Why vegan? Good question!
Prevent and reverse cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, obesity, skin
disorders, digestion problems, inflammatory diseases, depression, erectile
dysfunction, conception problems, bloating, anxiety and more.
It is the single most effective thing we can do as individuals to combat
Save an animal from cruelty. I believe that if we all knew the truth about the
dairy industry and discovered where cows milk is coming from and how it is made
and what is actually in it none of us would eat it. Factory farming is hidden
from us for a reason and I’ve watched a man take a chickens life humanely and
it didn’t look humane at all to me. We do not need to eat animals or their
fluids to survive, so let’s put our energy elsewhere and look at what we DO
ripe fruits and vegetables: we need to enjoy as much of it as we like, and as
much of it raw as possible so nutrients are intact because they HEAL. And now
that we know we can reverse cancer and save the planet and our fellow
earthlings: well there’s our Why! Now… here’s the How!
of all, of course, any time we choose a plant based food over an animal based
food we are improving our health, saving an animal from horror, and improving
the health of our planet! But let’s be honest – french fries are vegan and they
are not going to reduce our waistlines or save our planet. So there’s more to
healthy living than eating ‘vegan’.
what? Whole Plant Foods!
a whole plant food? Let’s start with what’s NOT whole: Processed foods are a
great example: They are bad for us, plain and simple. If our lunch or any part
of it comes sealed in a box, bag or can and has a laundry list of ingredients
its processed and it is not health promoting. If there’s an ingredient in it we
can’t pronounce we should NOT eat it. The foods that promote health are whole
plant foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Meat and
dairy ‘replacements’ are not a necessary part of any healthy diet, though they
may be useful temporarily to someone transitioning. Human beings get all the
nutrition we need from fruits and vegetables. No food combining is required. No
man made concoctions required either! Nature figured this all out for us and
all we have to do is enjoy her bounty – go figure!! 😉
is a list of whole plant foods that I would encourage all of us to eat
unlimited amounts of:
- Fruit – All the fruit in
any amount: extremely healing and alkalizing for the body.
- Veggies – Nature’s
vitamin pills! Focus on green leafy veggies and don’t be afraid to eat them at
every one of your meals. Colorful veggies rock!
- Whole Grains – Unprocessed
is the key. Most bread in the grocery stores are full of words we can’t
pronounce – avoid them unless it’s an emergency. Choose brown rice, quinoa,
steel cut oats, millet, etc. – any grain that has not been altered from its
- Legumes – make them from
scratch or look for plain, unsalted canned beans. They’re hard to find so I recommend
you get yourself an Instant Pot and then you can make your own beans right from
scratch in less than 30 minutes!
pretty much it. If we simply eat as much as we possibly desire of the above
foods miracles will happen. There are a couple things to keep in mind however:
nuts, seeds and avocado. These are high in fat and can challenge our health.
final note; the following are not whole plant foods and should be minimized or
excluded from our diet:
that has had its fiber and nutrients removed. Sauté foods in water – it works!
Use nuts, seeds or avocado to add creaminess to dishes 🙂
processed food with its nutrients and fiber removed. Choose whole sweeteners: Dates,
Lucama or whole fruits such as Applesauce or Berries.
Whole Food Plant Based diet is actually a very simple and satisfying way of
living. Choosing foods that are vibrant and fresh pave the way to a fresh
vibrant body. Avoid dead food, processed food and nutrient void foods. A Whole
Food Plant Based lifestyle isn’t a temporary diet or a temporary fix: it will
be 100% effective for as long as we do it. There’s no calorie counting or
restricting and zero negative side effects.