***Let me start by saying that the following post is in no way intended to persuade you to my way of thinking. It is a personal choice I've made in MY life.***
Reason: I recently went to visit a relative in the hospital who had to undergo surgery to remove fibroids. One of the fibroids removed was about 10 inches long (can you imagine a fibroid that big in your body?) in addition to several smaller ones. Pictures were taken of the actual fibroids that came out of her and I was floored by what I saw. In speaking with her, she disclosed that her doctors had advised her to make a life style change when it comes to the food she put in her body. Her team of doctors believe that red meat feeds tumors. I didn't need much convincing after that.
How does this decision affect me? To be honest, I don't eat that much red meat now. I do however like an occasional lamb chop, beef burger and hotdog. The good thing about this decision I've made is that I have the support of my hubby. He's also decided to decrease the amount of red meat in his diet. He is the general grocery shopper for the household and has pledged not to bring it into the house (he's such a sport).
Have you given up anything or plan to?
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