Morrissey is coming to town. Now I am generally suspicious of stars that go by first names only, but really, he is insisting that only vegetarian fare be served at the concert site. And to appease him, the Staples center is trying to get nearby eateries to comply with his
I need to warn Morrissey that he is going into some serious carnitas territory here. Vegetarian fare near the Staples center would probably be a bean and cheese burrito, but then one really couldn't be sure..... Could a meat-eating, murderous carnivore have to go to the Valley or El Monte to get some serious carnitas?
Oh yeah, where was I? Oh, right, so he has cancelled some concerts already, due to illness. It seems he is having some severe stomach issues.
And I am thinking, "Hey, I used to have some serious stomach issues." And many times, a vegetarian diet made things better. Eventually I developed a long list of foods I could not tolerate. Meat fat, tomatoes, soy milk, nuts, peppers, eggplant, sour cream, butter, vegan cold cuts, milk, beets, alcohol on and on. And this is how the logic went down.
A + B => bad
A + C => bad
A + D => bad
Therefore, B and C and D are bad.
This flurry of logic is an embarrassment for someone as statistically gifted as I am. And yes, I was developing GERD before getting off the "healthy" vegetarian diet and onto a fat-swilling artery-clogging low carb diet. And here is what I found out:
GERD has nothing to do with what time of the day I eat, but everything to do with eating wheat. I can eat every food listed above (ok, except raw beets) without a problem as long as I haven't eaten any wheat. For years I avoided all those foods when I really should been avoiding that one food. The main reason I did not realize it is that wheat damage has a very long half-life for me. Even when I was eating wheat about a couple of times a week, I still didn't notice the problem, because at least until the end, it was always at a constant, low level.
This Morrissey guy, he has severe stomach problems, and Barrett's esophagus, and he wants to insist that everyone eat like he does? He could get cancer from this, and while I don't really know what he is eating, I am wondering if he is putting 2 and 2 together like I did. And, now I am getting this uneasy feeling in my stomach again, as I realize that he is demanding that others take the same dangerous path he has taken.