Eating Your Way to Health & Wellness


Chef Nancy, and I welcome new members to our private “Restoring America’s Health” group on Facebook.  We love having people share their experiences, recipes and stories about how they are pursuing better health, reversing disease and having FUN with delicious plant based cuisine. 


We Promote Health & Wellness with delicious and Powerful Whole FOOD.  It is so easy to reverse diabetes 2, heart disease and yes, even cancer.  Nancy and I both have re-gained out health after fully adopting a Plant Based Lifestyle and in our 70’s; healthier NOW than ever before.  Cancer didn’t win, obesity didn’t win, fibromyalgia lost and we are both energetic and trying to advance Health & Wellness.


This is a group where we FOCUS on Plant Based Nutrition and Lifestyle but don’t subscribe or force others to follow any specific regime.  We do try to limit any added oils, processed foods as much as reasonable but won’t yell at you if you do not.  We do restrict recipe postings to Plant Based Ingredients and hope you will avoid ALL GMO ingredients.  In most cases, recipes can be adjusted to reduce/eliminate oils and unwanted ingredients by substitution or selection of healthier options.


Why Go Plant Based?

Why Plant-Based?  Why not?  Whole Plant Foods are complete with all their rich natural compliment of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. They are not genetically modified (non-GMO) to contain pesticide components that have undetermined impacts on the human organism. Whenever possible, Whole Foods for Healthy Living recommends purchasing "organically grown" foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet.


Plant-Based Cuisine encompasses more than just avoiding meat, fish, dairy and eggs.  While difficult for many it is pretty darn easy to do these days.  There have been many advances in food preparation techniques and new ingredients not available just a few years ago.  Now, with new kitchen chemistry and techniques, combined with unique combinations of spices, ingredients and textures you can learn how to prepare almost ALL of those delicious meals you have enjoyed all your life.


Sometimes the most elegant solution is the most simple.  Why develop heart disease? Cancer? Diabetes? The epidemic of chronic, degenerative disease that is sweeping the western world can not only be stopped, it can be reversed. The power lies in the hands of the consumer, in the choices we make about what to put on our plates. T. Colin Campbell Foundation.


Meat and dairy are produced by large corporate food systems that inject the animals with an assortment of drugs, growth hormones, antibiotics and so on. The animals are fed a variety of foodstuffs that are not natural to the animals normal/natural condition.  These unnatural foods combined with the drugs and hormones used make meat, fish, dairy and eggs of questionable nutritional value.  The massive amounts of antibiotics used in animal farming plus the over-prescribing of antibiotics by 'doctors' has caused the emergence of SuperBugs that are resistant to use and pose a significant health risk to humans!


The end result of much of this is that we have a plentiful food supply that may not be all that good for us!  Naturally and organically grown whole foods are becoming more plentiful.  This is due to the awakening of the American Consumer and the realization that some of our food supply may in fact be harmful.


As with any other dietary change (if this is a major change for you) let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities and/or health conditions you may have.  We do not offer nutritional advice or medical counseling but help you migrate/evolve/develop your Plant-Based Lifestyle, by learning how to prepare delicious meals with plant-based whole foods.  Please consult your medical professional if this is a dramatic change from your normal lifestyle.

What to Expect with a Plant Based Lifestyle and Diet

Positive Results Quickly Achieved

Eating Delicious FOOD

Moving towards a more healthy living lifestyle with a plant based lifestyle and nutrition, you will notice amazing effects on your total wellbeing!  Not everyone will want to become a pure nutritional vegan or stay on a strict plant based diet, but as you approach this and begin to eliminate dairy, meat, fish and eggs and animal based products and bi-products, you won't help but want to continue.


You WILL feel better after a few short days/weeks and after a month or more, you will be amazed!  As you add one day at a time with your Plant Based Lifestyle, you will notice significant changes in your body, mind and spirit!  And it really is SO easy to enjoy delicious Plant Based Cuisine!


