Venus decided to make the dietary change recently as a response to her Sjogren’s Disease diagnosis last year. Sister Serena joined her in support.
Sjogren’s Disease is believed to be an autoimmune disease caused by white blood cells attacking their moisture-producing glands. It can cause fatigue and joint pain, and the primary symptoms are dry eyes and mouth. The disease caused Venus to withdraw from the U.S. and Australian Open.
“I couldn’t raise my arm over my head, the racket felt like concrete,” Venus said of her U.S. Open experience. “I had no feelings in my hands. They were swollen and itchy. I realised it would be a miserable show.”
There are no known cures for the condition, though some patients take drugs that can have serious side effects. Rather than trying out the drugs, Serena encouraged Venus to try holistic treatments such as yoga and massages. Venus went raw vegan to help ease the inflammation of her joints, and Serena has joined her.
Raw vegan diets include raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nut pastes, grain and legume sprouts, seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, and fresh juices.
Hopefully the new diet produces good results for the sisters.
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