Eat Your Way To Good Health

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Has this ever happened to you? It’s about 2:30 in the afternoon and your mind and body have hit a wall?

You’re tired, dragging and you can’t keep your mind focused. Ah, yes, we’ve all been there.

That’s precisely when most Americans make a tragic mistake. They reach for the candy bars, caffeinated energy drinks or sodas and suck them down as quickly as possible, while thinking it’s too bad this can’t be injected intravenously.

So how much harm can this really do to your body? Well, if it were an occasional occurrence it might not do too much damage. The problem is–it’s the norm.

I earned my Plant-Based Nutrition Certification through a fabulous course by eCornell University professor, author, and researcher T. Colin Campbell.

The highly interesting and, in some cases, life-saving online certificate program offers a series of three courses designed to help you understand the role of diet in healing and managing disease. It expands upon the ground-breaking book The China Study and each course provides approximately six hours of learning based on the lectures and research of Dr. Campbell and a variety of other experts in the nutrition and medical fields.

Knowing simple alternatives to junk food can help you make more sensible and healthy choices like the plate above which provides a refreshing, deliciously satisfying, and energizing snack. Can you really say that about your soda and candy bar? Often, people just don’t know what to eat. So, instead, they grab quick and easy food that’s made in factories, not home grown.

The cycle of abusive eating starts like this. Breakfast is a sugary, nutrient-less muffin and coffee. Lunch is a heavy cheeseburger with some fries, then it’s all washed down mid-afternoon with a soda and a little more junk food which might require a few antacids by evening. Then you feel better and so for dinner you go for the meat, cheese and spinach lasagna because you’ve got to get some more protein in with some veggies, of course. Hours later… more antacids are need. Sigh! The cycle repeats tomorrow.

Sounds crazy, but millions of Americans inflict that level of traditional abusive eating on their bodies daily. As the years pass, they gain weight, they get sick, and they chalk it up to old age.

It simply doesn’t have to be that way. Through eating a plant-based diet or at least a mostly plant-based diet you can regain your health, stop buying over-the-counter medications, and live well right on into your golden years.

Click to download our Top Plant-Based Eating Tips to Help You Perform and Better and Enhance Your Mood.


Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia brand journalist who consults and writes on wellness, all things plant-based, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. She is yoga certified and earned her certificate in Whole Food Plant-Based Eating in 2010 through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She's also a top podcaster for her marketing/storytelling podcast, The Brand Journalism Advantage at

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