I love the emails I get, this one from Heather.
Dear dear Richard,
I stumbled on your blog about a week ago now, and I spent the next couple of hours reading reading reading, particularly the letters and posts about former vegans (funny how the ex and soon-to-be-ex vegan community has embraced your blog!). I spent about 14 years not eating meat. I had a long passionate love affair with the veg lifestyle that culminated in three years of raw veganism, and even a year of 80-10-10 (a la Durianrider, the Vegan Menace). Fruity Land wasn't good to me, but by far the worst health I experienced in all my life was during my cooked vegan years, when I strongly believe that I was headed on the road to diabetes (not to mention the 30 pounds of weight I put on, the constant need to sleep, and my flat and joyless emotional state).
I reintroduced animal products last fall, but didn't begin eating them with any regularity until just recently, when I put myself on a 30 day trial of paleo eating. I have been documenting my progress in detail so far on my own website (lots of colorful pictures included) and I thought your you and readers might like to follow along as I chart these new waters:
A particular doozie of a post is here (you're gonna love this one - I make it my business to lambast Kathy Freston, The Veganist).
There's even a shout out to your blog on Day 3!
Wishing you much luck on your food journey, and keep up all the good work,
Well, what can I say? Getting a clue yet as to why I do as I do?
Question is, how long is it going to take Adrienne D to become a genuine human animal and engage her own mind? (If you want an idea of how the Religion of Raw Veganism works, browse that post and comments.)
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