At 19, Nzingah Oniwosan was told she had to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life because of an autoimmune disorder. She was determined to find a healthier alternative and through research, she learned about a plant-based diet. Armed with a plant-based diet and a herbal protocol she was able to keep her autoimmune disorder in remission for over 16 years, as well as overcome the challenges associated with having a prolactinoma and PCOS. Her food became her medicine. She describes cooking as an art form, she states, “The plate is my canvas which I transform into an art piece by mixing and blending different vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices.”
Kamaria Dailey became an advocate for health and wellness at the age of 18 when she decided to become the first vegetarian in her family. Although her decision was not due to an illness, her decision to maintain a vegetarian lifestyle was as a result of her career as professional dancer. She believed that by aligning her physical acumen with her dietary health, she would strengthen the foundation for her growth and success.
The journey to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle can take many paths, but the resounding account from varied vegans/vegetarians is the positive effects of a plant-based lifestyle.
Adapting a vegan lifestyle has been proven to:
- Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
- Protect against Cancer,
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- Be Richer in Certain Nutrients
- Helps to Lose Excess Weight
If you are thinking about getting your summer body ready or want to improve your health, incorporating a vegan diet could be the next best step towards achieving your goals. However, if you’re like me and not about that vegan life, but you love tasty food, then The Vegan Take Over on May 5th from 11am -3pm at the MUCE Campus located at 246 NW 54th St, Miami will be a great place to be. This will be heavenly experience for vegans and non-vegans alike.
The Vegan Take Over is the kick off event for MUCE’s Summer Series events. The event will bring the Brunch craze to Little Haiti with 12 vegan chefs including Nzingah and Kamaria, Live performances, Art Exhibition, Poetry and unlimited mimosas, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Written by: Natasha Wright – lover of all things art, fashion and digital media.