Paraphrasing something I heard Cherie say recently:
In our culture, having someone saw your breast bone in two, then sew to your heart a piece of an artery taken from your leg, isn’t weird. There are over 1 million heart surgery procedures in the U.S. every year, including almost 400,00 coronary artery bypass grafts.
In our culture, having the knees you were born with replaced with a artificial knee-like device because your skeleton just can’t carry the amount of weight it’s been caused to bear, isn’t weird. There are about 719,000 total knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. each year.
In our culture, having deadly radiation beamed into your body and consuming poisonous chemicals while suffering from cancer, isn’t weird. Over a million Americans will receive radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment this year.
But eating a plant-based diet of nutritious chemical-free unprocessed foods? Now that’s just weird.