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Should You Avoid Nightshades? A Look at the Research

While the name might seem ominous and call to mind the contents of a sorcerer’s cauldron, nightshades are among the most common…

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I Resolved a Decade of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Within Months on a Plant-Based Diet

November 2010 was when my life began to change. I was 37 years old, and had just opened my own massage therapy…

Two photos showing Andrea Kane before adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet and resolving her rheumatoid arthritis pain - on the left, she wears an orange shirt, on the right, she wears a fitted denim jumpsuit and has lost weight see article

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…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Held Me Back for Years. Today I’m Pain-Free on a Plant-Based Diet

When I was just 13 years old, I developed pain in my elbow. The doctor diagnosed me with tennis elbow, though I…

Katie Floyd before and after adopting a plant-based diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis see article

I Put High Cholesterol and Severe Arthritis Behind Me on a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve always loved exercise, but after I began having meniscus tears in my knees that required surgery, I didn’t exercise much, if…

Bill McGrail Before and After Adopting a Plant-Based Diet for His Arthritis - On the left, a photo of him heavier set, standing in the kitchen next to a turkey; on the right, a photo of him crossing the finish line of a race see article

As a Rheumatologist, I’ve Helped My Patients and Myself with a Plant-Based Diet

Growing up, I ate a standard American diet. Fast food, French fries, steak, and pizza were the norm for me. When I…

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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…

Man crosses marathon finish line after recovering from back pain see article

Plant-Based Diets and 3 Types of Arthritis: a Look at the Evidence

Poor diet has been identified as one of the top actual causes of death in the United States time and again. But…

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Our Most-Shared Success Stories of 2019

Positivity is contagious. That’s probably why Success Stories—first-hand accounts from people who have conquered diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, obesity, and other…

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New Review Shows Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

A plant-based diet may benefit individuals who experience rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a review of clinical trials and observational studies published…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Studies see article

Reversing Arthritis on a Plant-Based Diet: A Conversation with Iida van der Byl-Knoefel

When Iida van der Byl-Knoefel developed inflammatory arthritis at the age of 32, she could barely walk down the stairs of her…

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Eczema, Arthritis, Asthma, Migraines—All Gone After Going Plant-Based

Jennifer Sinyerd suffered from a host of chronic health issues, including eczema and asthma, but she thought that she was fairly healthy—until…

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