Honestly, I chose to do this because I needed a lifestyle change. I’m about to start my last semester of college student teaching. Last semester was the first part of my internship and I started experiencing a lot of weird symptoms that I had never had before like constant dizziness, extreme fatigue, and memory lapses. After seeing my regular doctor and then a specialist they came to the conclusion that nothing was medically wrong, I did several tests and the all came back normal. So basically my anxiety decided my life wasn’t crazy enough and decided to spice it up a little.
A family friend told us about a Netflix documentary called “Forks Over Knives” and told us how it helped her ween off her diabetic medicines even her insulin. With my dad being a type 2 diabetic we immediately were interested and watched it. I won’t spoil the whole thing for you, but the gist is that eating a whole food and plant based diet (aka vegan) is like the ultimate cure. The documentary follows several people around during their process eating this diet and the results are crazy!
My dad likes to say he’s on the “see food diet” meaning he sees food, he eats food. Well being a diabetic who has had two heart attacks and a quintuple bypass (5) that’s not the smartest way to try and not die. Though it does make it easy when we cook dinner since he’ll eat anything we put in front of him. As a family we’re mainly doing this experiment for him, but personally I need a change in lifestyle to try and jump start and get control of the bully that is anxiety.