The momentum is growing and there are a ton of blogs, online and in-person groups, cooking classes and other resources you can plug into.
Most doctors have little to no training in nutrition and are more apt to prescribe medications or surgery to address your health issues than suggest you alter your diet, which, in many cases, can have a more powerful impact.
It’s up to you to look around and find the resources you need to eat and live this way, but there are positive changes afoot, including Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed-care organization, recommending a shift to a plant-based diet, including its publication of a booklet titled The Plant-Based Diet: A Healthier Way to Eat.
Embracing a whole-food and plant-based diet is a little like swimming upstream — but it is so worth it.
Ultimately, this way of eating and living will save us millions in health care costs and — more importantly — fewer loved ones lost to preventable chronic diseases.
If you’ve been thinking about making the change and feel as though you’ll need support to do this, I recommend joining an online group, subscribing to a blog, buying some cookbooks, and getting started making 2016 your healthiest year ever.
More incentives to eat plant-based: