So, I’m officially adding a new pursuit to this blog. While I will still prattle on about sailing, yoga, and learning Italian, I figured I might as well offer an official category, nay, even a page (now that’s commitment), to a goal that takes up a good bit of my time, plant-based diets.

That’s right, folks. No more apologizing for getting sidetracked with posts about my ideal food plan! Au contraire. I now embrace and legitimate this topic that I spend so much time reading and researching. Brendan Brazier, you and your Thrive diet are now welcome.

What compelled this decision, you may ask?

Well, I am thoroughly excited about a new documentary that will probably reach the land of bacon-is-not-meat-it’s-merely-a-condiment by the time I retire. It’s called Forks Over Knives, and it’s now playing in theaters across the country, just not locally…Anywho, this film examines claims about the power of plant-based diets to possibly reverse diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Lofty claim, no?

I’m more than intrigued about this topic as I’ve been trying to get to a plant-based food plan myself, and I’m already pretty convinced that this type of eating behavior is beneficial, both from personal experience and other research. Most of us have probably seen Supersize Me that ended with the filmmaker’s liver recouping after he ate a vegan diet after poisoning himself with Big Macs. Pretty sweet.

Everyone chooses a lifestyle that works for them and their tastes and habits, so my intent in talking about plant-based diets is not to judge or force this issue. I’m just interested in it, and I spend a lot of time and energy learning about it. I might as well write about it to.

Here’s to plants.

~Arrivederci

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