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Getting Healthier Together on a Plant-Based Diet

Last year, my husband and I reached a turning point in our health. After several years of gradual weight gain, our BMIs…

Carrie and Steve shown before and after adopting a plant-based diet see article

From Cheese-Loving Vegetarian with Sky-High Blood Pressure to Whole-Food, Plant-Based and Healthy

Around 10 years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I knew in the back of my mind…

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Leading Plant-Based Doctors Discuss Recent COVID-19 Research at PBNHC Conference

Since the early weeks of the pandemic, we’ve known that cardiovascular disease increases the risk of getting severely ill and dying from…

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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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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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I Use Less Insulin, Got off Statins, and Lost 50 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

Yvonne McGill had type 1 diabetes and a host of other health issues, including hypertension, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis. Going plant-based enabled…

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I Kicked Hypertension in a Matter of Weeks with a Plant-Based Diet

Lauren Melton looked healthy, but her blood pressure told a different story. She shares what adopting a plant-based diet did for her…

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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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How a Plant-Based Diet Restored My Husband’s Health and Forks Meal Planner Renewed My Joy for Cooking

Hashimoto’s disease had rendered life miserable for Rick Avrett. His wife, Rebecca, shares their journey toward better health on a whole-food, plant-based…

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For My Family’s Sake, I Lost 200 Pounds by Eating Plants

At 420 pounds Josh had high blood pressure, prediabetes, and a serious junk food habit. When he went plant-based for the sake…

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30 Pounds Lighter, I’m Hiking Glaciers and Reaching New Highs on a Plant-Based Diet

Monika Kurasiewicz had resigned herself to a life of weight gain and health problems. Then she adopted a plant-based diet and unleashed her…

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Losing Weight, Gaining Energy: How a Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

After college, Richard Hubbard headed down a dangerous path of weight gain and hypertension. Plant-based eating helped him reverse course.   My bad…

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