Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Darla!

Darla had been vegan for 30 years and never had to worry about her weight. But as soon as she hit menopause, she started to notice her weight creep up.

One day Darla came across a recipe from "Everyday Happy Herbivore", and it was a complete game changer! Once she started cooking for herself and taking her lunch to work, it wasn't long before her size 4 suits fit again!

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Meet our Herbies of the Week: Steven & Jackie!

Steven's journey to better health (and a plant-based diet) started in 2014 after a heart-felt plea from his son. He started to do his own research, and once he discovered how harmful dairy and oil can be for the body, he went plant-based -- and Jackie soon followed!

Since transitioning their entire family to a plant-based diet, Steven's medical issues have resolved and Jackie is no longer on any of her medications. To top it off, they both lost 60lbs and feel great!

My husband, Steven, started us on this journey in 2014. He was experiencing fainting spells and doctors couldn't figure out the problem. One day my son, who was 6 at the time and a huge super hero fan, went to my husband and said: "Daddy, all the super heros' their fathers all died. I don't want you to die." That struck my husband and he started doing research.

Steven watched ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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