Health, Inspiration

How I Improved My Cholesterol by 20% in 5 Months – Without Medication! 

One of my original incentives for pursuing a plant-based, whole food diet was to reduce my cholesterol, in a natural and sustainable way (without prescribed drugs). On May 16th (2018), I had my cholesterol checked and all three readings had improved, and by 22% for total cholesterol!  This was great – I was pretty darn stoked that a slight alteration in my diet could…

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Vegan Whole Food, Plant Based – 2 Month Check In! 

It’s been two months since I started down the path of a more thoughtful and healthy approach to food, so thought it time to share how things are progressing and how I’m feeling, as well as a bit more clarity on why I chose to pursue a vegan diet. My driving force to mix it up was my high Cholesterol levels (see below) and…

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Plant-Based: Balance & Meal Planning 

Our family is continuing our focus on healthier eating this first week into February. There have been some “cheats” along the way, but the vast majority of meals have been plant-based. Further, with two young kids, I expect some deviations to continue. It seems at this point that a balanced approach is likely the only way our family can sustain changing eating habits on…

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Plant-Based Habits Starts With Awareness, then Action 

We’re still going strong, and the kiddo’s are even starting to “buy in” to our new approach and commitment to eating healthier. They prefer many of the plant-based, whole food dishes more than those loaded with dairy and meat. We had a wonderful butternut and risotto dish last night with a side of asparagus, lentils, and navy beans. Asparagus was not the winner from…

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2 Weeks Off – Keep The Focus! 

My goal is to write daily on this blog – is it realistic or will it be value added? I guess only time will tell.  BUT, after three days of starting this blog, so far so good :). Today I head back to work after a two week Holiday break, and must admit, I could use a couple more (weeks!) ! So with the…