Why Transition to a Plant-based Diet?

It is about the food and the healing power it provides when you eat nutrient-dense plant-based (starch-based) whole foods.

Did you know that many chronic illnesses can be linked to our meat, dairy and fat-laden western diet? Awful diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and digestive disorders can be reduced, controlled or reversed by adopting a plant-based diet and this is based on decades of peer-reviewed scientific evidence.

I can help you achieve your health and nutrition goals. In my program I can provide customized meal plans with tasty, easy-to-fix recipes, provide a diet analysis, show you how to read food labels and grocery shop for healthy alternatives. I even provide cooking classes! I can help you make the transition to a healthier lifestyle!

If you’re tired of the status quo and looking for a different approach using nutrient-dense food that have no negative side-effects, only benefits. And, if you are ready to make a change to a healthier diet to live longer with a better quality of life, help you with healthy weight loss, and reduce your risk of many chronic diseases, then call 303.944.4172, or email me for a free half-hour consultation.

Plant Based Cooking Classes

We have a Plant Based Kitchen Cooking School where we feature Healthy Living (plant based) “cook with me” Cooking Classes. If you ever wanted to know more about living a healthy lifestyle or just are curious about plant based recipes, then these classes are for you. In these classes you will learn how to make wonderful recipes right along with Chef Kelley Williamson and with occasional guest Chef’s. The cooking classes features recipes that you have always wanted to try along with learning safe knife skills. Go to the Cooking School link for dates.

NEW RESEARCH: Effects of 7 days on an ad libitum low-fat vegan diet

The Nutrition Journal on October 14, 2014 published the results of 1,615 patients who attended the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California.

I attended the McDougall 10-day Live-In Program in June 2007 so my results are included in the published results of 1,615 patients. I’m very proud I am one of the many success stories from Dr. McDougall’s program and grateful for all the work he does in the name health and wellness.

Important Medical Findings Achieved in Seven Days from Eating the McDougall Diet:
• Average weight loss was 3.1 pounds while eating unrestricted amounts of food
• Average cholesterol reduction was 22 mg/dL
• An average decrease of 18/11 mmHg in blood pressure in patients with hypertension (140/90 or greater)
• Nearly 90% of patients were able to get off blood pressure and diabetic medications
Read more

I Provide Customized Nutrition Programs for a Plant-based Diet/Lifestyle

I look at each client’s specific health and nutrition goals whether it is to address a specific health issue like high cholesterol, diabetes, weight loss or just as a preventive therapy to prevent chronic disease in the future. Working with me you can start you along the path to good health today and it can be accomplished in as little as 2-3 sessions. If you want further support and accountability, I can provide post program maintenance coaching as needed.

A Different Approach In Treating/Preventing Chronic Disease: NUTRITION

by Jerry Casados

As many chronic diseases in the United States and western world reach epidemic proportions such as heart disease and diabetes, my website is dedicated to educating and informing the public about plant-based nutrition and lifestyle as a solution in preventing and even reversing most of the chronic diseases we face in this country. These diseases can be prevented or even reversed just by the food choices we make and it is in the hands of the consumer – YOU!

The solution lies in the food we eat; it’s so simple its criminal – a whole food, plant-based diet. In today’s world, Nutrition is almost never in the discussion from the mainstream medical community as a therapy for a chronic, degenerative disease.

Read moreDifferent Approach in Treating Chronic Illness

Global Meta-Analysis Finds Vegetarian Diet Lowers HbA1c Levels by 0.4 Points

“Plant-based diets work in a different way than ‘conventional’ diabetes diets,” says Neal Barnard, M.D., of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and one of the study authors. “We now know that type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. Getting the animal fat—and fats in general—out of the diet helps repair insulin’s ability to function.”
Read report: http://www.pcrm.org/media/news/dietary-interventions-for-type-2-diabetes

What is the Starch Solution?

See Dr. McDougall talk about starch-based food and topics that will be covered in class.

McDougall Advanced Study Weekend February 2016

Dr. McDougall and I
Dr McDougall and Me at ASW Sept 2013 - Modified

At McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA. All the guest speakers were excellent and learned many new things about the impact of animal-based foods have on the environment, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. T. Colin Campbell ,  Dr Michael Greger , and much more. The food for the weekend was excellent as usual!

Dr. Michael Greger and his new book.

Forks over Knives Trailer

The feature film 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 animal-based and processed foods. 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.

Watch “Lupus Arrested through Healthy Plant-Based Diet” by Jeff Nelson of EarthSave Meals For Health program:


It took only 3 days eating a 100% healthy plant-based diet, and her lupus went into remission. This was part of the Meals For Health program at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church group in Berkeley, California.

Jacquie Says Goodbye to Diabetes with Engine 2 Diet

Filmed at a Whole Foods Market Engine 2 Immersion program
Watch video: http://vimeo.com/48839576

What is Plant-based Nutrition?

Plant-based nutrition is consuming a diet of whole plant foods including whole grain products, legumes, vegetables and fruits that provide all the nutrients that the human body requires: carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and sufficient calories. >Learn more.

Plant-Based Diet Facts and Fiction

The world is full of information—and misinformation—it can be challenging to separate what’s true and what’s not. Like, where do you get your protein? Or, carbs cause weight gain. Or, what are ‘good’ carbs and ‘bad’ carbs? To help clear up some confusion, check out this link to help separate fact from fiction about a plant-based diet. >Learn more.

Health Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

The health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet is based on peer-reviewed medical research science that shows a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent, and in many cases reverse chronic western diseases — heart disease, Type II Diabetes and more and in the process you will experience healthy weight loss. This all can be done by simply changing the foods we choose to eat. >Learn more.


Disclaimer: *The materials and content contained in this website are for general health information only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Users of this website should not rely exclusively on information provided in this website for their own health needs. All specific medical questions should be presented to your own health care provider. Before making any change with your diet and exercise, be sure to consult with your physician. Do not change medications without professional advice.