Topic: Herbies

This week our Herbie of the Week is James.James attempted the Atkins diet and later turned to a plant-based diet and broke out of his couch potato habits.

Q: What made you decide to try a plant-based (vegan) diet? My wife, Jessica, and I watched Forks Over Knives on January 27th, 2012. We immediately concluded that this, "low-fat, whole food, plant strong" lifestyle deserved some serious consideration and some dedicated research. We began conducting our own research, aside from ...

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Meet our Herbie of the Week, Claudia. She discovered she had high cholesterol in her 20s- while studying for her Masters in Nutrition! After dieting for years without seeing any change in her cholesterol, she turned to a plant-based lifestyle.

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I bought the HH meal plan once and ordered both The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Everyday Happy Herbivore. They are a lifesaver, for me. I really was clueless about living the vegan ...
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Meet Jenny, our Herbie of the Week. After a health scare and a 6.5 hour surgery to remove a tumor, Jenny turned to a plant-based lifestyle. She's lost weight and has more energy!

HH: There was a pretty big (and scary!) event that led you towards a plant-based diet. Can you tell us about that?

On August 4, 2011 I found this huge “lump” sticking out of my body so I went to the urgent care. The doctor ...

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Meet Pamela! She's lost 30 pounds on a plant-based diet and has given up counting calories. Pamela has tried every diet- she's even had her jaw wired shut!

Q: What made you try a plant-based (vegan) diet?

I had tried a vegetarian diet over 20 years ago to combat a severe case of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) that was almost incapacitating. Switching my diet then made the IBS go away completely. I ate that way, along with my ...

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By switching to a plant-based diet, Jessica has been able to get off all the medications she was taking for fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and depression/bipolar disorder!

HH: Tell us a little bit about your history and past medical conditions:

It all started with depression and headaches as a teenager. After I started college, both got worse and I developed a number of additional symptoms: I was angry and impulsive, I dealt with disabling pain during my ...

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