As a Young Dad I Lost 160 Pounds by Eating More—Lots More!

In October of 2005, I felt the pain that got me started on this journey. I came home from work and looked through the stack of mail on the counter. I found a letter from an insurance company about a life... Read more

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How I Conquered Severe Depression with a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Less than two years ago, I remember driving home from work and repeatedly thinking, “I should just go home and hang myself.”  By all measures, I should have been happy. I had a good, well-paying job, a beautiful wife who... Read more

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From Crippling Lupus to Living Pain-Free on a Plant-Based Diet

In my Facebook memories today, there was a picture from a vacation two years ago. It was a picture of pulled pork tacos with melted Cheddar cheese and a Bloody Mary with bacon-infused vodka. That picture was the end of... Read more

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A Plant-Based Diet Got Me Off the Lung Transplant List and Helped Restore My Eyesight

In 2007, busy had become my norm. As a wife, mother of three school-age kids, and clinical supervisor, I had little time to spare. Still, I loved every minute of my hectic life. I sprang out of bed every morning... Read more

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The Heart Attack That Could Have Killed Me Made Me Stronger When I Turned to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

It was Memorial Day 2008. The pain in my chest took me to the ground. I rolled over on my back and hoped it would subside. After a few minutes it did, and I resumed walking around the yard. Seconds... Read more

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How My Rheumatoid Arthritis (and a Plant-Based Diet) Made Me a Better Cardiologist

When I was little, I used to think that I didn’t bleed. I never got injured and rarely got cut. I think we have a concept when we are young that we are invincible. I carried that feeling of invincibility... Read more

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One Teen’s Journey From Crippling Arthritis to Competing in Olympic-Style Weightlifting

There’s been a lot of drama in my life, but very little of it has to do with being a teenager. My 16 years of life have not been easy. I was around 2 when my parents first noticed something... Read more

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My Family With 6 Kids: How We Regained Our Health and Lost 115 Pounds

In November 2015, my husband and I decided to start homeschooling our six children, aged 8 to 16. Our transformation began with the tough decision to pull our kids from the public school system. We thought our kids deserved better... Read more

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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 physical activity. Let’s just say that sweating intentionally was not on my bucket list. Here’s a picture of... Read more

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In Just One Year, From Almost Morbidly Obese to Happy, Healthy, and Fit!

From the time I was a teenager up until last year, I struggled constantly with my weight. I was stuck in a vicious, depressing cycle of weight loss and weight gain for over 15 years. December of 2015 was my... Read more

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