Meals For Health -- Success Stories! (VIDEO)


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Would you like to learn how the Meals For Health participants benefited wildly by adopting Dr. McDougall's starch-based vegan diet?

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The Meals For Health party this past Sunday in Beverly Hills was an amazing evening in every way!

The people, the food, the drinks, the talks -- the dancing until the cops shut us down! (seriously!)

But the high point of the evening, everyone agreed, was when a half dozen people from the food bank stood up before the nearly 200 in the audience, and told their stories.

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All the vegan doctors, authors, experts, have long witnessed big health changes when people go vegan. But it seems that with this group it was even faster & more profound. Just amazing, and exciting.
The pilot run of the Meals for Health program couldnt be more of a resounding success. What a great guiding light to lead this program onward! Please share this video w/others, and please donate to EarthSave to help keep the program growing.


I am vegan since October of 2007 and I have accomplished:

1) I lost a lot of extra weight:
2) I got rid of my medicine for blood pressure:
3) Solved embarrassing "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" digestion problem;
4) Reduced statins pills;
5) Reversed CAD
6) And now a good result in a colonoscopy (I promise to ask more questions to the colonoscopy doctors to see how much percentage of this last benefit came from the Vegan diet).

I am a heavy user of Vegansource site and specially of the part of Dr. Pinckney heart problems about discussion group.

I have had many good things from Vegsource !
I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but my heart is with you all times.

About Meals for Health I loved the testimonials of the recent graduates! Good results also from that group that inspire me a lot more.
Congratulations Jeff, Sabrina and all of you!


We've been eating a low-fat whole foods 100% plant based diet for over 25 years. A few years ago when my husband went to the doctor for a check up, the doctor looked at his test results and said "If all of my patient's numbers were as good as yours, I'd be out of a job!"

Likewise, the optometrist recently told him that he has zero sign of cataracts or glaucoma, even though they are common among older people eating animal products.

When I was in my 20s, we still ate lots of animal products and I was showing signs of high blood pressure. Now, despite my family & personal history of high blood pressure, without any medication, mine is normally 110 over 70.


I have been a happy vegan since 1991 (Thank you Dr McDougall) along with two of my adult children. Three of my grandchildren have been vegan since birth and are now healthy, tall teenagers. I am so proud of them. Becoming vegan was the best decision of my life. In my age group, I am one of the few who does not have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes (or pre-diabetic) or any other diseases. Even my arthritic joints (from injury) give me little trouble. Try a plant based diet (not french fries LOL) for two weeks and you will feel 20 years younger. A true fountain of youth.


This is all very good, but I am sitting here at the other end of the country and get all the rave about local activities. Please bring this effort to all parts of the country.
Also, I wanted to join Earthsave but there is no more chapter in Metro New York. What happened? The LI chapter is about 3 hours away from us.


Everyday clients who have switched to a plant-based diet tell me remarkable stories about how their health has improved. Thanks to John McDougall I discovered that I could eat healthy, love the food and lose over 100 pounds. I hope that we get Meals For Health programs here in Puget Sound.


Maybe you could initiate it!


Actually Deborah I have been talking with some folks about that idea for several months. I hope one day it will happen!


I am in the vegan/VLF for almost 4 years. My blood test is OK regarding nutrients. My plates are allways multi colors and I eat of everything that is plant based. My family was afraid I could be having lack of B12, etc. Here are the results:

Glucated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
5.1% Hb = otal
Reference values: 4.0 to 6.0% total Hb.
94 mg / dL
Reference values: = 70 to 99 g / dL
248 micromol / L
Reference Values: 205 to 285 micromol / L
113 mcg / dL
Reference Values: Male - 59 to 160 = cg / dL
9.6 mg / dL
Reference Values: Adults - = 8.4 to 10.2 g / dL
136 mEq / L
Reference Values: 136-145 = Eq / L
3.7 mEq / L
Reference Values: Adults - 3.5 to 5.3 mEq / L
2.0 mg / dL
Method: = olorimetrico
Reference Values: Above 20 years - from 1.6 to 2.6 = g / dL
82.4 ng / mL
Reference Values: Men - 24 to 336 = g / mL
Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase
14.0 U / L
Reference Values: Male - Up = 60.0 / L
> 20:00 ng / mL
Reference Values: Normal - Up = 3.56 g / mL
Vitamin B12 = / H1>
367 pg / mL
Reference Values: 180 to 914 = g / mL
Lipid Profile
107 mg / dL
Reference Values:
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 200 mg / dL
52 mg / dL
Reference Values:
Adults: Ideal = - Less than 150 mg / dL
54 mg / dL
Above 19 years - greater than or equal to 40 mg / dL
Cholesterol - LDL 35 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal -Inferior = 100 mg / dL
Cholesterol - VLDL
10 mg / dL
Reference Values: Ideal - = Less than 0 mg / dL
Bordering - 30 to 40 mg / dL
45 mg / dL
Recommended value for non-HDL cholesterol in ancient = high risk and
= very high for CAD:
High risk: Less than 130 = g / dL
With very high risk: Less than 100 mg / dL
4.0 MCU / mL
Values ​​= Reference:
For individuals with glucose until = 99 g / dL:
Body Mass Index up to 25: 2 to 13 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index between 25 and 30: 2 to 19 = Cu / ml
Body Mass Index above 30: 2 to 23 = Cu / ml
C-reactive protein ultrasensitive
0.08 mg / dL
Reference Values:
= For Testing of inflammatory / infectious diseases: Less than = 0.50 g / dL
For cardiovascular risk assessment: Less than = 0.30 g / dL


Thanks for all these inspiring stories. Please bring more to this website! There is no vegan community where I live (in beef country Alberta) and its nice to connect and hear others' stories.

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