Kind Lifer Kayla shares how she restored her health by coming back to a kind diet:
I read The Kind Diet about two years ago, and almost immediately fell in love. It took a couple months of flirting, but soon enough I was a full-fledged vegan enjoying all the benefits promised in your book.
Like many of us do, I met a lovely boy and fell in love. My boyfriend is not veg (though he is very supportive of my veg ways), so after meeting him, I began to cheat more and more with meat and dairy products. Soon, cheating became just plain eating.
This past summer, very close to when I stopped eating veg, I began to experience panic attacks and anxiety. I do not believe the end of my kind eating habits and beginning of my anxiety are unrelated, so I’ve been working hard to re-establish a vegan diet in my life. It’s been a bit tougher than when I first began, but I absolutely believe in the positive effects of food on my mood and emotional wellbeing. Along with some therapy, yoga, and a supportive boyfriend, returning to kind eating has been key in my recovery from panic disorder. I can honestly say that I have felt better and better each day in the past few weeks, and I look forward to more of the peace of mind I know a kind diet has in store for me. Thank you Alicia, and to the kind community!
Thank you, Kayla! I’m so happy to hear that you’re back on track and feeling better. The amazing thing about a kind diet is that it’s always there to heal you – if you fall off, just get back on. It’s your healing path.