Reasons for Action – Eat Plants to Live Without Disease

Plant-Based Nutrition book
In nursing, everything we do has a reason. Each action has a purpose. For example, in the nursing intervention and clinical skills book, for each step in the procedure written on the left column, there was a compelling reason for that step written in the right column.

I think that most people don’t eat whole foods is because they don’t understand the reason for eating whole foods. In school, nutrition is barely grazed on in physical education class. Instead, school teachers are asking students to merely memorize and that does not give students a compelling reason to eat in a way that promotes healthy bodies.

Last Saturday, I watched Fork Over Knives on Amazon Prime (it is also available for steaming on Netflix). This documentary gets into the scientific studies done that promotes a whole food plant based diet. This diet decreases cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and weight. I personally feel that this is a great start for people to change their diet and their health. I just borrowed the book called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever. It provides great information in laymen’s language so that it is easy to understand.

Prevention of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer all starts with eating a whole food plant based diet. Watch the movie. Read the book. It will change your life.

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  • I’m almost afraid to watch that movie because I heard it will COMPLETELY change the way we think about what we eat. I suppose I should watch it….it’s just hard because I love meat and cheese and bread!!!

    • Yes! It has changed my mindset and it is a little scary to think about not eating foods that you’ve had all your life. I’m currently trying to incorporate healthy foods but if I get a really strong craving, then I just eat it once, and hop right back onto the “eat healthy train”.