My story to making the shift to a whole foods, plant based lifestyle started with my brother, Shamiz, being diagnosed with a chronic illness called Ulcerative Colitis. After his condition deteriorated dramatically in hospital, he was able to make a full recovery after switching to a plant based diet consisting of mainly fruits, vegetables and starches. He has now been symptom and medication free for 4 years and is in remarkable health.
My journey began in December 2012, when I travelled home to visit Shamiz about 6 months after he had healed. I was eating the typical Standard American Diet (SAD) full of meat, dairy, eggs and junk food. However, as Shamiz was finding this new lifestyle a little difficult to get used to, I decided that I would support him by eating exactly like he did for the 3 weeks that I would be visiting him. I fully expected to go back to my “normal” eating patterns when I got back home. In fact, at the airport before my flight, my wife and I ate McDonalds for breakfast!
I didn’t go back to my old ways though, as the 3 weeks was an unbelievable experience for me. During the first week I had a lot of withdrawals from my addictions, especially my morning coffee vice! But after that first week, it was like a fog had been cleared from my head! I found that I had this new found sense of energy and alertness that I had not felt for many years, it was a real eureka moment for me.
I used to suffer from terrible digestion, hayfever, chronic migraines and severe acne. At the age of 27 I was already taking several medications for these conditions. Just by making a change to my diet and lifestyle I have seen tremendous changes to the way I feel. I no longer need to take medications or suffer from any of the above conditions.
I now at the age of 31, feel better than ever before. I have more energy and am fitter than I have been at any stage of my life. I ride an average of 100 miles a week on my bike and exercise is fun as I am fuelling my body with optimal nutrition. I can genuinely say that a whole foods, plant based lifestyle has changed my life from just surviving to now thriving!
I am so passionate about this lifestyle that my brother and I have started a health and nutrition consultancy to help others self-heal their bodies. We are specialising in digestive health, specifically digestive disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, IBS and IBD and having a lot of success helping people heal, just like we have.
I am so glad that I found veganism and a whole foods, plant based lifestyle. I truly feel as though I am now part of the solution rather than part of the problem. I feel blessed to be able to help others improve their health but also make this world a better place for the animals and the planet.
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