Do I have to give up all meat?
No. There is little scientific evidence suggesting that most individuals need to completely remove animal protein from their diet to maintain or regain health. In our plant based eating plan, we recommend they are consumed up to 2 to 3 times a week.
Where do I get my protein?
Good question! Do you know that the World Health Organization has determined that humans only need about 2.5% of their diet from protein? HFWC eating plan recommends 10% which is very easy to do on a plant based diet. For example here are some plant foods and their percentage of protein: Black beans 26%, Oatmeal 14.5%, Quinoa 16.2%, Aspargus 51%, Baked Potato 10% and Corn 12%. It is almost impossible to structure a diet with adequate calories that does not provide enough protein.
Why is dairy eliminated from HFWC eating plan?
The risks associated with consuming dairy products far outweigh any potential benefit. Dairy has been linked to increase risk of cancer, type-1 diabetes, auto-immune disorders, asthma and allergies. And over 2/3 of the research on dairy and bone health show that dairy consumption does NOT lead to stronger bones. To find out more sign up for one of our classes.
Where did the name Healthy Forks Wellness Center come from?
Healthy Forks Wellness Center name was inspired by the film Forks Over Knives. If you haven’t see this eye opening film I encourage you to do so. We will host periodic viewings followed by a question and answer session. See the upcoming events section of the website or sign up for our newsletter for the latest event information. “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 our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments — while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.”
How can nutrition Counseling help me?
Do you know that most degenerative diseases are caused by or effected by our diet and lifestyle? Most treatment options are just masking the symptoms but not addressing the underlying cause. Nutrition Counseling can facilitate finding the root cause, by first analyzing your medical history, any current diagnosis and diet. Then looking a little deeper and discussing other pertinent information and other concerns. Once this background information is thoroughly discussed a lifestyle and eating plan can be put into place to put you on the road to wellness.