LIVE 21-Day Plant Based Challenge Course | Stephanie Spencer RN, BSN Certified, Plant Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

A recent groundbreaking study from the British Medical Journal tracked almost 3,000 frontline health care workers (doctors and nurses) that had high exposure to COVID.  After adjusted for confounding factors like a preexisting healthy lifestyle and/or underlying health conditions, the study found that those who contracted COVID that followed Plant Based diets had a 73% lower risk of having a moderate to severe course of infection than the general population.  But those on a high-protein, low carb (keto, paleo) diet had a 48% higher risk of a moderate to severe course of COVID infection than the general population.

So even though they controlled their weight with a keto/paleo type of diet, these healthcare workers had almost a 50% weaker immune response than those who were not on any special diet at all.

This is because a high-meat diet is relatively low in nutrient density (we discuss this in my class), whereas a Plant-Based diet is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients which strengthen the immune system.

And as a bonus, a hyper-nourishing, high fiber Whole Food Plant Based Diet is the easiest way to attain permanent weight loss (no will-power required when you’re never hungry!) while strengthening your immune system AT THE SAME TIME!

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of Plant Based nutrition in combating chronic disease and attaining permanent weight loss, click HERE.  LIVE and Live Streamed Classes begin September 28th at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in West Little Rock WFPB take-home meals available for purchase after class. We’d love to see you there!

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Kim H, Rebholz CM, Hegde S, et al Plant-based diets, pescatarian diets and COVID-19 severity: a population-based case–control study in six countries BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2021;bmjnph-2021-000272. doi: 10.1136/bmjnph-2021-000272

Stephanie Spencer RN, BSN Certified, Plant Based Nutrition T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

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Raw Vegan Carrot Cake | by Carmen at Raw Living

Carrot Cake

Updated: Jan 18

easy to make, no dehydrator needed, uses less nuts than most recipes.

Ingredients for the cake

2 cups of carrots (chopped)

1/2 cup walnuts

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup raisins

6 soft pitted large dates

1 cup raw coconut chips

2 Tbsp almond butter

1 Tsp cinnamon

1/2 Tsp ginger (or grate fresh)

1/4 Tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

Frosting

1 cup cashews (soaked, rinse, drain)

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp lemon juice

3 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)

1 Tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Garnish

walnut crumbs, cinnamon, carrot shavings

Directions

Put all cake ingredients except for the raisins into a food processor and mix until everything is incorporated well, small pieces, mealy and moist.

Pulse in the raisins.

Transfer to a spring form cake pan or baking pan 8×10 or smaller.

Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Proceed to icing.

Blend all icing ingredients until smooth.

Spread evenly over cake. Sprinkle garnish over sparingly.

Chill cake in fridge. It’ll be ready to eat in an hour.

Store in fridge for up to a week, or in freezer for a longer shelf life.

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7 Things to Do Now to Make Healthy Eating Easy and Fun – Blue Zones

…food is the entrance ramp for better living. —Dan Buettner Click To Tweet

None of the blue zones centenarians ever tried to live to 100. They don’t count calories, take fancy supplements, or even read labels. They simply eat foods that are local, in season, and readily available. They find ways to celebrate food with family and friends. They live in environments that subconsciously nudge them to into better eating habits. As we have applied the wisdom of the world’s Blue Zones diet to transform cities in the United States, we can do the same in our individual lives.

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. Click To Tweet

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. The following tips are easy ways to incorporate Blue Zones practices into your daily routine so that you can make healthy eating easy and fun—no fancy gadgets necessary.

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The Key Ingredients In Healthy Salads And How To Keep Your Adrenals Strong | Dr. Gabriel Cousens | The Real Truth About Health

Dr. Gabriel Cousens calls chronic diabetes degenerative syndrome. A leading medical authority in the world of live-food nutrition, Dr. Cousens exposes the dangers of excess glucose and fructose as the key causes of this seemingly unstoppable epidemic that affects more than twenty-five million Americans and 347 million people worldwide. Cousens, whose Diabetes Recovery Program is the most successful antidiabetes program in the world, presents a three-week plan that focuses on a moderate­-low complex carbohydrate, live food, plant-source-only diet that reverses diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being by resetting the genetic expression of a person’s DNA. The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels, and the diabetic shifts into nondiabetic physiology within two weeks.
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I’d Rather Die than Become Vegan | Ariel Belloso | nutritionraw.com

All too often, people fail to act in their own long-term interest, favouring present pleasure and using illogical statements to justify their decisions.

For instance, I’ve had people tell me they admire how I eat, but they say: “Ariel, I’d rather shave a decade off my lifespan and keep eating my meat.”

All too often I hear people say, “I’d rather die than become a vegan”.

I was watching a TV show the other day and I this famous English comedian said something like: “I won’t trade my pizza and booze to live an extra 10 years…”

And I was like: really?

