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People everywhere, increasingly, are adding plants to their plates. What's the excitement all about?
Turning to plants and away from animal and highly processed foods can address today's most pressing, pernicious problems: From climate change to the mass extinction of species to our epidemics in chronic and infectious diseases, shifting our eating towards plants holds a very powerful key: It can drastically lower greenhouse gas emissions in the food system and protect ecosystems. It can vanquish chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, key precursors to chronic disease, as it fortifies a healthy gut microbiome.
From climate change, to the mass die-off of species, to our epidemics of both chronic and infectious diseases, cooking with plants plays a pivotal role.
"Cathy, thanks for all you are doing to help spread the word about dietary sanity. Please keep sharing the life-saving message about plant-based nutrition."
Michael Greger, M.D., physician, founder of NutritionFacts.org. How Not to Die: Discover
the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease (2015), with Gene Stone
"Yours and your husband’s story of success can surely be an inspiration to so many who are wandering in the dark, unaware of a safe, simple and enduring treatment which can vanquish their disease. Keep up the wonderful work. You are a kindred spirit."
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., physician and author. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure (2007)
"Chef Cathy is SO knowledgable and a really great chef! She is an excellent teacher and shows that eating healthy is not only possible, but much easier than you think, very budget-friendly, and most importantly, tasty! I am a Naturopathic Doctor, and she taught a class for our patients, and she absolutely exceeded our expectations. Our patients had such a great experience. If you are looking to learn more about plant-based cooking, then look no further! Chef Cathy will help you on your path to optimal health."