Ok I know I said I was taking today off... but I wanted to put out a quick post on one of my personal "whys" of veganism. I started this journey for health reasons, though it has become in large part about compassion for animals. However, at this time of year I am reminded full force of the health reasons.
Every single year on the High Holidays, for my entire life, I would get sick, somewhere between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Really really really sick. All I could imagine was that since the Jewish holidays are very tied into the seasons, that it must be that my body did not handle the seasonal change well, and that's why it would always coincide with the High Holidays. Ever since I've been vegan - I haven't had a problem at all. And here it is Yom Kippur tonight, and I seem to be golden. I love that I can see yearly the affect that this lifestyle has had on my body. How living naturally and with a plant-based diet seems to allow my body to function at a stronger healthier level.
Just wanted to share that with you quickly, as you think about making this choice. :) Shana tova, and to my Jewish readers - g'mar chatimah tova! May you have a good and meaningful fast.