Plant-based Lifestyle finds Thousands Reclaiming their Wellness - MitoXcell - With stressful lifestyles, declining overall health, coupled with increasing costs of health care, many Americans are taking their wellness into their own hands. Choosing to make personal health and longevity their own responsibility, these patients are opting for a plant-based diet as their drug of choice. For years the medical industry has offered prescriptions as quick fixes to deep, underlying medical problems. The trouble is these medications only work on the surface, and, along with a myriad of side effects, only offer temporarily relief, creating a cycle of diagnose, prescribe, repeat; never actually getting to the root of the problem. Now brave Americans, tired of this ‘merry-go-round’ lifestyle that leaves little to be enjoyed, have taken hold of a new wave of healthy living. Enter the plant-based diet.
Seeing food as the most powerful substance that we put in our bodies, a drug of the most powerful and habitual kind, the plant-based diet makes sense for those who are ready to leave the bottles and pills at the pharmacy and embrace fruits, vegetables and all the products made mostly from them. Plants, roots, extracts, and oils have been used for centuries to heal the smallest of ailments, like nausea, to the worst of illnesses, like heart disease and cancer. So now, even as we have come so far with technology and medical advancements, many are turning back to these plants and their fruits to feed and nourish their bodies naturally with the nutrients that have been grossly lacking from TV-dinner generation’s diet. Boxes and cans are absent of the truly powerful living minerals, vitamins, and other phytochemicals that our bodies need to heal and repair from the daily toll our stressful lives take on us. While medications can help in some cases, most only begin to scratch the surface of the true underlying issues, such as obesity, poor nutrition, constant stress, or a toxic lifestyle. True healing comes from making daily choices to de-stress, detox, and embrace the habits of our ancestors who ate whole foods from the bushes, trees, and vines that they grew on. Thankfully, a plant-based diet actually tastes really good and thanks to the growing movement, is easier to access, Sweet fruits and even our favorite vice, rich dark raw chocolate, are all plant-based, so their naturally occurring phytochemicals can help our bodies begin to cleanse and rejuvenate our health. Doctors are finding patients that embrace the plant-based diet are actually able to discontinue the use of medications that previously kept them alive. Our bodies’ ability to heal themselves begins immediately and continues as daily choices are made to ‘medicate’ our selves with naturally occurring properties of plants and soil-grown groceries. Daring to choose this personally responsible lifestyle and embrace health may sound like a challenge, but with the help of your doctor, free recipes available at local markets and on websites, and a bit of will power, a plant-based lifestyle could be the key to your happy, healthy, chemical-free, side-effect free life.