Our country is facing a serious epidemic of "unhealth":

  • Nearly half of American adults have one or more chronic health conditions. (Source)
  • The average American spends more than $8,000 on healthcare per year - more than double that of any other developed country. (Source)
  • More than 75% of Americans age 50+ reported taking at least one prescription drug on a regular basis. And, on average, these individuals are taking at least four different prescription drugs on a daily basis. (Source)
  • A half-million Americans spend $50,000+ on prescription drugs annually. (Source)

The answer to combat these trends is not found in another pill or medical procedure. It's an answer that has been known for centuries but is still overlooked by many today...

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

- Hippocrates

Seven of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States are lifestyle diseases that have strong links to our dietary and lifestyle habits and behaviors.

The balance of evidence has shown that each of these chronic diseases can be impacted
by a health-promoting, plant-based whole foods diet.

A plant-based whole foods diet has been shown successful in
preventing, treating, and even reversing HEART DISEASE.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is a physician and author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Dr. Esselstyn was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George's Hospital in London. He presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

This video is Dr. Esselstyn's TEDx talk titled "Making Heart Attacks History".

Check out the below articles for additional information on this topic:

A plant-based whole foods diet has been shown successful in preventing, treating and even reversing certain forms of CANCER.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the author of The China Study, which is a summary of the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. His expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and diseases, particularly the causation of cancer.

In this short video, he explains the various stages of cancer and the impact nutrition can have on the growth of cancer cells.

Check out the below articles for additional information on this topic:

A plant-based whole foods diet has been shown successful in
preventing, treating, and even reversing DIABETES.

In this video titled "Diabetes Reversal: Is it the Calories or the Food?", Michael Greger, M.D. reviews the scientific research regarding diabetes reversal and shows that what you eat is more important than how much (or how little) you eat.

This life-changing, life-saving video is a must see for anyone with type 2 diabetes or is at risk for the disease.

Check out the below articles for additional information on this topic:

A plant-based whole foods diet can help address many other
chronic diseases and conditions plaguing our nation.

Plant-based whole foods can help with:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stroke
  • Auto-immune diseases
    (rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Chronic pain
  • Hypertension
  • Digestive diseases
  • Acid reflux
  • Infections
  • High blood pressure
  • Lung diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Blood cancers

Fiber is a key nutrient to combat chronic diseases, but the vast majority of Americans are fiber deficient. Fiber is only found in plant-based foods.

Check out the video and article below to see how important fiber is to our health.

If you want to dive even deeper into disease prevention and reversal...

The video below is from Dr. Michael Greger's 2015 presentation in which he summarizes the vast amount of nutrition-related research from the past year. We were fortunate enough to be in the audience for this particular presentation!

There is also a link to purchase his best-selling book, How Not To Die, which examines the leading causes of death in America and explains the substantial research showing how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can impact each of them.

Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet


Ready to experience the benefits for yourself?

The WNY22 is a 22-day plan centered on plant-based whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils, etc.). It provides the information, resources, and support to guide you through the first steps into experiencing a plant-based lifestyle!

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