My vegan journey has been truly remarkable. I had always considered myself to be athletic and healthy. I gained 70 pounds during the birth of my daughter, and following the pregnancy, I ended up in the back of an ambulance due to dehydration, sleep deprivation, and exhaustion. My eating habits got out of control and I was not taking care of myself. That experience made me get back to being focused, and I lost all the weight, plus 15 more pounds! I was happy to be myself again, but there was still a problem...
Although I lost the weight, I would still have bloating, digestive issues, and a mysterious rash would continue to appear and disappear on my hands, fingers, and face. I tried creams, ointments, etc. but nothing worked. For the bloating I tried tablets, prescriptions, etc., but continued to have the problems. At that time, I was still eating meat and dairy.
About a year and a half ago I stumbled upon some vegan documentaries. I was mortified. I was shocked. I cried. Most importantly, I knew I could never eat or purchase animal products ever again. I literally became vegan overnight, and it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Today I have an active vegan blog, I speak on the topic, and share my story as much as possible. And by the way...those digestive problems and the rash? They both went away when I became vegan and never returned. I love my vegan life!
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I am also a talk show host on a new women's channel that is about to launch called Wdaily. I cover health, fitness, and wellness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R64voZE3I_A