Is it possible to drop your cholesterol rating in a matter of days… by as much as 50 points? Can the way you eat turn your health around in record time?

Rachael J. Brown is living proof that not only can you drop deadly cholesterol, but you can also reverse many other ailments.

Rachael J. Brown earned her plant-based nutrition certification and food and sustainability certification from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.

After being diagnosed with high cholesterol in her late 20s, she discovered The China Study and started exploring the science of nutrition. After she ate a whole food, plant-based, no oil diet for just 17 days, her cholesterol dropped 50 points.

That was the beginning of her family’s journey from the standard American diet (SAD) to a whole-food, plant-based, no-oil (WFPBNO) lifestyle. A licensed practitioner of massage and the pain neutralization technique, Rachael is also a certified yoga and Pilates instructor and a spiritual director.

Rachael completed the 12-DayMcDougall Program and has led corporate mindfulness seminars. She received her BA in geography from the University of Washington and has been an adjunct professor innutrition and wellness.

Rachael belongs to the University of Washington Alumni Association, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies’ Whole Communities program, and Eat for the Earth, as well as Plant strong and McDougall communities.

Rachael is happily married with two grown children. She lives in California, where she can usually be found trail running, rock climbing, cycling, and bikepacking with her husband.

Episode Highlights

02:14 It started with a professor and The China Study

04:44 10-year-old son is diagnosed with high cholesterol

08:00 Veganism vs Plant Based… What is the difference?

11:44 Cognitive Dissonance

16:40 Abuses in Factory Farms on workers, animals and the environment

20:00 Workarounds on social environments to stay the course

27:15 Success comes from knowing yourself


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