larry hagman
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Vegan
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Last year “Dallas” star Larry Hagman went vegan to help fight his cancer. By cutting out animal products, drinking freshly made juices and following an all organic diet, the actor was able to revamp his health, and now he’s 81-years-old and cancer free.

Turns out, he has his “Dallas” costar Linda Gray to thank for his healthier lifestyle. It was Gray who recommended he change his diet to help fight the cancer.

The actor said about the change, “I was getting fed through a feeding tube and the best way to get something through that little tube is having vegetation – and I feel better for it now. I’m more agile… I’m doing pretty well. I like it (vegan diet) and I’m thriving on it.”

Back when Hagman was new to veganism, he didn’t think he’d stick with it for the longterm. He said he’d probably reintroduce eggs and fish in a couple of weeks. That was back in January. Looks like the actor is so in love with his healthier eating that he decided to keep true to his plant based diet.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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