No. And it was a straight cardiologist who tried to convince my husband to become a vegan, for his circulatory health. You can imagine how well that was received by a full-blood Italian who loves his traditional dishes and to cook.
But the doctor wouldn't drop it, and then did what I thought was condescending, actually insulting in my opinion. He said: "The way you'll know what's allowable is don't eat anything with a face." (Meaning having no eyes or mouth, not even fish. Of course that simplistic formula doesn't address things like clams)
Well, we're not 4-year-olds, doctor. If you tell us to become vegetarians, or even vegans as he preferred, we understand the concept without childish devices. So being annoyed, I replied: "If C*** shouldn't eat anything with a face anymore, what if I put a paper bag over my head?"
Well, I thought the doctor and my husband would die. The shocked looks on their faces were priceless. If the doctor didn't know we were a gay couple before that he must have known then.
And incidentally, he still hasn't gone vegetarian, much less vegan, which he says is for lesbians. But he has altered his diet, almost no red meat, no processed meats, fish & poultry almost exclusively, which I follow with him. No cow's milk in the house and few other dairy products, his native Italian olive oil only for cooking, nothing fried, it's baked or grilled only. We got his cholesterol down lower than mine, and we're both losing weight, although a very slow process with many plateaus, but at least no reversals.