Ellsworth Wareham, who stopped working as a heart surgeon only two years ago, at 95, is often used as an example of someone with more energy than someone half his age. Dr. Wareham attributes his health at least partly to the fact that he has been a vegan for the last 30 or 40 years (he does not remember precisely).
Eating at home, he said, is the best way to ensure that one is eating healthy food. He is certainly not about to let the impending arrival of McDonald’s raise his blood pressure.
“I don’t subscribe to the menu that these dear people put out, but let’s face it, the average eating place serves food that is, let us say, a little bit of a higher quality, but the end result is the same — it’s unhealthy,” he said.
“They can put it right next to the church as far as I am concerned,” Dr. Wareham added. “If they choose to eat that way, I’m not going to stop them. That’s the great American system.”
I went vegetarian for about 60 days (with a few slips) before Thanksgiving. Many of those days I was Vegan. I have to say I never felt better, had more energy and had blood-work done that amazed and confounded my health care professionals.
I have been off the reservation big time since Turkey day. I hunger to get back on the program and I will after this holiday bullshit is done.
See you at the salad bar.