The Regimen That Helped Me Recover From Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue When Nothing Else Did. 5 doctors, 8 months of testing, and finally something to show. I couldn’t move and was bedridden for a number of days. After five different doctors and eight months of testing, I was officially diagnosed with mycoplasma pneumonia by an M.D., Ph.D. in September 2013. For nearly one and a half years, I was cycled on endless antibiotics (prescription, herbal, and inhalation) in an effort to get me well. The first item I uncovered with the help of professionals, of course, was EMF sensitivity—you can read the full story on that here. The majority of people with the severity of my condition never recover―the most severe cases end up permanently bedridden, and this is where I was headed. And all of this, too, was exceedingly painful. Tapping was essential to my recovery. I will be remaining on endless herbals indefinitely.
You can’t help but feel the tipping point. Steakhouses have vegan options, airport menus feature kale salad, grocers are dedicating more shelf space to plant-based items, and vegan food trucks are expanding. As a medical doctor, I have seen near miraculous improvements in health when patients adopt a vegan diet—whether they jump right in the pool or dip their toe for a while before entering.
The environmental impact of becoming a vegan.
It may be hard to measure the health and environmental effects of just a single day on a vegan diet, but my patients often experience big changes in how they look and feel after just one week. As for the environmental impact, I thank my friend Kathy Freston, who previously published data detailing what the impact would be if every U.S. citizen adopted a vegetarian diet for just one day. Keeping in mind that the impact of going full vegan would be even greater than vegetarian, as a country we would save:
- 100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost four months
- 1.5 billion pounds of crops that would otherwise be fed to livestock—enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than…