sat 29 june 2013
His wife got type 2 diabetes a couple years ago... but apparently something scary happened recently. And now they are both very gung-ho about a plant-based diet!
He highly recommended the documentary Forks Over Knives. And told us how type 2 diabetes can be reversed, just by diet: no meat and nothing over 25% fat.
He is fully supporting his wife in the new eating plan and he hopes to lose a bit of his gut.
And, yeah, he totally noticed that I'm grinning thru his whole spiel...
You have to understand: Ron gives me hope for humanity!
Ron has been a distant acquaintance since I started my current job in Oct 2008. He is beyond retirement age, overweight, and has teased me about being vegan. In a friendly manner: he is a salesman, after all!
All these things, and now he is excited about his new plant-based diet. Do you know how wonderful this is?!
Granted, he's not vegan. And as soon as his wife is healthier, they will go back to their non-plant-based ways.
But still. It's such a great step in the correct direction.
And! Based on what Ron said, another co-worker, my friend S, thinks she would like to try a plant-based diet for a month. She doesn't need to lose weight, but her live-in diabetic sister does. Plus, the three kids could be healthier too.
I remembered seeing a vegan program online that sent daily email tips and stuff...
∞ 21 Day Vegan Kickstart by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
I'm thinking about signing up myself, just to see what it's like.
Hope to watch Forks over Knives, soon, too!
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