Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week, Natalie. Natalie's a nurse who gained weight while pregnant and developed gestational diabetes. She switched to a plant-based diet and credits it for her new life full of energy! 


I have always been overweight, but like many women I gained weight with each of my three pregnancies. During routine prenatal screening with my second child, I was shocked to get the phone call that I had tested positive for Gestational Diabetes. With no ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Brianne. Her work schedule (as an overnight nurse) made her feel blah so she turned to a plant-based diet to get her energy back!


Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I'm 28 years old and have been at registered nurse the past 4 years. I work the overnight in an ICU. Since starting night shift last July, I probably put on about 10-15 pounds (my scale was conveniently hidden!) and just felt ...

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Most of our Herbies of the Weeks are adults, but kids can experience life changes from a plant-based diet too. This week we meet Jacob & Talia and their mom Jacqueline, who tells their story.


HH: Let's start with Jacob. Tell us a little bit about Jacob's history: 

From birth, my son constantly had a stuffy nose and was always breathing through his mouth. I didn’t think much of it; I thought a lot of kids were just ...

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HH: What made you decide to switch to a plant-based (vegan) diet?

I switched to a plant-based diet about 14 months ago for health reasons. The thing is, I've always been quite healthy and athletic. My weight has always been stable in a healthy range and I've always been very active with few medical problems. However, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and cancer are quite common in my family. Many family members have died before age 60 of ...

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Meet Monica, our Herbie of the week! Monica is a plant-based mom, who was even plant-based during her fourth pregnancy! She's talking to us about raising a plant-based family. Thanks, Monica!



Q: Please give us a little history about yourselves?


My sister-in-law and my nephew became vegan (eating a lot of vegan "crap", though!) around 2005 and I, like many others, were pretty skeptical of their choice, even though I had always struggled myself with the ethical implications behind ...

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