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Karen Hauserman Lost 260 Pounds Eating Plants

Karen Hauserman lost 260 pounds and healed heart disease by switching to a vegan diet. Now Karen has shared her story with the world on Forks Over Knives to help inspire others seeking a permanent, safe, and healthy weight loss solution. For most of her life Karen was overweight or obese. She describes herself as  'an outcast in school' and says she was teased because of her weight. She writes, "I never had a boyfriend as a teenager and didn’t get invited to my prom. While my friends meant well, I was tired of hearing…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

Plant-Based Protein is Easy to Find

Plant-based protein is easy to find! If you are concerned about how to get enough protein in your diet, you're not alone. Americans have been obsessed with protein after being bombarded with messages that protein is hard to find. Decades of marketing by the meat and dairy industries have ingrained the idea that meat and milk are "protein" foods, while failing to mention that fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods contain protein too! To help ease your nutrition worries, here's some simple charts that show common…

RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups – Vegan Sushi

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…

Former President Bill Clinton Healed Heart Disease With a Plant-Based Diet

When Heart Disease Struck Former President Clinton He Healed With a Plant-Based Diet Heart Disease, today's leading cause of preventable death, struck former U.S. President Bill Clinton during his residency at the White House. Clinton called himself a "fat band boy" at age 13 when he weighed 185 pounds. He put himself on his first diet in his teens which was a calorie-restrictive low-carb plan where he ate just once a day and lost twenty pounds in a month. Not surprisingly, the diet didn't stick, but his quest to figure out…

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years An angioplasty and triple bypass surgery had failed to heal Evelyn Oswick's troubled heart. Oswick suffered two heart attacks in her fifties and when her heart disease returned after her multiple operations, her doctor told her there was nothing more he could do for her and that she should “go home and wait to die.” Oswick was in the hospital room after her heart surgery when Dr. Esselstyn stopped by to suggest she would be a good candidate for his experiment…

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet When Dr. Rajiv Misquitta experienced his first heart attack he had just turned forty and said his life was going extremely well. His medical practice was thriving, he had two young sons, and he had just been elected to the board of a prestigious national group of physicians. But despite being a doctor charged with helping other people achieve wellness Dr. Misquitta says that, "Nutrition and lifestyle were not really on my radar."  He was driving to work one cold November…

Ken Stone Passed on Bypass Surgery and Healed His Heart With Plants

Ken Stone Passed on Bypass Surgery and Healed His Heart With Plants Ken Stone had shown no signs of heart disease before his heart attack at age 53.  Stone, vice president of a large Dallas, TX-based concrete construction company, was on a camping and fishing trip with his son when the heart attack occurred and after driving to one hospital and being flown by helicopter to another, doctors put three stents in his arteries in an effort to save his life. He was told he needed quadruple bypass surgery as soon as possible.…

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…