Plant-Based Stories

The following are stories submitted to us from people who transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle.  We do NOT provide any medical guidance or diagnosis, so if you have a medical condition, please consult your physician.

Walking Again

In 2015, I was very ill and could barely walk due to heavy inflammation in all my joints. When I switched from a heavy meat diet to a 100% whole food, plant-based diet, I could walk without a cane after four weeks. I also lost 21 lbs, and I’ve kept it off with virtually no… Read more “Walking Again”

Ronnie Tsunami

Teacher Goes Plant-Based

It is not a straight path to success. You are changing years, decades of eating habits, that started in the womb with what your mother ate. The road will curve and at times will be bumpy. But you are always only one meal away from a healthier you.

Doug Schmidt

I thought I was an animal lover

When I was growing up I always considered myself an animal lover. I even tried to be vegetarian several times, but my parents never helped and I eventually had to eat meat again. I’ve always tried to be a ‘hippie’ pushing human rights and equality to anyone who would listen. Then I watched What The… Read more “I thought I was an animal lover”

Meagan Landa

Healing my body with plants

About 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. I was constantly sick and tired and had zero energy. I went to the doctors often and they only told me it was going to get worse with time and that I could start taking medication. The medications side effects were super scary and I refused… Read more “Healing my body with plants”

Lyndsay Snypp

Forget dieting…change your lifestyle

Want to lose weight and keep it off forever? Then STOP dieting! Diets aren’t sustainable. But, lifestyle changes are. And, the bonus is health overhaul.

Karen Rogers Hauserman

My Incredible 150 Pound Weight Loss Journey

My bad eating habits started while I was in college, but it wasn’t until I graduated and started leading a more sedentary life (primarily because of desk jobs) that things got really bad. Eventually, I ended up weighing over 350 pounds. (I stopped weighing myself at 345; I didn’t want to know how heavy I… Read more “My Incredible 150 Pound Weight Loss Journey”

Richard Hubbard

The Time For Change is Now!

The fall of 2016 will always be a life changing time for me. It was during my annual doctor visit that I received news that frightened me to my core. A little family history – my father died at an early age from heart disease and diabetes and I had always sworn that I wouldn’t… Read more “The Time For Change is Now!”

Marco Knox

Best decision EVER!

My wife and I were vegetarian for 25 years. We thought we were doing the right things and eating properly. It was our daughter who challenged us to try being vegan. To be honest, we had never considered it. After some quick research, we decided to give it a try. Better for your health, better… Read more “Best decision EVER!”

Dan Winchester

At 45, I’m Healthier and Happier Than I Was in My 20s

On May 31st 2019, I turned 45.
Whatever excuse you’ll want to give yourself, just think how much happier you could be, how much health you can gain, how much endurance and strength you can obtain – you’ll just have to start with something, even if you think it is small and insignificant –… Read more “At 45, I’m Healthier and Happier Than I Was in My 20s”

Tatiana Long

Breast Cancer survivor

I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in October of 2013. I had survived chemotherapy, mastectomy, and radiation treatments and after some research, in May of 2014, I decided to live a whole food plant based lifestyle. I had been an ethical vegetarian for 28 years prior but I was unaware of the… Read more “Breast Cancer survivor”

Christine Collins

Cancer diagnosis leads to product creation!

After a shocking cancer diagnosis, creator Sharon Gregory decided to change her diet to focus on plant based whole foods. Transitioning to a plant-based diet was easier than anticipated, EXCEPT for giving up her love of CHEESE! When she was unable to find a dairy-free cheese sauce product in the local stores,… Read more “Cancer diagnosis leads to product creation!”

Melissa Migliaro

My Bumpy Road from Obesity, Heart Disease, and Stage 3 Kidney Failure Back to Health

I am so encouraged by the inspiring stories you are presenting.

Rick McKeon

I Reversed My Hypertension With A Plant Based Diet,,, And Lost 150 Pounds!

I lost 150 pounds and have kept it off for almost 8 years now. My journey started at the beginning of 2012. I learned I had hypertension after the first physical I had in years. The doctor also was concerned about my cholesterol and said I was morbidly obese. He wanted to put me on… Read more “I Reversed My Hypertension With A Plant Based Diet,,, And Lost 150 Pounds!”

Richard Hubbard

Vegan Nutritional Health & Mental Wellness

I have been a vegan for 8 years. Since I became vegan, I noticed my body started to change and I felt healthier. I eat whole plant based foods with occasional vegan treats, because it’s delicious. I enjoy the plant based community of support. In addition, my mental health to me is just as important… Read more “Vegan Nutritional Health & Mental Wellness”

Toinette Ishee

My Body will not be a Tomb for Animals-Davinci

I went Vegan about 10 years ago. My passion is animal rights and realized how could I say I love animals yet eat them. You always hear people say I’m an animal lover really? What just the cute ones, dogs/cats, etc. I find it hypocritical. So I try to walk the walk and talk the… Read more “My Body will not be a Tomb for Animals-Davinci”

Mark Rogers