Can’t quite give up meat? Me neither.
But since my brother’s diagnosis with Stage IV brain cancer this summer, I’ve become a lot more interested in all things concerning health. Diet is a key. And, sadly, meat is a huge concern.
Yesterday, the Huffington Post came out with a great idea: be a part-time vegetarian.
That means, have a few days a week when you don’t eat any meat or dairy products. Eat less meat and dairy overall and you will decrease your chances of getting cancer. (This has been proven with massive research–I’m not talking nicey hippie ideas here, I’m talking NIH and Cornell-funded multi-year research studies).
You will also decrease the terrible impact that cattle and dairy farming–as well as other forms of meat & fish farming–are having on the planet. Again, this is not some utopian vision of “I’m Ok, You’re OK.” Notice how warm it is today? Eighty degrees in mid-October?
To start, you could follow the Environmental Working Group’s campaign for Meatless Mondays.