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Venus and Serena Switch to Raw Vegan Diets for Health

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Venus Williams has been diagnosed with a disease that will impact her health and her tennis career, but her and sister Serena are sticking together to get through it and changing their diets.

According to The Daily Mail, Venus revealed that reason for her drop out of the U.S. Open this summer was an incurable disease of the immune system called Sjogren’s Syndrome. The symptoms caused her to cancel her second U.S. Open match, after winning the first. She says, though, that the diagnosis was a relief after years of going to doctors without results. “I would go to the doctor and start crying. I couldn’t help it. I just want a chance to play on the same field as other people, I want to feel normal, but as frightening as the diagnosis was, it was also a relief.”

Now the tennis star is taking it easy. “I’ve been going hard the past few weeks and it scares me, I need to avoid stress or I’ll get sicker and go backwards,” Venus said. It was Serena who suggested that she try holistic ways to treat her symptoms, as some treatments for the disease can cause other health problems. Along with massages and yoga, Venus has switched to a diet of raw vegan foods hoping to reduce inflammation in her joints. Serena has made the diet change too, saying “She has done a complete U-turn. She was devastated but she is so positive now.”

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  • My husband and I switched to a vegan diet 10 years ago and all our health challenges disappeared quickly. I ended up teaching vegan cooking classes and now have a 100% organic vegan burger sold in Whole Foods Markets and many other health food stores across the country. It is free of the top 10 food allergens and is made from quinoa and vegetables.http://www.asherahsgourmet.com

  • That is so inspiring! It is great to read that Serena is joining her in this change. I had been transitioning to vegan in 2011 and going 100% in 2012. I too have an auto-immune disease (Alopecia) and I have seen a great difference! Go girls!

    • Guest

      wow that inspires me. I have traction alopecia maybe I will try it to help with those symptoms as well.

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  • jawilliamslaw

    awesome

  • Serena,
    this word Serena, that happens to be your name, means spanish tranquilo, serena. In other words: not excitable, awfully quite. So honor your name take it easy as much as possible now. Changing your diet to vegetarianism is the best thing that can happen to you now, that can healing you fast. But is not only the diet. You need to practice the 10 Energy Enhancers as well
    ! Want to know more about it?Then go to Victoria BidWell and take a fasting with her in her retreat. Call her inmediatly!
    at. (www.naturecurerawfoodhealthretreat.com.
    Just call at (360) 853- 7048. Tell Victoria that Aida recommended you to her. I can recommend others….but start with her….and have faith. God heals!
    Love your game! And you’re one of the best! Lots of luck being whole again.
    Aida..

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