Ultramarathoner Moe Beaulieu

Healthy eating fuels Victoria ultramarathoner

Moe Beaulieu has run more than 130 ultramarathons over the last 30 years

To say Moe Beaulieu lives a healthy lifestyle would be an understatement.

Beaulieu has completed more than 130 ultramarathons, with his most recent – a 100 mile distance – to celebrate his 70th birthday last September.

But despite being a committed athlete for more than 35 years, Beaulieu has had his health challenges, too.

Four years ago Beaulieu was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Doctors gave him two months to live.

“I quickly decided I was going to beat the cancer, and not let it beat me,” Beaulieu said.

His first course of action was to radically change his diet. He eliminated all acidic forming processed sugars, followed by dairy a week later, then all animal-based foods.

Today, he’s a true believer in veganism, and can’t resist telling other people about it.

He’s one of three guest speakers at Saturday’s (Jan. 31) Healthy Eating Day at Save-on-Foods, located at 1950 Foul Bay Rd., in Victoria. Other speakers include Ellen Bayerns from the Celiac Scene as well as Claire Marie from Claire Marie Weight Loss of Victoria.

The event, from noon to 4 p.m., celebrates healthy eating and will also include food vendors and entertainment.

“I changed my diet to make sure I stayed alive,” Beaulieu said. “I always had a good diet, I thought, but I fine tuned it to help fight the cancer.”

Beaulieu said it was not hard to move from a carnivore diet to a vegan diet.

Contrary to popular belief, he said, there are countless food choices and tastes.

“We have to make the right choices not just always follow the majority and eat for recreation. It’s all about good health.

“I eat absolutely delicious foods. It’s never ending.”

Beaulieu must be on to something. In April, he plans to compete in his 132nd ultramarathon – cancer free.

 

 

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