Sorry that you feel you need to defend your decision. I can imagine that this must be stressful. I am the kind of person who would not defend myself because I feel there is no need to do so, as I am confident and no one has that kind of power over me. If people are interested in learning about HB then they can go out, as I did, and locate the information for themselves. I always doubt that it's my responsibility to persuade others to accept my lifestyle. Hugs!