Interview

Interview: Chicago's Best Personal Chef Katie Simmons on Why Plants Rule in the Kitchen!

Interview: Chicago's Best Personal Chef Katie Simmons on Why Plants Rule in the Kitchen!

I find it fascinating how a plant-based diet can influence people around the world in different ways.

Late last year, I began chatting with Katie Simmons, "Chicago's Best Personal Chef," after stumbling across one of her excellent vegan recipes online and getting to know just by reading up on her background on her website - Plants-Rule.

Her story is a powerful one that has the ability to promote change - if you need some inspiration to make diet and lifestyle changes, seeing her own transition, loss of 50 pounds, and reclaiming her health is truly great. The "journey," as you will see, even comes with some scale not unlike the Lord of the Rings!

But, the story does not stop there.

Success Story: Finding Strength Without Cruelty with Australian Powerlifter Jonno

Success Story: Finding Strength Without Cruelty with Australian Powerlifter Jonno

I met Jonno as a result of browsing through Reddit's forum r/plantbaseddiet. It is a unique world we live in where people on completely different ends of the world can meet and have something to talk about. Jonno runs the website Strength Without Cruelty designed to showcase how a plant-based diet can be both healthy for you (yes, even for those doing intense workouts) and a lifestyle choice that does not revolve around the abuse of animals. I hope you are able to get a good sense of Jonno, the Australian powerlifter, from his answers to the questions I proposed.

Dr. Michael Greger - 2015 Reddit IAMA Interview Excerpts

Dr. Michael Greger - 2015 Reddit IAMA Interview Excerpts

Dr. Greger, the creator of NutritionFacts and plant-based diet advocate, did an IAMA on Reddit in 2015. While this may be "last years news," it is still chalk-full of useful information. For those who are not aware, Reddit has a forum called IAMA that allows any user on the website to ask questions to all types of people ranging from celebrities to politicians to doctors, scientists, athletes, and more! Dr. Greger's responses to some of the questions put forth by his online audience are too hard to just ignore, so I felt compelled to throw a few together for you to easily digest here.

The full IAMA is available on Reddit, and be sure to check out our review of Dr. Greger's infamous book How Not to Die.