Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, and Acne are Now Gone!

For the two and a half years after having my daughter, I struggled every day with my weight, my body image, a lack of energy, and most of all my self-esteem. In 2012, two years …

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Sharing a Message of Hope and Health in the Latin-American Community

As medical doctors with a passion for human and planetary health, we are always looking for ways to make the greatest difference for the people we serve and the Earth we live on. Starting in …

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Fed Up: Let’s Really Move Big Food Out of School Lunches

Sugar isn’t the only villain in our surging obesity epidemic. Katie Couric’s new documentary Fed Up is an eye-opening experience for most Americans. As the film shows, it’s nearly impossible to exercise your way out …

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Hyperglycemia Gone … and Getting Healthier at 52

A year ago I visited my doctor for a checkup, in order to get a prescription filled. My weight had ballooned to 249 pounds (my height is 6’4″). I was on medication for high blood …

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Eggplant Rollatini

This Italian-style eggplant dish is usually filled with bread crumbs and cheeses. This version uses a savory millet and spinach filling–seasoned with fresh basil– and baked and topped with tomato sauce. This can stand alone …

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I Lost 155 Pounds, Normalized My Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure … and Feel Absolutely Amazing!

Since I was young, I struggled with my weight. Growing up, I experienced judgments from my peers and had difficulty keeping up with healthier, fitter kids. By my late 20s I was faced with the sobering …

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Mexican Rice Soup

Since this is such a thick soup, I like to have this rolled up in a tortilla for leftovers the next day. This recipe also lends itself well to using different ingredients that you have …

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Together, We Lost 200 Pounds in 2 Years!

I recently celebrated my two-year anniversary of being 100% plant based. My journey began in March of 2012. I was determined to lose weight and get healthy, so I began researching about nutrition and overall …

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Southwest Stew

This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect …

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Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

This dish is a dal of sorts, and is especially fragrant and flavorful, rich with spices, and yet not spicy in a hot sense. I enjoy how this dish is not hot-spicy, however, you can …

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