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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Ready for Plant-Based Eating?
“When you know better, you do better.”
I love helping people shift to a healthy way of eating that can prevent and reverse many of the chronic conditions which consume massive amounts of resources unnecessarily. Diabetes is preventable and reversible with plant-based eating. So why are so many adults and kids being diagnosed with diabetes? Why are so many people dying from diabetes and its complications? With 9,4% of Americans having diabetes and one in three with prediabetes, the sign is clear that we need a solution, not more drugs.
There is plenty of evidence and research to support the fact that the healthiest way of eating is plant-based with a focus on fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. With prominent physicians such as Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Zac Bush advocating for plant-based eating, it is a revolutionary time to be a foodie.
Besides humans coming out as winners with the shift to plant-based eating, the planet always wins. The methane gas produced by cows and the animal waste that pollutes our rivers and lakes are killing our planet and are major contributors to the climate change that marches forward like a death watch. We do not have to kill animals in order to feed ourselves. Factory farming of animals has no place in a civilized world.
We are so much healthier when we eat plants, not animals.
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.