“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarians.”
What you eat either feeds disease or heals. Your choice.
By eating a variety of plants (mainly vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains), you are healing yourself, especially when you choose organically grown foods.
Plant-based eating is a delightful way to support local farmers, learn to create new dishes for family and friends to enjoy, and eat food because it makes you feel great and doesn’t leave knots in your stomach, as often happens from consuming meat, due to delayed digestive times.
Take a week and think about small changes you can make to what you eat every day to shift to plant-based eating. At the end of a week, stop eating all animal products for a month. Avoid processed foods, especially those with ingredients you can't pronounce. Record the changes in how you feel, sleep, think. Give it a shot and be amazed. Heal to be healthy.
What you eat matters. For your health and the health of your children. For our minds, bodies, and spirit. For the health of our planet.
With love and kindness,
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect
Photo above: Kevin O'Dare sharing fresh herbs with a youth at a Growing Healthy Kids' workshop.