Is a little meat OK?
I’m frequently asked “ is a little meat OK? ” It came up in several conversations this past week and in an email from Carolyn.
Let me begin my saying that about 80% of all my clients eat chicken, fish, beef or pork. A small percentage still eat meat several times a week while others eat meat once or twice a month.
Personally, I try hard to never eat meat, poultry, fish and dairy. I do know that sometimes in a restaurant or at a family members or friend’s house the vegetables I am eating may be cooked in butter. Or, there may be cheese in the veggie burger in the restaurant. I’ve been to friend’s for dinner and been served fish. I will then eat a small portion. Most of our meals are at home and they are 100% plant-based.
What is the evidence?
On October 11, 2016, Michael Greger, M.D., posted that “Studies going back half a century found that those eating meat one or more days a week had significantly higher rates of diabetes, and the more frequently meat was eaten, the more frequent the disease.” I encourage you to read Dr. Greger’s article, What About Eating Just a Little Meat?
Other studies show that those eating meat one or more days a week had significantly higher rates of heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disease. Meat and dairy are also known inflammatories.
Would you eat poison?
Over the years as people have asked me if a little meat is OK or similar questions. Sometimes, my response has been, “how much rat poison do you think you can eat without getting sick?”
Maybe you could have a tiny bit and be OK. But, would you? I think not.
My question to Carolyn is, since you have dramatically improved your health by eating only plant-based food, why would you go back to eating meat?
Focus your meals on whole grain plant-based food
I encourage you to continue to focus your meals on whole grain plant-based food.
Now I don’t think that you have to be a zealot about never eating meat and dairy. For the most part, I can easily avoid it. But, as a guest, when it is set in front of me I am gracious.
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It was one year ago that we had our first session online. I contacted you because I was housebound with unbearable pain from psoriatic arthritis and complications from other autoimmune diseases.
After the first session, I had less anxiety and I was sleeping better. By the third session I had less pain and after seven weeks I made my first trip to Walmart in almost two years.
Since our last session, the swelling, stiffness and pain are all but gone. I am becoming more active in my church again and going to coffee with friends. My husband and I go for a walk almost daily. I haven’t felt this good in years.
I’m using self-hypnosis and the other tools that you taught me and I’m pretty much a full vegan. The problem is that I have family members and friends that keep trying to get me to eat meat. My question to you is, is a little meat OK?
Thank you for all your help. I tell everyone about you and I know that you are working with two of my friends and one of my sisters. Thank you so much for your caring and the tools that you teach.
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I focus my meals on whole grain plant-based food.
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