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goodbye, headaches!


There is this one moment that every vegan has, I think. Or so I have read. That moment when you realize how much the change of diet has affected you positively. Ever since switching from vegetarian to vegan 3 months ago, I have been waiting for that moment. Well people, I finally had it!

You see, I used to get horrible headaches regularly. Like, a few times a week type of regular.  And as much as I hate taking medicine, I would always reach for the Tylenol. Even when I would try to stick it out, I would always end up popping 2 tylenols at a time just to numb the migraine pain.

So, back to my life-changing moment. The other night, my boyfriend turned to me and said “its been a while since you had a headache.” And BAM, my socks were knocked off. “It HAS been a while!” I screamed as suddenly it all hit me.

Chris and I moved to Memphis in August, and I became a vegan in September. I honestly say that I have never had a headache while living in Memphis, (well, there was that one time I drank one wine glass too many, but thats not what we are talking about here ;))  In fact, I don’t think we even have Tylenol in the apartment. But I wouldn’t know, because I have yet to even think about taking any.

Y’all, this is huge. You have no idea how happy realizing this made me! It has been amazing living headache free – and cruelty free! 🙂

And its not just me who has had this revelation! I’ve done a bit of googling and came across several others saying how they used to constantly have headaches and no longer do since becoming vegan.

What about you guys? Any similar situations with headaches? Or anything else? I’m so curious to hear what changes others have noticed about themselves once they became vegan.

– Jenn


Author: jenncab

22 year old animal lovin', vegan eatin', new orleanian currently living in memphis with my boyfriend and dog

3 thoughts on “goodbye, headaches!

  1. Very cool! I wonder if you were lactose intolerant and didn’t even realize it? Wow!

    I don’t remember any pains going away when I went vegan (still enjoying a glass of wine too!) but did see big differences when I went 70/30 whole foods (nothing processed) and then again when I went 70/30 raw food. Energy level went up, strength went up, endurance went up, and body fat went down (now 16.5%). Able to work out harder and run farther than ever. What we put in our bodies (and DON’T put in) makes a huge difference!

  2. That’s great! I’ve read a lot of stories about getting rid of headaches after going vegan on Alicia Silverstone’s blog (thekindlife.com). Seems to work magic! I went vegan a little over a year ago and I feel great.

  3. I know that the closer I eat vegan the better I feel, so yeah — I know what you mean! 🙂

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