THE PROGRAM

This website is for anyone who wants support in converting to a plant-based diet. Once you truly make the leap, your health will improve dramatically, you will feel energized, and you will never have to worry about your weight again.

 

You will be eating delicious meals!
There is a healthy plant-based substitution for any food that you love

 

Some of the information is centered around Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (PRHD) plan. The premise is that you can reverse heart disease (most diseases) by eating a low-fat, plant-based diet; no animal products of any kind – no red meat, poultry, pork, fish, lamb, deer, no eggs or dairy (that means no cheese, cottage cheese, milk, half and half, sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt etc.). As they say in the book, if it had a face or a mother or came from something with a face or a mother, it’s off limits. You also may not eat any kind of oil. If you are trying to reverse heart disease stay away from nuts and avocado and limit your seed intake. A sure way to be the healthiest you can be is to eat a giant salad with every lunch and dinner. Mix all types of greens; kale, lettuce, napa cabbage, collards etc. and find a salad dressing that you like without oil. Here is a good place to start RECIPES or no-oil salad dressing

 

The PRHD program has a thirty-year proven track record. The initial group of patients in the study all had severe heart disease. Five were told they only had a year to live.

 

According to Dr. Esselstyn’s website, “Twelve years later 17 compliant patients had no further cardiac events. Adherent patients survived beyond twenty years free of symptoms.”

 

The book is ten years old and as far as I know, all of the original participants are still alive. So that amounts to a 30-year study where people who were about to die of cardiac disease are still alive today. The only changes they made were adopting a whole-food, low-fat, plant-based diet. Some of them also took very low doses of a statin in the beginning.

 

What can you eat? Any and all fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as whole wheat, whole oats, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, bulgar, quinoa, and millet and legumes which include peas, beans, and lentils.

 

That may not sound like much, but you can make amazing combinations out of those things that translate into delicious, but healthier, versions of the foods you may be accustomed to eating; burgers, pizza, sandwiches, tacos, etc.

 

It is recommended that you go all in. You have to go through a short period of adjustment where your taste buds are reborn. They begin to see the whole-food, plant-based way of eating as delicious and unadulterated. However, we’d rather you do any amount of this than none at all. Moderation is not the key when it comes to this lifestyle, but do your best! We are so happy you are here.