Blog Topic: Advice

Ever struggle staying plant-based/vegan? Here's how to overcome the struggle.

Category: Advice |

So often I get emails like this one:

"I just need to talk to other Herbies. Some days, I just really struggle with being vegan. I hate that I do. I've been Herbie since July 2011. I know it's better for me, and I do feel great eating this way, but yesterday was just hard and I ate some chicken and I felt ...

Response to Naysayers (How to Deal With Negativity About Your Diet)

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It's unfortunate, but most of us will come into contact with a "naysayer" when we switch to a plant-based diet. If that never happened to you, you are very lucky (and we're all jealous) but chances are you've experienced a naysayer, or you will at some point in your life.

Before I talk about ways to respond and deal with naysayers, there ...

Start Your Own Community Potluck!

Category: MiscAdvice |

Jen emailed me with pictures of her community potluck that she held at her church. After her husband tested his blood sugars and found out his levels were over 300, they decided to take matters into their own hands and use a plant-based diet to get healthier. Now, Jen and her family are helping members of her community and church by educating them and getting ...

How To Get Your Friends and Family on Board with Eating a Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet

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Any time I speak at conferences or immersions, the one question I seem to get over and over is "I love this! I'm a believer but... how do I convince my... (family/friend/partner/etc)."

My parents' dog, Nicke. The last family member that's not plant-based, but I'm working on him.


I led the charge in my family. I ...

At-Home Immersion

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Can't find the time or money to go to a conference or immersion? Have your own at home!

"The Science of Plant-Based Diets" by Dr. Campbell:

Dr. Essy talks about heart disease and how it's 100% caused by animal products (and how you can prevent and reverse it with plants):

Dr. McDougall on the perils of dairy (skip to minute 7):

Resolving the ...