Counseling & Training
You will learn about Whole Food Nutriton
and how it impacts
Your Life, Health and Longevity.
Why Plant-Based? Why not? Whole Plant Foods are complete with all their rich natural compliment of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. They are not genetically modified (non-GMO) to contain pesticide components that have undetermined impacts on the human organism. Whenever possible, Whole Foods 4 Healthy Living recommends purchasing "organically grown" foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet.
Plant Based Cuisine encompasses more than just avoiding meat, fish, dairy and eggs. While difficult for many it is pretty darn easy to do these days. There have been many advances in food preparation techniques and new ingredients not available just a few years ago. Now, with new kitchen chemistry and techniques, combined with unique combinations of spices, ingredients and textures you can learn how to prepare almost ALL of those delicious meals you have enjoyed all your life.
Sometimes the most elegant solution is the most simple. Why develop heart disease? Cancer? Diabetes? The epidemic of chronic, degenerative disease that is sweeping the western world can not only be stopped, it can be reversed. The power lies in the hands of the consumer, in the choices we make about what to put on our plates. T. Colin Campbell Foundation.
Meat and dairy are produced by large corporate food systems that inject the animals with an assortment of drugs, growth hormones, antibiotics and so on. The animals are fed a variety of foodstuffs that are not natural to the animals normal/natural condition. These unnatural foods combined with the drugs and hormones used make meat, fish, dairy and eggs of questionable nutritional value. The massive amounts of antibiotics used in animal farming plus the over-prescribing of antibiotics by 'doctors' has caused the emergence of SuperBugs that are resistant to use and pose a significant health risk to humans!
The end result of much of this is that we have a plentiful food supply that may not be all that good for us! Naturally and organically grown whole foods are becoming more plentiful. This is due to the awakening of the American Consumer and the realization that some of our food supply may in fact be harmful.
As with any other dietary change (if this is a major change for you) let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities and/or health conditions you may have. We do not offer nutritional advice or medical counseling but help you migrate/evolve/develop your Plant-Based Lifestyle, by learning how to prepare delicious meals with plant-based whole foods. Please consult your medical professional if this is a dramatic change from your normal lifestyle.
What to Expect with a Plant Based Lifestyle and Diet
Positive Results Quickly Achieved
Often it is More than simple ‘mindset’ that causes one to like or dislike certain foods. The Flavor and chemical reaction on your taste buds and your body/brain reaction to many processed foods are chemically designed to be Addictive. So it is much more than just a ‘mind set’ it is a chemical addiction.
It is not all that difficult to break that addiction from highly processed addictive foods/flavors to healthier options. Your taste-buds will slough off in about 14 days, providing a whole new set of flavor sensations; BUT you have to cleanse your pallet and stop the highly processed crap you may have been consuming like dairy/cheeses, sugary sodas and a plethora of other high fat, unhealthy food that is served by those fast food establishments and many restaurants.
Like any addiction, there is a period of withdrawal from both the chemical addiction as well as the bad habits formed when consuming the crap that is the majority component of the Standard American Diet. It can be uncomfortable but usually lasts just days to a couple of weeks. THEN, the miracle begins to happen, you actually start eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet and TASTING what Real Food tastes like. It is often a mind-blowing realization that all this wonderful flavor, texture and taste has been missing from your life. Not only tastes better but is usually Less Expensive than what you have been previously eating! A true Win-Win situation that will only get Better ’n Better as you begin to explore the vast world of a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle.
You WILL feel better after a few short days/weeks and after a month or more, you will be amazed! As you add one day at a time with your Plant Based Lifestyle, you will notice significant changes in your body, mind and spirit! And it really is SO easy to enjoy delicious Plant Based Cuisine!
Basic Program Outline
~ Counseling Program Only ~
You will learn about the Power of Whole Food and how it impacts
Your Life, Health and Longevity
PLANT-BASED NUTRITION COUNSELING
An Introduction ~ Why We Do This
Chef Nancy and Skip's background and how we got started.
How we reversed our own disease(s).
How we lost weight & started our active lifestyle.
The Science behind a Plant-Based Diet
Why no Meat, Fish, Dairy & Eggs
Diseases of Affluence – Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer
The Difference between Plant Based Nutrition & Vegan
The Importance of an Alkaline Body
Learning the Hazards of Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods
Reading and Understanding Product Labels and Food Additives
The Standard American Diet VS. Plant-Based Diet
What's in Your Pantry?
Questions Answered & Topics Covered:
Where do we get our Protein, Vitamins and Minerals?
How the Pleasure Trap Works
“Oil” our Enemy in Disguise
The Plant-Based Nutrition Power Plate
Making the Transition to a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle
Vegetables, Fruits, Greens, Beans & Legumes, Whole Grains, Nuts and Seeds
Whole Food Meat Alternatives
Plant Based Transitional Foods
Baking & Kitchen Equipment
Do's and Don’ts of a Healthy Diet
And much, much more!
A much requested 'Protocol' of Our Lifestylediet
Skip and his wife Nancy, started a strictly plant-based lifestyle, eliminating meat, fish, dairy, and eggs in early 2010 after Skip was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. They decided that traditional treatments were too barbaric and mostly ineffective. Skip started twice weekly yoga lessons at the local Yoga Studio. He also studied and became a Reiki Level II practitioner. They totally eliminated ALL foodstuffs that contained ANY Meat, Fish, Diary, Eggs or Derivatives. They avoid any/all GMO (Genetically Modified) products as well any ‘Bio-Engineered’ stuff and ALL that contained Any products having insect or other unnatural foodstuffs. When he says he ‘changed his lifestyle’ he really means it!
We now have two groups on MeWe
Many people have seen my interviews about how I have dealt with my cancer, but this is about an approach to HEALTH. My lovely wife, Chef Nancy, and I have learned so much in our studies and have amassed a large library of Health, Wellness and Lifestyle volumes. Many are just cook books, while others truly are about 'lifestyle'. When people call or write to schedule a 'counseling session', they usually ask "How Much" and I say, it's FREE. While this is true for the most part, I do request a donation if possible. Maintaining all these sites takes time and money but if you are combatting a debilitating disease, many don't have the money. My goal is to Help First, then worry about the bills. It is our way of "Paying it Forward". So if you can help, I appreciate it. I often reference a lovely young lady in Virginia (whom I have never actually met) that I had several discussions with years ago. That dear girl has been donating just $10.00 every month without fail for over 3 years. Amazingly generous. So if you can, Please donate!