How come I never get sick?

November 8, 2010

Well, I believe the answer is……because I have chosen a Vegan lifestyle.  It’s the time of year where everyone around us seems to have either a cold or the flu.  But, not my family!  Which, to me, is a small miracle.  Before we switched to Veganism, my kids were sniffling constantly.  It seemed that every other week, another illness was introduced into our household.  My daughter has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and part of her treatment plan is to take Methotrexate once per week.  This drug suppresses her immune system (it’s the same drug used in cancer treatment), and makes her very prone to catching every bug that goes around.  But, much to my surprise (and relief), since changing her diet 14 months ago, it seems that the removal of all animal protein somehow keeps her healthy.  Strange, huh?

This post came about while watching a Dr. Oz episode on my DVR.  The show revolved around the cold and flu, the difference between the two, treatments, and prevention.  So, I just thought I’d share my experience.

Have a great rest of your day!!