Plant-Based Living Series
Join our new weekly email series—a resource to bring you simplified takeaways and actionable tips on healthy eating. Whether you’re new to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle or would benefit from reminders on some of the key aspects of healthy evidence-based nutrition, this series is for you. Expanding on our popular Evidence-Based Eating Guide, this series features even more tips and information and will be delivered straight to your inbox on a weekly basis. (Don’t have your own copy of our Evidence-Based Eating Guide? You can also download it as a digital and printable PDF.)
The number one cause of death in the United States is the Standard American Diet.1 Many people assume that our manner of death is preprogrammed into our genes—high blood pressure by 55, a heart attack by 60, and maybe even cancer by 70, for instance. For most of our leading causes of death, however, the science shows that our genes often account for only 10 to 20 percent of the risk at most.2 Indeed, when people move from low-risk to high-risk countries, their disease rates almost always change to those of the new environment. New diet, new diseases. But, the reverse is also true. If we switch from eating the Standard American Diet to one that is higher in whole plant foods, such as fruits and vegetables, we may lower our risk.
In this 10-week email series, we'll cover such topics as:
1. Mokdad AH, Ballestros K, Echko M, et al. The state of US health, 1990-2016: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US states. JAMA. 2018;319(14):1444-72.
2. Willett WC. Balancing life-style and genomics research for disease prevention. Science. 2002;296(5568):695-8.