Bodybuilder Paul Kerton says that going vegan improved his eyesight dramatically within six months

Bodybuilder Paul Kerton says that going vegan improved his eyesight dramatically within six months

Bodybuilder Paul Kerton has claimed that switching to a vegan diet for the last six months has improved his eyesight considerably. The 45-year-old former bouncer told Daily Mail that his new plant-based diet has affected his eyesight positively, so much so that the strength of his glasses and contact lenses prescription have significantly reduced.

Kerton has shortsightedness. "I used to be blind as a bat, but in the first six months of turning vegan, my vision improved vastly," he said.


"My ophthalmologist nearly fell off his chair when I had an eye test and my vision and I saw how much my eyesight had improved. I still wear contact lenses but they're half the strength they used to be. I wholeheartedly believe it's because of veganism. And I'm on a mission to show the world the amazing power of vegan whole foods, in terms of sports performance and the prevention, treatment and even reversal of chronic diseases."

Kerton was around -3.50 in one eye and -3.00 in the other before the change in diet six months ago, but now, he is down to -1.75 and -1.50, respectively.

However, David Allamby, an eye surgeon and founder of London's Focus Clinics is not too sure about this change being positive. He reportedly told Daily Mail, "Paul experienced quite a significant change in vision acuity - which is unusual. And you can get prescription changes with the onset of cataracts, including a reduction in myopia. I'd suggest he gets his eyes examined again to rule-out anything untoward." 


The bodybuilder also said that he feels like he is "the strongest" he's ever been. Kerton's vegan journey began after his partner, 35-year-old Gemma Nichols, got on the diet and he's not looked back ever since. Before he got on the diet, he said he would eat up to 500 grams of meat every day in order to gain muscle quickly.

"There was a time I was probably eating more animal products than anyone else you've ever met. I was in such a rush to pack on muscle that in the end, I was consuming 500 grams of animal protein every single day. I would eat my way through 10KG of chicken and guzzle down 42 litres of milk every week," he said. 


"I'd cram in lots of tuna and the odd steak and wash it all down with copious amounts of whey protein. So, obviously, in the beginning, I was resistant, thinking that meat was essential for muscle growth, or that if we don't have dairy our bones will crumble! Happily, I had the good sense to follow my partner's lead. Six months into being vegan, far from ruining my training I was the strongest I'd ever been, leg pressing over 400kg for 16 reps," he said.


Kerton, who is the owner of Hench Herbivore Personal Training also took a legal cannabis oil supplement called CBD Armour along with the plant-based diet. He also said that switching his diet made him a much more calmer person. "Before, I would always have to be the loudest. Now I'm calmer, more relaxed and better balanced. Again, I believe it's down to my new diet. I would take CBD Armour to help with workout recovery and to ease aches and pains," he said.


"But then I noticed a change in confidence too, especially giving public talks. I do a lot of public speaking and I used to be the last person who would want to give a speech. But I suddenly started to enjoy it and to have a laugh. You can't get me off the stage now! It's been a quantum leap in my confidence. And again, it's down to going vegan and the CBD oil," he said. 

Kerton also predicted that plant-based diets would become more popular in the near future because of their benefits. "In ten years from now, I think the majority of people will be vegan. It will grow as more people see the benefits to their health. The sad fact is the majority of our friends and family members will die at their own hands because of what they choose to put in their mouths," he said. 

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