Topic: Herbies

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 as a small child — My grandma still recalls how hard it was to find diapers ...

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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, Michelle and I had corresponded a few times via email, mostly about how she could ...

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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 ill health struck (that's my story, after all, and my parents' story!), but a ...

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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 a couple our age who happily and successfully adopted a plant-based diet.. Ellie knew her ...

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My dad sent me this email on his thoughts about 'feeling better' and what that truly means to him and older Herbies:

"Just wanted to relate some of my opinions on feeling better on a plantbased diet. I know many of your fans comments and or testimonials state the same thing about feeling better. But what does that mean particularly for someone of my 67 years? 

What it doesn't mean is that you get rid of your aches and ...

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