Health is Happiness: Intro

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Welcome! Thank you for joining us on our journey to health and happiness! We will start off by briefly discussing the importance of preventative medicine and the value of whole food plant-based nutrition.

What is Preventative Medicine? It is a proactive approach of preventing illness, disease, and disability by taking conservative measures. These measures include (but are not limited to) improving diet, exercise, hygiene, and health education.

For thousands of years preventative health has kept society happy and healthy. So, why isn’t it emphasized today? Why do medical schools focus on teaching doctors to treat with pharmaceutical medicines and not with food and exercise? Aren’t most medicines derived from natural plants?

These are very loaded questions! A simplified answer to the first two questions are profit and demand. With our fast-paced lifestyles we have entered a vicious cycle of over working to eat, and quickly eating to work. Society has entered a need to produce things, most significantly food, fast and easy. Taking short-cuts to get massive production, at a minimal price, and a grand profit. Injecting meat and produce with countless hormones, antibiotics, and additives. This has been the cause of many preventable diseases. It is what we are eating that is weakening our immune system, making us depressed, and shortening the lives of our loved ones. We have to make a personal choice to stop this cycle and avoid being a victim of our environment.

This brings us to the last question from above. Yes, most medicines are derived from plants and natural occurring substances. Chemical compounds are created in a lab to mimic the effects that natural substances have on our bodies. The whole food plant-based diet can eliminate the need for these medications.

What is Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition? No, this is not the same as vegan or vegetarianism. Some aspects of your diet can remain the same. The main goal of this nutritional concept is adjusting

proportions. We want 75% of your protein to be plant-based, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. 25% or less of your dietary protein should be animal-based. Essentially 75% of your diet will be medicinal. The food you eat will be cleansing and regenerating your body daily. You are not eating less. You will not count calories. You will actually eat more, require minimal exercise, and burn more calories at rest on this nutrition plan!!

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