Today would have been my dad’s 59th birthday.
In June of 2016, my dad died at the age of 57 from a heart attack. I often had told him how terrified I was that one day he may have a heart attack because of his diet. He ate the standard western diet that was filled of animal products, saturated fat and cholesterol. After my dad died I decided that I wanted to do something to honor him and to help other people and that is when I became certified in plant-based nutrition. I now educate the community about the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet in hopes that it may save someone else’s life since it was too late for me to save my dad’s. I miss my dad terribly but every time I get up and stand in front of a group of people and talk about a Whole Foods Plant-Based lifestyle, I feel a little bit closer to him. Miss you, Dad. xoxo
According to the CDC:
Heart Disease Facts
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic has scientifically proven that a whole foods plant-based diet without added oil can not only prevent, but can potentially reverse heart disease. This is huge!
Our food shouldn’t be killing us. Our food should be healing us.
If you are interested to learn more, please check out the following resources:
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine
Forks Over Knives Documentary (on Netflix)