Not into Vegan? These Case Studies May Change Your Mind!

A lot more people seem to be going Vegan these days. From celebrities to short order cooks, more people than ever are giving up meat. You probably think they are crazy for giving up steak, but case studies show that doing just that can save lives. Not just the lives of animals of course, but of people who are sick or prone to illnesses. See if the following case studies from don’t change your mind about  a vegan lifestyle and challenge you to think about your own.

  • A woman on nine medications, with several health issues and severe rheumatoid arthritis

For the past 10 years of her life, she was unable to make a fist in spite of taking prednisone and Azulfidine. Always getting the ‘right’ kind of medical treatment, she saw her doctors and took all the medicines that she was told to take. However, her condition never did improve and was getting worse. That was when she decided to try something different and changed her diet. After fasting and switching to vegetarian food, her symptoms finally let up. Her inflammation markers dropped from a medicated 42 to a drug-free 13. Not only does she feel better, she no longer takes any medications and lost 35 pounds.

  • An obese man who suffered from alcohol addiction, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and coronary artery disease.

A man who loves to eat, drink and be merry often ends up a sick man. At 51, this particular man had to undergo a heart bypass in 2005 and had to have three stents put in two years later. Even after the procedures, he continued to have chest pain and shortness of breath. Obviously sick of being sick and obese, he did quick Google search on how to reverse heart disease. Since getting on Dr. Fuhrman’s diet, he dropped from 300 pounds to 160. He no longer suffers from chest pains and loves the stuff he eats.

  • An obese man with Type 2 Diabetes

He had been overweight and diabetic for the past 20 years of his life. Not even meaning to treat the diabetes, he tried going Vegan to lose some weight. He not only lost the 40 pounds that he was looking to lose, but by the seventh week, he no longer had to take insulin. His average glucose level now averages at 97 and has improved circulation. Gone is the foot pain and insulin shots and all it took was a diet change.

  • Ovarian cancer

A woman’s ovarian cancer went metastatic and began to destroy the rest of her body. In 1997 on of her lungs collapsed and four liters of fluid had to be taken out of her chest. Diagnosed with adenocarcinoma and then underwent six chemotherapy treatments and had her ovaries removed. Things were very bleak and she was not given very long to live. Since medical science gave up on her, she tried a dietary plan. The nutrient dense foods, vegetables and juices made a real impact on her health. Over a period of time, her cancer became undetectable and remains a healthy woman.

  • Five angioplasties and three heart attacksvegetarian, vegan, diet, health

These all happened to an obese woman within a three-year period. Unable to walk very far at all, she bottomed out when she tried to walk a block. In spite of taking 10 different medications, her health did not improve and her heart health was very unstable. Deciding to try a dietary lifestyle change, things changed dramatically for her. In three months, she stopped having chest pain and could walk up to two miles. After seven months, she takes far less medication and has lost 90 pounds.

These are real case studies where people who were already sick went vegan and saw miraculous results. Imagine what a good, nutrient-dense diet can do for someone who is not ill at all.



  1. Lily says:

    The best way to start with a 1500 calorie diet menu is to strip your refrigerator of all the junk food. Go grocery shopping and fill your fridge with a lot of fruits, vegetables, nominal amount of dairy products and skinless chicken. Throw away all carbonated drinks like sodas and diet sodas. Your primary source of fluids during this period should come from water, green tea and zero calorie beverages.

  2. Nellie Bly says:

    That is some excellent advice, Lily. It’s a tough one for some when money is tight and the spouse/significant other is not on board. Short of what you suggest, you can delegate one section of the fridge to your healthy foods. Off limits to others and your one place to eat from.