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Growing up I was surrounded by vegetarians and was always fascinated with the concept of not having to eat animals to survive. Even as a teenager, I tried vegetarian living for several years, but the pull from my mom's chicken dishes was too much, and so I eventually capitulated and went back to eating meat.

In my early twenties (I still feel like I'm in my twenties, many years later) I discovered I had difficulty processing meat and dairy and became quite constipated. I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was so extreme that I wouldn't have a bowel movement for many days and as a result I became toxic.

I went to see my doctor who referred me a specialist, and after an examination, suggested surgery. Surprised? Of course not, this is what most doctors are trained to do (no offense intended here). Needless to say, I scheduled my surgery and was prepared get it over with, but then two days before my appointment, I had an epiphany...could my problems be diet related? Could it be that I'm eating things I shouldn't eat? I unilaterally decided (no need to consult my doctor as he wouldn't agree) that I was going to try a new meat-free diet. In a cold-turkey fashion, I became a vegan and guess what, my problem disappeared. In less than a week, I was as loose as a goose...sorry I know that's a little gross, but you get the idea.

For me being a vegan is not some fad, it's absolutely necessary for my well being. I totally get how people are hooked on eating meat and animal by-products, but I encourage everyone to try a vegan lifestyle for at least three months to see and feel the difference.