Thanksgiving is bringing home to me that most of the people who I care about eat, not just SAD, but a very inverse diet to mine. I live in a liberal college town. Most of my loving, progressive, artistic friends & family:
Believe in the lipid hypothesis.
Believe that meat consumption is anti-environmentalist
Will do their best to be healthy and save the earth.
As a result, most of them are:
- Pescetarians who feel guilty that they aren't vegetarian
- Vegetarians who feel guilty that they aren't vegan
- Vegans who are slowly making themselves sick
I was a vegetarian for 5 years and paid the price in autoimmune thyroiditis. I TRULY believe that these guys are eating unhealthily, but thanks to our social millieu and my newbishness, I'm the one on the defense.
So are there any compelling, quick links for me, on topics like:
- the link between gluten/grains and autoimmunity?
- fat doesn't make you fat