Plant Food Based Nutrition
Plant food based nutrition is a way of eating which eliminates all animal products from the diet, including milk and eggs.
In-depth studies and research by acclaimed doctors such as Dr T Colin Campbell - author of the China Study, Dr Esselstyne - surgeon and author, Dr Dean Ornish - physician and researcher, Dr Neal Bernard - president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr Michael Greger - physician, author and founder of the non-profit nurtitionfacts.org and Dr Kim Williams - cardiologist and former President of the American College of Cardiology, have shown that there are immense health benefits to a plant food way of eating, which include preventing, treating and in some cases, even reversing many of our top diseases today, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and more. This is because most plant foods contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. They are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre, good fats and phytonutrients, which are easily utilised by the body. Eliminating animal products can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, aid better digestion, increase energy levels and general well-being.
Many people worry that going plant-based will be restrictive and not enjoyable, however this is far from the truth. Many staple, favourite recipes can be easily veganised and these days most well-known supermarkets, stores and restaurants carry very good vegan ranges and menus, it just takes a little time to plan and adjust in the beginning. Another worry is that it will be expensive, this can be the case if you choose only pre-made store options, however, a plant food diet can be very inexpensive if you choose fresh fruit and vegetables, leafy greens, beans, peas, lentils rice, potatoes and whole grain pasta. These foods also happen to be the most nutritious and healthy options too!
I completely understand that there are often questions and possible concerns about changing to a plant-based way of eating and am happy to discuss these with you in a free 15 minute phone call. Should you decide you would like to go ahead with a full consultation, rest assured this will include a full medical history, time spent talking about your reasons for wanting to go plant-based and the outcomes you're looking for, meal plans, shopping lists and help and support along the way.