So, I start my Blog with the best intent, 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 had a major impact on my life, The Beautiful Truth and Hungry for Change. I had an Epiphany. At 55 years old, (almost ten years ago now in 2023) 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 of course, the restaurant I owned for 23 (now 32, in 2023) years, my body, my mind, my family, my outlook on life, my career, my health, exercise, you get the idea, I could go on. When we change what we eat, making huge improvements in nutrition the brain gets stimulated. I lost thirty pounds, got a plethora of energy, (my wife noticed immediately) and started training for a marathon. I ran the Flying Pig in Cincinnati in 2014, a very hilly and challenging course. I was able to beat the four-hour mark and was amazed but soar 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 DJ’s to live bands, the banners and signs, the cheering and comradery, and within a few minutes you think, I can’t wait to do this again.

Watching the Beautiful Truth my biggest impression was in 1928 Dr. Max Gerson cured cancer. I wondered how can this be? But the film went on to explain in very plain language how deficiency and toxicity are at the core of the problem. My recommendation is the reader watch either the Beautiful Truth or Dying to Have Know (which might be better) on YouTube.

What I am going to do in this blog is talk about what’s on my mind in general, the book I have written a book We Don’t Just Eat Lettuce! Vegan Recipes for Carnivores, hopefully to be publish in a few months, my training to be an Integrated Nutrition Health coach and Allyn’s 21, which are changes we are making at Allyn’s to make it even better. I will give out recipes and other information that I think everyone will enjoy.

Hope you follow along.

Update March 14, 2023;

We Don’t Just Eat Lettuce! Vegan Recipes for Carnivores was published in May 2019 and is available on Amazon.

I feel fantastic at age 65. I have maintained a consistent weight, exercise regularly, my blood metabolism is near perfect, I feel young and have aged well. I am still on a plant based diet and will soon be releasing a second book. I will not be going back to my old diet anytime soon.