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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After Cardiac Arrest Nearly Killed Me, I Went Vegan

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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I Went Plant-Based to Avoid Needing Statins. The Results Have Been Incredible

My family was self-sufficient on our small Iowa farm in the 1960s and ’70s. We raised, butchered, and packaged cattle, pigs, and…

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From Couch Potato to Avid Cyclist: My Plant-Based Transformation

In the fall and winter of 2017 I was traveling a lot and eating at restaurants with colleagues who always wanted the…

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I Fully Recovered From a Heart Attack in 3 Months of Eating Plants

Two years ago, in January 2018, I had a heart attack. I wasn’t a candidate for one: I had no particular family…

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Recovering from Liver Disease on a Plant-Based Diet

In 2011 I found myself partying and drinking every day. It had started off as binge-drinking to boost my confidence. Then it…

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Living Well, 122 Pounds Lighter on a Plant-Based Diet

At the end of my annual physical in 2016, my doctor tried, once again, to talk to me about my weight. For…

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After Decades of Failed Diets, I Went Plant-Based and Lost 140 Pounds in 2 Years

I was a sensitive child who turned to food as a coping mechanism. I developed a strong dependence on salty and sugary…

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After 40 Years in the Pizza Business, I Went Plant-Based and Transformed My Health

Feb. 28, 2018, started out like an ordinary day. In the morning, I went to my doctor’s office for my quarterly blood…

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After a Cancer Diagnosis, I Went Plant-Based and Transformed My Health

Before beginning this journey, I’d tried every dieting fad under the sun: Paleo, protein shakes… the list is endless. Nothing was helpful…

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A Plant-Based Diet Resolved My Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Insomnia

About nine years ago, I was hit with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), an inflammatory disease that causes intense muscle aches and stiffness. I…

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From 3 Percent Kidney Function to Dialysis-Free on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016 I went into an emergency room, and within just a few hours I was informed that I had stage…

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