Enjoy Health

Introduction

hel_img_1 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

Genesis 1:29

Healthy Living begins at the plate. This page is loaded with info from green smoothies to recipes, and nutrition ideas. Articles from the experts, Dr. Barnard founder of PCRM.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman the Nutrition specialist, Colin Campbell PHD leading research scientist in plant based nutrition. The Top 10 articles and favorite links are on the right column. Check back often for new exciting posts.

Links

Bill Clinton Explains Why He Became a Vegan

hel_img_2 “The former president is now a devoted vegan, meaning no meat, fish or dairy products, and he has pursued a healthier way of life for more than three years. While I figured our lunch menu might be bland, that would be a small price to pay for private time with a world leader who is anything but…” Read Article (AARP.Org)

Bill Clinton shows off an all-veggie lunch spread representing the foods he now eats, and enjoys.

From Misguided Food Addict to Health Coach

From Misguided Food Addict to Health Coach In January of 2009, at the age of 32, I weighed 400 lbs. — a result of years of addictive eating, fueled by a lifetime of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Like all addicts, I used my drug of choice (food) to disconnect and anesthetize myself from painful emotions.

My food addiction led to serious health complications, including an umbilical hernia, pre-diabetes, difficulty walking or standing, and many more. Life had truly become unbearable, and I had become someone I did not want to be. In January of 2009, determined to make a change, I conjured a mental picture of how I wanted to look and feel. From that day on, I began re-educating myself to make better, more informed decisions about my health. Read this amazing story on the Forks over Knives website.

Disease Proof

Disease Proof Susan lost 220 lbs. in less than two years!

Weighing 380 lbs was miserable; there are no words to adequately describe it. I recently found a notebook journal in the trunk of my car from my morbidly obese days. Written in it were a series of good days followed by a series of bad days, depending upon if I was following dieting rules or not. I had started many journals, and then I’d stop writing in them when I stopped the diet so I had many unfinished journals. My life was never about my children or being involved in my community. My life’s focus was always starting a new diet, following the rules, and journaling about it. Dieting and journaling consistently consumed my mental focus.

“I first met Susan in the lobby of The Dr. Oz Show studio. I had absolutely no idea that in less than two years she’d dropped 220 lbs. simply by following Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional approach to get rid of unhealthy food cravings and restore optimal health. I felt honored to have met her, because I’d never met anyone in person who’d ever lost that much weight. Her radical, life changing story is so inspirational whether one has 10 or 200 pounds to lose! Welcome to Disease Proof, Susan.” – Read the fully story here!

[Susan’s blood pressure dropped from an average of 150/100 (with medication) to 115/70 (without medication). And she no longer has diabetes! By the way, she lost the first 120 lbs in six months, and had all 220 lbs off in less than two years!]

Blending vs Juicing

blending vs juicing You’ve waited long enough! Soon it will be time to start juicing those delicious greens from your very own garden. Kale is one of the first crops ready for juicing and it is already ripe for the picking in some parts of the country.

Kale is one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet! It’s great when it’s raw and it’s one of those special plant foods that can release even more of its goodness when cooked!

Just one cup of cooked kale contains more than 1,300% of your daily vitamin K (an important vitamin for your blood), more than 350% of your daily vitamin A, and 88% of your daily vitamin C, plus dozens of other nutrients — all in just 36 calories! Kale also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, a vast amount of micronutrients, and glucosinolates (nutrients that protect you from cancer).

Don’t miss out on one of creation’s best foods; add kale to your next green juice concoction, green smoothie, or steam some for supper! Serves 1.

It’s the classic, plant-based health question — which is better, blending or juicing?

The answer…click here to find out!

You Don’t Have to be Obese or Sick to Become a Nutritarian

become a Nutritarian “As a boy I was frequently sick. I suffered with asthmatic bronchitis which would always get bad during the winter. I remember plenty of times when I was sick in bed for my birthday or while my friends were playing outside during the winter school break. I always had a stuffy nose which led to frequent sinus infections and, well into my thirties, there was hardly a year that I didn’t take antibiotics.”

What has the nutritarian diet-style done for you?

