Zoebird- you are a wealth of information about yoga. This is fantastic information about the history of Vedic practices. I've never been to an ashram but I've done a dozen or so intensive weekend yoga retreats at local studios, all of which served grain-heavy vegan fare.
Lewis- are you a researcher? Your analytic breakdown of this discussion is so thoughtful. I really don't know much about Atkins, but I would not have guessed that Atkins would only call for 10% meat.
Aix- I'm sorry your MIL is so preachy. It's hard to deal with and I generally live and let live. She sounds pretty dramatic, so probably best to just ignore her exasperated huffs.