When the editor in chief of the American Journal of Cardiology (more here and here), the Permanente Journal, Midland Memorial Hospital (more here and here), Montefiore Health (more here), Highland Hospital's chief cardiologist, and others, share the importance of eating plant-based, I listen. I earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition so I could do a little more.
While volunteering with medical doctors and assisting patients (as a Personal Health Coach at a major healthcare organization) in making dietary and lifestyle changes, it was clear how many are not taught to rely on the latest science from around the world. Instead, we often simply believe advertised partial findings, product/food lobbyist claims, or pseudoscience, which are also repeated throughout dietary literature and industry organizations.
As well, just thinking about changing a habit can feel agonizing, and it can seem impossible to eat healthy while traveling. So I'm including resources below that actually help generate the motivation to better care for ourselves. It also helps to look at each meal (and day) as an adventure. Also, the number one request I've received, for years, is to show how I eat. So, on the blog, I'll be sure to show how I'm doing—with few cooking skills and often a tiny travel kitchen! XO