This is such a fantastic post by Disease Proof writer Emily Boller. I know that this is one reason that there are so many who come to my classes, come to the Vegetarian Society programs, so excited and ready to take control of their health ...and after a few months, I never see them again. it's so hard to be different! It's so hard to be labeled "extreme" or "radical." It's so hard to with stand the funny looks, constant sarcastic remarks, criticism, and honest concerns of family and friends. I hope you will take the time to read this post and redefine for yourself what "normal" means in your life.