Before diving into the details of this blog, let me tell you a bit about myself.
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Completed June, 2016, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell
To make sure you have found your home, let me ask you the following three questions.
- Are you having trouble aligning your why, goals, and vision with words and images that tell a straightforward story about your health?
- Need advice when it comes to creating a plan for your new lifestyle?
- Are you continually looking for tools, tips, and the occasional kick in the shins to keep moving toward your new goal?
Well, if so, you can call this site home. I want to be your health advocate. I know as I have been there!
Why a Plant-Based Vegan Lifestyle
Why I Started This Blog
We are so busy living our lives that we fail to notice the most important things in life – like family and friends. We live our everyday lives until conditions force us to make a change. Someday, you will get a wake-up call, like I did, which may require you to make a lifestyle change. But why wait until then? Start now while you can, and let me be your health advocate!
I have been following the plant-based vegan lifestyle for the past many years. Now, I want to share my knowledge and experiences with others who may be looking for the answers like I was a while ago.
I write about what I’ve learned about the plant-based lifestyle in this blog. I want to provide you with the information needed to stay healthy and away from doctors. The information in the blog articles is current and accurate, with the intent to provide issue-solving content, so you make the right choices for yourself and your health. My goal is to inspire you to add more plant-based foods to your diet without feeling miserable or deprived.
Real-life examples of what to eat and live are included in the articles to ensure you truly understand a plant-based lifestyle. Another one of my intents is to get YOU to know that you – and you alone – are responsible for your health, and changing how you eat, drink and live is essential to a healthy life. Even seemingly insignificant lifestyle changes can make a difference in how you feel.
You are What You Eat
Nutrition is the building block of life and plays an essential role in understanding plant-based diets. You need to get the right amount of nutrients from the right foods and in the right combinations to live a healthy lifestyle.
Today, we have higher rates of obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, and chronic illness than any other population that’s ever lived on this planet. (It is that bad.) But instead of being trained in keeping us healthy, our doctors are ONLY taught how to treat symptoms with drugs and surgery. Less than a third of the medical schools in the United States require a SINGLE course in nutrition.
Meanwhile, our diets are getting worse and worse, and more people are getting sick and dying—needlessly! Most of the people who think they’re eating all the “right foods” are dangerously misled by pseudo-scientific fads and industry-fueled propaganda.
But the truth is, you can beat disease and step into excellent health, starting with the food on your plate! It’s time to eat like your health depends on it, because it does!
I hope I provide some food for thought and inspire you to be my health advocate and join me down the plant-based lifestyle road.
Love, Peace, and Plants,