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MEAL PLANNERS. CHALLENGES. EDUCATION.
"What if generations of people could live longer, healthier, happier lives? What if it wasn't so hard to do because their surroundings made it easy? Leveraging secrets discovered in Blue Zones around the world—rare longevity hotspots—Blue Zones Project® is helping transform communities across the U.S. into areas where the healthy choice is easy and people live longer with a higher quality of life." - The Blue Zones Project
Rosane Oliveira, Phd, does a fantastic job of presenting plant-based research in deep dive articles on her beautifully designed blog. It is a hub of delicious and nutritious FREE recipes that will help you create an abundance of super healthy meals for family and friends. I recommend signing up for her weekly blog posts (no charge) to keep you plant strong charged!
"Whether you’re following the Seven-Day Rescue Challenge or the standard Engine 2 Diet, the E2 Meal Planner makes it easy to plan, shop and cook amazing, plant-strong meals for you and your family." - Rip. I love the world-wide community that is being built by the Esselystyn family. They offer many opportunities to go plant-strong and to get involved with like minded folks who will support you on your journey to become the fittest version of yourself. This is the family you need to get to know to help jump start your family's health and well-being.
I have been following Ultra-Athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt since the launch of Rich's book "Finding Ultra" and his phenomenally successful "Rich Roll Podcast", 347 podcasts to date. I've listened to every one of them. Recently, Rich and Julie launched their super user friendly Plantpower Way Meal Planner. You will love the convenience of having customized recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists at your fingertips. While you're at it click on over to Rich Roll's Podcast for a whole lot of inspiration and become part of one of the coolest communities on this planet!
FORKS OVER KNIVES
If you haven't watched the documentary on Netflix: FORKS OVER KNIVES you might want to launch your plant-based lifestyle by watching it first and then join the Forks Over Knives revolution. It is another wonderful community that will support you and your family on your healthy journey! "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. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. "The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years." (Information courtesy of the www.forksoverknives.com website)
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with renowned online educator eCornell is a revolutionary online program that will help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Through video presentations with over 20 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs, etc.), research and perspectives are provided to emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health — including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.