Photo of Ardis Coffman, 85-year-old woman who went plant-based (wfpb) at 80 to lower her blood pressure
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It’s Never Too Late: How I Improved My Health at Age 80 with a WFPB Diet

I didn’t expect to improve my health at age 80, but that’s what happened. It started in 2018, when my daughter became…

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Richard (Rich) Ferrandino shown before and after adopting a whole food plant-based diet, on the left, he holds an ice cream; on the right, he walks his dog and looks noticeably slimmer
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Goodbye, GERD and Arthritis Pain: I’m Thriving in My 50s on a Plant-Based Diet

As a kid growing up in the ’70s, I typically had sugary cereal or bacon and eggs for breakfast. Lunch was usually…

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A senior man (Dr. Robert Bacher) practices taiji in a lavender field
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Living Proof: How a WFPB Diet Has Kept Me Healthy and Energetic Well Into My 60s

From a young age, I was drawn to anything involving natural health. In high school, I began training in martial arts several…

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Two photos of Mary McCoy showing her before and after adopting a plant-based oil-free diet for weight loss and to reverse prediabetes and high cholesterol - on the left she sits in a woven hanging chair wearing a hat, long skirt, on the right, she poses with her hands on hips
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Oil-Free and Thriving: Restored to Health on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Throughout my adult life, I’ve experimented with different diets in an effort to lose weight. A few years ago, I gave up…

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A photo of Michael Andrus, who went plant-based after a cancer diagnosis, holding his dog and smiling
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After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Spurred Me to Go Plant-Based, I Feel Like the Energizer Bunny

For most of my life, I didn’t struggle with any health issues at all. I exercised, drank in moderation, and ate what…

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Shauné Hayes Before and after adopting a whole-food, plant-based (wfpb) diet for weight loss and blood pressure. On the left, she wears a black t shirt and has a neutral facial expression; on the right, she holds a bowl of colorful vegan food and smiles
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Breaking the Cycle of Deprivation: I Lost Weight and Resolved Several Health Issues on a WFPB Diet

I hail from Kansas City, Missouri (a town known for its barbecue), and grew up on the standard American diet, with lots…

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Two photos of Jeremy LaLonde, one before he adopted a plant-based diet for weight loss, and one after. On the left, he stands on a boulder outside with his hands on his back. On the right, he wears a suit inside the foyer of a home, with his hands clasped at his waist
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On a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet, I’m Staying Fit Without Counting Calories

In high school I was an athlete. I was used to consuming lots of calories; I was burning them off just as…

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Denise DeSerio before and after going from plant-based to vegan and experiencing significant weight loss
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I Went Vegan for the Animals. I Cut Out Highly Processed Foods for My Health

My father ran a slaughterhouse, so my family ate a lot of meat when I was growing up. I couldn’t wait to…

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Photos of Armando Alvarez before and after adopting a plant-based diet for heart disease. On the left, he sits at a restaurant table wearing a fedora and pink button-down, on the right, he appears slimmer and holds out a football with one hand
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How I Transformed My Health in My 60s on a Plant-Based Diet

As a young man I was very athletic, playing high school and college football as a wide receiver. That position required a…

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wendy swiger before and after adopting a plant-based diet for weight loss and heart disease
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I Beat Heart Disease and Lost 44 Pounds in 9 Months Without Portion Control

For much of my adult life, I carried 50 to 60 pounds excess weight. I’m 5-foot-3, and at my heaviest, I weighed…

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Kimberly Eallonardo shown in two photos before and after adopting a plant-based diet to address her kidney disease and ms symptoms: on the left, she sits in a wheelchair with her family around her, looking up; on the right, she stands beside a tree
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I Switched to a Plant-Based Diet and Resolved My Chronic Pain, MS Symptoms, and Kidney Disease

As a child, I had a lot of odd symptoms and ailments—tics, shingles, and intractable migraines. From the time I was 12…

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