It is truly a privilege to be supporting the important work of PlantPure Communities (PPC). I have a passion for nutrition and plant-based eating, and I appreciate the thoughtful approach PPC takes as it spreads the message of the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet on human health, animal welfare, and the environment.
I started my whole food, plant-based journey in 2005 after reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. I immediately tried out the diet plan he recommended and was won over by the abundance of energy I felt as a result. Since then, I have gone through several phases on my journey: nutritarian, vegan, flexitarian, and plant-based. After 16 years on this path, I find it easy now to maintain a plant-based diet, even while traveling or living away from home, but it didn’t happen overnight. Throughout my journey, I’ve had very little social support or people in my life who understand and champion this way of eating. Many people who switch to this way of eating are motivated by a significant health issue, and their fear of pain or death keeps them firmly on the path. Thankfully, that has never been the case for me, but I’ve struggled to stay 100% plant-based because my motivation is purely feeling good and taking good care of my body. Thus, I know all too well how difficult it can be to eat 100% plant-based while living in the standard American environment that is unsupportive and filled with unhealthy foods.
I think we all need a network, a community of people, to support us in our vision to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet, and the PlantPure Pods program creates those networks in communities around the world. Which is why I’m so excited to be supporting PPC and their programming that introduces people to this way of eating and supports them as they transition to a healthier lifestyle. I believe PPC’s multi-pronged, bottom-up approach is central to transforming societies the world over to a plant-based diet and I look forward to a future where healthy whole-food plant-based meals are ubiquitous.