Sometimes we get sick as an Early Wake Sign

I’ve been down and out for over a week with pneumonia. This is the first time I experienced the pain and suffering of this strange bacteria infection. Anyway, I am doing OK and getting back on my feet.

The really strange thing is that during the time I was down I seemed to have lost the taste for certain foods, particularly meat, dairy, coffee and beer. For some reason every time I taste any of these I feel like gagging. On the other hand healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, rice and beans were rock stars for my taste buds.

Now, I have always been one to believe that by simply listening to your body it is possible to learn a great deal about its particular needs. Is it possible that a whole foods plant based diet is what I need at this time in my life? I have been carrying some excess fat on my body for almost a year and now I see myself losing 8 lbs in just over a week with no exercise.

The truth is that there was a time in my life, just a little over 10 years ago where I experimented with this type of eating for almost two whole years. As I remember it may have been the healthiest time in my life.

I will see my primary care physician this week as a follow up to the pneumonia and discuss the option of changing my diet to a whole foods plant based diet.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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15 Responses to Sometimes we get sick as an Early Wake Sign

  1. LA says:

    Feel better. I had pneumonia in April. It crushed me. Rest and take care

  2. dorannrule says:

    Makes perfect sense to me.

  3. kkeevins says:

    Hi Bill! Hope you’re back in action, pronto. I subscribe to a plant-based diet — now, if I could only STICK to it! The SUGAR BEAST keeps calling my name and, if I give into it, the veggies tumble to the bottom of my shopping list.
    Working hard at being healthy —
    Hope you’re feeling better!
    From: diaryofadedicateddiabetic,

  4. Wow!Makes good sense. Thanks for sharing. I, too, have noticed certain changes in taste preferences. Well done!

  5. zipcoffelt says:

    I wonder why our bodies don’t send us good-to-eat and bad-to-eat messages sooner.

  6. Prima Donna says:

    I did that exact change over over a year ago. Best way to go. No processed foods. All organic and NO apple products [due to organic apples and pears still being sprayed w/ certain antibiotics]. I make sure farm does not spray before buying. [Azure in your area does not]. Also I avoid organic hydroponic [it’s full of monsanto chemicals], and go with grown only in soil.

  7. kristinmoras says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, but I do think you are on to something! I’m a believer in listening to your body and it will tell you what it needs too. Hope you feel better soon!

  8. I, too, experimented with a certain natural diet (not vegetarian, though) years ago, and even traveled around the world, and never got sick.
    That diet did NOT include sugar or milk….
    As someone remarked: the sugar beast is sure to strike. If only I could master avoiding sugar, I think my body would feel much better. **sigh**

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