Keep it Simple, Keep it Whole

Dr. Pulde and Dr. Lederman treat their patients with a whole food, plant-based diet. Rather than making the trip to their clinic in California, you can learn about their approach in this quick read Keep it Simple, Keep it Whole.

This 120-pager (not including recipes and appendices) addresses the typical questions and offers practical advice. There’s even charts for meal planning, identifying challenges and planning ahead.

They offer a fresh way to look at your diet using a grading scale. At one end of the scale is fried animal products. These (appropriately) get an F. At the other end is whole plant foods (A+, of course). The goal isn’t to get a perfect grade, but rather to move up the scale at a pace that allows you to both improve your health and keep your sanity.

The full scale grades all foods that may or may not be part of your diet. On the end that would require you to retake the class you’ll find animal foods and processed foods. I appreciate that they give a B- to plant-based junk foods. These are things like soy dogs, bars and veggie burgers made with extracted protein, soy or rice ice cream and vegan cheeses. While these are made from plants, they’re far from whole and hardly health promoting.

The benefits of staying in the A range (outlined in chapter 6) include:

  • Reversing chronic disease
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing medications
  • Improved “vigor, vitality and overall wellness within DAYS”
  • Save lots of money on health care costs and food

Pulde and Lederman offer evidence-based structure to the plant-based journey. The approach is kept simple with the overarching theme that “nature has provided us with an abundance of natural whole foods. These foods come perfectly packaged with protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fibers.”

Available on Amazon: Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide To Optimum Health

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