Success Stories

Inspiring stories of people who have gone plant-based and changed their health fate, their weight or their lives.

This Pro Footballer Healed Her Sports Injury With a Plant-Based Diet
This Pro Footballer Healed Her Sports Injury With a Plant-Based Diet
Vicky Losada, a professional soccer midfielder for Manchester City and also Spain's national team, injured her ankle back in 2019 and it forced her to miss the first few months of the 2019-2020 season. When news of the injury first broke, fans were saddened, as Losada is an extraordinary player having led teams to victory, often as captain, including the Cyprus Cup in 2018, Algarve Cup in 2019, an
“I Had a Heart Attack at 49, Went Vegan, and It Saved My Life”–Doug Schmidt
“I Had a Heart Attack at 49, Went Vegan, and It Saved My Life”–Doug Schmidt
Doug Schmidt loved to eat meat and ate it every day, until at the age of 49, out of the blue, he suffered his first heart attack. "No one expects to have a heart attack at age 49," he said. In the hospital, near his home in Rochester, NY, he made the decision to follow the American Heart Association's dietary guidelines and cut way back on meat and dairy and switch to a more whole-food p
These 3 Simple Habits Helped This Woman Lose 80 Pounds in a Year
These 3 Simple Habits Helped This Woman Lose 80 Pounds in a Year
Ten years ago when Stephanie Wagner turned 40, it was a cruel year. She watched her dad suffer from an illness that made her want to spend almost every day at his bedside in the hospital. During that heart-wrenching time, Wagner came to a realization that one day, she too could be in the hospital bed, fighting for her life, if she kept living the way she was, indulging her unhealthy habits. "
Eric Adams Is NYC’s First Vegan Mayor. He Shares His Health Journey
Eric Adams Is NYC’s First Vegan Mayor. He Shares His Health Journey
Eric Adams is the new Mayor-elect of New York City and everyone is talking about how he is only the second black person to hold that office. But he is also a first: The first Mayor of New York to be a self-proclaimed vegan. He came to this healthy way of eating through a harrowing health experience and shared his personal journey with The Beet...
Nichole Lewis Lost 120 Pounds & Treated Her Mental Health. Her Inspiring Story
Nichole Lewis Lost 120 Pounds & Treated Her Mental Health. Her Inspiring Story
Nichole Lewis admits she used to be the hamster on the wheel – unfulfilled with the results of countless diets she tried over the years to lose weight and hope to feel better. But none of them worked. She actually gained more weight, repeatedly falling back on bad habits, until she eventually found the right approach that worked for her, and ultimately it changed her life. Lewis' first attempt to
Raw Food Cured His Acne, but Eating Whole Food Got Him In Shape
Raw Food Cured His Acne, but Eating Whole Food Got Him In Shape
Russell James is known as 'The Raw Chef' in the UK, where he taught his many followers how to make delicious food that is healthy. Suffering from debilitating acne in his teens, he discovered raw food which not only reversed his acne but taught him the power of food as medicine, setting him off on a new career path. James went on to bec...
“I Treated My Asthma With a Plant-Based Diet.” Here’s What the Research Says
“I Treated My Asthma With a Plant-Based Diet.” Here’s What the Research Says
The list of medical conditions that could benefit from a switch to a plant-based diet seems to be growing, and asthma, the chronic respiratory condition, is also getting a good hard look from researchers around the globe. I have suffered from serious asthma and switching to a plant-based diet helped me, so looking into foods that trigger asthma, and possible dietary changes to help reduce asthma s

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