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Grandmother of Nine Transforms Her Body, Heals Heart Disease with Raw Vegan Diet

Della Upshire is an inspirational grandmother of nine who changed her diet, healed her heart disease and arthritis, and transformed her body into a picture of youthful health. Before making the lifestyle changes that healed her body, Della suffered from multiple ailments that all had a common cause - years of eating the wrong sorts of foods. In 2002 Upshire underwent bypass surgery for her heart disease but it didn't heal her heart. After the surgery she was still overweight and suffered high blood pressure, angina, and

10 Rules to Help You Loose Weight Naturally With a Plant-Based Diet

If you or someone you know is suffering from overweight, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, chest pains, erectile dysfunction, MS, eczema, or other disorders, a whole food plant-based diet may be just the lifestyle change you are seeking. A 100% whole plants diet is known to reverse and heal these conditions and to promote increased energy and overall optimal wellness. Eating right for a human being isn't rocket science and you don't have to let the mountain of conflicting advice in the media confuse you.…

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…

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…

Young Mother Lost 300 pounds Naturally on a Vegan Diet – Kitten Barbossa’s Story

Kitten Barbosa had "hit rock bottom" in 2011. She had been in an abusive relationship and as her self-esteem plummeted, her weight had skyrocketed leaving her unable to walk without crutches and unable to drive because of her size. "I didn’t have a scale that went high enough to weigh myself and didn’t want to, but I’m pretty sure I weighed over 500 pounds at my heaviest." Kitten admits to being a cheese and dairy addict and that she ate lots of processed food, bacon, turkey, fast food, Dr. Pepper, and coffee.  She was just…

Man Lost Half His Body Weight, Naturally, on a Vegan Diet

Benji Kurtz says that on Memorial Day weekend in 2013 the answer to his "lifelong quest for good health" found him. At the time he weighed 258 pounds and was determined to lose the weight. According to Benji's first person account: "At that point in time, my weight had ballooned up as it normally did in the Spring. I’d pack the pounds onto my 5’5″ frame, up to between 250 and 265 (my all time high was 278), then I’d “low-carb” it for several months, and exercise, get down to around 220 or 230 in the Fall, and then repeat the…