Contrary to what many people believe, veganism extends far beyond dietary choices. For those who are committed to the cause of ending animal exploitation, leather, wool, silk and down go out the window alongside meat, dairy, eggs, honey and all other ingredients that involve animal use. This paradigm shift in perspective is all-encompassing, and extends to every area of life where animal products are used.
But for many people, the transition to being vegan begins with the obvious shift toward eliminating animal-based foods, and the adoption of a plant-based diet. Since animal products are so toxic to the human body, many people report that their health drastically improves as a result.
Over many years of encouraging people to become vegan, Gentle Worlders have had the remarkable privilege of witnessing the wonderful things that occur when individuals take advantage of this amazing opportunity. From eliminating asthma and hayfever to curing chronic conditions and diseases, a vegan diet offers benefits to anyone and everyone.
At the beginning of this year, Gentle World volunteer M Butterflies Katz asked her Facebook friends a very simple question:
“What physical conditions have miraculously gone away since you became vegan?”
The responses were remarkable. Vegan friends came out in force to share their stories. Following are some of our favorites…