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Overcoming Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms on a Plant-Based Diet

In the fall of 1992, I started feeling some minor muscular weakness. I didn’t think too much of it, until one day…

An older couple shown standing together and smiling, with a plain background. Fran German, on the left, suffered from myasthenia gravis for years see article

A Life-Threatening Stroke Spurred Me to Try a Plant-Based Diet, and I’ve Never Looked Back

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I was a pretty active kid. I lived for playing outdoors with my brothers, Bryan and Bobby,…

Mike Lewis - On the left, in his hospital bed immediately after his stroke and seizure, on the right, two years later, on a mountain bike, looking healthier see article

A Healthy Vegan Diet Took Me from Rosacea-Prone to Radiant

While growing up on the standard American diet, I considered myself healthy. Although I dealt with acne and painful menstrual cramps, I…

Kathy Meldrum before and after adopting a plant-based diet for rosacea: On the left, her cheeks are red and discolored; on the right, her skin is clear and healthy looking see article

Conquering Addiction to Processed Foods on a Plant-Based Diet

I struggled with being overweight for most of my adult life. At my heaviest, I was 250 pounds. I managed to shed…

Evon Dennis shown before and after adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet and conquering her addiction to processed foods see article

My Journey from Junk-Food Vegan to Whole-Food, Plant-Based

I began dabbling in a raw vegan diet for my health in 2005, but I could never fully commit to it and…

Nellie Vance before and after going from junk-food vegan to whole-food, plant-based, and experiencing weight loss see article

I Conquered Chronic Fatigue with Plant Foods

For years, I suffered from chronic fatigue. The exhaustion was so severe that it interfered with my life. My physicians ran blood…

Laura Catena with her dog see article

My Pandemic Transformation: Losing 100 Pounds in a Year on a Plant-Based Diet

Growing up, I never had a problem with excess weight, and in fact, I tended  toward being underweight. I ate meat, but…

Pamela Footman in her plant-based transition to lose weight during the pandemic see article

I Thought Weightlifting Could Offset an Unhealthy Diet. I Was Wrong

I started lifting weights as a freshman in high school in 1974. I was a decent high school and college athlete, and…

Poul David Rasmussen before and after adopting a plant-based diet - on the left, heavier; on the right, leaner and more toned see article

Ankylosing Spondylitis Held Me Back for Years. Today I’m Pain-Free on a Plant-Based Diet

When I was just 13 years old, I developed pain in my elbow. The doctor diagnosed me with tennis elbow, though I…

Katie Floyd before and after adopting a plant-based diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis see article

I Put High Cholesterol and Severe Arthritis Behind Me on a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve always loved exercise, but after I began having meniscus tears in my knees that required surgery, I didn’t exercise much, if…

Bill McGrail Before and After Adopting a Plant-Based Diet for His Arthritis - On the left, a photo of him heavier set, standing in the kitchen next to a turkey; on the right, a photo of him crossing the finish line of a race see article

Post–Liver Transplant, I’m Running Marathons and Climbing Mountains on a Plant-Based Diet

Sixteen years of poor lifestyle choices had left my life in ruins. My marriage had dissolved. My connection to friends and family…

Kelly Thrush before and after a liver transplant and plant-based diet see article

A Carb-Centric Diet Helped Me Recover from Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes has plagued my family for generations. I have early childhood memories of my grandma eating chocolate cake and saying, “I’ll just…

Two side by side photos showing couple Amy and Rod Horn before and after adopting a plant-based diet for diabetes and heart health see article