Celebrating the benefits of a healthy plant-based whole food diet

Houston Father Drops Over 100 pounds, Defeats Hypertension With New Lifestyle

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Plants Changed My Life Podcast. Today we are talking to Gerald Schattle, a dedicated educational leader who is inspiring people online and throughout the community with his health and fitness journey. The husband and father shed 130 pounds in sixteen months by taking on new wellness challenges and building healthy lifestyle habits.


  • Hear how Gerald shook hypertension and broke free of prescription medication.
  • Learn the simple steps he took to conquer years of yo-yo dieting.
  • Discover his mantra for maintaining momentum despite missteps.
  • Also, in each episode we shine a spotlight on a vegan ingredient to help you learn more about it. We love talking about food and in this episode we are all about spirulina.


An inspiring post from Schattle's Instagram page

You can follow Gerald’s inspiring story and running adventures on Instagram. You can also follow his hashtag #RunWithSchattle. He has made a commitment to run everyday despite the weather—keep up with his journey at #SchattleRunStreak. You can also click here to find him on Twitter.

Check out some of Gerald’s favorite inspirational resources:

Josh LaJaunie, a plant-based ultra runner who once weighted over 400 pounds

Forks Over Knives on Instagram

Rip Esselstyn’s Plant Strong Podcast

We are Superman Podcast

The Exam Room Podcast from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Our ingredient of the Show: Learn more about spirulina and get started with this smoothie idea.

Get a peek at the Game Changers—a documentary movie that shows how elite athletes are conquering their goals with a plant-based diet.



We would love to hear from you! Do you, or someone you know, have a testimony of how a plant-based diet has changed your life?  Please get in touch with us here.  To keep up with us and our updates please follow us on Instagram @plantschangedmylife and on Facebook @plantschangedmylife.

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