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Meet Chronic Fatigue Survivor Bex Walker – The Vegan Mum Turning Breakfast Into Business
Thursday 28 June 2018
Meet Chronic Fatigue survivor Bex Walker – the vegan mum turning breakfast into business
As the number of vegans increases in the UK, so too do the number of vegan parents.
And one mum who has managed to turn her passion of plant-based living into an award-winning business is Bex Walker.
She’s the founder of Bexfast, the breakfast pot company. Bex has been vegan for nearly four years and she’s bringing her daughter Tyler up vegan despite her husband not being one.
‘I have been vegan for 3.5 years now, although some of my friends still find it hard to believe!’ Bex tells Metro.co.uk.
Bex came to veganism after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
‘I used to love meat and was really into steak and sushi and thought vegans were so weird! After having my daughter, I decided to get fit and healthy and about a year after being the healthiest I had ever been my body stopped working properly.
‘I couldn’t feel parts of my legs, I couldn’t lift my arms to my face, I was extremely tired all the time, falling asleep wherever I was and I couldn’t find the right words for really easy sentences. It was extremely frustrating and after quite a few talks with doctors, it became clear that I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
‘I was determined not to let it stop me living a full life so I did some research and found a few people with CFS living almost totally normal lives by eating a whole food, plant-based diet. I was desperate and decided to give it a go for a month.’
She’s clear that while eating plant-based doesn’t cure CFS but she’s found it to dramatically reduce the symptoms. And like many of us who perhaps come to the movement for health reasons, Bex says that the longer she’s involved in veganism, the more she’s got on board with the ethical side of things.
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