Okay, so this is my first blog. Ever.
So, we're in this together and I'll start by inviting you to join me in living the plant based life.
What is Living the Plant Based Life about? It's about a conscious connection to our food and our food choices for the benefit of all beings and the planet. That's not as much of a hippie-cosmic-comment as you might think. It all about sustainability.
Let me define 'plant based.' To me, plant based means a life originating from and sustained by plants. On a very basic level, those big living organisms we call trees sustain us with oxygen; leafy plants, roots, fruit, nuts, fungi, seeds--all of these are sustaining, and health empowering, and healing, too. Pretty basic stuff that we sometimes take for granted. Sometimes the basics are the stuff miracles are made from.
There is significant reputable scientific research and data that shows when one increases his or her consumption of plant based whole foods the body receives the nutrients it needs to maintain health, and to prevent, and in some cases heal, degenerative diseases. Yeah, Oreos and potato chips are plant based but, um, they are very far from the whole plant ingredient or plant that they started out as. Just by adding one more fruit or vegetable to what you eat each day, maybe foregoing that extra piece of cheese or swapping out dairy creamer for coconut creamer or having meat at one meal instead of two, you are on the path to health sustainability.
There are environmental and ecological consequences to our food choices, as well, and I'll blog about that in another post. We are deeply interconnected to how our food is raised, harvested and handled. Even if we support our local farms and health food stores we are still a captive audience for the grocery store. Under those bright lights and in those rows and rows of food items, abundant in numbers but not necessarily nutrition, sometimes we need to reset and think about what our relationship with food is really about.
My intention here is to share with you the taste bud-dancing, whole body-supporting, and planet -sustaining benefits of plant based food choices. Changing your world is just one delicious bite away. Be sure to look under the Recipes tab where you'll find yummy inspiration, under Events so I can meet you in person and Services to connect with me to assist you along your wellness path.
Hi! I'm Beth and I'd love to share with you my passion for living a fabulously healthy plant based lifestyle to help you on your wellness path, one delicious bite at a time. And, by the way, I'm a ceramic artist who is passionate about putting plants on pots!