Texas town goes vegan, promotes healthier eating

The mayor of a town in the middle of America’s “stroke belt” changed the culture of his entire community by simply eating his vegetables.

Like the rest of the South, the food culture of Marshall, TX, is based upon meat, sugar, processed and fried foods.

But to sit at dinner with Marshall Mayor Ed Smith and his wife, Amanda, you’ll hear a different tale.

Six years ago, Smith was 40 pounds heavier and diagnosed with prostate cancer.

So he and his wife began eating a plant-based, whole foods diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.

Then his prostate cancer disappeared.

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