My Vegan Story
I have been vegan now for over two years. I did it for health reasons and I feel so much better doing it. I started it cold "turkey" after being sick for seven months and the doctors did not know what was wrong with me. They were starting to test me for cancer, which thank goodness I didn't have, but I only started getting well slowly after changing to being vegan. It didn't cure whatever was going on, it just gave my immune system the chance to fight it off, I guess. I in my two years I have also lost 40 pounds which I am glad for. I wasn't much overweight to begin with, but I like where I am now much better! I try to be a very healthy vegan--although I cheat now and then especially on the "sweets" side of it. I like meat, but it is much harder not to eat the deserts. I started out as a raw vegan, but I didn't seem to be able to maintain that. I try to eat more raw, and in the summer I juice frequently but I can't do without the cooked food. My mother has been vegan for over 15 years and she doesn't have an ache or pain!