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Healing With Plants

29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet

29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet Adam Blaney was just 26-years-old in 2009 when chest pains landed him in the emergency room one night. Blaney was diagnosed with high blood pressure and later acid reflux. At the time he exercised four times a week and his sodium levels were low so the high-blood pressure confused him and his doctor. At 27-years-old Blaney was on blood pressure medication and overweight. In 2011 he says he weighed of 200 pounds when he began watching…

Gorillas With Heart Disease Healed By Eating More Plants

The heart-healing testimonies of two zoo-dwelling gorillas offer perspective about the easy natural cure for heart disease. In 2008 two Western lowland gorillas, Mokolo and Bebec, were in captivity at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and didn’t seem to be doing well. Bebac was 24 years old and Mokolo was 21—both still young considering gorillas can live up to 60 years in captivity. Despite their youth though both males were overweight and were displaying behaviors not typical of gorillas in the wild. The two had developed a…

Anthony Yen Abandoned the Standard American Diet to Save His Heart

When Anthony Yen was diagnosed with Heart Disease, he went back to the diet of his Chinese parents to save his heart. Yen came to the United States in 1949 and began to eat the way Americans eat. Yen was a businessman who owned several oversees manufacturing plants and he ate a diet typical of other businessmen. Yen enjoyed fatty foods like fried chicken, pork chops, roast beef, and chocolate mouse. The fat-rich diet caught up to him in his 50s when he experienced chest tightening and unusual sweating while dancing with his…

The Medicinal Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera: A Prized Medicine Plant Aloe vera is perhaps the most ubiquitous healing plant known around the world today. Aloe was known as “the plant of immortality” to ancient Egyptians and was known as the universal panacea by Greek scientists 2,000 years ago. The healing plant has a long and close history with humans and has many uses as a simple natural remedy. Today Aloe is found in countless beauty and skincare products packaged in plastic bottles on the shelves of supermarkets and drugstores. Nutritional and Medicinal…

He Healed His Failing Heart with a Plant-Based Diet

On September 19th, 2016 Jeffrey Doucette's heart stopped beating. He was driving when he had a massive heart attack which caused him to cross four lanes of traffic during rush hour. Luckily he didn't hit any other vehicles, but when he hit a curb, he says his heart miraculously started again. Jeffrey says he feels blessed to have been brought back to life and to have been located just 20 minutes from the number one Pulmonary/Cardiovascular research center in the country. He spent a week in the hospital "undergoing every test…

Robin Quivers Says Her Vegan Diet Was Key to Beating Cancer

Before coming out as a health warrior who beat stage 3C endometrial cancer, Robin Quivers was most known for her role as the beloved sidekick to radio personality Howard Stern. Robin had been faithfully by Howard's side for 31 years but in May of 2012 she had a health-scare that forced her to refocus her priorities. She became focused on healing in private, working from home until, in September of 2013, a caller to the The Howard Stern show asked when Robin would be back in the studio. This lead to her going public with her…

The Medicinal Uses of Rose

“A rose, bent by the wind and pricked by thorns, yet has its heart turned upwards” Huna of Babylon Our Human Ancestors Used Rose Medicine Rose (Rosaceae) is sometimes called the King of Flowers for its prized position in many human cultures. It's reputation as a true beauty precedes this flowering plant, but did you know that every part of rose also has special medicinal uses? Rose has a long history in natural medicine including an important place in Chinese and Native American Medicine. In medieval times roses were…

Science Says: The Healthiest Diet for Human Beings Is Plants

What is the Healthiest Diet for Humans? Q: Dear HWP, I've been trying to eat healthier, but don't know exactly what foods are good for health. What are the healthiest foods to eat? Sincerely, Aspiring Healthy Eater A: Dear Aspiring, Firstly, congratulations on setting good and loving intentions for yourself to eat healthier. This is great to hear and here's to your health goals! Secondly, I can sympathize with your confusion over what food are good for the health. Ask google, a health magazine, your mom, your doctor, and…

A Disease-Destined Mindset Almost Took His Life

Chris Carlton's Weight Loss and Journey to Wellness With A Raw Vegan Diet Today Chris Carlton is a posterman for healthy eating, but he had grown up believing he was destined for disease. In his first-hand account of his journey to wellness Chris says he grew up in a family where sickness was the norm. His father’s side of the family were mostly all overweight with a history of serious illness. His grandmother was known affectionately as “Big Mama.” According to Chris, “Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity were just…

Plant-Based | Vegan Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

OBTAINING MICRONUTRIENTS FROM PLANTS, SUN, AND SOIL If you are considering or new to a plant based / vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting proper nutrition, or if you are concerned that your vegan loved one may be suffering malnourishment, this article is for you. Plant based / vegan sources of vitamins and minerals are easy to obtain eating a variety of fresh whole plant foods. In this article I'll discuss what micronutrients are, what the recommended daily intake for each vitamin and mineral is, the role each…