This thought entered my mind the other day when I was telling someone about the China Study and Eat To Live because they were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and having a very hard time walking. I didn’t want to come across as preachy so I offered information about how well people following nutritarian diets respond to eating like me.
Then it dawned on me and I said “You don’t have to eat like me. I’m not recruiting” because I didn’t want them to think I wanted them to eat like me just so I’d have company. The only reason why I suggest people eat like me is because I’ve heard and seen the success stories and I only want the best for them. I’ve been the only odd-ball in my circle for so long and I can handle it, I don’t gain anything personally from them eating like me…unless you count the joy it would bring me to see that person feel better and live a more energetic life.
I never want to offend anyone by promoting a plant-based diet but if I believe that a nutritarian diet is the key for someone’s health I’ll recommend they read up on it and do some research. Try it for six weeks…what do you have to lose? In my view they have a lot to gain and perhaps a few pounds lost will be the icing on the cake.
It’s hard not to get excited when someone tells me they got the book or are going to start eating a nutritarian diet because I’ve felt how good life is once you switch and I’ve seen other lives transformed as well. Maybe I get too excited but I don’t go nuts because the person has to feel it themselves before they can go ahead and decide this is what is right for them.
So if I seem like I’m always harping on the same thing over and over again it’s two fold…either I’ve just learned or remembered something that I want to reinforce in my life or I really want to help someone who may be needing a nutritarian diet to save their life. Honestly I wish I could snap my fingers and take away their pain but I can’t so I suggest the next best thing I know.
Of course, if you do eat like me then it would be nice to share recipes and food ideas but I have done it long enough that I’m used to being the only one who eats the most colourful food on the table. Thankfully I’ve got friends on Facebook and Dr. Fuhrman’s Member Center who I can share with!
Let me know if you are considering starting a nutritarian diet.