Maya’s mother had tried everything she thought she could, and her daughter’s condition wasn’t getting any better. Right before she decided to put Maya back on drugs, she came across a vegan community on Instagram which posted about how a high-carb, raw vegan diet was showing success in treating candida.
Although this sounded ‘wacky’ to Maya’s mother, she had no other option at that point. She tested out a 10-day banana diet before giving it to Maya, and she noticed she felt fantastic during the program. She immediately started her family on a diet that consisted mainly of fruit, leafy green and healthy fats from things such as avocados, nuts and seeds.
For the past six months, Maya’s skin has completely cleared up since going raw vegan, with only a few tiny dry spots left on her skin. Maya is finally at ease, and her family is feeling the benefits as well.
Today Maya and her family are happy and healthy, traveling the world and documenting their experiences on their YouTube channel, deHappy.
The only way to decide whether or not a plant-based diet is right for you is to try it out. A great way to start out is by reducing your meat and animal by-product intake gradually, such as limiting them to 4 days a week. Try switching out your traditional breakfast with a smoothie. Or if you really enjoy eggs for breakfast, try scrambling in some sautéed veggies such as spinach or kale. Analyse how you feel after making these small changes, and if you notice you feel more energized then begin implementing more plant-based recipes into your diet.