There is a vegan guy who used to e-mail me on a regular basis that said he a hadn't been sick for 6 years as a vegan! No headache, no sore throat, nothing!
I thought that was pretty cool. I don't get sick very often, occasionally worn down due to my hectic schedule I make for myself, but I did catch a cold recently.
So this is my first cold or illness since October of 05 when I was preparing for my bodybuilding competition. At work today, I didn't plan on mentioning it because I always know what the response will be, but because of my funny voice from being sick, people asked me.
Of course, what is the first thing they say....."that is because you don't have meat in your diet," or, "you need to start eating meat," blah blah blah. Never mind the fact, that it is February and every single person at work had some sort of winter cold BEFORE I did. I just happened to catch one recently. But of course when they are sick I didn't say, "it is because you eat meat, you need to eat more fruits and veggies." Perhaps I should have.
Anyway, I didn't let it bother me too much, but enough to post about it I guess.
One even offered to buy me a burger for lunch, but he was joking. It total 3 people's first reaction was that I needed to eat meat.
It does get kind of annoying over time, but oh well.
Anyway, just curious how often you get sick. More or less as a vegan? I don't remember because it has been 10 years and I was just a kid when I ate meat, but I've heard many vegans say they don't get sick very often.
We tend to have fairly strong immune systems I think.
Well, time for me to rest and I hope I don't get more brilliant advice from co-workers tomorrow.