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I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

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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