Jim Converse has no doubt what would have happened to him if he hadn’t gone vegetarian. “I would have died. My body just collects too much cholesterol.” But changing his diet worked. “I’m still alive. Pretty healthy. Feeling good, yeah, and enjoying it, too.”
Having seen the health improvements himself and among the visitors of the farmer's market, he often shares diet and cooking tips with the regulars. In fact, a small community of people interested in his style of cooking has grown and bonded from the effort to the point where "most of the regulars know him and many seek his advise."
It's a fine testimonial and inspiring to see how so many people have gained from one person's knowledge and experience with the vegetarian diet! The more this can happen, the better!
Everybody enjoys eating, and when you have a big family meal, pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy and everything, you just eat it. And that’s the way we ate growing up. I’m kind of losing out on some of the things I really like, but it’s just healthier. And I want to live to be 80.....It’s kind of a spiritual commitment to take care of yourself.