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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Vegan
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In a new episode of Oprah Winfrey’s “Where Are They Now?,” airing today (April 9th), Mike Tyson passionately discusses his vegan lifestyle – and how it helped guide him to becoming a better person.

“I’m not on drugs, I’m not out on the streets, I’m not in clubs,” the 46-year-old explains. “And, everything that I do now is just basically structured around the development of my life and my family.

“I lost weight, I dropped over a hundred pounds. I just felt like changing my life, doing something different. And so I became a vegan. Becoming a vegan, it gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life. I was just hard wheel, so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, and I couldn’t hardly breathe, high blood pressure, almost dying, and arthritis.

“Once I became a vegan, all that stuff, it diminished.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • someonesmart

    How wonderfully have they made the appeal to inappropriate authority fallacy into a real world Oprah show. Sure man, your drug addiction disappeared when you started a vegan diet. Simple as that. I am sure Oprah can make sure you can too. Simple as that. Anyway, you must learn the good and bad of being a vegan before seriously becoming one. Its just like saying that I want to be a nudist because Mike Tyson is one and he lost drug addiction because of that. What a load of…