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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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Ben Rayland before after
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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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Ronald Tibbs before and after
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Mysterious Health Problems, Chronic Headaches, and 65 Pounds Gone in Six Months on a WFPB Diet

Like most Midwestern Americans, I grew up on meat, 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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Scott Dodge
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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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Josh LaJaunie
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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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Why I Abandoned Traditional Cardiology to Become the “Healthy Heart Doc”

Spider-Man and Me: Parallel Tragedies Spider-Man was my favorite superhero growing up. I’m not sure if I wanted to be Spider-Man because…

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Adam Sud Before and After Adopting a Plant-Based Diet and Overcoming Addiction
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Type 2 Diabetes, Addiction, Depression, 130 Pounds—Gone in Three Years on a Plant-Based Diet!

My weight didn’t become a problem until I was about 24 years old, but I have always had an unhealthy relationship with…

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When the Love of My Life Was Given One Month to Live, a WFPB Diet Gave Us More Time

In 2011, the course of my life changed forever. My boyfriend Tom and I were creating music for films, had a band,…

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After a Heart Attack, I Changed My Diet, Shocked My Cardiologist, and Avoided Bypass Surgery

On June 14, 2014, while on a fishing and camping trip with my son, I had a heart attack. I was 53…

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Kerry Graff-beforeafter
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How I Got Rid of Extra Weight, Prediabetes, and Depression … and Inspired My Patients to Do the Same

The Day I Started Questioning My Medical Training I must confess that when I watched the Forks Over Knives (FOK) documentary a few years…

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