|Caryn Dugan, a.k.a. STL Veg Girl. | Jennifer Silverberg|
Caryn Dugan gets it. A lot of people think vegans are crazy. She used to be one of them, until her father died of cancer in 2008 and her own diagnosis came ten weeks later. Six years after that, she's healthy and known by the once-unlikely moniker STL Veg Girl. As of yesterday, her booming business now includes plant-based food products -- vegan fast food, if you will.
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"The reason I started doing it is because I completely understand craziness. I see all of my girlfiends that have kids and say they want to eat healthy or lose weight, or their kids have pre-diabetes, and that's insane to me," Dugan tells Gut Check. "Now it's my business to teach people the whys and the hows of a plant-based diet. If you don't have the time, there's fast food, and now there's this, that's just as quick and easy to eat."More »