What Supplements Should You Start With On an Plant Based Diet Program? The Foundation products are really all you need

I’m often asked “where should I start” on an Plant Based diet program?

I’ve been doing this program since 2001. I’ve learned a lot of things along the way. Let me give you my opinion. Hopefully this will help and keep you from being overwhelmed 🙂

The first thing to understand is that this program is a “lifestyle” and not a diet. In other words, it’s something you do every day, 365 days per year. That’s not to say you can’t miss a few days here and there, but once you become “aware”, you will always find yourself getting right back on the program.

From a supplementation point of view, here are my opinions and what I suggest you do (this is not a medical opinion):

1) Start drinking greens – Terra Power Greens

Incorporating a greens powder into your daily regimen is a BIG part of this program. Start with the Terra Power Greens. This greens powder provides you with a HIGH concentration of chlorophyll which will help build healthy cells. If you want to get a greens powder at a Health Food Store or Walmart, that’s ok but not preferred. If you do that my suggestion would be to look at the ingredients list. Ensure there are NO fillers, binders, preservatives or sweeteners. You cannot go wrong with the Terra Power Greens. I call it the “Mercedes Benz of Greens Powders”!

2) Start drinking pH Balanced water – Terra pH Booster Drops

You can make your own water with an Ionizer
OR
You can use the Terra pH Booster Drops to increase the pH of any water you put it in. You need to start structuring the water that you drink.

3) Get good mineral salts into your daily regimen – Terra 4Salts

Salts help maintain the integrity of the internal fluids that surround all of body cells, tissues & organs. They are also great for the digestive tract and are loaded with magnesium.

4) Start taking a bowel cleanser – Terra Colon Max

Safely and effectively cleanse the small and large intestine. Terra Colon Max is rich in oxygen, magnesium & other powerful ingredients. Keeping your digestive tract clean is one of the most important things you can do.

So, to sum up, these 4 products round out what I call “Foundation” products. Foundation meaning you take these every day. It’s like the foundation of a house, ONLY this is your “House of Health”.

Here they are again:

1) Greens Powder – Terra Power Greens
2) pH drop – Terra pH Booster Drops
3) Mineral Salts – Terra Alkaline 4Salts
4) Bowel Cleanser – Terra Colon Max

Also Consider incorporating these additional products into your daily regimen:

– Terra Mineral Clay
– Liquid Chlorophyll (without preservatives & sugars)
– Oils: Hemp, Borage, Primrose, flax, avocado – 3x per day forever

Terra Mineral Clay is a montmorillonite clay that helps keep the digestive tract clean. It can be mixed in with your greens, eaten or used topically.

Liquid Chlorophyll (we should have one soon) is a VERY HIGH concentration of chlorophyll. The more chlorophyll in your daily regimen, the better.

Oils: Hemp, Borage, Primrose, flax, avocado – These oils supply essential fatty acids which buffer acidity and provide energy while supporting normal brain function.

Let’s look at this from a Good, Better, Best & Ultimate point of view:

GOOD:
– Greens powder

BETTER:
– Greens powder
– pH drops

BEST:
– Greens powder
– pH drops
– Mineral Salts
– Oils
– Bowel cleanser

ULTIMATE:
– Greens powder
– pH drops
– Mineral Salts
– Oils
– Bowel cleanser
– Clay
– Liquid Chlorophyll

Let me tell you what I do daily. When it comes to this Plant Based Lifestyle. I “walk the talk”:

– I take the 7 products listed in the “Ultimate” section above. I usually get 3-4 liters of structured water in per day. Some days more, some days less.
– In some of my greens drink I also like to mix in some Chlorophyll or salts. I don’t do this with every liter I make.
– I get good oils in every day, 3-4x. Oils: Hemp, Borage, Primrose, flax, avocado
– 1-2x per day I mix the Terra Mineral Clay in my green drink
– I take Terra Colon Max 4-5x per week.
– I do an plant based cleanse 2x per year and take products associated with the cleanse during this time.

I hope this outline helps you create an Plant Based Lifestyle program for yourself. Every person is different and will create a program that is right for them.

I can sum up this Plant Based Lifestyle Program with the following eight focus areas that can help everyone:

– More water
– More structured water (pH water mixed with greens powder)
– More alkaline fruits & vegetables
– More exercise
– More good oils
Cleanse at least once per year
– Adequate sleep
– Continuing education & more awareness by reading books on the Plant Based Diet.

I hope this helps!

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call Ken at 1-954-459-1134.

p.s. – As stated above, I’m not giving any medical advice. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. 🙂 I’m just someone who has been on this Plant Based program since 2001 and has seen positive results from implementing it. I originally heard about this program in a 2 hour interview between Anthony Robbins (motivational speaker) and Robert Young. I’m forever grateful to these 2 guys because they set me on a new course health wise and changed my life forever!

Shopping List

The next time you go to your local health food store or grocery store, make sure you keep this list handy (I’ve also provided some links to Amazon for some of the products if you like to shop online):

Produce
Avocado, Beets, Bell peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cucumber, Dark, lettuce, Eggplant, Garlic, Herbs (fresh), Jicama, Kale, Leeks, Lemon, Lime, Onion, Parsley, Red, new potatoes, Seasonal fruit (when in balance), Spinach, Squash, Tomato, Zucchini

Refrigerated Section
Borage Oil, Fresh salsa (no vinegar), Flax seed oil, Hummus, Sprouted Wheat Tortillas (by Alvarado Street), Tofu, Udo’s Choice- Perfected, Oil Blend

Freezer Section
Boca burgers (vegan), Manna bread, (Sun seed or Whole Wheat)

Seafood/Meat Section
Salmon, Trout, Free range turkey (to be eaten on rare occasions)

Water
Distilled water

Spices
Spice Hunter Brand (All Purpose Blend, California Pizza, Cowboy BBQ Rub, Curry Seasoning, Deliciously Dill, Garam Masala, Herbes de Provence, Italian Spice, Jamaican Jerk, Mexican, Pasta Seasoning, Spicy Garlic Bread, Szechwan, Thai Seasoning, The Zip), Cinnamon, Cumin, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Parsley, Thyme

Health Food Section
Almond butter, Almond milk, Amaranth, Basmati rice, Brown rice cakes, Buckwheat, Dulse flakes, Flours (spelt, millet, amaranth, etc), Grape Seed Oil, Hummus, Kamut, Millet, Olive oil, Quinoa, Rotini (quinoa, spelt), Soba noodles (rice or buckwheat), Spelt, Soy milk, