Blog Topic: Herbies

Herbie of The Week: Ruth

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I know Ruth through a mutual friend and former Herbie of the Week, Pam. Pam sent me this article about Ruth and her husband, Francis, that appeared in the local paper. (Pam and Ruth live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where I lived all last winter to snowboard while writing Happy Herbivore Abroad.

At the beginning of the summer, Ruth and Francis set a goal for ...


Herbie of the Week: Chris

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Chris sent me the following email titled "How I became a 'Happy Herbivore' :)" The story of his journey is one that will inspire us all. In his previous life, Chris gorged himself on junk food and weighed 320 lbs. (with high blood pressure and high cholesterol tagging along). Today, Chris runs half marathons!

"This is my summarized tale of physical self-abuse.

I entered this world ...


Herbie of the Week (Teen Edition!): Michelle

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I'd like to give a very warm welcome back to our HOW this week, Michelle! Michelle guest blogged on Happy Herbivore last November, sharing how she stayed healthy on a mostly plant-based diet while attending high school, participating in several extracurricular activities, and having cooking to cook all her meals herself (since age 14!). She was quite the inspiration!

Before and after her post ...


Herbies of the Week: Fox Family

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I received this email from Sue and it was so heartfelt that I wanted to share it as part of our Herbies of the Week series. It's a little different than what we normally have on this column each week — not just that Sue wrote me a letter (as opposed to me interviewing her). So often, we hear that people made a change when ...


Herbie of the Week: Anne

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Anne. Anne feels more energetic, is exploring new foods, and has lost weight since going plant-based.


Q: What made you and your husband decide to go plant-based (vegan)?

Our daughter (Ellie) gave us us the book Forks Over Knives  in December 2011 and we also watched the movie. Ellie has not actually read the book herself, but she knows ...