Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Video: Venus on "CBS This Morning"
Venus Williams won the 2012 Wimbledon women's doubles with sister Serena this past weekend....
She was on "CBS This Morning" and said she's become a raw vegan since her diagnosis.
"I'm not perfect, so I forgive myself when I make mistakes and I do a lot of juicing as well, a lot of wheat grass shots...lots of fresh juices and things like that."
Williams said the disease affects her whole body. "Dry eyes and dry mouth are the hallmark symptoms, but fatigue can be so heavy that sitting in a chair is a huge effort. So, as a professional athlete, if you have fatigue, then that's tough. You can also have joint pain...issues with your internal systems."
"I've made huge improvements since I was first diagnosed, so that has been huge for me, and it's a journey that I continue on, but definitely changing my diet has made a big difference," she said.