RANT: More Plants Please

People are still confused about what is the best approach to Healthful eating.  And understandably. Is it low fat? low carb? no butter? more meat? organic? grass fed?

Yes, more vegetables and less cookie dough.  But even your veggie tray can be bad for you.

Hopefully you’ve checked out the “dirty dozen” (the produce that is sprayed with the most or the most harmful pesticides) and are buying organic options or spray-free, local produce instead.  In short: if you’re buying celery, cucumber, spinach, apples, broccoli and berries, go organic! Carrots, cauliflower, avocados and tomatoes, not as necessary.

If there is ONE thing you can do to greatly impact your health, EAT MORE PLANTS!


(not the poisonous ones though)

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

3 thoughts on “RANT: More Plants Please

  1. You know, I try to follow the organic dirty list. But even for this blessed family, the price of certain organic veggies in winter is monstrous! (Especially bell peppers and cucumbers.) Makes me sad. Guess it just means I should pick other veggies then. BUT it’s summer now, and produce is as cheap as walking to my back yard garden! Yay! Eat more plants!

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