This past weekend we visited with some of our family. One of our sons and his wife (our daughter-in-law) are both chiropractors. As we discussed our health, our concerns, and our diet, our son said, “Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy.” He continued the theme with a surprising report from health providers. Patients presenting themselves as vegans are surprised to discover how unhealthy they are. How can vegan be unhealthy?
It depends on your definition of vegan.
Most vegans agree that avoiding animal meat and animal products define their diets. After that definition, agreements vary. Some vegans avoid vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other options in exchange for processed food with little or no nutritional value. Here is where our son’s statement rings true.
So how do you know if you are healthy or not?
Working with a health professional who monitors your blood work, reviews your diet, and recommends nutritional supplements if needed can assist you in your quest for optimal health. Connect with others striving for the same goal to share recipes, experiences, successes, and challenges. Share and post this blog what works for you.
Be healthy – not just “not sick.”