START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Rewarded for Being Vegan

  • 1 of 8
Rewarded for Being Vegan

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…

Image: africa /

  • 1 of 8

Read more: Allergies, Animal Rights, Arthritis, Beauty, Cancer, Cholesterol, Cold and Flu, Colitis, Crohn's & IBS, Conditions, Conscious Consumer, Depression, Diet & Nutrition, Food, General Health, Headaches, Health, Heart & Vascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Holistic Beauty, Multiple Sclerosis, Pets, Skin Care, Vegan

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.


+ add your own
12:24AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:38PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013


2:19PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

I almost made it...

what could I live on to put sufficient variety into my diet?

2:18PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Please would some of the many vegans here explain how I could stay healthy on a vegan diet with the following problem?

I do not want to eat anything that could be GM or GM contaminated. I also try to stay clear of palm oil because of the destruction of rain forests. So far you agree...BUT... I cannot swallow any form or leafy green veggie, or related plants such as cauliflower. I was force fed on them as a child with the result that if I get even a speck of this stuff smaller than my little finger nail in my mouth, it brings about a violent retching reaction! It is truly horrible, and there is No Way that I could ever get enough of this stuff down myself to make the smallest difference to my health! Instead I would send my stress levels sky-high, and stress is bad for you!

Obviously I don't want to eat processed meat from animals who have suffered an appalling existence in factory farms. I love free-range eggs, and I can make out a big case for cattle and sheep grazing in conservation projects. This is an aspect of meat-eating that never seems to get enough attention. I can eat certain types of fruit and veggies if they taste completely different from the stuff I was force fed on. I don't for one minute imagine that I get the same nutrients from free-range meat and eggs, plus fish, as I would do from the plants I simply cannot eat, however I'm still healthy althougth I'm longer a youngster.

But if I was to turn vegan, what could I live on to put sufficient variety

8:58AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Inspirational article ... thanks. Vegan is the right choice for me. Kudos to all the other vegan, aspiring vegans and vegetarians comments.!

7:23AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013


9:39AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013


4:31AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:31PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I am one of those who don't eat meat anymore for the animals (5 years ago), I have respect for them and all the suffering they have to live. I love them since I was a kid too. I never thought about a healthy life as you may notice, but doing a retrospective I was gained 5 Kg before all of this now, after losing that I don't gain nor loss weight it's always the same and I've noticed I have a better mood back then.

It's good to read some of those persons did it for the animals too.

7:18AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Cody, I guess ressurrecting a very old discussion on veganism is the thing to do this week. For what it's worth, congratulations on the 40-lb. weight loss, and I hope you reach your goal. At 5'11", it's still a bit on the heavy side, but lookin' good there! Now, you should be the first person to realize that what you're eating in the way of garbage, junk is not healthy. I'm wondering if you truly have become "vegan", or just cut out meat? If you eat french fries, you might check what they're fried in, and again, congratulations on trying to improve your health.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

thank you for sharing this really beneficial article

Gorgeous ickle thing!

But mom has an I on the little rascal. But why are they in a pen? Hope they are safe...


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!