Be like the Blue Zones

Live Long and Live Well!

What is a plant-based diet?  

Sounds expensive; can I afford it?

Where will I get my protein and calcium?

Core Principles & Activities 

Key Concepts

(Feel free to watch this video on Youtube, where you can speed me up!)

To Watch, Read and Do

To Expand Your Understanding!

Animal products and processed foods cause inflammation.

Why is that a problem?

Watch these videos:

    Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Increased Lifespan from Beans

    What Causes Insulin Resistance and Diabetes?

This next video below has some good ideas, but promotes some foods that are a bit pricey.  You do not need to buy these to be successful!

If you are on a tight budget, or just would like some additional ideas, download Good Food on a Tight Budget.

As we recommend minimizing animal products (meat, poultry, dairy), if not skipping all together, to help in the transition, you may want to try Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)  instead of ground beef or turkey for spaghetti sauce, chili, etc.  You can also use it to make burgers, at least mixing it with ground meat to decrease the meat content.

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Lifestyle Medicine


Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio 

and the surrounding region!



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