I am not a scientist, doctor or even a health expert. I have read 50 books or so (see Eating Well) about this general topic. I have a skeptical disposition about any final health solution to the human condition and life on earth. I follow many health bloggers and have been to dozens of health conventions in Toronto where I live with my happy little family of four. I followed a vegetarian diet for some years and became unwell, but in fairness and full disclosure, I was not exercising daily back then as I am now and I was also occassionally smoking. I put on 50 pounds which I have since shed.