Okay. So there are some things that I have been wondering, and just curious as to the "why".
Why is it such a bad thing to eat eggs? I'm not a huge egg eater anyway, so giving them up wouldn't be hard for me personally. I guess I just don't understand this.
Also, why is it so bad to eat dairy? I remember reading something about milking cows isn't good for them, or something to that effect.
As a new vegetarian, things can get a little confusing sometimes. And I'm the kind of person that likes to know all the sides of the story before making the decision that I feel is right for me. (And I never judge anyone who makes a different decision for themselves.)
Someone did explain the raw food thing to me, and that makes sense. I mean, anything that is natural and from the earth is going to contain more nutrients than something that has been cooked. That stands to reason.
Another thing I've been wondering - why do vegans not eat honey or use products with beeswax or lanolin in them? I could be wrong, as I'm just starting to learn....but it doesn't hurt the sheep when they shave the wool, does it? And it doesn't hurt the bees to eat the honey either, right? I'm not challenging this or trying to be bratty about it, I just honestly don't understand the reasoning behind it, and am trying to understand it.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped me out here so far. I love researching all of my options, and learning what is what is the land of vegetarianism/veganism.