After reading the information about the amazing lady who has been a lifelong raw food vegan, I have really been considering this lifestyle diet change. As most of you know, I am an experimenter, and always reading about something that I think might help me to be healthier and enjoy life more . A life change at my age is not going to bring about the drastic results that it might have done , had I done better at caring for my body all of my life; however, it will certainly help to give my body (and mind) a better chance to heal itself. We all know that our body seems to be able to heal itself from many things, and I believe that giving ourself life-giving foods would be beneficial for that. When I went on the vacation with Robin, we enjoyed eating out at some of the amazing places that are in Orlando, as well as on the trip going there and coming back home. It was wonderful, and I really loved the vacation; but by the time I got back home, I was so stiff and crippled up, I could barely walk, and my feet hurt so bad I could hardly bear to stand on them. Robin had been helping me to get around whenever we stopped and I had to get in and out of the MiniCooper. I dearly love seafood , as well as most other meat; but I do know that all meat and dairy are inflammatory foods, and inflammation is what causes pain from arthritis and other joint pain. After I got back, I bought some fresh pineapple, mangos, and papaya, and lots of greens and veggies (all of which are anti-inflammatory foods), and today will be my third day of not eating any meat, dairy, or other animal-based foods. The swelling and stiffness in my hands , legs, and feet is now gone, my whole body does not feel swollen and bloated anymore, and even my mind is a lot more alert. I bought the book by Dr. Michael Gregor called “How Not to Die”, which is basically a book about eating living foods and helping your body to heal itself, and last night I started reading that. I don’t know how permanent this experiment will be; but as long as I am feeling better and not having the bad arthritis pain, I am going to be testing it out for a while and see how I do with it. I explained my plan to @Bobby Cole , and so he will still be eating his regular high protein diet, and just sharing whatever he wants to of my vegetables and salads. Since he is a chef, he will probably just make himself whatever kind of meats that he wants to eat each day.