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23 Results for “triglycerides

I’ve Normalized Sky-High Triglycerides and Begun Reversing Kidney Disease in Just 12 Weeks

For many years of my life I was “Mr. BBQ”: I never missed an opportunity to get the grill fired up. For…

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What a Plant-Based Diet Did to My Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and Triglycerides

After some frightening lab results, Jeff Rosenblum became determined to lower his cholesterol by exercising daily and eating right. Then he found…

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‘I Focused on My Health’: Plantiful Kiki Nelson on Sustainable Weight Loss and Loving Yourself

In 2018, Kiki Nelson left her doctor’s office in low spirits, with high cholesterol, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and a…

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On a Healthy Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Reversed Type 2 Diabetes and Sky-High Cholesterol

Before going whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), I ate a standard American diet—lots of processed breads, pasta, pizza, and salads with fat-laden dressings. I…

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What’s the Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans have a heart attack,…

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I Dropped 100 Pounds in One Year by Ditching Animal Products, Processed Foods

I’ve been big for most of my life. I wasn’t an obese child, but I was tall and overweight, and I knew…

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I’m Reversing Metabolic Syndrome on a Plant-Based Diet

As a young schoolteacher in the 1980s and early 1990s, I completed several Olympic-distance triathlons. I stopped competing in these events when…

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I Have PCOS. What Should I Eat?

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is common among women of reproductive age. Hallmarks include irregular periods, insulin resistance, and an excess of male…

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As a Young Dad I Lost 160 Pounds by Eating More—Lots More!

In October of 2005, I felt the pain that got me started on this journey. I came home from work and looked through…

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From Sick, Disabled, and on Multiple Meds to Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

When I was 38 years old, my doctor told me that I was on my way to an early death. He also…

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Mysterious Health Problems, Chronic Headaches, and 65 Pounds Gone in Six Months on a WFPB Diet

Like most Midwestern Americans, I grew up on meat, comfort foods, and sugar-laden desserts. Later while serving in the Marines, my food…

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Why Does a Fatty Meal Sometimes Cause Chest Pain?

Chest pain that occurs a few hours after a meal is called postprandial angina, and there have been records of it in medical…

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