BOOKS

The Rave Diet & Lifestyle {Mike Anderson}

Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease {Dr. Dean Ornish}

Plant-Strong {Rip Esselstyn}

The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart {John A. McDougall, M.D.}

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease {Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M.D.}

The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook {Del Sroufe}

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook {Ann Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn}

My Beef with Meat {Rip Esselstyn}

The Engine 2 Diet {Rip Esselstyn}

Everyday Happy Herbivore {Lindsay  Nixon}

 

 

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Wrap Recipe

Doesn’t this look good?

It is soooo easy to make.

Lavish Wrap as the foundation. Then layer it with the following:

Guacamole

Brown Rice

Black Beans

Corn

Spinach and any other greens you want to add

Tomatoes

Onions

Salsa

You can add anything you want.

Fold over the wrap and enjoy!

I have my corn, rice and beans heated.

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YOU CONTROL YOUR HEALTH

You are in charge!! Many people believe that their genes control their health and that just isn’t so. They may play a part in it but they do not control your health. You do!

God gave us one body. We are to be a good steward of it. What we put in and on our bodies affect our health. Our bodies were created to heal themselves and as we nourish them with proper food they will stay strong, fight off disease and be happy, which makes us feel good….emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

We can’t do just one thing though. We can’t exercise but eat the typical Western diet and expect good health. We can’t eat healthy and not exercise. We can’t use the supplements and oils and whatever else they throw at us and think that will make up for the “wrong” we are doing.

We have to be serious about our health. I encourage you all to look at the ingredients to the food you are putting in your body. Food is fuel. If is it tainted fuel, your body is not going to run the way it should.

We oversaturate ourselves with chemicals, poisons and toxins and then get mad at God when we our health is comprimised. How important is your health? Are you willing to do what it takes to feel good? Our society in general has a tendency to just accept everything we are told by doctors. It is easier to put a Band-Aid on than deal with the cause of our illness.  Medications have side effects. Then you wind up taking more meds for the side effects, which creates more side effects…..well, you get the picture. It is a vicious cycle. It could all be avoided by eating properly.

My hope and prayer is that through this blog someone will be able to reverse their heart disease, lose weight, overcome cancer or the many other diseases out there. I just want everyone to be informed and to know there is HOPE.

FOOD IS OUR MEDICINE!!!! Let’s begin to take it daily. Faithfully.

 

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IN MODERATION………IS THAT REALLY SAFE?

So let’s talk about moderation. I used to tell everyone that a little bit of that won’t hurt. Just make sure it is in moderation. My thoughts have changed on that after much study and research.

First I must ask you….how desperate are you to get healthy? To lose weight, to get those numbers in a safe zone, to feel good and have energy? Are you willing to do what it takes? I have found that eating plantbased takes some work. It does get easier over time and I can tell you that I enjoy my food now more than I ever have. It has been a journey just like everything else in life is.

The goal is to arrest heart disease altogether, even reversing it. Studies have been shown that you can do that. It is possible but there can’t be any cheating. According to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn there is no such thing as moderation. Moderation Kills!!

My downfall is chips. I was really struggling to stop eating them. I thought that I could do everything else and just have some chips once in awhile. You know, in moderation.  I couldn’t get my cholesterol down to where I wanted it and was getting frustrated thinking I was doing everything right. I was told by someone that “those chips are killing you”. I thought about that statement long and hard. Are the chips really worth dying over.

I have since started making my own with corn tortillas. Now, I like them almost as much as regular chips.

So ask yourself, is it really worth it? It all goes back to what do you really want in life.  Some things are worth fighting for.  Your health is one of those things. Don’t wait until you get a diagnosis to decide to get healthy. Prevention is the key. Keep your body in shape and healthy and if something does come along, you will be able to fight it off easier. You will have a headstart. You will find out that you won’t get all of the “bugs” and “junk” going around that everyone else is getting. Another perk for eating plant based.

So the next time you want to eat “in moderation” remember……Moderation Kills!

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

I need quick and easy but I also want healthy. This fits into that category.

Oats, 2 T. flax seed meal, choice of fruit,{ I used blueberries, bananas and strawberries in this bowl} and almond milk.

Full of health!!!

Now come on guys, doesn’t this look appealing?

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