Monday, October 18, 2010

Check My Little Health Story on Alicia Silverstone's "The Kind Life"

Good Afternoon! Just a quick post to let you know that today Alicia Silverstone is featuring my response to a query about health benefits of a vegan diet on her website, "The Kind Life" ( Briefly, in my response I mention how, since becoming vegan, this is the first time in my life I haven't suffered from seasonal allergies. I can see now that the culprit for the cause of these allergies was likely dairy. This wonderful health benefit is just one among many I have experienced since becoming vegan.

When the folks at "The Kind Life" contacted me to okay their featuring my health story on the homepage of the website, I actually had to rack my brain to try to remember what I had written that they would be featuring. You see, I have had many health issues in my life and as such I have much to celebrate regarding the all-around health improvements afforded by a vegan diet. When I saw today that I had only shared the improvement of my allergies with "The Kind Life", I had to giggle a little bit. Don't get me wrong, getting rid of allergies is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended), but the alleviation of some of my MS symptoms, not the least of which is debilitating fatigue, is a much more life-changing health benefit to me personally.

My responding to the query on "The Kind Life" is a foggy memory to me (it was several months ago) so I don't quite remember my thinking behind only mentioning the allergies, but it must have been springtime -- I'm sure I would have been astounded to be sinus-infection-free. Also, I was just getting to know the online vegan community at that point, and mentioning something as heavy as MS to relative strangers didn't seem right, I suppose. For whatever reason, my lack of allergies was the topic, and that's all for the good. I see there are already quite a few responses to this discussion thread.

I am honored to have been part of Alicia's "The Kind Life" today. The website is a wealth of information and support for us vegans.


  1. Congrats Cheryl! Silly me - I didn't put two and two together when I read The Kind Life post yesterday that it was the very author of one of my favorite blogs! Aren't all the health benefits fantastic? I can't wait until Forks over Knives comes out as a vehicle to share the research of The China Study in an entertaining dvd format.

  2. Awesome! I love to hear how your diet has helped you and improved your life! :) Very cool to have it featured on the kind life!

  3. Thanks, Melissa! Yes, I, too am excited to see Forks Over Knives! Thanks for the kind words!