My tests came back negative for Celiac Disease, for which I am very thankful. Gluten is not the enemy in my case, which means I still need to find the cause of my malaise.
The next step is seeing a GI doc. IF he can’t find anything the fatigue and queasiness may just be the cumulative result of the last two years of trauma. In that case the only cure is time.
And healthy eating, which includes bucking the grisly macro-trend adversely affecting most Americans—eating too much red meat. Take a guess at how many pounds-per-person we consume before reading the next sentence.
270 pounds per year (as compared to the average Indian, who eats about 11 pounds).
So much meat consumption is bad for our bodies and worse for our planet. According to a 2006 United Nations’ report, one-third of Earth’s arable land is devoted to growing animal feed.
Animal farming is responsible for 65 percent of nitrous oxide emissions, a gas that contributes to global warming almost 300 times more than CO2. And the methane omitted by cows due to their high-corn diets contributes to global warming 23 more times than CO2.
That’s right; cow farts are doing more damage than car exhaust.
If you’re concerned about the environment and can’t afford a hybrid car, skip a few Big Macs. If you’re concerned about your own internal combustion engine, cut down on the carne.