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    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/...od-and-tennis/
    Vegan Venus Williams talks about food and tennis
    By JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press 4:58 a.m.Jan. 14, 2013
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    Williams went public with her illness after withdrawing from her second-round match at the 2011 U.S. Open and then took seven months off tennis, skipping last year's Australian Open as she learned how to manage the disease known as Sjogren's syndrome.

    Her website, http://www.venuswilliams.com , says Williams' vegan diet is designed to decrease inflammation in her body and reduce the energy-sapping symptoms of the disease "by not overloading her body with excess calories, pesticides or sugars."

    "No more of her favorite cherry pies, as sugar is strictly," forbidden, the website says, adding that Williams also has changed her training regimen to allow more rest days...
    i love myself.
    the
    quietest.
    simplest.
    most
    powerful.
    revolution
    ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

    Avatar: Franz Marc, Liegender Hund im Schnee 1911 (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
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