Howard Bielich, who reversed his diabetes on a plant-based diet, shown before and after changing his diet
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How Going Plant-Based Helped Me Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Drop More Than 100 Pounds

Before going plant-based, my diet was always what I considered “normal,” with lots of cheese and meat. Some of my favorite foods…

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Side-by-side photos that show young woman Melissa Meyer before and after adopting a plant-based diet for migraines and weight loss
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How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Be Migraine-Free

My father has type 2 diabetes. In the summer of 2013, he switched to a whole-food, plant-based diet to manage his disease…

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Man crosses marathon finish line after recovering from back pain
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From Bedridden with Back Pain to Running Marathons

In 2017 I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis concentrated in the spine. For months I had been experiencing…

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Marina Before and After Adopting a plant-based diet for PMS symptoms
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I Overcame Debilitating PMS on a Plant-Based Diet

For 10 years, I experienced debilitating menstrual symptoms—fainting, throwing up, and incredibly painful cramps. It felt like my body was under attack…

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Sonia and stephen - couple who went plant-based together and lost 195 pounds show what they looked like before and after going plant-based
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We’ve Lost 195 Pounds Combined Since Going Plant-Based

I grew up in an unhealthy vegetarian household. My mom, dad, and I were all overweight. We ate a lot of highly…

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Eric Adams on His New Book, ‘Healthy at Last,’ and the True Meaning of Soul Food

Update 1/3/2022: One of our favorite plant-based success stories is now mayor of New York City! Read our 2020 interview with NYC…

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Man before and after plant-based diet - side by side images of weight loss, lower LDL cholesterol
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A Plant-Based Diet Cut My LDL Cholesterol in Half

Like many people, I struggled with my weight from a very early age. I tried nearly every diet you can think of….

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At 56, I’m Fitter, Healthier, and Happier Than Ever, Thanks to a Plant-Based Diet

I struggled with being overweight my entire adult life. It took chest pains in my mid-40s, spending time in cardiac rehab, being…

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Before and After a Plant-Based Diet for Ear Infections, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Overcoming Yo-Yo Dieting
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Hypertension, Ear Infections, Excess Weight—All Gone on a Plant-Based Diet

I always struggled with my weight growing up. I was never the heaviest in my class, but I was always heavy enough…

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amy gibbs success story chronic hip pain
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My Daily Hip Pain a Thing of the Past Thanks to a Plant-Based Diet

I have been a physical therapist for the past 15 years. Over that time I have worked with thousands of patients and…

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chronic kidney disease success story brian devon before after plant-based diet
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I’ve Normalized Sky-High Triglycerides and Begun Reversing Kidney Disease in Just 12 Weeks

For many years of my life I was “Mr. BBQ”: I never missed an opportunity to get the grill fired up. For…

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