I Lost 85 Pounds, Became a Runner, and Revitalized My Marriage

My husband, Tim, started on his plant-based journey in 2011 for his health. He was very sick and desperate—and honestly I was worried he wouldn’t live another year. But now... Read more

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This Gynecologist Is Making the WFPB Connection for Women

Dr. Padma Garvey, a gynecologist working in New York’s Hudson Valley (about 75 miles outside of New York City), has come to be known as “the plant-based doctor mom” for her outspoken advocacy of a whole-food, plant-based diet both in... Read more

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This Fitness Pro Couldn’t Believe the Difference a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Made

Back in 2013, I was in my early 40s and owned a high-intensity bootcamp business with my wife. We both were very disciplined and followed all the standard guidelines that are taught in the fitness industry. We included some kind... Read more

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How I Lost Over 100 Pounds and Gained a New Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016, I was miserable, hopeless, depressed, and desperate. I was well over 300 pounds, ashamed of myself, and 100 percent uncomfortable all the time. I could barely get out of the car without wheezing, and people would flinch... Read more

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A WFPB Diet Helped Send My Prostate Cancer Into Remission

In September 2013, six months shy of my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Two urologists, including a surgeon from one of the leading cancer centers in the world (my “second opinion” doctor), recommended surgery. Instead, I decided... Read more

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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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