About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health Is a Privilege, Not a Virtue

This is a really great article (thanks to Ginny for linking to it).

Related to this:

I've been vegan for over 30 years. When my health allows, I exercise. I have never smoked. My BMI is 20.5. I do "all the right things." Yet I've almost died several times and have multiple ongoing chronic diseases. After heart surgery, it took more and more drugs to get my cholesterol down to where Anne's is naturally, even though we eat the same thing.

So please stop saying that health is a choice.

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