I was vegan for 8 years of my life and raised my son vegan for the first 5 years of his. I was in excellent health and shape the entire time, and so was my son. I then took a break from the vegan diet on and off for the past maybe 6 years. My health has correspondingly been mostly poor, and a while back I developed Chron’s disease. As a result of these compounding issues, and my guilt over animal cruelty, I’ve made the decision tonight to return permanently to the vegan lifestyle. Hallelujah.