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This Reality Show Contestant No Longer Takes Diabetes Medication After 10 Days on a Plant-Based Diet


Everyone has their own personal story about their quest for mental and physical wellness, and the obstacles they overcame to achieve personal satisfaction and peace in their journeys. Society often tells us we need to look a certain way to achieve ultimate happiness when the truth is that physical appearances and arbitrary, objective trends provide scant insight into someone’s whole wellness picture.

It appears that JD Roth is finally beginning to understand this lesson. Roth is most well known for his role as the producer of a television series called “The Biggest Loser“,  an American competition reality show that features obese or overweight contestants striving to lose weight on-screen, presumably for a cash prize.

The Biggest Loser has incurred its fair share of criticism over the years for its tendencies to promote a fat-phobic mentality and for urging its contestants to undergo drastic, dangerous extremes to achieve unsustainable weight loss.

But when Roth and his family went vegan in 2014, his outlook on wellness started to shift from being focused on people’s physical appearances, to centering more on wellness. He witnessed how his wife’s cholesterol restored itself from dangerously high levels to an almost-normal rate and came to the conclusion that the way people feel on the inside could improve drastically simply by switching to a plant-based diet. Now, Roth is a huge proponent of plant-based eating.

While we don’t think anyone needs to rely on a celebrity or public figure to tell them how to eat, people with large platforms do have the power to influence others. Jill Brunkhardt is one such woman who decided to join Roth’s new reality-television show venture that focuses less on losing weight and more on regaining wellness through plant-based eating. After ten days of eliminating animal products from her diet, Brunkhardt’s doctor informed her that she no longer needed to take diabetic medication.

“It made me healthy, has given me the opportunity to help others,” Brunkhardt told the Washington Post. “Being plant-based has become a passion.”

Jill Greb-Brunkhardt/Facebook

“I know Paleo and low carb diets are popular, and I tried those, but I still had diabetes and my cholesterol was through the roof. Eating plant-based, you feel a renewed sense of vitality, you feel a lot cleaner internally, and mentally rejuvenated,” Brunkhard told The Beach Reporter.

“I’m going to be 42, but I feel like I did in my 20s.”

How to Cook Your Own Plant-Based Recipes for Wellness

We love that Brunkhard’s wellness journey allowed her to focus less on elimination and society, and so much more on plant-based abundance. If you’re inspired by her journey and want to try your hand at cooking up some healthy plant-based recipes, we highly suggest you give some of the following recipes from our Food Monster App a go.

This Simple Basil Citrus Salad With Balsamic Jam Dressing by Abby Thompson is low in sugar and anti-inflammatory.

Blood Orange and Raspberry Steel-Cut Oatmeal by Lauren Smith will help you remove cholesterol from your body and are also anti-inflammatory.

This Super Protein Kale Caesar Salad by Laura Hemmington is not lacking in protein, taste or vital nutrients!

If you’re ready to continue on your wellness journey and want a comprehensive guide on how to kick-start a weight loss program, this guide is a good way to begin. Looking for more inspirational stories? We recommend checking out this woman’s account of how plant-based eating helped her achieve her weight goals.

And if you’re excited to cook some more yummy, good-for-you plant-based meals, we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Jill Greb-Brunkhardt/Facebook

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4 comments on “This Reality Show Contestant No Longer Takes Diabetes Medication After 10 Days on a Plant-Based Diet”

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2 Days ago

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8 Months Ago

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9 Months Ago

This is negligent and irresponsible to suggest that those with diabetes should go off their medications. That is TERRIBLE ADVICE. You could be sued.

Alessandra Ferrari
10 Months Ago

Well done girl, congratulations and you look great!


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