I have been following a plant-based eating plan for about 2 months now, For the last 4 days I deepened the journey and am doing a 30 Day Raw Food Challenge. It is something I have always wanted to do but I knew I needed support. Well, the support arrived in the form a a group starting The True Health Lifestyle Program, and so I jumped on board. CLICK HERE to learn about the program I am following.
It seems it is more popular than I realized. At several Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in California, doctors, nurses, and other staff are learning about plant-powered eating so they can pass along the information to their patients. Some of the medical staff are even adopting plant-powered diets long-term.
Kaiser is the largest healthcare organization in the U.S., and it is focusing on plant-powered eating.
In 2013 Kaiser Permanente published a nutritional update for physicians, which advised doctors to recommend plant-based diets, “to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
They list the health benefits of a plant-based diet as:
- Lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar.
- Reversal or prevention of heart disease and diabetes.
- Longer life.
- Healthier weight.
- Lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
- May slow the progression of certain types of cancer.
- Improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Fewer medications.
- Lower food costs.
They add that plant-based diets are also good for the environment. Plus, plant-based eating can be a tasty, affordable, and enjoyable way to eat.
What kind of plant-based diet is Kaiser talking about? On Facebook, they say a plant-based diet, “emphasizes plant foods in their whole, unprocessed form, such as vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts, whole grains, and small amounts of healthy fats.”
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