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A vegan bodybuilder claims that his eyesight has improved dramatically since he started eating a vegan diet because of his partner.
45-year-old Paul Kerton, from Norwich, claims that in the six months since he started eating a plant based diet he has decreased the strength of his prescription glasses and contact lenses.
Basically, he was eating a hugely animal protein rich diet, and since he stopped eating meat and began taking a CBD Armour supplement his shortsightedness has improved a lot.
Before the dietary change, Paul's eyesight was -3.50 in one of his eyes, and -3.00 in the other. Now, he claims he is at -1.75 and -1.50, if that means anything to you.
After the benefits he has experienced, the bodybuilder and 'Hench Herbivore' personal trainer wants to encourage others to make the switch to a plant based lifestyle.
Paul told Daily Mail: "There was a time I was probably eating more animal products than anyone else you've ever met.
"I was in such a rush to pack on muscle that in the end I was consuming 500 grams of animal protein every single day.
"I would eat my way through 10kg of chicken and guzzle down 42 litres of milk every week.
"I'd cram in lots of tuna and the odd steak and wash it all down with copious amounts of whey protein.
"So, obviously, in the beginning I was resistant, thinking meat was essential for muscle growth, or that if we don't have dairy our bones will crumble!"
He continued: "Happily I had the good sense to follow my partner's [35-year-old Gemma Nichols] lead.
"Six months into being vegan, far from ruining my training I was the strongest I'd ever been, leg pressing over 400kg for 16 reps.
"I used to be blind as a bat, but in the first six months of turning vegan, my vision improved vastly.
"My ophthalmologist nearly fell off his chair when I had an eye test and my vision and I saw how much my eyesight had improved.
"I still wear contact lenses but they're half the strength they used to be. I whole heartedly believe it's because of veganism.
"And I'm on a mission to show the world the amazing power of vegan whole foods, in terms of sports performance and the prevention, treatment and even reversal of chronic diseases."
However, not everyone is so sure that the vegan diet has made Paul's eyes better. A leading UK eye surgeon, David Allamby, told the Mail: "Paul experienced quite a significant change in vision acuity - which is unusual.
"And you can get prescription changes with the onset of cataracts, including a reduction in myopia.
"I'd suggest he gets his eyes examined again to rule-out anything untoward."
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