Veganism Made Me More Compassionate, Healthier and Younger

inspirational vegetarian story : Wendy Shoup looks 30 at the year 57By:  Wendy Shoup

I became a vegetarian 22 years ago when I had serious health problems. I was so exhausted and ill that I had to hold onto the furniture just to go to the bathroom. Doctors called it Chronic Epstien Barr Syndrome. Later, it was referred to as Chronic Fatigue syndrome. All I knew was that I was so sick, so tired and in such intense pain that I was beyond desperate to make it go away.

I went to a nutritionist who advised me to give up all sugar, sugar substitutes,  caffeine and white flour. I was very addicted to sweets and loved a big, hot cup of coffee!  But I did what she told me literally overnight. I started walking and eventually was walking several miles a day.

I kept reading about different celebrities I liked who were vegetarian and vegan. I still wasn't feeling 100% and became tired very easy. I decided to give up meat. I felt much better. My then 7 year old daughter also became vegetarian. As we read more about our diet, we learned of the horrible abuse animals endure just so they can end up on our dinner plate!  We were enraged!  Finding out that the abuse doesn't stop there, but continues into the egg and dairy industry made me feel sick. I didn't want to be a part of the pain these beautiful, innocent animals go through. I have been a vegan for just a few months less than my whole time of becoming a vegetarian.

Holly, my daughter, who is 28, a vegetarian, and my son, Zach who is 30And an amazing thing happened!  I gained all kinds of energy and my thinking became less cloudy!

I have never looked back. I don't miss meat or animal products in the least. There is a whole delicious world of healthy, great food out there without eating animals.  And so many fantastic animal free products that we never need wear fur or leather or wool or silk!   So many great, animal free cosmetics and cleaning products!

I am 57 years old now and people always seem shocked when they hear my age.  I'm always told that I look to be in my 30`so.

PS. If every one of us inspired ONE person to go meatless imagine the difference we could make in ten years time. I am going to collect inspirational vegetarian/vegan stories to share with everyone. If you think your story will inspire others, please share with me by sending it to I will post your stories on this blog. I believe everyone has his/her own story, I think it must be great when we can share our stories and inspire others. Let’s make the world a better place. ~ Xiao Kang.

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