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How I Fuel Myself With a Plant-Based Diet as a Competitive Bodybuilder

I did not grow up eating meat because my mother was a Seventh Day Adventist and health and vegetarianism are part of…

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In the Best Shape of My Life After Losing 67 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

I was never a fat kid, but I was big, bordering on chubby. I was active. I played sports, I rode my…

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For 26 Years, I’ve Managed Type 1 Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet

Until age 35, my health was very typical for an American. Then in November of 1988, all that changed: my immune system…

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How I Lost 140 Pounds, Cured My Type 2 Diabetes, and Saved Thousands in Medications

In 2010, my doctor suggested that I purchase a funeral plot, because I would most likely need one within five years unless…

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How This Family Doctor Lost 75 Pounds Easily Without Portion Control

As a family medicine physician, I treat patients all day long for conditions related to poor nutrition and obesity: diabetes, high blood…

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How I Lost Half My Body Weight and Became a Health Advocate

[Editor’s Note: This post was updated January 2016.] My world changed on May 25th, 2013. A quiet Memorial Day weekend and the…

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How I Reversed My Diabetes and Stopped All Medications with a Plant-Based Diet

I grew up at the tip of southern Texas with four brothers and three sisters. When I was eight years old, my…

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Meet Vegan Bodybuilder Jim Morris, Former Mr. Universe

Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness, a documentary short by director Ryan Vance, features the story of vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris, the former Mr….

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Why Is the Mediterranean Diet Heart-Healthy? It’s Not the Cheese and Wine

The Mediterranean diet has been popping up all over headlines and in medical literature in recent years. If the sound bites are…

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Before Forks Over Knives, I Thought Obesity and Misery Were My Destiny

Until recently, I thought it was my destiny to live a life of obesity, rushing headlong toward misery and premature death. I…

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Barely Survived a Massive Heart Attack … I Never Want Another One!

It was a normal Friday afternoon at work on the 28th day of March, 2014. While walking out of a meeting I…

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From Hefty to HEALTHY: How Our Seven Year Old Went Veggie and Changed Our Lives!

Our family’s journey started about eight years ago, when my youngest daughter asked me at age seven if she could be a…

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