Plant-Based Eating For Better Health

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“In fact, eating a plant-based diet has become an urgent matter from several perspectives. Not only will it improve your health — and the evidence behind this claim is now overwhelming — but it will also dramatically reduce health care costs, as well as reduce violence to our environment and to other sentient beings.” T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

This is an excerpt from a good article in the HuffPost Health about how a plant-based diet can help save America. If you’ve tried eating plant-based meals then you can attest to how much better you feel. When I first heard about this diet I thought, probably like many of you, that there was no way I’d feel good without my huge protein intake. Animal protein increases many health risks. Watch this short video featuring T. Colin Campbell, PhD., author of The China Study and featured in the documentary, talking about how animal-based protein became the protein of choice but is actually causing a sicker nation.

Watch this video to see T. Colin Campbell, PhD Explaining How Animal Protein Harms Our Bodies.

Forks Over Knives I’m only 5’1″ but I do work out quite a bit and I, like many, felt that the only way to fuel my body was a good, healthy piece of meat! I’ll be honest–cutting meat out wasn’t super easy. It is, however, a truly health-conscious move for me (not to mention the thought of the animals’ brutally sacrificed lives to become our next meal!).


What continues to impress me about eating plant-based food or transitioning and eating mostly plant-based meals, is how good I feel. The bloating and the fatigue disappear. By replacing processed, meat-heavy meals that take hours to digest with nutritious, easily digestible, fiber and nutrient-rich foods, my body responds and performs better…in every way–including, ahem–elimination. 🙂

Try going green and plant-based, and you’ll experience a natural high that will help both your physical and mental state. For more about this, read my letter to my friend Sam.


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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