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Sick with prostate cancer and overweight, the mayor of Marshall, Texas, Ed Smith turned to a vegan diet. When his prostate cancer was suddenly gone, he and his wife shared his success story with the town. Once a week, they have group dinner with healthy meals, recipe exchanges, and a celebration of the healthy changes in their neighbors. Marshall's Fire Chief Reggie Cooper was 50 pounds heavier and taking medicine every day for Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Then he too switched to a plant-based diet. "In 28 days, what I couldn't do in five years, I was able to get off all the medications," Cooper said. "I haven't been on medication since." All because in a world where arterial-stents and open-heart surgeries are considered "normal," a man in Texas draws headlines for eating his vegetables. "The end result is it's been a success in people's lives that we've seen," Mayor Smith said. "We've seen phenomenal changes in people's health."
Very cool!
That's such an inspiration, you can really hear in the stories from these people how much it's changed their lives. Wonderful!
I love that the whole community is working together to be healthier. Great job Marshall!