News

Chik-fil-A Franchise Owner Goes Vegan, Cures Diabetes

Robert Kluttz gave up a lifelong addiction to chicken and soda to successfully treat diabetes with a plant-based diet.

Robert Kluttz owned two Chik-fil-A franchises when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Prior to adopting a plant-based diet in 2013, Kluttz regularly ate a chicken biscuit for breakfast, fried chicken for lunch, and drank 15 sodas per day. Kluttz learned that his blood sugar was three times above average after a debilitating stroke, brought on by fat blockage in one of his arteries, sent him to the hospital. Kluttz soon had to take eight different medications as well as four insulin shots daily. He followed the Diabetes Diet, which includes animal products, and saw no improvement to his health. In search of an alternative, Kluttz met general practitioner Sven Jonsson, MD, who suggested that he switch to an oil-free, vegan diet—which Jonsson has advocated for his diabetes patients after numerous scientific studies proved them effective in treating the disease. After nine months, Kluttz returned to a healthy weight, lowered his cholesterol levels, and stabilized his blood sugar. “I am 61, but I feel like I am 30,” Kluttz said. “When I accepted the new way of eating, I got my strength back. I am getting a second chance in life."

More News

Vegan Billboard Goes Up in Times Square

Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s billboard campaign, placed in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, encourages people to go vegan this holiday season.
Read More »

Budget Vegan Beauty Brand Hits Drugstores

Unilever's eco-friendly beauty brand, Love Beauty and Planet, is set to debut in January.
Read More »

Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

The compassionate comedian is officially vegan and has the abs to prove it.
Read More »

Lady Gaga Stylist Debuts Vegan Fashion Line for Dogs

Designer Christian Cowan creates 14 vegan accessories for dogs inspired by iconic looks worn by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.
Read More »

Texas Vegan Burger Shop Grows into Mini-Chain

San Antonio-based Earth Burger will expand its vegan fast-food concept across Texas and to Minnesota with a location inside Mall of America this spring.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »