Cure for Vegetarianism
Quoting The Paleo Solution podcast:
Greetings. I think it was last week or maybe the week before when I posted a question here asking about resources for a conflicted ethical vegetarian thinking about going Paleo. That’s me. Well, after reading the first few chapters of Robb’s book and the first couple of chapters of The Vegetarian Myth, I did it. I ate animal flesh after 17 years of not touching it.
In my previous email post, I mentioned having Crohn’s disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis, and how my doctors have been amazed that I’m not in worse shape than I am. However, I’ve lived with constant pain for most of my life, helped only by my high level of athleticism. I’m writing here today not to ask a question but to thank you, Robb, for convincing me via your podcast to attempt carnivorous consumption.
The last two days in a row have started out like any other, with the pain in my gut increasing as the day has gone on. Yesterday I ate chicken for the first time in 17 years; the pain in my gut was gone in less than an hour. Today I ate a sirloin steak (if I’m going to do this, I might as well go all out); the pain went away as I was eating it. Based on what I’ve heard on your podcast, I expected some improvement on my Crohn’s symptoms, but surely not instantaneous relief!
Admittedly, I still have some reservations about the ethical stuff, but both chunks of meat were free-range. I have a lot to learn about eating ethically and carnivorously so I can live guilt-free. If anyone asks me what made me change, I shall blame Robb Wolf for turning me into a meat eater and changing my life for the better. I really can’t thank you enough.
(From episode 61 at the 42-minute mark.)