My New Found Lifestyle

Hey guys! 

I've been doing a lot of research and studying over the past month or so 
and I wanted to share a few things that I've discovered/how I am living my lifestyle now.
I am always on the hunt for new holistic health ideas, trends, products, and tips which will help me on my own health journey. This is always evolving and I truly enjoy researching/learning about health. 

It could be because my family history is pretty awful in the health department. A family history of different types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. I made a vow to myself that I am going to do everything possible not to come down with these terrible diseases. 

If I can lessen my chances of something you bet I am working on doing it.

So over the past year I have transformed my home into a chemical free environment. Getting rid of anything toxic and replacing them with more holistic/natural items.
 For example we use essential oils in a diffuser instead of candles.
We also switched out our toxic household cleaner for Thieves Household Cleaner

I've also switched out all of our supplements to higher quality which if you do the research its pretty scary what companies can put into your vitamins- or even the "type" of vitamins. If you have Vitamin B9 supplement check to see if its folate instead of the folic acid which is the synthetic form. Also the B12 you want to avoid is Cyanocobalamin - Methylcobalamin is a better way to go. Finding a supplement that is made from whole food is also very important. 

I really like the brands MegaFood and Garden of Life for supplements. 

The next item I've changed (Which is the most imporant!) is my food choices. 
Now I didn't really eat that much process foods and made healthy choices but I recently took it to the next level. I became vegan. I came to this decision after doing a ton of research and right now its what I am trying out. Now I'm not talking about the vegans who eat a lot of process foods, fake meat, and hate vegetables. I'm talking about eating a whole-food plant based diet.

How did I come to this decision? 

I bought the audio version and started to listen to it when I drove to work.
 I can't believe I've never heard of this book before and 
didn't know the amazing studies that I do now. 

Trust me, after you listen/read to this book you'll realize why I want to become vegan. 

The next step I took was watching the documentary named Forks Over Knives

So what is this movie about?: The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Seriously such an eye opener. I recommend that everyone watches this. 
[I believe its free on Netflix!] 

+They also have an App named Forks Over Knives which has a ton of recipes to make.

So now how am I going to live this lifestyle? 

Well after digging into the research some more I came across a plant-based doctor named Dr. McDougall and his book named The Starch Solution

Fact: Carbs are good for you.

From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades—even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy.

Now, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help you lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. The Starch Solution is based on a simple swap: By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you’ll feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel your best.

Fad diets come and go, but Dr. McDougall has been a proponent of a plantbased diet for decades. His expertise has helped thousands of people to slim down and to regain their health—many of their stories are in this book, including people who have lost more than 125 pounds in mere months, as well as patients who have conquered life-threatening illnesses such as type-2 diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

Based on the latest scientific research, this easy-to-follow plan teaches you what to eat and what to avoid, how to make healthy swaps for your favorite foods, and smart choices when dining out. Starting with a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, you’ll enjoy a variety of foods and snacks that ensure you never go hungry—and still lose weight! You’ll also find a helpful weekly menu planner and 100 delicious, satisfying (and affordable) recipes that will become instant classics.

The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help you shed pounds, improve your health, save money, and change your life.

John A. McDougall, MD, has coauthored many bestselling books with his wife, Mary, and is featured in the documentary and book Forks Over Knives. At the McDougall Live-In Program in Santa Rosa, California, he cares for patients and teaches medical doctors and students to avoid drugs and surgery by using food to cure common diseases.

So after reading through both The Starch Solution and The China Study, it kinda is a no-brainer for me. I also recommend reading the book HOW NOT TO DIE by Michael Greger, MD.
 It also recommends a whole-food plant based diet!

Let me know if you get any of these books or watch the documentary. 
Its really life changing stuff if your open minded to living a healthy lifestyle. 

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