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4 Questions With Agnes Muljadi, Ballerina

Jan 14, 2019

1. Describe your dairy-free journey.

I became vegan in August 2014. About two years prior to that, I found a lump in my left breast. Thankfully, it was a benign fibroadenoma, but it kept on growing. Most of the western doctors I saw did not really have an answer as to why my body was producing it and why it kept growing. I finally went to see a naturopath who highly recommended a dairy-free, plant-based diet. I followed her advice and became vegan overnight.

2. What’s your proudest moment so far as a dairy-free athlete?

I experience proud moments every day. My platform, @artsyagnes, receives daily messages from athletes and nonathletes all over the world asking for advice and guidance on how to transition to a plant-based lifestyle, and I am honored that these people trust me and my opinion. Being on the Vegan Athlete panel at the SoCal Vegfest this past year was also a cool experience!

3. How did ditching dairy affect you? Did you notice any differences in your health? Athletic performance? Mindset?

Ditching dairy and becoming vegan affected every single area of my life including my athletic performance. After just a few weeks, I noticed that my skin cleared up, and I had much more stamina and energy throughout my ballet classes and rehearsals. I also became very clear-minded and even more focused.

4. What is one of your goals for 2019?

My goal is to adopt a completely raw vegan diet. I know food greatly affects our bodies, and I know I feel my best when I eat raw foods.


Image Credit: @themanuc

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