Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Peggy! Since adopting a plant-based diet Peggy lost 45 pounds (in four months!), lowered her blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, and most importantly: she no longer has chronic constipation -- a problem she'd suffered for years. (She even had half her colon removed previously because of the chronic constipation!)

I am 52 years old, and most of my life I suffered from weight issues and chronic constipation. I knew the weight could be dealt ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Aubrey C.! Aubrey is a busy high school student athlete who was nominated by her mother (and fellow Herbie!). Although she had been vegetarian since 8th grade, she has experienced awesome benefits since going plant-based. She keeps breaking her track and cross country personal records and "love love loves" being a Herbie!

"Me, right after the half marathon this year"

HH: Hi Aubrey! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is ...

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Happy Thanksgiving or should I say, Happy Thanks-Living!

Even though I tend to make this day about food (a lot of food!), I always like to take a moment to really meditate on what I'm thankful for.

My health.

The health of my family and friends.

The health of my Herbies.

My Herbies in general...

...and so on.

My Dad ("Papa Herbivore") also emailed this in to share with you today:


Be thankful that you don't ...

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I think my crowning achievement on this blog has been the Herbies of the Week series, which I look forward to every Thursday!

This series started two years ago (back in 2011) and I'm always in awe, inspired, and touched, when I think about all the different people and their amazing stories, that have been shared here every week.

I've decided to start reaching out to our past Herbies of the Week to see where they are today ...

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Sally left the following comment on Pamela B.'s Herbie of the Week interview:

As an ovarian cancer survivor, I can attest to the power of low-fat, plant-based foods to prevent, and even reverse, cancer progression, especially for women's cancers.

Of course I immediately emailed Sally and asked her to share her story with us.


My journey in discovering the power of eating whole, plant-based foods:

My "wake-up call" came shockingly and abruptly—in August 2007, I was diagnosed ...

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