I loved Cindy Bradley’s Feb. 8 Going Vegan in the Herald Times. She and her husband experimented with a plant-based diet to cope with digestion problems. Although the two-week experiment yielded no notable improvement for her husband, symptoms of Cindy’s arthritis drastically improved. She was able to make a fist for the first time in years and swelling in her right ankle disappeared.
So what happens at night? That’s when our bodies get a chance to do some housekeeping. We aren’t putting food in. We aren’t balancing on those small feet. We aren’t attending to every sight, sound, and thought that arises. So the body gets to tend to the effects of what we’ve done during the day, it gets to clean up.