I made it through the winter without getting sick! I'm impressed and have to attribute it to being LFRV since October. Just to give you some contrast last year was brutal for me- I had colds, the flu, AND pneumonia! Prior to that I can't remember having a cold-free winter, ever.
My whole family got the regular sickness this winter though. I didn't avoid them at all. I would kiss them and share drinks with them etc. It was as if I was challenging the bugs to try and get me. I guess I just wanted to make sure I was exposed and put this lifestyle to the test.
I love hearing my wife tell our friends and family how I didn't get sick at all when they inquire how I've been feeling on my 'diet'. I can see it's making an impact.
Anyway, I'm just curious how everyone else fared through the cold/flu season this year?
It is really not even the brainwashing so much as the perception. People look at our types of diet and they think it is "boring". Many of us think of all the fun times we have with friends and family and there was always really decadent processed food everywhere. I went to the water park last summer and it was the junkiest food ever. Nothing looked appealing and their idea of vegetables was pickles and other processed food items that could be put in a refrigerator.
Perception changes though. About a decade ago I was drinking green tea all the time. Everyone thought it was strange and tasted gross and now there is green tea everywhere and in everything from gum to toothpaste. Once Americans start to like veganism and vegan lifestyles...it will be like a tidal wave. Look at yoga. 15 years ago no body did yoga or talked about it. It was wierd. Now there are so many yoga magazines, yoga dvds, and yoga studios it is incredible. It was a tidal wave of acceptance for something that used to be perceived as strange.
Being healthy makes us stand out. It makes people look up to us.
Once Americans start to like veganism and vegan lifestyles...it will be like a tidal wave.
I sure hope you are right! It is hard to see this happening from my perspective because I am looking for it. Before being vegan I rarely encountered the idea, but now I'm aware of websites, books, movies etc. Is it becoming more popular or am I just focusing on it more? I'm going to have to ask someone from a SAD perspective I suppose.