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Life as I knew it
I had never been an ‘out of shape’ sort of guy. I had always been active, athletic, a competitive martial artist, surfer, an avid extreme sports adrenaline junkie. I always ate whatever I wanted to eat and never gained weight. I ate meat in some form with almost every meal. Those who knew me always said (and still do) that my body looked 20 or 30 years younger than I was. From my perspective, life – especially my health – was blessed with good fortune. But, it was what I couldn’t see, that almost killed me.
What I didn’t know however was that even with all the activity in my life, my own personal home gym with thousands of dollars in commercial grade weight machines and free weights and eating what most would call an exceptionally healthy diet, I was dying on the inside. I was suffering from an ACUTE CHRONIC ILLNESS that was leading me happily to a sure end through what could have ended up a terminal illness – yep, …the “C” word. I was just a few short years away from the end of my life and didn’t even know it. Changing my diet saved my life.
I was just a few short years away from the end of my life and didn’t even know it. Changing my diet saved my life.
So here I am
Hi! My name is David Ward and the picture to the right is of myself and two of my amazing boys hamming it up for a ‘green mustache’ photo opp. I started this website as more of an online journal to collect health information and do some writing about my transition from a heavy meat, dairy, processed foods, and sugar diet to an almost completely raw vegetable, fruit, nut, I cannot count the number of raised eyebrows and contorted facial expressions I received (and still receive) I got when people would find out that I was not seeking ‘medical intervention’ and trying to go it on my own.seed, legume, and grain diet – enough so to classify me as a raw vegan.
To the shock and horror of many of my friends and family, I began consuming the weirdest things. Among my daily regiment, I drank things like raw spinach, kale, and mango smoothies, fresh wheat grass juice, apple cider vinegar, hot lemon water, fermented Kombucha tea and Rejuvelac. I consumed an ongoing plethora of raw dark green vegetables, various roots and rhizomes, seed sprouts, dark colored fruits, nuts, herbs and spices on a daily basis. As you will learn through regular visits here on Vegan Overcome and by subscribing to my newsletter, there are a GREAT many changes you can make in your eating lifestyle that will rock the world of your health and well-being.
I cannot count the number of raised eyebrows and contorted facial expressions I received (and still receive) that I got from people when they would find out I was not seeking ‘medical intervention’. But, I was on a mission. I was going to beat the system. I was going to overcome the odds that were stacked against me. I was choosing to eat live, healthy, life-giving, healing foods over that of seeking out traditional medical intervention which chooses to use poisons and toxins to “heal”.
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