Topic: Herbies

In honor of Mother's Day, this week I'm having a three-part series on raising vegan kiddos. As a Daddy's girl, I want to say I know that Dads are great parents too and like many moms, some dads do it alone (kudos to all the parents out there!). I opted to run this series this week because most of the people who ask me about raising vegan kids, breast-feeding and vegan pregnancy are usually mamas :)

Since I ...

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Back in December, Deb left the following comment on Happy Herbivore's Facebook page: "I turned 55, went vegan and ran my first 5K!"

I was so inspired that I reached out to Deb and asked her if I could interview her as part of the Herbie of the Week series. Thankfully, this incredible woman agreed!

HH: What was your health like before you went vegan?

I was overweight, with high blood pressure, heartburn and chronic sinus infections. Also, there ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Darlene. Through a plant-based diet, Darlene overcame crippling pain and depression with the added bonus of a 65-lb. weight loss!

HH: Can you tell us a little bit about your history with pain?

Many years ago, I became disabled when I injured my back while lifting a patient, working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit. Subsequent surgeries made my back much worse. I worked for a while in an insurance company ...

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Back in October (2012), Diana left this comment on Happy Herbivore's Facebook page.

"My mother and I started plant-based diet and lost a total of 30 lbs. without much exercising. She also ditched 2 meds and her doctor is thrilled. We visited Mont Tremblant which is beautiful in the fall season. My sister is becoming more of a vegetarian. My cousin got baptized. My other cousin is getting married and so is my step-niece."

I contacted Diana to offer ...

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In response to Kevin's interview as part of our Herbie of the Week series, David sent me a quick email about the wonderful changes he too has experienced thanks to his new plant-based diet... and in just a few weeks to boot! Amazing how fast plants can work.

HH: So David, tell us a little bit about your background and history.

Hey there, I am David Blair. I live in Southaven, Mississippi. I have been taking high blood pressure ...

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