Esther Paine – Urbandale: Entire Family Adopts WFPB Diet to Support Brother’s Leukemia Recovery

In 2012, Esther’s 22-year-old brother Nathan was diagnosed with leukemia and wasn’t responding well to treatment. “He was getting infections, needing frequent blood transfusions, and struggling to handle the amount of chemo needed to kill the cancer,” Esther recalls. Her entire family went into research mode, eager to help Nathan.…

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Teri Preston – Bettendorf: Sheds Pounds, Takes No Meds, Recovers Quickly, Travels Smart

Teri Preston was active, a runner, a cyclist, frequently taking athleticclasses at the local Y. Unlike her husband Del, she was not on any medication. Yet she carried an extra 30 pounds, and, had firmly set her sights on finding a way to “eat healthier.” She’d been obese as a…

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Del Preston – Bettendorf: Sheds 70 Pounds, 8 Meds, Speeds Athletic and Major Surgery Recovery

“I initially went plant-based for health reasons, but over time I’ve become more conscious of and concerned with animal rights and climate change. Everyone and everything of the earth is connected.” #  #  # Del’s story is part of a just-getting-started roundup of Iowa’s Own Plant-Based Health Success StoriesSee also…

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Find me on Instagram!

Hi There,So … I’m going to be doing a little website upgrading, but it’s all taking a back seat to getting things done. I’ve pretty much ditched the blog posts in favor or posting what I eat on my Instagram account of same name, On Finding Good Food and Health.…

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How About Some Vegan Chile Rellenos?

Basket of fresh-picked Anaheim peppers in hand, my sweetie was eager for the deep, hot flavor of roasted chiles today. “Got any recipes?” he asked. I didn’t, but Chuck Underwood at Brand New Vegan did. “More of an idea than a recipe,” his website reads. Spoiler alert: Tonight’s dinner was a…

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