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Got Veg? How to Thrive On a Plant-Based Diet. von Edosomwan, Esosa (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.07.2015
  • Verlag: BookBaby
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Got Veg?

'Got Veg? How to Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet' is packed with practical and inspiring information, including step-by-step instructions to help readers prepare for a plant-based lifestyle, explanation of the levels of a plant-based diet, a thorough breakdown of the nutrients your body needs to thrive, how to transition, kitchen prep, over fifty recipes and more. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to use the power of plant-based eating to experience a higher level of vitality, youthfulness, creativity, well-being, and harmony with the planet.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 125
    Erscheinungsdatum: 31.07.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781682220238
    Verlag: BookBaby
    Größe: 396kBytes
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Got Veg?

Chapter Two LEVELS OF A PLANT-BASED DIET If you consider yourself a global citizen of our modern world, by now it would be nearly impossible for you to be completely oblivious to the idea of a plant-based diet. That is, unless you've been hiding under a rock! You may have heard the different terms by now like: vegetarian, raw foodist, vegan, or have a friend, acquaintance, or family member who has jumped in full force. From celebrities like Alicia Silverstone and Samuel L. Jackson to politicians like Al Sharpton and Bill Clinton, the plant-based lifestyle has caught on and is all the rage in popular culture, for good reasons. We live in a world where we have advanced in a many ways, yet find that more than ever people are getting sick with terminal diseases and illnesses due to lifestyle and diet choices. The plant-based revolution is one way that consumers are "grabbing the bull by the horns," and taking health back into their own hands. The American Diabetes Association's updated statistics show that diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2010. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes, and in that same year the total cost of diagnosed diabetes came to a grand total of 24.5 billion dollars. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 67 million Americans or 31% have high blood pressure, which costs the nation a staggering 47.5 billion dollars each year. The CDC stats also show that another 71 million Americans have high cholesterol. These depressing statics on a range of conditions go on and on and the total cost of these illnesses including medical expenses, medications, time off from work, and pain and suffering surely amount to more than hundreds of billions of dollars. Dr. Gabriel Cousens, a raw food advocate who cured a group of diabetics in the documentary Simply Raw asserts: "In terms of health, meat eaters have four times more breast cancer, 3.6 times more prostate cancer, four times more diabetes, and much more in general chronic disease. If you're just having milk, that's three times more leukemia. In diabetes of course the main cause is sugar, but we know that a meat, fish, and chicken diet creates four times more diabetes because it creates insulin-resistance, which is called pre-diabetes." A plant-based diet has been proven through research to reverse and/or drastically improve all of the aforementioned conditions and many more not listed. The Journal of the American Medical Association stated in 1961 that heart disease would be reduced by ninety seven percent if people chose to switch to vegetarianism. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a surgeon, researcher, and clinician formerly of the Cleveland Clinic, conducted a study over a 20-year period that proves that changes in diet and nutrition can cure heart disease. All patients in Dr. Esselstyn's initial study had advanced coronary artery disease, and five of the patients in the original group were told by their cardiologists they had less than a year to live. "Within months on Dr. Esselstyn's program, their cholesterol levels, angina symptoms, and blood flow improved dramatically. Twelve years later seventeen compliant patients had no further cardiac events. Adherent patients survived beyond twenty years free of symptoms. After five years on Dr. Esselstyn's plant-based diet, the average total cholesterol levels of his research group dropped from 246 milligrams per deciliter to 137 mg/dL (Above 240 mg/dL is considered 'high risk,' below 150 mg/dL is the total cholesterol level seen in cultures where heart disease is essentially nonexistent.) This is the most profound drop in cholesterol ever documented in medical literature in a study of this type." Diabetes can also be cured on a plant-based, specifically raw diet. Max Gerson who cured Albert Schweitzer in the 1920s, was the first to go on record as cu

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