cindy with squash plant in garden, gardening class

A Plant Strong Diet

“He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the time of his doctor”

cindy with squash plant in garden

Cindy owned and operated a health food restaurant serving vegetarian, whole grain foods back in the 80s before it was the trend. She owned Seychelles Restaurant for almost 13 years, with organic specialty produce and fresh herbs grown in a local garden. Years later Cindy has taken several of her organic home gardening tips, and healthy recipes using both her photography and videography skills to enhance the user experience.

  • Figure out innovative ways to get healthy using farm fresh ingredients! Try a new recipe every week.
  • Teach your children to get healthy by including them in the cooking process.
  • Take your family to see educational films. Use fun activities to get them excited about eating right.

Taken from the FedUpMovie website [3]

Photography by Lepore Hart Design ©2014

Did you know?

The number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, killing over 600,000 per year. [5]
And the top five killers are heart disease, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, diabetes and obesity. [5]
In fact, recent studies show that 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. [2]
According to the U.S.D.A., the average American consumes more than 150 pounds of sugar and sweeteners each year. [3]
These diseases are preventable or reversible with plant-based nutrition, and by changing an animal rich diet  to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Replace added and processed sugars with fresh fruits, proteins and complex carbohydrates. [4]



By Dr. Joel Fuhrman, specializing in nutritional medicine [2]

  • reens—leafy greens, cruciferous veggies protect against cancer
  • eans—garbanzo, lentils, black beans links to longevity
  • nions—green onions, leeks, scallions protect against cancer
  • ushrooms—button, shiitake, crimini enhance human immune function
  • erries—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries are beneficial for the brain and the immune system
  • eeds—sunflower, sesame, flax, pumpkin for heart regularity, and stabilization of inflammation

 Positive Changes You Can Make Today

  1. Take the Fed  Up Movie Challenge and go sugar free for 10 days (see the FedUpMovie website)
  2. Shop your local Farmer’s Market, and buy organic whenever possible
  3. Plant a vegetable garden. Its amazing what you can grow in a small space or planter box.
  4. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal.
  5. Read food labels, did you know that the sugar content on a food label doesn’t list a recommended  daily allowance?
  6. Stay away from GMO foods and high fructose corn syrup.
  7. Make one positive eating change each day.

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Works Cited (And links for further information)

[1]Hungry For Change Documentary. James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.  June 20, 2014.
[2]Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free. by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. HarperCollins Publishers.12/31/2013.
[3]Fed Up Movie. Director: Stephanie Soechtig. Producers: Stephanie Soechtig, Sarah Olson, Eve Marson Singbiel. Atlas Films. May 2014.
[4]Food Matters Documentary. James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 2008.
[5]The China Study. by T. Colin Campbell. Ben Bella Books, Inc. June 1, 2006.

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  1. Thanks Val and thanks for food
    Their website is great, I’ve been on it many times.

  2. This is great! Thanks for the link to your food blog and all the helpful information. And thanks for the yummy dinner and produce from your garden the other day 🙂
    You might want to add John & Ocean Robbins excellent food Web site:
    Tons of excellent info. Newest scary info is baking with Splenda releases Dioxins. Yikes!
    Eating as close to nature’s gifts is the way to go 🙂

  3. Thanks for checking it out Vicky.

  4. Excellent Cindy! ?

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