What made you decide to become a vegan?
“I became a vegan for a few reasons. One I do not like killing animals, two, I want to eat better for the world and three I developed an intense hand pain from what I thought was purely my decade of training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. At the time, I was almost 40 years of age and my hand pain was so much that I could no longer grab the gi’s of my opponents without pain. Went to 4 different doctors and all said “your 40 years old Jon, you simply have arthritis.” I did not agree and then life brought a guy by the name of John Allen Mollenhauer into my life. He told me to to read the “China Study” by T. Collin Campbell. John told me it was simply all the animal products and their acidic nature that pulls calcium out of the bones which shows up first as hand/joint pain. I was desperate for relief so I said “what do I do?” Cut the meat now and in a month or two I promise you’ll have no hand pain (was the answer). He was right!! The pain was completely gone in 2 months.”
— Jon Hinds, Owner and Founder of the Monkey Bar Gymnasium
- Jon Hinds- Vegan Strength Training Coach & Gym Owner (fitvegan4life.com)