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Meet our Herbie of the Week: Stacy E!
As a nurse, Stacy's passionate about health, but she didn't get serious about her own health until 5 years ago. Over the course of a year, she lost 50lbs, but was discouraged when a lab test revealed she still had high cholesterol despite her recent weight-loss and more active lifestyle.
Then Stacy had her "a-ha!" moment: the foods she was eating contributed to her high cholesterol. She immediately stopped eating ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Elaine!
Two years ago, Elaine was told her left carotid artery was 40-50% blocked. Knowing she needed to make a change, she started following a plant-based diet cold tofu.
Today, at 75 years old, Elaine's blockage has decreased, she's lowered her cholesterol AND she lost weight without even trying!
And how's this for a bonus? Her husband went plant-based as well and lowered his cholesterol and lost weight!
I am 75 ...
Four years ago today my father had a heart attack.
If you'd asked him four years ago yesterday if he was at risk for a heart attack, he would have told you no, he was healthy, and you would have believed him.
He was tall and slender and walked a lot, both for pleasure and his job.
He was also fanatical about gardening and yard work, and while he was a meat eater, he kept what most would consider ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Aaron R!
Back in August, Laurin, Aaron's wife, posted the following in the VIP Meal Mentor Facebook group:
"My husband (a true Texan) posted this on his FB wall today. His last 15 lbs have come off since I signed up for the meal plans earlier this year. While he's not a total herbie (yet!), he has been eating plant based 80% of the time. I'm proud of him!"
When I ...
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Jean & Scott!
Jean & Scott's plant-based journey started back in 2012 after Jean watched "Forks Over Knives" and was surprised by all the research she didn't know especially since she was a nurse!
Jean considers the last 3 years "nothing short of a miracle", because not only did their plant-based lifestyle save their health (Scott came off 9 medications, ditched his insulin pump, and reduced his insulin intake while Jean lost 30lbs and no longer takes medication for anxiety and heart palpitations), but it also SAVED their marriage!
Here's Jean & Scott's story in their own words...
My family’s adventure into plant-based eating started in the Fall of 2012 after my friend Sarah told me about a documentary she was afraid to watch. Her friend Brittany had been telling her how it had changed her life and she wasn’t prepared for any major life changes. From what Sarah told me, I thought this documentary might be about animal rights. She works with animal rescue and had been ...