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Fueling the Body

Sickness is all around me.

People have colds, flu, they’re sneezing, blowing, coughing. It’s everywhere. It’s on the streets, it’s in the store, it’s on the nightly news. Kids are missing school, people are missing work, everybody is miserable.

I used to have 3-4 colds a year. I recently reviewed thirty years of correspondence with an old friend, and I was amazed at how many colds I used to get. I kept checking the dates on the letters I sent her, and thinking What? I was sick again? Three to four times a year. My whole life.

I’m not pretty when I have a cold. I am a mucous factory, easily burning through two or three boxes of tissues. Raw nose, deep chest jelly cough that makes my ribs hurt. Ugh. Misery. Three to four times per year. Just when I realized that I might be over the cough, here comes the sore throat again.

You all know what I’m talking about.

What I am here to say is that since I went vegan almost six years ago, I haven’t had a single cold. This, my friends, is a miracle.

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I can only credit the fact that I eat a Whole Foods Plant Based diet, and that is high-test fuel for my machine. My weight is normal for the first time in my life, all my lab numbers are right, and I feel better than I ever have in my life.

I eat the rainbow. I am Plant Powered, and I don’t get sick. (At least I haven’t.)

My husband, currently coughing up chunks of phlegm, tells me it’s all about the germs. Well, we live in pretty close quarters and I didn’t get sick from his germs.  But he helped a friend install a glass enclosure for his bathroom for a couple of days, and picked up his friend’s cold. Why? My guess is that the friend’s wife fed him meat and cheese for lunch every day. While his body was busy clearing out the sludge from his arteries and tissues, it wasn’t paying as much attention to his immune system, and the cold virus found a way in.

My immune system seems to be rock solid.

Sick of being sick? Interested in a new way of eating that will heal your body while healing the planet? Here is a good place to start.

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