Why Go Whole Food, Plant Based?
What Is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet?
- Emphasizes whole, minimally processed foods.
- Avoids animal products.
- Focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.
- Excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour and processed oils.
- Pays special attention to food quality, with many proponents of the WFPB diet promoting locally sourced, organic food whenever possible.
What are the benefits?
For the health, for the environment, or for the animals there are plenty good reasons to start eating a plant-based diet.
There is extensive evidence on the benefits, such as weight management, improved digestion, improved energy and wellbeing, economic meal planning, saving the planet (that’s a big one). You will prevent (and reverse) chronic disease, support your immune system, reduce your inflammation and lower your risk of cancer!
Frequently Asked Questions
I feel healthy enough on my current diet, why should I consider going whole food plant-based?
Is a whole food plant-based diet boring and bland?
Is a whole food plant based lifestyle expensive?
Is it nutritionally adequate for people of all ages and health levels?
Is it difficult to get enough protein on a plant-based diet?
Doe eating plant-based require a lot of planning and time?
How Not To Die
In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.
The China Study
Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago?
In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”
The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging.
Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs
Revised and updated, this latest edition of Dr. Barnard's revolutionary guide to controlling your blood sugar features a new preface, updates to diagnostic and monitoring standards, recent research studies, and fresh success stories of people who have eliminated their diabetes by following this life-changing plan.
Before Dr Barnard's scientific breakthrough (which predates almost every other book on blood sugar control), most health professionals believed that once you developed diabetes, you were stuck with it - and could anticipate one health issue after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-based Cure
Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the country, and is the book behind Bill Clinton's life-changing vegan diet.
28 Day Whole Food
Plant Based Programme
We know that becoming plant based isn’t easy. It takes time to change lifestyle habits. We’re here to walk you through that process, so you don’t do it all by yourself.Explore the course