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A Widowmaker Cardiac Event Was the Wake-Up Call I Needed to Change My Diet

Biking in the Colorado mountains can be challenging any day. But on Aug. 1, 2018, it was life-changing.  My husband, Chris, and…

Two photos showing Sharon Dunmall Before and AFter Widowmaker Heart Attack and Oil-Free Plant-Based Diet - on the left, she wears a red shirt and backpack and stands in front of a lake; on the right, she stands in cycling gear, holding her bike see article

I’m Keeping Lupus in Check with an Oil-Free Vegan Diet

My first of four autoimmune diagnoses came in 2007 after I fell off a horse and broke my leg in four places….

Jo Pronger Faulkner Before and After Adopting a Plant-Based Oil-Free Vegan Diet to Manage Autoimmune Symptoms -- in the "After" photo, her skin looks healthier and less puffy see article

My 30 Years of Joint Pain Lifted Within Months on a Plant-Based Diet

In 1988, I began developing recurring migratory abdominal, thoracic, and joint pain associated with recurring low-grade fevers. Essentially, my whole body felt…

Kendale Ritchey, DPM, in two photos, before and after adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet to tame painful inflammation from familial Mediterranean fever see article

Meal Planning has Simplified My Life, Improved My Health

In a very short span of time, I lost my job of 15 years, I moved from a big modern home to…

A man stands beside a vegan Thanksgiving spread see article

I Ditched Meat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods… and Half of My Body Weight

I consider myself the Every Woman, the one who spent most of her life either planning to go on a diet, struggling…

Two photos of Eugenie Carroll: On the left, a photo of Eugenie before she lost weight, sitting at a table with family; on the right, a photo of Eugenie 123 pounds lighter, standing in front of a brick wall with hands on hips see article

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After Years of Arthritis, I’m Pain-Free on a Plant-Based Diet

I first learned about the whole-food, plant-based way of eating back in 2012. I’d been struggling with pain from arthritis and was…

Photo of Delores Rich - Woman in her 60s who has relieved arthritis symptoms on a whole-food, plant-based diet see article

Overcoming Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms on a Plant-Based Diet

In the fall of 1992, I started feeling some minor muscular weakness. I didn’t think too much of it, until one day…

An older couple shown standing together and smiling, with a plain background. Fran German, on the left, suffered from myasthenia gravis for years see article

A Life-Threatening Stroke Spurred Me to Try a Plant-Based Diet, and I’ve Never Looked Back

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I was a pretty active kid. I lived for playing outdoors with my brothers, Bryan and Bobby,…

Mike Lewis - On the left, in his hospital bed immediately after his stroke and seizure, on the right, two years later, on a mountain bike, looking healthier see article

A Healthy Vegan Diet Took Me from Rosacea-Prone to Radiant

While growing up on the standard American diet, I considered myself healthy. Although I dealt with acne and painful menstrual cramps, I…

Kathy Meldrum before and after adopting a plant-based diet for rosacea: On the left, her cheeks are red and discolored; on the right, her skin is clear and healthy looking see article

Conquering Addiction to Processed Foods on a Plant-Based Diet

I struggled with being overweight for most of my adult life. At my heaviest, I was 250 pounds. I managed to shed…

Evon Dennis shown before and after adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet and conquering her addiction to processed foods see article

My Journey from Junk-Food Vegan to Whole-Food, Plant-Based

I began dabbling in a raw vegan diet for my health in 2005, but I could never fully commit to it and…

Nellie Vance before and after going from junk-food vegan to whole-food, plant-based, and experiencing weight loss see article