Covid-19 & Health Update: Plant Based Gratitude for the Holidays

Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving:

 We want to thank everyone for your trust and confidence in our services, plus, we want to express our sincere gratitude to those of you who are continually looking to optimize your health. One of the best ways, and indeed, a foundational approach is through the adoption of a plant-based food plan. More and more science is emerging making this a topic that even mainstream medical newsletters write about…it is finally being realized just how super important food is. Even though Hippocrates is noted to have said “Let food me thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, it has taken a while to catch on. Here is a great article to help get you jump started into a healthier you:

The Benefits of Plant-Based Eating

“As most health providers understand, nutrition plays a key role in health. In 2012 alone, 45% of cardiometabolic deaths (due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke) were associated with suboptimal nutrition — defined as a diet high in processed meats, sodium, and added sugars, and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Plant-based diets have been growing in popularity in recent years, and with good reason: a growing body of evidence points to their role in improved management of chronic disease. In one study, participants with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-fat plant-based diet for 22 weeks saw a 1.23-point drop in their A1C compared with 0.38 points in those following the American Diabetes Association diet. This is comparable to the reductions seen with commonly used medications but without the side effects and costs.

In the BROAD study, participants following a whole food plant-based diet experienced an average weight loss of 11.5 kg after 12 months. The Lifestyle Heart Trial demonstrated that dietary interventions coupled with lifestyle changes were associated with reversal of coronary artery disease.”

Bottom Line: Give this article a quick read through and move into a more plant based diet and watch how much better you feel. You can do this!!

Thanks again for letting us be a part of your health care team, and all the best to you for the coming holidays!!

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