Forty-three-year-old Kiran Mika overhauled his diet last year when he faced a grim health diagnosis.
“I couldn’t breathe,” he recalls.
He freaked out and “knew something was wrong,” remembering his mother, who died 16 years earlier of a suspected heart attack when she was only 50.
He went to the hospital and was given the “scary” diagnosis of high cholesterol and diabetes.
However, this wasn’t the wake-up call Kiran needed as he continued to “live in denial” and carry on as usual with his unhealthy habits.
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Interest in this didn’t start until after he came across Game Changers, a botanical nature documentary on Netlifx.
Then watch Forks Over Knives, which also promoted plant life.
Kieran “sprouted” from his chair, immediately tossed a box of 30 eggs he had just bought, and committed himself to vegetarianism.
Since that day, he has “never looked” back.
He returned to the hospital about a year later for the same tests and was told that he had completely reversed his high cholesterol and pre-diabetes.
In the words of the doctor, “Clean his body from the inside out.”
His holistic approach has changed “absolutely everything” in his life – not just his waist circumference (which has decreased by 10 inches) but his sleep patterns, confidence, and overall happiness.
Kiran believes that a plant-based diet is the way to go for anyone wanting to lose weight, rather than taking medication.
Kiran decided to dedicate his life to promoting healthy living.
He is currently studying for a PhD in Public Health and works for Phytosanitary Professionals, an organization “dedicated to providing education and advocacy on whole plant-based nutrition.”
Kiran swears to avoid “anything with a barcode,” opting for meals like chickpea curry to keep it sustainable rather than pub food or “fast food.”
“Now my body is thriving,” he concluded.