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What Is Carb Cycling?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an uptick in interest in carb cycling—a strategy of alternating between periods of increased carbohydrate…

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A Plant-Based Diet Freed Me After Decades of Digestive Distress and Gastrointestinal Issues

I’ve been plagued by gastrointestinal issues since infancy. As a child I went through extensive allergy testing and discovered I had a…

Brianna Eckler - Young woman who has improved her gastrointestinal health and digestive issues with a plant-based diet see article

Gluten-Free and Plant-Based: 5 Things You Need to Know

After I transitioned to a whole-food, plant-based diet six years ago, I felt great overall, and my total cholesterol dropped 60 points….

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Flourishing as a Family on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

My dad is a physician, and we kept fairly healthy habits at home growing up. In high school, I was an athlete…

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Calcium and Bone Health: What Plant-Based Eaters Need to Know

If you grew up on milk mustache ads that equated strong bones and peak athletic performance with drinking milk, you may have…

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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…

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From Bedridden with Back Pain to Running Marathons

In 2017 I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis concentrated in the spine. For months I had been experiencing…

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Does Diet Affect Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting as many as 50 million people annually, according to the…

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My Daily Hip Pain a Thing of the Past Thanks to a Plant-Based Diet

I have been a physical therapist for the past 15 years. Over that time I have worked with thousands of patients and…

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From Sedentary Asthma Sufferer to Long-Distance Runner on a Plant-Based Diet

Growing up, asthma made me self-conscious, and I limited my physical activity because of it. I didn’t want to be the girl…

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I Went Vegan After Cardiac Arrest Nearly Killed Me

February 12, 2013, will live in infamy as my “death day,” but perhaps it would be more accurate to call it my…

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Fit After 40: Tips on Becoming Your Personal Best

Like many people do, as I approached my 40th birthday, I began to analyze where I stood with my health and fitness….

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