A recent question on Paleohacks got me thinking about my past experiences and my transition from vegetarianism to paleo. Careful readers will remember that I started a food experiment at this point a few years ago. I was having trouble keeping healthy with my plan and discussed it with a very wise garden friend. When I mentioned that I wasn't sure what I was going to do about my diet, this is what she said,
"You have to decide if you are going to eat for your health or if you are going to eat for your philosophy."
I was a bit taken aback, because I really thought at the time that I was eating for my health, not my religion. When I thought carefully about what she said, I realized that she was right. I had been doing this food experiment. But, how was that working for me? It was then that I decided to call Kris Young and see if I could switch out my wheat selection to something that was more healthy for me.
Anyway, I would recommend the PH poster who has the sick vegan friend to ask the very same question. Maybe not right away. Maybe just suggest a visit to Dr. Dean's website to read up a bit on fat and mental health. I am so glad that my strong and opinionated friend didn't hold back.