Brittany Jaroudi

Our Most-Shared Success Stories of 2019

  • 24

Positivity is contagious. That’s probably why Success Stories—first-hand accounts from people who have conquered diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, obesity, and other conditions by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet—are some of the most-shared posts on our website. Read on for the 10 most-shared Success Stories we published in 2019, and prepare to be inspired.

I Reversed My Diabetes in 5 Months on a Plant-Based Diet

In just five months, David Rivest reversed a disease that millions spend decades just trying to manage.

At 73, I Went Plant-Based and Said Goodbye to Obesity, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and Arthritis

A heart attack in his mid-60s impressed upon Rick McKeon the importance of changing his lifestyle. But he didn't find the right formula until age 73, when he set some simple guidelines for himself and finally made healthy eating habits stick.

What Giving Up Meat, Dairy, and Processed Foods Did for My BMI, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol

Brittany Jaroudi was only 25 years old when high cholesterol, obesity, and other health issues motivated her to change her diet and dramatically change her life.

I Conquered My Diabetes and Lost Over 150 Pounds By Going Plant-Based

Diabetes rates have reached record highs in recent years, impacting hundreds of millions of people worldwide and more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone. James William Booth shares how he reversed the disease and lost 150 pounds.

Why I Quit the Keto Diet

Exercise physiologist Drew Harrisberg details his reasons for quitting the keto diet and going plant-based instead.

How Going Plant-Based Helped Me Overcome Depression

At 27 years old, Dominique Linden was suffering from severe depression and obesity and related health problems. 

How I'm Beating Kidney Disease on a Plant-Based Diet

Kelly Lawrence suffered from gradually worsening kidney disease for more than 20 years, but she didn’t want to begin dialysis. Fortunately, after adopting a plant-based diet, she didn’t need to.

Eczema, Arthritis, Asthma, Migraines—All Gone After Going Plant-Based

A plant-based diet isn’t just helpful for overcoming obesity: It can lead to health transformations that are less obvious from the outside but nonetheless life-changing on the inside, such as in the case of Jennifer Sinyerd.

I Reversed Cirrhosis in 1 Year on a Plant-Based Diet

Otis’s doctor told him that his liver was too damaged to regenerate itself. Otis proved otherwise.

From Stage 3 Kidney Disease to Healthy Kidneys in 2 Months on a Plant-Based Diet

It really is possible to radically transform your health in very little time just by changing your diet, as this inspiring story from Sandra VanderMey demonstrates. 

Ready to get started? Check out our Plant-Based Primer to learn more about adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Has a whole-food, plant-based diet impacted your life?

We would love to hear about it!


Free Download

Free 5-day meal plan!

Get a taste for healthy, fuss-free meal planning with this free five-day meal plan from Forks Meal Planner!

By providing your email address, you consent to receive newsletter emails from Forks Over Knives. We value your privacy and will keep your email address safe. You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time.

Placeholder image

About the Author

Headshot of Courtney Davison

About the Author

Courtney Davison

Courtney Davison is Forks Over Knives’ managing editor. A writer and editor on a wide range of subjects, she co-wrote a nationally syndicated advice column from 2016 to 2018 and co-authored the 2018 book Ask Me Anything: A Year of Advice from Dear Annie. She is a longtime vegan and in her free time enjoys trying new recipes and spending quality time with her cats. Find her on LinkedIn.
See More from this Author

Join our mailing list

Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle.

By providing your email address, you consent to receive newsletter emails from Forks Over Knives. We value your privacy and will keep your email address safe. You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time.