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I’m Reversing Metabolic Syndrome on a Plant-Based Diet

As a young schoolteacher in the 1980s and early 1990s, I completed several Olympic-distance triathlons. I stopped competing in these events when…

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I Went Plant-Based to Avoid Needing Statins. The Results Have Been Incredible

My family was self-sufficient on our small Iowa farm in the 1960s and ’70s. We raised, butchered, and packaged cattle, pigs, and…

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Understanding Heart Disease and Your Diet’s Role in Prevention

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease…

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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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How I Curbed High Cholesterol, Fibroids, Heartburn, and Anemia with a Plant-Based Diet

Marjorie Leon lost weight on a low-carb diet, but she ended up with high cholesterol, anemia, a stomach ulcer, and other health…

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“Are Eggs Good for Me?” New Study in JAMA

In recent years, there has been a growing perception that eggs and dietary cholesterol aren’t as bad as we once thought. But…

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What Giving Up Meat, Dairy, and Processed Foods Did for My BMI, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol

Brittany Jaroudi was struggling with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity at only 25 years old. Then she saw Forks Over Knives and…

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3 Common Cholesterol Myths, Busted!

Your blood cholesterol levels have a profound impact on your risk of cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to understand the facts about…

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What a Plant-Based Diet Did to My Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and Triglycerides

After some frightening lab results, Jeff Rosenblum became determined to lower his cholesterol by exercising daily and eating right. Then he found…

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I Lost 64 Pounds in 7 Months on a Plant-Based Diet

Last November, because of a change to my insurance, I had my first appointment with a new physician. I went into the…

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I Stopped Yo-Yo Dieting, Lost Weight, and Got Off Blood Pressure and ADD Meds with a WFPB Diet

Over the past 30 years, my weight has cycled up and down from the 140s to the 180s. I would exercise off…

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How I Lost Over 100 Pounds and Gained a New Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016, I was miserable, hopeless, depressed, and desperate. I was well over 300 pounds, ashamed of myself, and 100 percent…

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