…but it might make your existence pretty miserable.
I just learned that a friend will be starting dialysis. Like another friend who has been on dialysis, this one has diabetes and has continued to eat foods from restaurants, mostly meats and other processed foods. A suggestion for a change of diet falls on deaf ears. Just like it did for my friend Gail who died almost two years ago.
Although her health continued to deteriorate, Gail refused to change her eating habits. Even the day that I was told by her doctor that she must be hospitalized, I found her bringing a bag of fast food and a large soda from her car into her house. After she died and I had to return to the house to clean it out, there was that bag and cup that she had put in the refrigerator. I was so angry. No, the food didn’t actually kill her, but it made her health so bad. And I continue to see more friends following this trail.
Bad eating leads to health problems. Then drugs are added to the mix which can cause other health problems. Just a change to a plant-based diet could turn things around, but most people just refuse to believe that and continue with the bad eating. Finally, surgery, dialysis, failing organs, amputation…the list goes on.
So, I am frustrated. I am angry. And, I am very sad.