“Becoming a Nutritarian has improved my health dramatically, I’m full of energy and I don’t get sick. I’m enjoying more out of life. It has also empowered me to help others. My wife and children are benefiting with their own weight loss and improved health, and this is bringing us even closer together as a family. I’ve also helped a friend avoid heart surgery, and he is doing incredibly well now. By improving my health and the health of others around me, I have developed a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and well-being in my own life.”

Read Mike’s complete story by clicking here.

The Power Plate

The Power Plate veggies T Colin Campbell author of “The China Study” and “Whole” shares a great analogy.

T Colin Campbell “If you had a friend who had been a smoker all of his or her life and looked to you for advice, would you tell them to cut down to only two cigarettes a day or would you tell them to quit smoking all together? Moderation—even with the best intentions—sometimes makes it more difficult to succeed. Why should you try a totally plant-based diet? Because it can stop the development of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The epidemic of chronic, degenerative diseases like these that are sweeping the world can be stopped and reversed with a plant-based diet. The solution lies in the choices we make about what we put on our plates.”

So, what do we actually put on our plates?

Power Plate Book Science supports a low-fat, plant-based diet for optimal health. The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the nation’s largest organization of nutrition experts, states that “vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the lifecycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”

Steps for Going Vegan

Step-by-step plans for making the switch to a healthier diet from PCRM’s NutritionMD.org.

The link above provides detailed information about many of the common questions and issues that can arise when adopting a more healthful diet.

Tips

How to Stop Hunger!

hel_img_3 A high-nutrient eating style removes addictive cravings The key factor is that a high-nutrient eating style, based on larger amounts of vegetables, removes addictive cravings and withdrawal symptoms – health-promoting foods do not produce toxic withdrawal symptoms; and by restoring micronutrient adequacy, the desire to overeat ceases. Research shows that increasing nutritional value brings a greater level of satisfaction, and significantly reduces or eliminates the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, leading to a change in taste preference toward healthful foods, attainment of a healthy weight.

Recipes

Beauty Green Smoothie

Beauty Green Smoothie Drinking the Glowing Green Smoothie is a great way to incorporate tremendous amounts of greens into your diet – far more than just eating your veggies. A serving contains over 3 cups of dark leafy green vegetables, which is more than many people get in a week!

Are you ready to become health and green?

Then…

Click here to get more information about Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie!

Trust us, you will be very glad you did!

Green Smoothies

green smoothies Kale & Pineapple Green Smoothie. Mid-morning is an excellent time for those who would like to eat something containing fiber during the morning hours, to have a tasty and nutrient dense late breakfast or snack. Green Smoothie’s combine a sweet fruit with sometimes not so sweet greens and make a very tasty combination. Green Smoothies are also an excellent way to get more nutrient dense greens into the diet.

Ingredients
2-3 cups of chopped kale OR spinach
2 apples cored, peeled, and quartered
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 1/2 cups distilled water (organic apple juice could be used here)
1/2 inch fresh ginger (optional)
Fiber Cleanse, B-Flax-D(TM), or freshly ground flax seed (optional)

green smoothie

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Fiber Cleanse, B-Flax-D(TM), or freshly ground flax seed could be added during blending. ENJOY! See more here.

Recommendations

Eat to Live

eat to live This book is a yes2veg.com favorite. Dr. Joel Fuhrman tells it like it is. Cuts no corners, to the point. We have it in print and in audio.

Health= Nutrients/Calories

When the ratio of nutrients to calories is high, fat melts away, and health is restored. Losing 20 pounds in two to three weeks is just the beginning.The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories, and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods. If you are an adult diabetic, you will likely be insulin-free in no time; if you are on heart medication, your doctor may stop your prescription; if you are planning a June wedding, you will have the dress size of your dreams. Dr. Fuhrman’s meal plan offers recipes for power foods and delicious meals that deliver the biggest bang for the caloric buck. He promises that you can lose at least thirty pounds in three months without ever going hungry. Moreover, after you try his Six–Week Plan, you will lose your appetite for unhealthy over processed foods. These types of foods account for America’s having the second-highest incidence of cancer and heart disease in the world.