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Vegan Ultra Athlete for the Animals: How I Became a Triple Guinness World Record Holder

My name is Fiona Oakes, an ethical vegan since age six and vegetarian since age three. I am vegan by instinct—a natural expression of…

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I Went Plant-Based and Left Life-Threatening Depression Behind

My story is different than most of the stories on this website, as weight was never a real issue for me. I…

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Father-Daughter Team: Living Examples of Plant-Fueled Fitness and Success

Keera Clarke is a high school scholar-athlete who is preparing for one of the biggest decisions of her life, which is where…

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I Lost 300 Pounds and Regained My Life … And My Entire Family Joined Me!

In 2011, I hit rock bottom with my health. I was in an abusive relationship, and my self-esteem had steadily plummeted while…

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How This Meat- and Cheese-Loving Chef Lost 100 Pounds and Saved His Health on a Plant-Based Diet

A little over three years ago at 36 years old, I was constantly sick and very overweight. My LDL (“bad”) cholesterol level…

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How I Got Rid of 100 Pounds, My Chronic Pain, and Helped My Whole Family Get Healthier

About 2½ years ago, when I found myself in excruciating, chronic pain, I couldn’t lie to myself any longer about my health…

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From Unhealthy to World-Champion Powerlifter on a Plant-Based Diet

As a strength coach, personal trainer, and powerlifter, I spent most of my adult life lifting weights and churning through thousands of…

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Health Problems, Chronic Headaches, and 65 Pounds Gone in Six Months on a WFPB Diet

Like most Midwestern Americans, I grew up on meats, comfort foods, and sugar-laden desserts. Later while serving in the Marines, my food…

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Meet Fiona Oakes, Ultrarunner for the Animals

For the Animals, a documentary short by Insightful Films, features the story of vegan runner Fiona Oakes, the fastest woman to run a…

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In Eight Months, I Lost 80 Pounds, Got Off Meds, and Took Back My Life

My life has changed! Just last year, I weighed 282 pounds at 57 years old. I’ve been sober for 22 years and…

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World Champion Freerunner Tim Shieff Leaps Buildings, Dangles from Bridges, and Is Powered By Plants

(Editor’s Note: Tim Shieff is a two-time world champion freerunner who goes by the name Livewire in competition. He has appeared on…

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How I Lost 220 Pounds, Became an Ultra-Runner, and Transformed My Life

As you may be able to tell by my very French-sounding last name, I am proudly from South Louisiana, where we “live…

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