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.

00:00 Trailer.

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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yuumbaalam484
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yuumbaalam484

Horrible, this guy didn’t even tried, he doesn’t believe in doctors, he is in a loop I think, he just lied to himself, hope he finds peace without killing and hurting, we are not so special to make what we don’t want upon ourselves to others, there is no logical explanation for ethics, it’s just mental gymnastics, like David Goggins said, we fool ourselves, we give an easy way out and our mind wins. So sorry for this guy, hopefully he finds whatever he is looking for, but this is so sad, it’s like going back to the middle ages,… Read more »

Nick Clifford
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Do they move on to other topics? after 45 mins, I switched off, got super boring … so he went back to meat, it’s a personal choice … everyone is different I think.

fruitspeace
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fruitspeace

“Sorry
Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here.”

WHY? :O

Trevor
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appreciate what you eat without guilt and food just tastes better. our relationship with food is so important

Frances
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Thank you Brian for sharing this and thank you Timothy- you are truly amazing, coming full circle back around and now you are whole ❤️ Loved every minute of this interview 🙌

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107

This was painful. Even from the thumb nails you can see the increase in blood pressure. It woul dbe interesting to see blood lipids. Especially considering he still has a high activity level.

rubengamoo43
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rubengamoo43

Grew up Hunting & Fishing. Loved harvesting from the wild.
Conscious Omnivore who tried Vegan for a year plus.
But listening to my Spirit & Body , somehow I knew I needed to consume animal products. No regrets in my vegan journey because it taught me more about whole plant foods.
Nature ,Yoga , Meditation and Calisthenics are my go to.
Stay true to your own journey.😈❤️😈

fudoshin009
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fudoshin009

i have big respect for tim that he was able to take side step and got rid off this when he felt he is not able to identify with that movement. i have similar personal experience. even if you can balanced your diet, still it is spiritual trap and you will end up just doing forced moves. someone said that fanatism is when you loose your aim but you keep the faith. vegan comunity was hijacked, lost aim and it is now just tool for catching souls and generate negativity around. there are many reasons for that which i don’t… Read more »

Rona Dalgleish
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Thank you both for creating this content. I’m the daughter of a gunsmith and vegan of 2 years but I am soon going to be embarking on rewilding myself. I don’t believe veganism is a sustainable diet, at least not in the uk. I’d like to make a positive impact on the environment with my food choices – Deer populations in Scotland are devastating forest regrowth and Congar eels in particular are seriously overpopulating our Loch’s. Maybe one day you’ll both come to Scotland and join me and my family hunting or spear fishing, the offer is there 🙂 All… Read more »

Marco Jaimes
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I would say that Tim Shieff has had more of an impact on me than any other human. I went vegan back in 2013 at the age of 16 after watching one of his first youtube videos talking about why he stopped eating meat, and I’ve been following his journey through the second half of my teenage years and now my early twenties, and have always looked up to him as an inspirational figure in regards to his success as a parkour athlete, his freethinking ways, and his willingness to follow his heart. This man’s journey has definitely influenced mine,… Read more »

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doquinn692

Most excellent show. I feel we are all here on an experience. I feel Tim’s journey to be conscious in his food choices is very healthy. I feel the more I can connect with my body and what it is telling me that it needs is the healthiest choice. Fanaticism is not good in any approach to life. I too was a vegetarian and vegan for years and I was very unhealthy and emotionally unhappy. I had some test done and it turns out that my system thrives healthier with some flesh foods in it. I try to eat local… Read more »

doquinn692
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doquinn692

Most excellent show. I feel we are all here on an experience. I feel Tim’s journey to be conscious in his food choices is very healthy. I feel the more I can connect with my body and what it is telling me that it needs is the healthiest choice. Fanaticism is not good in any approach to life. I too was a vegetarian and vegan for years and I was very unhealthy and emotionally unhappy. I had some test done and it turns out that my system thrives healthier with some flesh foods in it. I try to eat local… Read more »

Jammyfish
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So good he said it twice, either that or there is an echo here.