Eating Vegan – For Real?

eattoliveOne of the most frequent questions I get in practice is “how on Earth can anyone eat this way forever?”

Of course this is a common question, and often indicates that a patient is willing to make changes but is still quite defensive/resistant. This is still a good sign. When one is challenged to make life-long habits go away, enormous resistance, food nostalgia, and sometimes even anger come to the surface.

I often say to may patients: is it “Eating to Live” or “Living to Eat? “When they realize that my suggestions are there to help offer a cure, disease burden reduction, or even disease remission, many people become more willing to try this.

In short, plant-based eating is a lifestyle – it’s not a fad, short-time solution, or passing diet — the goal is to make it a permanent part of the way one lives. And with time, usually 2-3 weeks, most people’s addictions to the foods they thought they loved go away. Foods once thought less tasty suddenly reveal all of their delicious tastes so often taken for granted — like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. And these days, with so many amazing vegan options that are easy to prepare, pre-prepared, or available in restaurants, it’s so easy to do this ALL the time.

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Welcome, Plant-Based Friends!

Welcome to the new, a site dedicated to furthering health through plant-based diets (combined with exercise and of course, stress relief). Hippocrates said “Led Food Be Thy Medicine” when he founded modern medicine, but we still, to this day, have not taken heed. Let’s work together to improve our own health, reduce heart disease, and even improve the health of our environment.