Timothy Shieff – Veganism is Wrong For Me – Why I Started Eating Meat To Heal My Body
Tim Shieff is an athlete and entrepreneur.
When Tim and I last spoke he had just been crowned “last man standing” on Ninja Warrior UK and completed an incredible 35-day water fast. We also drank our own urine live on camera – as a therapy!
He shocked his followers recently by announcing he had given up veganism after feeling a need to reintroduce animal products into his diet. He consequently stepped away from the vegan clothing company he co-founded, ETHCS, too.
02:43 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:08 Brian’s introduction.
04:58 What life has been like for Tim since he announced he was no longer a vegan.
08:14 Tim’s response to those who feel anger and let down by his decision and why he made it.
10:10 Recalculating his morals and ethics in coming to terms with the decision he felt he had to make.
13:16 What about the animals and is it right to focus on player one?
17:44 The rise of commercial veganism.
18:16 How he realised his body and health was suffering through a vegan diet.
23:46 The problems with living out your life on YouTube, including documenting his decision to fast.
25:53 Tim’s response to those who blame the fast for his state of mind leading to his ceasing the vegan diet.
27:49 His salmon wet dream.
32:53 Does Tim have an eating disorder?
36:17 Does Tim like being the outlier, is he an attention seeker? Why he wants to be nude amongst friends.
40:19 The strong reaction to the London Real video of Brian and Tim drinking their own urine.
41:21 Are people right to question whether Tim is attention seeking to build his own brand?
43:29 His relationship with the known advocates of the vegan lifestyle.
45:58 Besides deciding veganism is not good for him, he suggests that applies to most people.
47:54 Is veganism an intellectual city movement as against living close to nature eating locally sourced food?
52:43 Does understanding the cycle of life involve hunting and killing animals for their meat?
55:07 The reaction that has surprised him, both positively and negatively, upon his decision to eat meat.
57:29 The power of YouTube to promote ideology and the quick dismissal rather than considered positivity.
1:02:15 What it was like to leave clothing company Ethics.
1:03:17 His advice to those questioning their own veganism.
1:04:48 Does he regret going vegan and does he look forward to moving on to the next stage of his life?
1:05:58 The supplements he is currently taking.
1:07:10 Tim’s ideas for the future.
1:16:47 Success secrets….
1:17:34 … Tim’s final thoughts.
1:20:35 Brian’s summing up.
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