Not Completely Immune · 6 December 2012
I figured that eating almost vegan would make me totally immune to sickness and injury. As it was, I rarely got sick anyway. And if I did, I rarely missed work because I did not ever feel very sick. So naturally, I figured eating better would help me stay well all the time, instead of just most of the time.
Of course, we all get sick from time to time. And with the schedule I have been keeping, it was probably just a matter of time before I got some disease. Thankfully, whatever I have is fairly mild. I can sit here at the computer writing for a bit and not worry about anything except leaving germs for my wife to clean up so she does not get sick.
My wife hates it when I get sick because if she gets it, it tends to be more severe than whatever I got. Or at least that is why she says she needs to go around disinfecting everything I touch. Everything will probably smell like chlorine by the end of today.
(I hate to miss work, so I try to only get sick on the weekends. If I could have made it to the weekend this time, it would have kept me from being mercilessly harassed by my friends. I can hear at least one of them telling me that if I ate more dairy and meat, I would not have gotten sick in the first place. But of course, he is the one who keeps telling me he cooks vegan about once a week as it is.)
Nobody likes to get sick, but I believe that eating almost vegan will keep me from getting too sick with the little bugs. But the big benefit of eating this way will be to keep me from diabetes and heart disease – my biggest health fears.
Eating almost vegan makes me indestructible even though I know nothing can make me completely immune to illness and injury.
© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi
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