“Plant-Fueled Trucker” Got Healthy and Lost 70 Lbs on the Road

Just a year and a half ago, I was over 300 pounds and was on antidepressants and blood pressure meds. I’m a…

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Breaking the Family Cycle of Heart Disease With Diet, Not Drugs

Many of the Fork Over Knives success stories describe stopping dozens of daily medicines after having endured massively invasive surgeries … then…

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Multiple Medications, 40 Pounds, and Health Problems Gone in Four Months

My story began in 2007, when I visited my doctor because of a number of troubling symptoms, including acid reflux and chronic…

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How I Fuel Myself With a Plant-Based Diet as a Competitive Bodybuilder

I did not grow up eating meat because my mother was a Seventh Day Adventist and health and vegetarianism are part of…

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In the Best Shape of My Life After Losing 67 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

I was never a fat kid, but I was big, bordering on chubby. I was active. I played sports, I rode my…

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For 26 Years, I’ve Managed Type 1 Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet

Until age 35, my health was very typical for an American. Then in November of 1988, all that changed: my immune system…

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Students at First Vegetarian School Find Better Health and Academic Success

PS244Q, a public school in Flushing, Queens (New York), was the first public non-charter school in America to offer students an all-vegetarian…

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How I Lost 140 Pounds, Cured My Type 2 Diabetes, and Saved Thousands in Medications

In 2010, my doctor suggested that I purchase a funeral plot, because I would most likely need one within five years unless…

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How This Family Doctor Lost 75 Pounds Easily Without Portion Control

As a family medicine physician, I treat patients all day long for conditions related to poor nutrition and obesity: diabetes, high blood…

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How I Lost Half My Body Weight and Became a Health Advocate

[Editor’s Note: This post was updated January 2016.] My world changed on May 25th, 2013. A quiet Memorial Day weekend and the…

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How I Reversed My Diabetes and Stopped All Medications with a Plant-Based Diet

I grew up at the tip of southern Texas with four brothers and three sisters. When I was eight years old, my…

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Meet Vegan Bodybuilder Jim Morris, Former Mr. Universe

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness, a documentary short by director Ryan Vance, features the story of vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris, the former Mr….

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