chinese but are to be found on any ordinary market in a big city. Every act of life can be spiritualized if we have the sense of the sacred.
Thanks for speaking about it as it is not an easy task to dissent against the mainstream idea of associating spirituality and vegetarianism.
And you are right when the cravings disappear we actually eat less including meat.
Just wish we could revert to a more natural life and abolish this "meatrix factories" that is why I try to get free range poultries and lamb and always favor the local products.
I found by chance a curious read on the reason why certain religions forbid to eat pigs. Apparently the pig DNA is the closest of the human DNA and I don't know if it is true but it seems far fetched to me the pig could be hosting a human entity (kinda dark force) which one would absorb this way and would be influenced by it and get his bad karma ????.
May be Michael Cremo has heard about that ?
Anyway I am of the opinion that we have lost the sacredness in everything. Preparing food is an act of love and should also be an act
of thanksgiving. That is why I follow the eastern philosophy because they held food as sacred and as medecine.