11 August 2010

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson turns vegetarian to help combat arthritis

PGA star Phil Mickelson has plenty of experience dealing with health issues in his family. His wife Amy and mother Mary were both diagnosed with breast cancer within six weeks of each other prompting “Lefty” to take time off in 2009 to tend to his family.

Now the 2010 Masters champion has an ailment of his own to battle, revealing that he was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, a disease that causes his immune system to attack his joins and tendons.

The good news, he reports since receiving treatment he has felt “100 percent” and his diagnosis also has led him to kick the meat habit, yes Phil Mickelson—who apparently was known as a burger connoisseur— has been a vegetarian for two months.

What can the 40-year-old San Diego Calif. native expect from this positive transformation? Well according to PCRM, vegetarian diets help prevent cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and even asthma.

Good luck Phil with your new diet and we at TDIV wish you and your family the best.

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