I picked up my Newsweek at the Post Office on Friday and was looking through it while watching TV over the weekend. I came across an article, “Look, Ma, I’m Going Meatless!” The article is about an exciting increase in kids choosing to be vegetarian and vegan and it mentioned two resources for parents. One resource is a non-profit organization, The Vegetarian Resource Group, and the other is the Vegan Lunch Box. Since I had not been aware of either of these I had to go check them out. For the most part, I like what I see and I will add them to my list of recipe resources that I recommend to my clients. The Vegeatarian Resource Group is also available En Espanol. I was interested to note that the author of Vegan Lunch Box, Jennifer McCann is from Kennewick, Washington. Living on Bainbridge Island, it’s great to see someone else from Washington. My wife came in to discuss today’s ferry schedules, (I have a meeting in Seattle with a group of counselors and she is going to a baby shower for our daughter-in-law in Seattle) and saw me looking at recipes on Vegan Lunch Box and had me print out the Vegan Tennessee Corn Pone recipe – it sounds really good – can’t wait to try it. On both sites I saw some ideas for new holiday recipes.

Other sites that I recommend are Fat Free, Veg Source, Dr. John McDougall and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

I am often asked if I don’t miss meat and if i don’t miss dairy – not at all! You see, with hypnosis, it’s pretty easy to change desires, wants, habits and behaviors. And when you look at the facts, the diseases of obesity, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis … that result from eating meat and dairy should cause everyone to evaluate what they are putting into their body. Recently, one real macho male client was telling me how he had to have his meat. I didn’t argue with him, just gave him some information to read on testicular cancer, decreased sperm count, impotence and libido. He got intrigued and did more research on his own, talked with professors at the University of Washington and at Bastyr University and had several conversations with his physician – he’s now preaching to me about the dangers of meat and dairy!.

If you have any desire to change your habits, to change your behaviors, cravings go see a qualified hypnotherapist and learn self-hypnosis. Be responsible for your health!