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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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Hypertension, Ear Infections, Excess Weight—All Gone on a Plant-Based Diet

I always struggled with my weight growing up. I was never the heaviest in my class, but I was always heavy enough…

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I Cut My Weight in Half on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

I started struggling with obesity during childhood. Despite many attempts to manage my weight, it continually crept up. I was eventually diagnosed…

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Faced with Gastric Bypass Surgery, I Tried a Plant-Based Diet Instead

I’m from Kansas City and grew up on barbecue. I ate a lot of ribs, chicken, brisket, and pulled pork. I began…

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From Sedentary Asthma Sufferer to Long-Distance Runner on a Plant-Based Diet

Growing up, asthma made me self-conscious, and I limited my physical activity because of it. I didn’t want to be the girl…

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Living Well, 122 Pounds Lighter on a Plant-Based Diet

At the end of my annual physical in 2016, my doctor tried, once again, to talk to me about my weight. For…

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After Decades of Failed Diets, I Went Plant-Based and Lost 140 Pounds in 2 Years

I was a sensitive child who turned to food as a coping mechanism. I developed a strong dependence on salty and sugary…

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After 40 Years in the Pizza Business, I Went Plant-Based and Transformed My Health

Feb. 28, 2018, started out like an ordinary day. In the morning, I went to my doctor’s office for my quarterly blood…

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I Went Plant-Based for Glaucoma. Losing 110 Pounds Was a Surprise Bonus

I’ve had a complicated relationship with food my whole life. I grew up in a Sicilian family. One of the few ways…

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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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I Overcame Chronic Fatigue After Going Plant-Based

Severe fatigue, high cholesterol, chronic pain, and constant migraines left Edith with a low quality of life—until her sister inspired her to…

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At 73, I Went Plant-Based and Said Goodbye to Obesity, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and Arthritis

Rick McKeon shares his journey from obesity, heart disease, and stage 3 kidney disease back to health on a plant-based diet. Eight…

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