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Nutrition & Healthy Food
Did you know?
Diseases caused by unhealthy diets and lifestyle factors, such as diabetes and cancer, are the leading causes of death in the United States—surpassing tobacco as the leading cause.
The US Burden of Disease Collaborators. (2018). The state of US health 1990-2016: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US States. Journal of the American Medical Association, 319(14), 1444-1472.
One-third of early deaths could be prevented by not eating meat.
Walter Willett MD Harvard Medical School (May 2018)
Every 5% of calories from animal protein results in 30% increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Slulijs, I., et al. (2010). Dietary intake of total, animal, and vegetable protein and risk of type 2 diabetes in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-NL). Diabetes Care, 33(1), 43-48.
A plant-based diet is just as/more effective as statins for lowering blood cholesterol—without all the negative side effects such as erectile dysfunction.
Jenkins, D.J., et al. (2003). Assessment of a dietary portfolio of choleterol-lowering food vs. lovastatin on serum lipids and c-reactive protein. Journal of the American Medical Association, 290(4), 502-510.
"When in our history of medicine have the heavens opened
and given us this tool in our toolbox
where we can eradicate illness,
and all you have to do is eat delicious food?"
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. MD
Some Positively Healthy Benefits
Whole-Food Plant-Based Nutrition!
lower total calorie intake that results in increased weight loss
less feelings of hunger
starves cancer cells
positively changes epigenome with the added perk of gifting your children and grandchildren with healthy genomes
lowers overall endothelial cell injury, oxidative stress, and inflammatory cascade
protects Beta cells
normalizes lipid profile
fiber intake improves glycemic control
reduces peripheral neuropathy
reverses diabetic retinopathy
reverses coronary artery disease
reverses erectile dysfunction
overcome food addictions/dependency
comprehensive solution for treatment of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
American College of Lifestyle Medicine (2017)
Let thy food be thy medicine.
Are you Ready to start a Positively Healthy Plant-Based Adventure?
Our individual health is determined by where we are on the spectrum from disease to healthy. Each of us come to this spectrum with our individual genetic make-up, lifestyle choices, strengths, and weaknesses. No two of us are alike nor at the same place.
We are also somewhere on the spectrum of Positively Healthy eating. Maybe you are meat and potatoes. Maybe seafood is your thing. Maybe you love desserts and sweets. Maybe you like fruit but have a difficult time liking veggies. Maybe you are trying to be healthier by eating less processed food. Maybe you are trying to change your diet but are confused by all the conflicting hype about what not to eat or to eat. Maybe you don't know how to cook. Or have time to cook. Maybe you love to snack. Maybe you have chronic disease or cancer that seemingly dictates your eating style.
It doesn't matter where we are on the healthy eating spectrum, it matters that we are inching towards the Positively Healthy end goal One Tree at at Time!
How May I Help You?
Do you know that if you Start Today, in just 90 days you could be already be well on your way to being Positively Healthy? Think of it as a 90-day reboot where your cells are replaced and renewed, you lose weight, your lab values improve, you need less of your medications...and most of all you feel Positively Healthy!
Think of the exciting journey it will be! You are in the drivers seat choosing the highest grade fuel for your body. . . One Tree at a Time! Experience new flavors, colors, textures, smells! Explore and choose wisely among green, yellow, and red-light foods! Savor the adventure! You're going to love it!
I will work together with you to design an individualized nutrition plan customized to your likes/dislikes, your health status, where you are on the Positively Healthy spectrum, and where you want to be—whether it's adding some plant-based items to your routine or deleting some of your less-healthy favorites, going all out and embracing a whole-foods plant-based diet from the start or adding one plant-based meal a week. Whatever you are ready for, we will tackle it together. I will work with you to recreate your kitchen into a Positively Healthy kitchen—discarding the processed and bringing in the whole! We will work together on meal planning and learning how to prepare whole-food plant based meals. I will challenge you to be your best self and celebrate with you your One Tree at a Time successes. I will provide encouraging accountability as well as being your go-to expert when you have questions. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in 90 days One Tree at a Time!
Maybe you would like to experience this Positively Healthy whole-food plant-based cooking journey with some girlfriends or with your significant other? Maybe you are a mom with young children and want to get them involved in Positively Healthy eating fun? Maybe you are interested in some intimate couples or family evenings with Positively Healthy whole-food plant-based nutrition and cooking adventures? Maybe you belong to a club, church, school, or community group that is interested in becoming Positively Healthy? I am glad to work with you to customize your Positively Healthy nutrition journey in the privacy of your home or the place of your choosing.
The biggest and most important choice you and I will ever make for our health is what we choose to eat each and every day. Each day we choose our health destiny—how we feel, our energy levels, our longevity, our quality of life, and the diseases/cancers/cognitive decline we will or will not get—just by what we put on our forks and into our mouths. These daily choices also affect our children and grandchildren.
Nothing is more valuable than your health! Why not start this Positively Healthy journey today? Together we can do it One Tree at a Time!
Then God said,
"I give you every seed-bearing plant
on the face of the whole earth
and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.
They will be yours for food."
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