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Why I Eat Meat



Digital story of my diagnosis with Celiac disease; prepared for ITEC 816.

Digital story of my diagnosis with Celiac disease; prepared for ITEC 816.



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  • I haven’t always been the meat-eater I am today.
  • When I turned 12, I decided that I would no longer eat meat of any kind.
  • Instead, I started to eat a lot of tofu.
  • I went on this way until I turned 24.
  • I was a graduate student at the University of British Columbia
  • When I started feeling tired and sick to my stomach quite frequently.
  • I went to many different doctors
  • And I had many different tests
  • But the tests could never find anything wrong with me.
  • I spent most of each day in bed
  • And only got out of bed to drag myself to class
  • I ate almost nothing but soup and crackers
  • But still felt nauseas, especially after I ate.
  • Finally, after 9 months of feeling sick, I had an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner. She suggested that the source of all of my problems might be…wheat.
  • After confirming a diagnosis of Celiac disease with a simple blood test, I started a diet of only chicken and vegetables.
  • After only a couple of months without eating any wheat, barley, rye, or oats…
  • I felt healthier than ever!
  • And that is why today, I love barbeques
  • But don’t care much for bakeries.

Why I Eat Meat Why I Eat Meat Presentation Transcript

  • Why I Eat Meat
    By Jess Spencer
    April 2011
  • All Images under Creative Commons license (in order of appearance):
    Aquila, M. (2007). Meat. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibcbulk/375790107
    Reynolds, L. (2006). 12. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/100367482
    Kohn, J. (2008). Tofu. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/daydreamer576/2250506243
    _Underscore. (2006). 24 Hours. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/_underscore/114015868
    Reymer, S. (2009). ubc4. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sreymer/4058885123
    Littlegreenfroggy. (2005). Tummy ache. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlegreenfroggy/55607252/in/photostream/
  • Images (cont’d):
    ReSurge International. (2007). Doctors and nurses. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/interplast/1545372225
    Young, A. (2009). Blood test kit. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alegrya/3196625932
    Wells, K. (2009). Kiki gets an ultrasound. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristiewells/3203737781
    Wintersoul1. (2010). Saltine angled SQ. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/aquariawintersoul/4426490109
    Littlegreenfroggy. Ibid.
  • Images (cont’d):
    Perkins, J. (2009). Nurse. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/opalmirror/4066000084
    Gupta, D.S. (2008). Wheat. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/souvikdg/2419013492
    Pinprick. (2005). Roast chicken and vegetables. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/70305014/in/photostream/
    Knterox. (2011). Calendar 2011 Calendario KX. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/knterox/5345097220
    Waggoner, K. (2011). Untitled. Retrieved from personal collection 4/23/11
  • Images (cont’d):
    Another Pint Please. (2008). Steak…on the grill. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherpintplease/2186673560/in/photostream/
    Matsuyama, J. (2005). Bread. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/amayu/40340813