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Metabolic Syndrome and Diet: Here’s What You Need To Know

Affecting 1 in 3 adults, metabolic syndrome is fairly common in the United States. A constellation of conditions, it puts people at…

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I Went Plant-Based, Said Goodbye to 100 Pounds, Prediabetes, and My CPAP Machine

Prior to starting my plant-based diet journey, I didn’t think that a meal was truly a meal unless it contained meat. It…

Two photos showing Rick Thompson before and after adopting a whole-food plant-based diet; in the before photo he is heavier while in the after photo he is slimmer see article

Are Potatoes Good For You? Everything You Need to Know About Starchy Vegetables

The average American consumes nearly 50 pounds of potatoes per year, making it the most popular vegetable in the United States. So…

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Facing Prediabetes, I Ditched Fast Food for Plant Foods

I used to live off highly processed snacks and fast food, often eating entire pizzas and boxes of fried chicken. You name…

Two photos of Brad Washington before and after adopting plant-rich diet for prediabetes: On the left, he leans against a car; on the right, he's slimmer and running on an outdoor race track see article

Major Medical Association Endorses Plant-Based Diet as Primary Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

A diet rich in whole plant foods can serve as the primary tool for achieving remission of Type 2 diabetes in adults,…

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I Lost 400 Pounds, Reversed 3 Chronic Diseases on a Whole-Food Vegan Diet

I come from a family who ate like most Americans eat, and got the diseases that many Americans get. I lost my…

Two images showing Josh Carrero before and after adopting a whole-food, vegan, plant-based diet and experiencing massive weight loss see article

New Report: Prediabetes Rates in American Teens Doubled in the Last 20 Years

Rates of prediabetes in American teenagers have more than doubled in the last two decades, according to a new study published in…

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Why You Should Have a Fruit-Filled Summer

If you’re like most Americans, you probably aren’t eating enough fruit: Americans eat a single serving of fruit per day, on average….

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I Thought Weightlifting Could Offset an Unhealthy Diet. I Was Wrong

I started lifting weights as a freshman in high school in 1974. I was a decent high school and college athlete, and…

Poul David Rasmussen before and after adopting a plant-based diet - on the left, heavier; on the right, leaner and more toned see article

A Carb-Centric Diet Helped Me Recover from Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes has plagued my family for generations. I have early childhood memories of my grandma eating chocolate cake and saying, “I’ll just…

Two side by side photos showing couple Amy and Rod Horn before and after adopting a plant-based diet for diabetes and heart health see article

From Prediabetic, Asthmatic, and Anemic to Positively Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

For decades, I struggled with a range of health issues. In middle school, I was diagnosed with asthma. At college, where I…

Annie Green - Two photos side by side showing a woman before and after adopting a plant-based diet, having lost weight and boosted her energy, overcoming anemia see article

A Diabetes Diagnosis Shocked Me Into Changing My Diet. The Results Have Been Incredible

From childhood through my 20s, I was thin and could eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight. When I did start to…

Miranda Haes before and after adopting a plant-based diet for diabetes - side-by-side photos of young woman with significant weight loss see article