Thursday, May 19, 2011

Forks Over Knives

This movie looks interesting, but I wonder if they will be selling buttered popcorn and Milk Duds with it? Forks Over Knives
(As in it is better to change your diet than to need surgery, or go under the knife.)

The movie is sponsored by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the author of The China Study, a very compelling look at veganism vs. SAD, the Standard American Diet. It is coming soon to a theater near you, if you live in a place that has more vegans, like Seattle.

One of the doctors interviewed is Dr. McDougall. His research gave us hope that Ernst could regain his health. He is going to The McDougall 10-day Live-in Program this summer. (Thank you Arlene!) We can't wait to get one-on-one time with this expert on the plant-based diet and healing heart disease.

The hardest thing I have ever done is watch my father die. The second hardest was watching my husband suffer through his health issues. I will never forgive myself for some of the #&$%@ I used to serve. He did a lot of it to himself, but I didn't help matters with Cheesy Potato Stuff, Eggs and More Eggs for breakfast and way too much chicken sausages, my standard I'm Too Tired to Cook Meal from the bad old days.

Eating vegan? People seem so surprised when they find out I eat the same as Ernst, even though I don't "have to." First of all, why would I cook or buy stuff that he can't eat? That just wouldn't be kind.

Second, "What is good for the Gander is good for the Goose". It takes a lot of time to chop all those veggies and soak the beans and plan ahead and whip up the tofu for Fake Strawberry Shortcake Ala Jessica. But he is worth it, and I'm worth it too. I just wish I had figured this out twenty years ago. In our case, we do get to live and learn. For that I am happy to chop, chop, and chop some more. This Goose is happy to still have her Gander around.