Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as usefulSeneca
I just got back from a very special weekend with lots of new insights to take home with. One of them is changing my eating habits. Not that my current one isn’t good or healthy for that matter because we’re already eating rather consciously. This means eating pretty much only white meat and not too much of it, biological food, whole wheat, no pork, no milk… You know, the usual 😉
I’m going to add a few to that list and I felt the need to publish them here. Why? Because I made a promise I would and putting it out there makes it easier for me to stick by it. Not that I wouldn’t otherwise, but consider it form of putting it in writing. Even if it is the virtual kind. So here it is:
- Stop drinking alcohol for at least 6 months
- Cutting down my meat, eggs and animal proteins even more. Max 2 times a week
- Taking better care of my body by juice vasting at least a few weeks these coming 6 months.
So there you have it. Never thought I’d go meatless, but this is getting very close to becoming a vegetarian. Very close indeed.
My exchange-brother Matt Mendlick’s story got featured on the site of the American Brain Tumor Association. It has been almost 10 years since I last saw him and a lot has happened in his life. In Matt’s own words:
My fateful journey began in April 2008 when the worst headache of my life brought me to the Radiology department where I was finishing my residency. What I thought might be a small bleed ended up being an only partially resectable, grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma. A complicated post-operative course made my recovery much more difficult and studying for my Boards in June was put on the back burner (via American Brain Tumor Association).
Stories like Matt’s only makes me realize more and more that it’s only about the now, to live in the present and to be appreciative of what you have now… because that’s all you’ve got.
I’m so proud of Matt for changing his life in every way possible to fight this terrible disease and of Katie for running in honor of Matt. You can read more of Matt’s story here.
I’ve been a firm advocate of eating in the most ecological way possible. This means cutting down on sugar, eating the proper fats, proper wheat and as much fresh and organic food as possible. This is not easy. Not because it’s difficult to stick to my choice, but mostly because it’s hard to find food that has not been tampered with.
One person I find very inspiring when it comes to eating in a healthy and ecological way is Jamie Oliver. I love watching his shows where he demonstrates how much you can do honest and pure food. And passion. And it’s this passion he so vigorously applies to his speech given at TED. A must see. To get inspired.
So, what do you think? Convinced that we are poisoning ourselves with our food too? I was, but my beliefs have just been reinstated.