I am thinking of either going Vegetarian or Vegan. There are a lot of health benefits, more energy and other things. I have started reading The China Study http://tinyurl.com/yhl3lsw Great book by the way. I was having dinner the other day with my Mother in Law and my wife. I was telling them my plans to take meat off my diet. I also told them I will stop eating fish because the traces of Mercury in fish does not cook out. It always stays in the fish. My mother in law stated "that people need to eat fish, it's good for you". Long story short they disagree with the beliefs but still supportive. My wife says we need to eat meat. I disagree. I just wanted to know some hard facts. Because I told them of all the chemicals and growth hormones in the meat. Either they didn't believe me or thought the chemicals in the meat was not strong enough to kill people. We just had our physicals done with a doctor my wife has known most of her life. My wife asked about the health benefits of becoming a vegetarian or vegan. The doctor told me to do a trial run for six months. But he stated he did not know of any recent studies. I was just thinking the whole time "I'm reading The China Study" isn't that proof enough"? So please share your experience if you are a vegetarian or vegan and how it has changed your life. I have just been showing them the book The China Study but that has been ineffective. They are the kind of people that like to see reports from doctors from articles, tv shows or people's experiences. Almost forgot to mention they both told me over dinner. That people still need to eat meat with moderation in mind and proper exercise. The one negative I see converting to a Vegetarian is that my wife won't cook anymore for me. I will have to start cooking for myself which is fine by me. But she is a really good cook.