Plant Shift

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Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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What do medical studies say about cardiovascular disease and diet?

Is there a connection between cardiovascular disease and diet?

At the bottom of this article, you'll find a short recording in which Dr. Mehta talks about cardiovascular disease and diet. He refers to a few studies, but to keep the content short, he lists others in his document of references, so that we can read them when we have more time.

A summary of a range of studies that looked at the potential link between diet and cardiovascular disease

Here, you'll find a brief look at a range of studies. For each one I've shared some information consistently e.g. the number of subjects, the results, the duration of the study. I've done this to make it easier for you to compare the results from each one. 

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What motivates you to eat differently? Fear, conscience, fitness or something else?

Reasons for eating differently

I have met people at different stages in their life who have chosen to eat differently for various reasons. Here's some examples

  • Pregnancy - to maintain good health
  • Weight - to gain or lose some
  • Allergies - to minimise or nullify it
  • Intolerances - to reduce or remove the effects of it
  • Illnesses - to reverse, cure or pacify it
  • Detox - to feel better
  • Vibrancy - to feel less lethargic and more energetic

What does Alicia Silverstone have to say about shifting to a vegan diet?

Within 4 minutes, Alicia Silverstone discusses the pros of eating differently, reasons that fuel a change in diet, the visible benefits of shifting to a vegan diet and more.

"People should flirt with a plant-based diet! The point here is that it's not all or nothing. You can sort of play with the idea and see if you like it a little. Often, the more you flirt, the more you want to flirt. Flirters try on these foods and hopefully become so into them they stick with it."
- Alicia Silverstone

Dr. Neal Barnard discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet

This video is about 9 minutes long. I consider it short for the amount of easily digestible information he covers.

Definitely worth watching.

Some points worth listening out for:-

  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis

“Vegan diet reverses diabetes symptoms. Peo­ple that ate a low-fat vegan diet, cut­ting out all meat and dairy, low­ered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than peo­ple on a stan­dard Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion diet.”
- Mag­gie Fox

Can changing your diet reverse diabetes within 30 days?

The footage shown below is less than 5 minutes long.

Priceless! In less than the time it takes to make a cup of tea, you'll understand how to reverse diabetes in 30 days JUST by changing what you eat!


"Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer" Dr. Benjamin Spock

Resources about veganism that are worth watching

Why should we bother watching any of these films? We can't make a difference! 

I've been faced with this view before, and I get it because I've felt helpless and powerless in the past. I have also thought that there's no point. I've told myself that I can't make a difference! I've then decided not to act and justified it with, 'why should I?' It may not have been about compassion, the environment or health, but that doesn't matter. The point is...I get it. Most of us have been on this journey and we may well experience it again.

However, most of us have come through it and realised that it's not true. In the same way that every penny, smile and action matters; our thoughts also matter. The thoughts are the seed from which everything else flows, and that's why it's important for us to empower ourselves with knowledge and deepen our understanding. 

Why do I need to watch these videos about the planet, animals and health? 

These recordings will give us information and get us as close as possible, to experiencing some of the things that we fund.

After watching them, we can decide if our choices are having a positive impact on ourselves and others, and then we will know whether any action is necessary. However, none of this thinking can place until we have empowered ourselves with the truth. 

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