29 “Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29)
In 2010, I tried to become a Vegan and blogged about it for about two weeks. Why? Because I felt it would help me fight off skin cancer (which I’ve battled for over 10 years). With my family of six kids and 1 husband not on board, it just didn’t stick. Plus, I’m just plain weak in my resolve when it comes to food. Ugs! Just being honest.
Now, fast forward to October 2012 and here’s what’s happening:
My oldest daughter, age 16, who we’ll call B., is having health issues. Chronic illness. She’s been struggling with stomach pain and issues since May. Now, I am even homeschooling her because when she goes to the bathroom it will take her 2 1/2 hours! This is one of the hardest things i’ve ever been through. Seeing your child sick is NOT easy…
So now, I’m confident God is calling me to transform our entire family to a completely Vegan diet. Why? Because the truth is in the results. I went to a 2-day session at a place called Hallelujah Acres. During my time there, people gave testimony after testimony of being healed of everything from cancer to allergies. The point being – their bodies were given the environment needed to recover and then restore themselves to ultimate health. In exactly two weeks, my daughter B and I will go to a Lifestyle center and for one week, we will be engulfed in the Vegan lifestyle with juicing as a primary resource. I just want to record my journey here, because I expect to see amazing results from my daughter, and myself and I want you to be here to experience it with me! I will also share pictures and recipes as we rate them highly over here.
Below, I’ve attached my first blog in 2010 when I felt God calling me to become a Vegan. Thought you might like to read it. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to stick with it, and I have since gained 10 more pounds…
Why become a vegan?
I have been pondering this question a lot lately. Actually, I’ve been fighting this question a lot lately!! I really enjoy eating meat and dairy products. So why would I want to give up two food groups???
For me, it is a walk of obedience. If you’ve seen my profile picture than you have wondered if I color my hair – “No!” I’m a natural blond with fair skin. Multiply that by a pool in my backyard growing up and vacations at the beach every summer to equal SUN BURN. Now, I’m 43 years old, a wife and mother to six children, and a woman who keeps getting skin cancer. To date, I’ve had 7 surgeries to remove Basal Cell Carcinoma. Once on my calf, one from each shoulder, my lip (worst one), and twice on my forehead. I know that Basal cell carcinoma is not deadly. HOWEVER, you have to remove it or it will keep growing and become even more disfiguring. Instead of worrying about getting wrinkles, I fret about how to conceal my latest scars from the surgeries.
As I type this, I have stitches in my right shoulder and left calf. Not comfortable, or pleasant to endure. The doctors all told me to just stay out of the sun. I have been for several years now! No more fun at the beach or gardening because I can’t play outside between 9 and 4pm. There must be another way.
I’ve been praying and searching for another “healthier” way to help my body stop producing these cancers. God led me to a book called, “The China Study,” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. I highly recommend this book to everyone! A must read.
It talks about turning on and off cancer growth by stopping or starting animal protein consumption. And not large amounts of animal protein, but a diet of 20% animal protein will create the right environment for cancer cells to grow 100% of the time. But, drop down to only 5% animal protein and the cancer growth stops 100% of the time. So, here’s where I am today. Unsure if I really believe this. I want to. But really. Is this like one of those diet books promising good results only to later find out that no diet is effective for the long haul? I hope not.
Becoming a VEGAN is no easy task!!! Yesterday, the Lord reminded me of the healing in John chapter 9. There was a man born blind and Jesus put mud over his eyes and told him to go and wash and when he had done this, he was healed and his eyes opened up. Now, why did this man have to DOsomething to be healed? I don’t know except it may have been a walk of obedience.
That story prompted me to dive in to becoming a vegan in order to see healing in my body from cancer. This blog will be where I document my journey (and even some good recipe’s). If God is leading you to a healthier way of eating, I encourage you to join me and we can walk this journey together. To God be the glory!