What is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.

Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.


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The Importance of Establishing A Morning Routine

Do you have a well planned, established, and purpose filled morning routine?

A morning routine might be the most important thing you do every day. A solid routine in the morning promises to set you up for a successful day. It can help you feel GREAT and ready to tackle the world! Spend approximately half an hour each morning taking care of yourself. It can help optimize your productivity all day long.
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Steps to Remove Unhealthy Foods From Your Home

What you eat is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Food is fuel! It is your energy source. If you need to make improvements to the way you eat please read this carefully.

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Out With The Old, In With The New

This is a time for reflection. It’s natural when one year is ending and another is beginning to look back on and assess the old year and look forward to the year that’s about to start. Is that something you do every year or not?
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Wellness Does Mean Something

Wellness Does Mean Something

Just recently I heard someone say that the word wellness is overused and doesn’t really mean anything to anyone anymore. At first the idea came as a shock and then as I mulled it over I kind of agreed to a point. That’s not to say wellness has been banished from my vocabulary. 


The concept of wellness is too important to dismiss!


I believe you want to feel good, be able to participate in any activities you choose, live happily, and enjoy your life, whatever that means for you personally. There are actions you can take to make it a reality.


The reason wellness is important and shouldn’t be overlooked is because of the concept behind it. Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as a result of deliberate effort. It emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life. This means you are an active participant!


Wellness is a multifaceted approach to health and encompasses a variety of areas including, but not limited to, eating healthy, nutritious foods, engaging in physical activity, managing your emotions, and creating a safe home environment.


Being aware that you have the ability to choose to be well is powerful! It puts you in charge of your destiny. That notion was foreign to me until after my breast cancer journey when I started reading books and taking courses. A whole new world opened up. I feel empowered and you should too!


Did I say it was easy? No. In fact it can be quite difficult at times. But when you have the knowledge and awareness you will recognize when you aren’t making choices that serve your best interests. That in itself is HUGE!


You CAN live a healthy, vibrant life if you choose to! It’s totally up to you.


If you’re a reader and would like to dive in a little deeper, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite wellness books. To check it out click here.


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“Enjoy life, choose happiness, and be your best every day.”


🐝 well,

Heidi

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.
 
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