Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vegan WHAT?!?!

Nahum and his new "dirt bike" action...
Olie's gettin around like crazy now.
 Ok, so about two weeks ago Andy and I watched a documentary that talked about the health of Americans and how animal proteins are linked to cancer, diabetes and a load of other health problems. There are SO MANY documentaries out there claiming this and that, but how in the world are we suppose to know if those things are true or not? I mean unless you have a good year to dedicate solely to research how in the world are we to know the truth?! So, after watching this documentary I thought, "Hmm.... I could get physicals done before and after a month or two of a vegan diet to see if there is truth to this!". I mean, I don't have cancer or diabetes, but there was a plethora of other tests that can show increase and decrease in things such as blood sugars, white blood cell count, inflammation, cholesterol, blood pressure....and the list goes on. This does NOT  mean we will do this forever. This is basically just to test out the theory and see if there is any truth to it. So, I will probably post two more "normal" recipes and then after that it will be a month or two of strictly vegan. The hubs is all pumped about doing this....yeah, I was shocked too! I mean the man eats meat like it's his job! I am planning to get a physical before and after if I can afford it or find a local Dr. who is willing to give me freebies or cheap-o visits. If any of ya have any idea of how to do that let me know! ;) So, please walk this journey with me to find out if Animal proteins really do cause more harm than good. Vegan...WHAT?!


  1. thats awesome! i recently have been trying to eat more vegan like. i'm not going to go 100% vegan for lots of reasons, but i do believe in the health benefits of veganism as well as the enviornmental!
    its been fun trying new recipes, especially desserts ;) can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Amazing Erin, I love that you are trying this! I was vegan for a few months and we were vegetarian for several years (total). I was amazed when my hubby went along with it too! But, he ended up enjoying it, most of the time, too!
    I really hope you guys enjoy your time doing this, and that it's very beneficial!
    I can't wait to read your updates on this!

  3. Wow, I am impressed that you guys are doing! Can't wait to follow you on your journey!