Last night I casually mentioned on Twitter that my cuts and bruises from a bike accident two weeks ago were reaching the “Itchy” stage of healing. Wasn’t expressing concern, wasn’t asking for advice, etc.
But I received two private replies suggesting that I’d heal faster if I ate meat.
?!What I think is so interesting about being told regularly that I should eat meat whenever I mention any kind of health issue, no matter how minor or unrelated to any possible nutrient that could be derived from consuming animal flesh, is that no one ever tells me to eat more cooked food, no one ever tells me to eat cheese, no one ever tells me to drink milk, and very few people have ever told me I should eat eggs (and those that did were talking more about the ability to produce them locally with urban chickens, which is a whole other messy subject).
To put it another way, no one ever says I should eat fewer vegetables.
So why the stubborn insistence that meat, of all things, is some kind of cure-all health food? It’s bewildering.
“You should eat meat.”