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Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams

“And in first place overall,..” the announcer’s voice boomed over the PA system at the finish of the Senior Olympics triathlon.  I heard my name and excitedly ran up to the stage to collect my gold medal. As I stood on the stage, I choked back...
A Day in the Life of a Plant-Based Athlete

A Day in the Life of a Plant-Based Athlete

One of my college guy friends told me that I need to eat chicken and eggs to build muscle. As a plant-based eater for the past 12 years, you can empathize with how that statement made me feel.  Fast forward four years to 2020, and I am now in my peak physical...
How The Plant-Based Diet Took Me to Nationals

How The Plant-Based Diet Took Me to Nationals

This is a picture of me in 2015 right before qualifying for the NCAA National meet. Although I am making a tough face here, I didn’t jump very well at the meet where this picture was taken. That didn’t have anything to do with my diet, a lot can go wrong in the pole...
Healthy Human Highlight: Christin Bummer

Healthy Human Highlight: Christin Bummer

I was athletic and leaned through my teens and 20’s, but my eating and drinking habits caught up with me by my late 20’s. I was addicted to sugary drinks and coffee beverages that were more sugar than coffee! I wasn’t obese, yet my blood pressure had climbed to...
You Might Have A Food Sensitivity

You Might Have A Food Sensitivity

By Monika Szekely I grew up in a small town in Eastern Europe. My family roots are Hungarian and German, so the foods we ate were heavy in meat and fats, although the vegetables were grown in the garden and all meals were cooked by my mother from scratch. Despite the...