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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Jessica C!
Back in September, Jessica sent me the following email:
"I want to share my recent success story as a young, new mom following a plant-based diet while I breastfeed my son. At the hospital when our pediatrician asked what my diet was like I told him that I was mostly vegan throughout my pregnancy but would be continuing a vegan diet while breastfeeding our son. He said he didn't recommend such ...
Happy Thanksgiving or should I say, Happy Thanks-Living!
Even though I tend to make this holiday about food (a lot of food!), I always like to take a moment to really meditate on what I'm thankful for.
The health of my family and friends.
The health of my Herbies.
My Herbies in general...
...and so on.
There's so much I am thankful for — so much we're all thankful for — and in light of giving thanks ...
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Sara & Jeff!
After losing his dad to congestive heart failure, Jeff started researching different diets when he came across a plant-based diet. Following a long discussion with his wife, Sara, they both agreed to adopt a plant-based diet as an experiment for 3 months.
It wasn't long before for their experiment became a lifestyle change, especially when Jeff lowered his blood pressure in two weeks! He also lowered his cholesterol and they both lost a combined total of 35lbs.
In addition to their newfound health, Sara and Jeff also noticed improvements when it came to their running abilities and are teaching their 4 children how to make better choices when it comes to their health.
I'll let Sara take it away!
My husband Jeff and I are high school sweethearts and just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. We have four children; which include one boy (10) and three girls (9, 15, 18). We have been eating plant-based since January of 2012.
Lindsay saw a post of mine on Facebook about running and asked my husband and I to share our story. As I began writing our journey to being plant-based, I realized that I can’t really focus on how it has effected my running, eating ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Tara!
Tara once suffered from a laundry list of health issues including headaches, depression, chronic constipation, fatigue, ulcers, sinus infections, and severe PMS symptoms as well as high cholesterol and blood pressure. The most debilitating, however, was her gastrointestinal problem.
Hoping to find an alternate solution to fix her ailments, Tara visited a gastroenterologist, who recommended a diet with little to no animal products and high in unprocessed fruits and vegetables.
She immediately adopted ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Stevi!
Facing the need to be put on statins for high cholesterol, Stevi made the decision to transition to a plant-based diet.
Fast forward almost two years later, and the results are incredible! In addition to lowering her cholesterol (by nearly 100 pts! without the use of statins), Stevi's almost off her blood pressure meds and feels great!
Here's Stevi's story in her own words...
In 2012, I realized that I ...