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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Elden!
Earlier this year I received the following email from Elden:
"Last summer I was diagnosed with a partial blocked artery, inoperable due to a stent placed in 2004. I adopted a completely oil free, Dr. Esselstyn diet, and your cookbooks became key to my success.
In the past 10 months I've lost 40 pounds (I was training for the Seattle to Portland bike ride, so I was in what I thought was ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Randy!
Randy was introduced to a plant-based diet when his wife started researching better ways to combat osteoporosis without medications. He agreed to go on a 28 day challenge with her, and even though he lost weight and felt great, he wasn't willing to part with his favorite foods like nachos and cheeseburgers.
A couple years later his son Brent, a former Herbie of the Week (you can read his story here), went ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Slim!
By the time Slim was 56 years old, he was on 7 medications, had high cholesterol, hypertension, AND Type 2 diabetes. Over the years he also tried multiple fad diets to lose weight, but none of them proved successful (or sustainable).
Fast forward to 2011, he and his girlfriend watched "Forks Over Knives" and immediately adopted a planted-based diet after seeing the success stories -- and he hasn't looked back since!
Today, just ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Lauren S!
Back in August I asked the Twitter-verse if adopting a plant-based diet has improved their life and Lauren was one of the many Herbies who responded!
I immediately asked Lauren to email me so I could share her story and I'm so glad she did!
As she mentioned in her tweet, after going plant-based almost 2 years ago, Lauren's been able to maintain her 30lb weight-loss and she no longer ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Alicia!
At 28 years old, Alicia was diagnosed with with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Thankfully after 8 months of treatment, she came out cancer free -- but also 35lbs heavier from steroids.
Two years later, her doctor said at some point she would need a stent because the tumor crushed her arteries. Not wanting that to be her future, Alicia tried to get healthy, only to keep on gaining and losing the same 5lbs over and over ...