On vacation I read The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II. It links nutrition and disease, and claims that if we cut out almost all animal proteins (meat, fish, dairy, eggs) we could reduce our chances of getting multiple diseases and greatly lower our cholesterol and have far healthier hearts.

So my boyfriend, who could eat pizza every day of his life, has suggested we try to cut out all animal proteins and go completely vegan for one month. I am not looking forward to being a vegetarian again, but today we start a month-long plan of no animal products. I can’t believe we are doing this in the middle of summer when ice cream is at its best. This means I will have to go another year without trying the sunflower ice cream available for two weeks at Buttonwood Farm in Griswold. Bummer.

We had blood work drawn last week so we can compare now and then. Stay tuned to hear how it’s going. I for one anticipate a lot of whining on my part.