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Karen Asp

Karen Asp, MA, CPT, VLCE, is a leading journalist and author who covers fitness, health, nutrition, animals, and travel. A former Woman’s Day contributing editor, she writes regularly for dozens of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Clean Eating, Eating Well, Martha Stewart Living, O, Oxygen, Prevention, Real Simple, Sentient MediaThe Beet (as contributing health editor), USA Today, VegNews (as contributing writer) and Women’s Health. She is the author of Anti-Aging Hacks: 200+ Ways to Feel—and Look—Younger. Karen is also a certified fitness trainer, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, plant-powered athlete with several Nordic walking world records, and a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate graduate through eCornell.

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7 Stories of Personal and Professional Transformation Sparked by ‘Forks Over Knives’

Since Forks Over Knives was released, many have shared stories of how the documentary inspired them to turn their health around with…

Three Photos: 1) David Carter, 2) Suzy Amis Cameron, and 3) Dr. James Loomis see article

Kim Scheuer, MD, Is Empowering Aspen’s County Employees to Reach Peak Health

Kim Scheuer, MD, experienced the power of lifestyle medicine firsthand, when she transitioned from a vegetarian diet filled with cheese and junk…

Director of a CHIP Lifestyle Program Dr. Kim Scheuer shown hiking a trail with a backpack on.- see article

Jiujitsu Champ Jay Oliveira Doesn’t Need Meat to Compete

Photo by Michele LaCamera  A plant-based diet helped fuel Jay Oliveira’s rise to Brazilian jiujitsu champion. At 47 years old, he remains…

Jiujitsu martial artist Jay Oliveira stands by a stone wall in front of a small harbor see article

Meet Betty Holston Smith, the 79-Year-Old Vegan Competing in 100-Mile Races

Betty Holston Smith, a running coach from Rockville, Maryland, has logged over 100,000 miles, including 85 marathons, 29 ultramarathons, and countless half-marathons…

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Olympic Cyclist Dotsie Bausch on Why Athletes Are Going Plant-Based

When pro cyclist Dotsie Bausch went vegan back in 2009, it was out of a desire to help animals, not to improve…

Dotsie Bausch, one of many plant-based athletes see article

Losing Weight on a Plant-Based, Vegan Diet: Tips for Success

A whopping 49.1 percent of Americans actively tried to lose weight within the last calendar year, according to the Centers for Disease…

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Look Inside this Plant-Strong Hospital and Meet the Cardiologist Who’s Leading the Charge (Video)

He’s the director of preventive cardiology at Montefiore Health System in Bronx, New York, and associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein…

Meet Dr. Kale: Plant-Strong Cardiologist Transforming His Hospital see article

Harlem Globetrotter Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton on Powering Up with a Plant-Based Diet

In 2017, Harlem Globetrotter Kris “Hi-Lite” Bruton, who’s known for his high-flying slam dunks and entertaining on-court antics, pledged his allegiance to…

Harlem Globetrotter Hi-Lite Bruton see article

A Look Inside Plant Based World: The First Vegan Trade Show in the U.S.

The Plant Based World Conference & Expo made its debut in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on…

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How a Plant-Based Diet Can Benefit Endurance Athletes’ Heart Health, Performance, and Recovery

From Olympic skater Meagan Duhamel to ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, numerous athletes have demonstrated that you don’t need to eat meat to compete….

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