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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Two photos of Aurelija Pranckunaite, the first at 27 before adopting a wfpb diet, the second at 37 after adopting the diet
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As Early as Day 3 on a WFPB Diet, I Noticed I Had So Much More Energy

I grew up believing that eating meat was necessary. I was encouraged to follow the family traditions and not question them. Why…

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Yolanda and Jim Breidenbaugh pose together in a forested outdoor setting
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On an Oil-Free Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Normalized My Cholesterol and Improved My Eyesight

Before finding the whole-food, plant-based way of eating, I had high cholesterol (280 total), and my husband, Jim, had to have quadruple…

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Joseph Claudio before and after adopting a plant-based diet for weight loss
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I Went Plant Based (and Dropped 60 Pounds) After Losing My Dad to His Third Heart Attack

In 2021, I lost my dad to his third heart attack. He was just 52, but he was diabetic and obese. I…

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Douglas Gordy before and after adopting a plant-based diet for weight loss, rosacea, and high cholesterol
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Since Going Plant-Based, I’ve Ditched Statins, Prediabetes, and 50 Pounds

I stopped eating meat back in 1994, primarily because I thought it might help me lose weight. But I ate a lot…

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Rachel Schiera and her husband Tony before and after adopting a plant-based diet for weight loss
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Eating “All Things in Moderation” Ravaged My Athletic Husband’s Arteries

In July 2021, we were at mile 700-ish of a 1,000-mile bike trip from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Washington, D.C., staying at a…

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Lauri Perrella, a woman in two photos with her dog, from before and after she adopted a plant-based diet: on the left, she's holding the dog as a puppy; on the right, she is standing next to the adult dog
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On a Healthy Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Reversed Type 2 Diabetes and Sky-High Cholesterol

Before going whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), I ate a standard American diet—lots of processed breads, pasta, pizza, and salads with fat-laden dressings. I…

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Two photos side by side showing Meg Gray before and after adopting a whole-food plant-based diet for chronic pain
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After Years of Severe Asthma and Chronic Pain, I’m Breathing Easier on a Plant-Based Diet

My plant-based journey began when I’d been cancer-free for 10 years and had a newborn son. I came to the grim realization…

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Mallory Taylor and her mother sit together outside, five years after her mother was diagnosed with cancer and adopted a plant-based diet
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5 Years After a Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis, My Mom Is Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

My plant-based journey began the summer of 2017 after my otherwise healthy and vibrant mom received a shocking stage 4 lung cancer…

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Before and after photos showing Joel Christiana's 210-pound-weight-loss after going whole-food plant-based
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From Hot Dog King to Whole-Food, Plant-Based: My 210-Pound Weight-Loss Journey

My weight problems first started in my 30s, when I opened a hot dog stand at a mall and began eating most…

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Cathy Downs-Phoenix and Husband Patrick Phoenix Are Shown in two photos side by side, before and after adopting a plant-based diet for chronic joint pain
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Decades of Chronic Joint Pain Gone Within Weeks on a Plant-Based Diet

My husband, Patrick, and I are both registered nurses working in acute care. While we each hold a master’s degree in nursing…

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