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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From Prediabetic, Asthmatic, and Anemic to Positively Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

For decades, I struggled with a range of health issues. In middle school, I was diagnosed with asthma. At college, where I…

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As a Rheumatologist, I’ve Helped My Patients and Myself with a Plant-Based Diet

Growing up, I ate a standard American diet. Fast food, French fries, steak, and pizza were the norm for me. When I…

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Getting Healthier Together on a Plant-Based Diet

Last year, my husband and I reached a turning point in our health. After several years of gradual weight gain, our BMIs…

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From Cheese-Loving Vegetarian with Sky-High Blood Pressure to Whole-Food, Plant-Based and Healthy

Around 10 years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I knew in the back of my mind…

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A Diabetes Diagnosis Shocked Me Into Changing My Diet. The Results Have Been Incredible

From childhood through my 20s, I was thin and could eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight. When I did start to…

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From Unmotivated to Unstoppable: My Transformation on a Plant-Based Diet

Prior to transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, I had little desire to do anything healthy. I had unfairly lost a court battle…

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How Going Plant-Based Helped Me Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Drop More Than 100 Pounds

Before going plant-based, my diet was always what I considered “normal,” with lots of cheese and meat. Some of my favorite foods…

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Forks Over Knives’ Most Shared Success Stories of 2020

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How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Be Migraine-Free

My father has type 2 diabetes. In the summer of 2013, he switched to a whole-food, plant-based diet to manage his disease…

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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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I Overcame Debilitating PMS on a Plant-Based Diet

For 10 years, I experienced debilitating menstrual symptoms—fainting, throwing up, and incredibly painful cramps. It felt like my body was under attack…

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