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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I Stopped Eating Meat for the Animals, But Was Thrilled When Excess Weight and Health Issues Also Disappeared

I was in pretty good shape as a teenager, but once I hit adulthood, my pants size exploded. After high school, I spent most of my life glued to a chair, whether I was in college, at my IT job,... Read more

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My Son Made Us Watch Forks Over Knives, and It Changed Our Family Forever

In May of 2012, our oldest son returned from college for his summer break. One afternoon, he decided to watch a couple of documentaries on Netflix. He happened upon Forks Over Knives and was shocked by the information presented in... Read more

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Food, Fashion, and the Future: Exclusive Interview With Tennis Great Venus Williams

Since she turned pro two decades years ago, 36-year old tennis champion Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, fourteen Grand Slam doubles championships, and four Olympic gold medals. As a tennis superstar, almost everybody knows her name,... Read more

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After Battling Type 2 Diabetes, My Lab Results Improved Dramatically in Just Six Weeks

I never had a weight problem until I turned 20 and put on a few extra pounds. I then dieted for the next 33 years of my life. I was on the cabbage diet, celery diet, boiled egg diet, toast... Read more

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