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Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based diet

Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based diet

Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based dietExciting news in! My husband and I are going to be part of the BBC programme, ‘Trust me, I’m a Doctor’! This was early spring in 2017. In that trial, all participants were allocated to one of three groups...

Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis and a Plant-Based Diet

Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis and a Plant-Based Diet

Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis and a Plant-Based DietI was diagnosed with Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis (JIA) when I was 12 years old so I’ve had well over 20 years of learning to live with and manage this condition. I struggled through my teenage years and the...

Mitch Kahn — Prostate Cancer Survivor & Heart Disease Warrior

Mitch Kahn — Prostate Cancer Survivor & Heart Disease Warrior

Mitch Kahn — Prostate Cancer Survivor & Heart Disease WarriorAs a Personal Trainer and Whole-Food Plant-Based Lifestyle Advocate, I am dedicated to helping my clients lead vibrant, resilient and active lives as they age through a combination of plant-based eating...

Improving bone health on a whole food plant-based diet

Improving bone health on a whole food plant-based diet

Improving bone health on a whole food plant-based diet The only side effects were clearing up my eczema and curing irritable bowel syndrome‘Where do you get your calcium?’ is one of the questions I am nearly always asked when I tell people I’m vegan. Most people...

Healing from autoimmune disease on a whole food plant-based diet

Healing from autoimmune disease on a whole food plant-based diet

Healing from autoimmune disease on a whole food plant-based dietAfter being diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases by the age of 26, my mind began to derail. My rheumatologist looked at me and said, “You have the probability of living 6 to 10 more years.” As tears...

Back to Health During the Pandemic Lockdown

Back to Health During the Pandemic Lockdown

Back to Health During the Pandemic LockdownThe onset of the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020 was the stimulus I needed to lose weight, become healthier, and to transform my eating habits once and for all. I had been an unhealthy vegan for 3 years prior. I had...

My experience of eating a plant-based diet for nearly 30 years

My experience of eating a plant-based diet for nearly 30 years

My experience of eating a plant-based diet for nearly 30 yearsI was brought up by my grandparents, theosophists, who were ‘on/off’ vegetarians, probably because the desire was there but the knowledge and availability of vegetarian foods and recipes was less known. I...

Reversed chronic illness using a whole food plant-based diet

Reversed chronic illness using a whole food plant-based diet

Reversed chronic illness using a whole food plant-based diet Pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, eczema, and irritable bowel syndrome all resolved on a plant-based diet.My name is Ann Kartini. I am a dentist, and I have a passion for contributing towards the...

Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based diet

Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based diet

Reversing type 2 diabetes on a whole food plant-based dietShould reversal be the paradigm in type 2 diabetes? I came to the UK around 30 years ago, weighing 80kg and with a healthy body mass index of 23–24. My diet then immediately changed. In India, we were eating...

From Crippling Migraines to Boundless Energy

From Crippling Migraines to Boundless Energy

From Crippling Migraines to Boundless Energy A story of healing through a whole food plant-based approachMisery Rules At the age of 21, during my second year of university, I started to suffer badly with migraines and headaches. They got so bad that I couldn’t...

Healing acne and Crohn’s disease on a whole food plant-based diet

Healing acne and Crohn’s disease on a whole food plant-based diet

Healing acne and Crohn’s disease on a whole food plant-based dietI developed severe cystic acne 5 years ago and felt overwhelmed. I tried everything that was recommended to me by medical professionals (the oral contraceptive pill, topical creams and regular facials)...

The Power of Plants and How it Changed my Life

The Power of Plants and How it Changed my Life

The Power of Plants and How it Changed my Life“He who has health has hope. He who has hope, has everything” — Arabian Proverb. Hope. That’s exactly what I didn’t have two years ago. When I think about where I am today on my health journey versus where I was then, the...

Endometriosis; The Pain and the Revelation

Endometriosis; The Pain and the Revelation

Endometriosis; The Pain and the RevelationHow a whole food plant-based diet cured my symptoms When I look back at my journey with endometriosis, I see a road full of potholes, each one representing elements of ignorance .. much of it mine. That said, endometriosis is...

Downsizing — How a Plant-based Diet changed my Life

Downsizing — How a Plant-based Diet changed my Life

Downsizing — How a Plant-based Diet changed my LifeAfter a lifetime of struggle, Graham is now a healthy weight and has come off medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol. A little more than 10 years ago, I weighed well in excess of 17 stone. In fact, closer...

Treating inflammatory arthritis with a whole food plant-based diet.

Treating inflammatory arthritis with a whole food plant-based diet.

Treating inflammatory arthritis with a whole food plant-based diet.I’m Jackie, a performance poet and founder of the charity Without Wings, the Manx Autoimmune Arthritis Trust. Without Wings is a venture which seeks to raise awareness of autoimmune arthritis, and to...

Reversal of psoriatic arthritis with a whole food plant-based diet

Reversal of psoriatic arthritis with a whole food plant-based diet

Reversal of psoriatic arthritis with a whole food plant-based dietLately I have come to understand that various episodes of a ‘bad back’ during my early 20’s and 30’s, were quite probably flares of arthritis, but at the time neither my doctors nor I realised this....

Raghav’s cancer recovery using a whole food plant-based diet.

Raghav’s cancer recovery using a whole food plant-based diet.

Raghav’s cancer recovery using a whole food plant-based diet.5 months into our marriage, dreadful news awaited us! After suffering with severe abdominal pain for two weeks, my husband was diagnosed with advanced stage testicular cancer. With this news, our dreams came...