I am starting my blog today with the best intent: to change the world starting with me. I have a lot going on, things on my mind, and a mission from who knows where. So, I gave up meat and dairy six years ago, literally overnight. It started with two documentaries that significantly impacted my life: The Beautiful Truth and Hungry for Change.

I had an Epiphany. At 55 years old (almost six years ago), having always eaten the Standard American Diet (SAD), I would go to a plant-based diet. What would change was everything. My daily routine, diet, the restaurant I owned for 23 years, my body, mind, family, outlook on life, career, health, exercise, you get the idea, I could go on.

When we change what we eat, making considerable improvements in nutrition, the brain gets stimulated. I lost thirty pounds, got much energy (my wife noticed immediately), and started training for a marathon. I ran the Flying Pig in Cincinnati 2014, a very hilly and challenging course. I beat the four-hour mark and was amazed but soared after. When you run a marathon, your first thought is I will never do this again. Then you remember the energy of the people lining the street from the beginning to the end, the music from DJs to live bands, the banners and signs, the cheering and friendship, and within a few minutes, you think, I can’t wait to do this again.  

Watching The Beautiful Truth, my biggest impression was that in 1928, Dr. Max Gerson closed the pantry door on cancer. How can this be? But the film explained in plain language how deficiency and toxicity are at the core of the problem. I recommend watching The Beautiful Truth or Dying to Have to Know (which might be better) on YouTube.

In this blog, I will talk about what’s on my mind in general, the book I have written, We Don’t Just Eat Lettuce! Hopefully, vegan Recipes for Carnivores will be published in a few months. My training to be an Integrated Nutrition Health Coach and Allyn’s 21 are changes we are making at Allyn’s to make it even better. I will give out recipes and other information that everyone will enjoy.  I hope you follow along.

– Allyn