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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 ...
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 ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Janet!
Two years ago Janet was overweight, not eating healthy and stuck in a food rut when she discovered the meal plans and decided to give them a try.
Slowly but surely, she started to lose weight and within a year and a half of following the meal plans she was down to 130lbs (which she never thought she'd see again!), had fewer stomach aches, sleeping better and started running again!
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Gisele & Gerry!
Gisele and Gerry had been plant-based off and on for a couple years, but didn't fully commit until December of 2014.
Since getting serious about their diet, Gisele no longer suffers from PCOS while Gerry hasn't had any Crohn's flare ups and is off all his medications.
They've also lost OVER 180lbs together (Gisele 85 and Gerry 100), and they're proud to say their entire family is ...