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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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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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Life Insurance Insures Your Death—I Decided to Start Insuring My Life

Three years ago, I weighed 284 pounds. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and a stated policy of avoiding…

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From Battling a Fibroid and Facing Surgery to Fit and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

One day in 2011, I found myself discussing a hysterectomy with my doctor. I was 54 years old and had been struggling…

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From Sick, Disabled, and on Multiple Meds to Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

When I was 38 years old, my doctor told me that I was on my way to an early death. He also…

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Eric & Peety: A Story of Mutual Rescue

In 2010, Eric O’Grey weighed over 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and took over $1,000 in medications per…

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