We finally took the time to sit down and watch Blackfish on Netflix. I’d been hearing about it for some time.
It really is a must-see documentary. It cured me of a bucket-list dream I’ve had for years: to swim with the dolphins in a pool at a Hawaiian resort.
Please take the time to watch the movie.
Our sons live across the country now, but my gift to my husband, Bill, was us re-watching the movie, Forks Over Knives.
It was about 3 years ago, when we watched it for the first time. After it was done, my husband turned to me and firmly said, “I’m going vegan. You don’t have to, but I am.” I was filled with trepidation. What would we eat? But I shakily said with a gulp, “If you’re going to, I will to.” Bill now says, that inside, he was so scared that he was silently screaming, “No! No! I didn’t mean it! I was only kidding!” But he never shared that. He said OK. And from that moment on, we never looked back and changed our lives.
We got our copy of Forks Over Knives from the library, but you can watch it for a nominal fee on Netflix and YouTube. Get more info at http://www.forkoverknives.com There you can sign up for free newsletters with recipes, etc.
Show Dad how much you care. Watch the movie with him (and Mom)!
Happy Father’s Day.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post; sorry about that. It’s due to a good reason though, and that is that I’ve made a big change in my life–I’ve gone back to college! Yes, thirty years later! There was no reason not to. Both my sons moved across the country, so I knew I needed to get myself too busy to miss them much. What I didn’t know was how being around students that were my own sons’ ages would also help me.
I chose to major in Nutrition in order to become a Registered Dietitian and help people prevent disease through a whole foods, plant based lifestyle, but as I sat through my Intro to the Profession class, I realized more and more that this was not for me.
I’ve known all along that the accrediting academy for Registered Dietitians, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was in bed with “Big Food.” Not sure what I mean? Check out Andy Bellatti’s facebook page, Dietitians for Professional Integrity. Also, please read, “I Went to the Nutritionist’s Annual Confab. It Was Catered by McDonald’s.” I was planning on just keeping quiet, memorizing the answers (like meat and dairy are healthy) just to pass the classes and the Registered Dietitian exam. After I was registered, then I would be able to recommend a whole food, plant based diet to my clients. But it became increasingly hard to keep quiet, especially when I began my Structure and Function Biology class and learned that we would be dissecting a cow’s eyeball, a sheep’s brain, and a fetal pig, (I was told that I was lucky it wasn’t a cat this year.) I didn’t want to be a part of the problem or the industry that perpetuates these killings.
So I dropped the Structure and Function class and changed my major to Health Communication, because that way, my message won’t be stifled. After college, I will become a spokesperson for a whole foods, plant based lifestyle at a wellness program focusing on prevention. I’ll keep you posted.