In her wedding vows, she promised “for better or for worse.” She also promised “to obey” but that wasn’t likely to happen. Her “for worse” arrived when her husband of thirty-plus years retired from working and adopted a healthy lifestyle, that included eating a strict, plant based, low-fat, vegan diet.
The “for better or worse” clause in their wedding vows was about to get tested.
Caren knew of Dean Ornish, a Harvard trained physician, whose research proved a low-fat, vegetarian diet paired with healthy lifestyle changes could actually reverse the effects of disease. She’d seen former president Bill Clinton interviewed on Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: The Last Heart Attack touting the health benefits of his conversion to a whole food, plant-based diet. But when her husband of thirty-plus years decided to try Dr. Neal Barnard’s 21- day weight loss kickstart (a low-fat, vegan diet), a part of her wanted to kickstart him to the curb.
Suffering for years with painful gout flares, high cholesterol, and elevated blood pressure, he was determined to turn his life around and get healthy, apparently, whether she liked it or not.
This book offers insights written from three perspectives. MY STORY – shares the humorous tale of how his conversion took their marriage from magic to mayhem. HIS STORY – offers the scientific reasons to embrace a plant based diet and his own amazing results. OUR STORY – shows the evolution of a couple finding their way together in a new world.
Although not a vegan cookbook, several delicious recipes are included that will delight vegan lovers, leaners, the vegan curious, or just about anyone. You’ll laugh, and learn new ways to live a healthier, happier, life!
“When someone decides to make the lifestyle change and take on a vegan diet, their spouse inevitably comes along for the ride. Married to a Vegan tells the story of one wife’s experience as her husband made the switch and took control of his health. As you will see, it becomes a positive, powerful experience for both of them. I am honored to have played a role in inspiring this story, and wish all the best to Caren and her husband, as well as any others who pursue a plant-based diet. For those who do, a happier, healthier future is in store.” – NEAL BARNARD, M.D., President, Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine, and New York Times-bestselling author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.
Married to a Vegan is for anyone who likes to laugh as they learn new ways to live a healthier, happier life.