I think these people are really unobservant, or are deluding themselves; because the last time I checked, the vast majority of the population who die in the Western world do not live in perfect health until they are 70, and die in their sleep; although sudden and unexpected heart attacks occur frequently.

Most people live in increasing discomfort, or even agony, during the final decades of their lives, kept uncomfortably alive by medications and machines.

One should ask, is this is a life worth living?

A case in point: look at the life of sporting legend, Diego Maradona, arguably the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most famous people in the world – who died in 2020 at the young age of 60.

Wouldn’t you think this man would want to be alive today and enjoy the many fruits of his labour; while spending quality time with his children and family?

Unfortunately, his life choices in terms of diet and wellness were not guided by the principles of natural health; he let medical advice do the exact opposite in many cases.

I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t listen to doctors, but when you need to lose weight, you need to change your diet instead of going through a gastric bypass operation, which is what Maradona did; among many other questionable health decisions he made throughout his life.

Maradona’s health choices sadly mirror what the rest of society is doing.

The truth is, by the late 30s, many people are already suffering from the onset of arthritis among other complications, taking medication for high blood pressure, dealing with addictions, and so on.

In the decades that followed, many develop type 2 diabetes, become overweight or obese, start taking even more medication and, in general, their lives are gradually shortened.

By the time they reach their 50s and 60s, it’s not uncommon for people to be battling cancer; as the flow of blood to their arteries is choked off by fatty plaques accumulated, one meal at a time.

It’s not long before rounds of chemotherapy or incredibly painful heart bypass surgery await, or, in the case of type two diabetics, limb removal and organ failure.

Anyone who has been through the pain of watching a disease-wasted relative battling to stay alive in a hospital knows how true this is.

People do not choose between a healthy life and another decade of life, but often choose a life of increasing discomfort followed by a final few years, or even decades, of horrendous suffering.

It was a blessing for me to discover the science of Natural Hygiene; an obscure health philosophy whose information is often suppressed by big business interests, both medical and industrial.

Before discovering the raw food diet at the age of 37, I had never tasted papayas, mango, durian, custard apple, dragon fruit, persimmon, fresh coconut water, and many other delicious fruits that I now consider some of the best foods around.

One may wonder what caused my change in taste.

Well, just look at babies, they all have one thing in common: they ALL love the taste of fruit!

Unfortunately, as babies grow up and are introduced to processed commercial foods, their original taste is altered by the addictive enhanced flavours of artificial foods and as a result, the youngsters begin to reject fruit, while starting to develop all the normal children’s diseases such as chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, flu, hepatitis b, and many more.

In my experience in the raw food scene for over 15 years, children who grow up on raw food diets do not usually suffer from these diseases. It is also highly notable that wild animals do not suffer from these conditions either, because they feed exclusively on raw foods.

To return to your natural taste, you need to counteract all the misinformation you have been indoctrinated with throughout your life and adopt the right natural health habits.

Learning to appreciate the natural flavours of raw foods and moving away from processed foods is one of the smartest decisions any human being can make, not only to regain health; but also to live life to the fullest in every sense of the word.

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Golden Turmeric Dressing…Salad’s Best Friend | Rip Esselstyn, PlantStrong.com

   
This is Our New Favorite Dressing. Have you been looking for a way to get more turmeric into your meals? Once you try our recipe for Golden Turmeric Dressing, you’ll be using it on everything: cooked leafy greens, broccoli, baked potatoes. The list goes on. Today we’re featuring it alongside a colorful super salad that’s packed to the brim with an amazing array of plant-based goodness, but the possibilities for this zippy dressing are endless.

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Forks Over Knives Documentary – Buy or Stream it Free Now

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The Forks Over Knives’ plant-based documentary tells you how common chronic diseases can be prevented, halted, or even reversed by one simple change. Watch now!

With its premiere on May 6, 2011, the Forks Over Knives documentary introduced vast new audiences to the power of plant-based nutrition. In the years since, interest in plant-based diets has grown exponentially, and Forks Over Knives has grown, too, into a multiplatform brand equipping people with tools, knowledge, and support they need to lead healthier lifestyles.

In the spirit of sharing our message with as many people as possible, we’re now streaming Forks Over Knives for free! Whether you’re watching for the first time—or the fifth—we hope you enjoy the film that started it all.

P.S. The party is just getting started! As we continue to celebrate, keep an eye out for more special content and offers, including favorite recipes, inspiring success stories, and conversations with leaders in the plant-based movement.

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How Ikigai Can Help You Live Longer + Take the Purpose Checkup | Blue Zones Project

Why Ikigai Might Be a Better Goal Than Happiness

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Avocado Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Dried Cranberries

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

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Why do people in places like Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore report being happier than the rest of us?
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Centenarians in the blue zones can articulate their life’s purpose and live out their values each day. Research supports the impact of purpose on overall health.

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