I mentioned previously that we were working on a new blog….and here it is!
Plant Strong Happy is a place where we will talk about our journey into optimal health – trying to cure eczema, manage allergies, lose/maintain weight, gain energy, feel strong and enjoy life.
It all started for us when my Dad was trying to reverse his diabetes and started experimenting with diet. My mum read The China Study and we were in Mexico at the time but decided to order it online and try reading it. I feel the need to emphasize that we were in Mexico when we read this. We were eating 1.5 kilos of beef for lunch, topped with cheese and sour cream. There was no such thing as a vegan in Mexico. Until we read The China Study.
It was tough at first and Ivan took a little longer to make the switch than I did, but after both of us had finished the book we were pretty much convinced. My Dad was receiving incredible results with his health (cholesterol/blood sugars etc) and we continued our research through documentaries (Forks Over Knives, PlanEat), websites (Engine2Diet, Dr McDougall) and many different articles and books.
The way we eat has changed drastically in the past 6 months and if someone had told us a year ago that we’d be eating like this, we probably wouldn’t have believed them. But we are, and we’ve stuck with it because a) it seems to be working extremely well b) we enjoy the food and the benefits c) we are constantly reading new research that suggests we are on the right track and d) our family doctor fully supports our decision (not that it would be a deal-breaker).
So we have started Plant Strong Happy to hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration. Check it out, follow us on Facebook to keep in touch and leave a comment on this post to win a copy of the book that started it all for us – The China Study.
“I propose to do nothing less than redefine what we think of as good nutrition. You need to know the truth about food, and why eating the right way can save your life.” – Dr Colin Campbell, The China Study
See you over there!
P.S We won’t be stopping this blog just yet….