Phil Mickelson, the world’s second-ranked golfer, recently stunned his fans by announcing that a) he’s been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, a debilitating inflammatory disease of the joints and tendons that left him in so much pain that he could barely move, and b) he’s turned to a mostly vegetarian diet to help ease the symptoms of his arthritis—and it’s working!
How is Phil feeling about his new diet? “I’ve eaten some great stuff,” he said. “Foods that I have always avoided I get to eat and it’s been good.” Here’s hoping that Phil’s arthritis doesn’t give him any more trouble—and that the golf great keeps birdies on the course and off of his plate.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post