Don't watch documentaries about food!
Monday, May 20, 2019
My son (23 yrs old diagnosed with MS @ 20) made us watch a Netflix documentary called "What the Health" this weekend. If you have never seen this, please do not watch it. It has graphic images that are VERY difficult to remove from memory, it will be quite a while before I can eat meat again.
Long story short it describes how people with chronic disease (like MS) can prevent or reverse their disease with a plant-based diet that removes meat and dairy (vegan?). Needless to say after seeing that no one in the house wanted to eat meat and now everyone is trying to avoid dairy as well. Yesterday my son was cooking his own food and had a breakdown when I said the only broth in the house was chicken broth. We have managed to slowly remove many bad things from our diet, we have been drinking almond milk for almost 2 years now in place of regular milk but there are still other dairy products in the house: cheese, yogurt, etc.
I can't help but feel that the "science" behind this movie is biased to promote veganism, however there are many disturbing facts about our food and medication industries that are highlighted in this film. Gonna be a rough few weeks at our house!