I am originally from England now living in Canada. I work in the local school system assisting children with special needs. I have been an ovo-lacto vegetarian my whole life, for no other reason than just I didn't like to chew meat. I have a mild allergy to soy protein, so my protein intake has always been pretty low. My main source comes from the dairy and eggs that I eat. I don't seem to be able to process beans very well either. I have an adult son who is presently teaching in Korea. He is not vegetarian.