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(US/or) Going vegan: Willamette student touts life without animal products, gluten

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    Benjamin Beeler sits down at a table in Goudy Commons on the Willamette University campus. His dinner consists of a green salad with two pears on the side and
    Message 1 of 1 , May 10, 2013
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      Benjamin Beeler sits down at a table in Goudy Commons on the Willamette
      University campus.

      His dinner consists of a green salad with two pears on the side and a
      dressing he made. Instead of plates, Beeler just puts his food right on the
      cafeteria tray.

      And then it begins. Glances from peers across the table. A small chuckle.

      Someone breaks the silence.

      "What happened to your plate?"
      ...
      The summer of 2012, Beeler read the book "Thrive." Written by former Iron
      Man Brendan Brazier, the book showed how Brazier developed a whole-foods
      and plant-based diet to maximize his vitality for competing.
      ...
      That summer, Beeler adopted the mostly raw, whole foods, plant-based,
      gluten-free diet he eats now. His parents, whom he said, "gave me lots of
      freedom to do what I want," are fully supportive of his lifestyle changes,
      which haven't always been easy.

      "Gluten-free is a giant change," he said. "The American diet is focused
      around wheat."

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      full story:
      http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20130324/LIFE/130509031/Going-vegan-Willamette-student-touts-life-without-animal-products-gluten

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