Do You Want to Come to My House?

Are you or someone you love looking to lower your cholesterol, get off high blood pressure meds, or reverse diseases such as autoimmune, heart disease or type 2 diabetes? I reversed my heart disease by following a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle and now I want to show you how easy it is to be healthy.

This way of eating reverses most disease states because it eliminates inflammation, the root cause of disease. I am very excited to offer a class through Well Elephant that will teach you how to ACE plant-based eating on March 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M. It will take place in my home in Austin. ACE stands for AMEND the recipe, COOK without oil and EAT out. If you can master those things, you can be a plant-based pro. You’ll also leave the class with meals and those “weird” ingredients like nutritional yeast.

I’m offering the class to the public $199 but because you are a loyal friend and subscriber, I am offering the class to you for only $99! There are 8 spots in total and only 6 spots are left! This is an incredible offer because you’re going to get about $50 worth of food and the class. Email me at lauren@wellelephant.com and mention that you’re a subscriber to reserve your discounted spot and fill out the survey. I want to make sure we cook things that you will love! Feel free to reach out with questions. Sending you healing and healthy vibes.

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XO,

Lauren

It’s Been a While, Friend!

I hope you are doing well! As I said in my very last post, I have been working on my passion project, teaching people how to reverse disease by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. I reversed my own heart disease by following this way of eating. I have dropped my cholesterol over 110 points, changed the shape of my blood platelets from hard and small to big and round; a sign of reversal and I’ve dropped 20 pounds, all without medication. If you haven’t done so already, please follow me at https://www.wellelephant.com/ a pop-up subscription will come up if you stay on the page for about ten seconds.

I have been doing behind the scenes work for the past months; re-doing my website (almost finished!), creating an online course curriculum (getting there)  as well as an in person course (finished!). I am going to send you a special offer to my In Person class tomorrow. Be on the lookout because my friends who have subscribed to Well Elephant and/or My Non-Toxic Life are going to be in for a huge gift tomorrow. I appreciate you and I am thinking of you still and always.

Plant-based Diet: What I Eat in a Day

SOB burgerWhen I tell people I am a vegan, or that I eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, they always say to me, “What do you eat?”

I think they picture me chasing a lettuce leaf around my plate. Not so. They are surprised when I cook for them or I show up to a party with my own delicious looking/tasting meal. If you are willing, try one meal. Maybe that will turn into two or more.

A note about these meals; in addition to eating completely plant-based, I also eat a very low fat diet. I do not eat oil, avocados or nuts. I occasionally have some seeds. A plant-based, low-fat diet has been proven to ward off cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Anyone can benefit from this lifestyle. I follow Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and PRHD cookbookReverse Heart Disease (PRHD) plan.

I have frequently asked questions about supplements, protein etc. at the end of the menu planning.

What I eat in a day:

I am giving three examples from super easy-no time for preparation, medium preparation and full-out cooking. Obviously, these menus work best mixed and matched so you aren’t in the kitchen all day one day and not much the next.

Day 1 – Easy, little to no preparation (Think of these examples as entry level, transitional meals)

Breakfast:

Disclaimer, you are not supposed to have coffee on the PRHD plan, but this is where I draw the line. It is one of my favorite things in the world and I refuse to give it up! I have a cup of organic coffee with a little bit of Pacific brand oat milk. Remember, no nut or coconut milks, they are high in fat.oat-milk

Cereal combo of Eziekiel, raw organic rolled oats, and organic puffed kamut (you can use any cereal and it doesn’t have to be a combo, I just like this) with berries, ground flaxmeal, cinnamon and oat milk.

Tip: I keep frozen berries in my freezer and run them under hot water to defrost when berries are out of season. Continue reading “Plant-based Diet: What I Eat in a Day”

Plant-based Grocery List

I know it’s cliche but the new year is a good time to begin better habits. There is no better habit to adopt than eating a plant-based diet. I’ve made it easy to get the staples that you will need. veggies

*MUST BE ORGANIC because it is on the dirty dozen list or may contain GMOs if it is not. Do you need your dirty dozen (most highly pesticided produce) and clean fifteen (can be conventional) list again? Don’t forget, that greens and hot peppers are super pesticided! https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/

Produce (go crazy, these are the basics)

kale*Organic Kale

 

 

Onion

Garlic

Ginger

*Potatoes

Sweet potatoes

* Zucchini

* Cilantro

Lemons

*lettuce

Fruits – be sure to refer to the dirty dozen list! Continue reading “Plant-based Grocery List”

Are Statins Bad for You?

You betcha. Statins are the most over-prescribed medication in the United States. MIT scientist, Dr. Raymond Francis says that statin users increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, muscle weakness, liver disease memory loss, and HEART FAILURE.

I am not a doctor. Please do not stop taking your statin without consulting your physician. You should however, do more research on a healthy plant-based diet. I recommend Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease book and website.

 

Can Diet Alone Cure Diseases?

apple“When food is wrong, medicine is of no use. When food is right, medicine is of no need.” Anonymous

There is a lot of evidence that suggests a plant-based diet can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes. I urge you to look at Forks Over Knives, The China Study, and Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. I’m not asking you to make a full and sudden change in your diet, but maybe see what resonates with you and your specific situation.

I lowered my cholesterol by 100 points over seven months without any medication by switching to a whole foods, plant-based diet. My journey has been a process. If you go back to the beginning of my blogs you will see that I ate dairy and a little bit of humanely raised meat. Everyone comes to what they need in their own time. Maybe your journey starts or revs up today.

 

Continue reading “Can Diet Alone Cure Diseases?”

Guided Meditation with Oprah and Deepak Starts Today

meditationManifesting Grace Through Gratitude with Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra starts today. If you’ve ever wondered about meditation, this is a fantastic introduction. Deepak guides you with a suggestion and slowly eases you into a zone. You will come out of it feeling refreshed and focused. Register and participate for free https://chopracentermeditation.com/