What are these changes?  Well they are all encompassing because they will transform you.  What to expect:



One of the first thing you will notice is you will become more regular; more than you have ever been!  With the high fiber and intense nutrition found in your plant based meals, your body will begin to cleanse itself of years (maybe decades) of toxins you have absorbed into your cells.






So many Americans are constantly taking pills or supplements for indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and other digestive irregularities.  You will, almost immediately, discover you do NOT need all these pills.  Your body will digest your food and extract nutrients naturally and efficiently from your plant based foods.  Those symptoms will just fade away into a distant memory!





More energy!  You will begin to feel energized!  Both physically and mentally.  Your body will begin to respond almost immediately to your dietary change.  You will find that you have an increased mental acuity and ability to focus.  Your creativity will increase as will your desire to DO more things!






Weight Loss!  If you are over weight as most Americans are today, you will begin to shed those unwanted pounds, WITHOUT counting calories!  Your body will begin to normalize itself, shed unneeded fat storage as you feed a balanced food supply to your body.  [If you are one of the rare ones who need to gain weight as some children do, you will gain weight in accordance to your body's balance.]






In approximately two weeks, you may notice that your blood pressure begins to lower.  If you are hypertensive, the symptoms and high blood pressure readings may quickly move to a more normal range!  This may necessitate you contacting and/or visiting your doctor to reduce your medication or eliminate it all together.  Eventually you may cease to require artificial blood pressure medications as your body begins to self-regulate naturally.






You may see your blood sugar levels reduce to normal quickly!  If your blood sugar is typically high (pre-diabetes 2) or you have diabetes 2, this whole food vegan approach may help reverse the problem in approximately 30 days.  If you suffer from this problem, an initial focus on more raw plant based nutrition will aid in the quick reversal.  Don't be controlled by medications, YOU control your body!  Naturally, contact your doctore before beginning such a dietary change.






If you have high cholesterol, your readings may start to noticeably drop in about three weeks; significantly!  In some cases, those with excessively high total cholesterol may see dramatic plunges in readings of 50 points or more.  Plus, the HDL increases and the LDL falls more abruptly so your ratios dramatically improve.  Again, if you are on cholesterol reducing medications (especially steroids), contact your doctor for an updated blood test after about three weeks; you may no longer need the meds!






Yes, I did say LOWER grocery bills!  A lot depends on how you approach plant based foods.  If you balance the foods you eat, mixing greens, vegetables, rice, beans, legumes and fruit, you WILL see a reduction.  If however you decide to purchase more 'prepared' vegan foods, you could see an increase in your food budget.  We recommend a balance with a focus on natural whole foods; using the prepared/packaged foods as your 'fast food' meals and in moderation.






Eating balanced plant based meals you will never be hungry.  Because you eat until you are FULL, not counting calories, you never leave the table hungry.  The nice thing is that this fullness will stay with you, eliminating the bad junk food snacking habits.  You may not even realize it is happening, but it WILL!






As your body adjusts to it's new food balance, you may soon realize that you don't have the 'allergies' that you once did.  You may not even get sick!  Not as often anyway.  When people at the office have the sniffles, flu, colds etc. they will be amazed that you never seem to get sick!  Tell them your secret; I eat strictly Plant Based Foods and maintain a whole body wellness that helps me stay healthy!





Lifestyle Disease

If you suffer from Hypertension (high blood pressure), Cancer, Diabetes 2 or auto-immune disease and many others, changing to Plant Based Nutrition may often stop the progression or fully reverse/cure the disease.  Hard to believe, but we can show you the scientific evidence, peer review journals, double-blind tests and labratory results.  Just too much to show here!



And these are just the highlights of changing to a Plant Based Foods regime!  Everyone reacts differently.  In some cases (rare) you may experience a 'detoxing' reaction to your new diet.  This can resemble flu-like symptoms, excessive gas (temporary) and loose stools.  This will gradually dissipate and usually occurs in the first couple of days/weeks.  It is the FIBER!


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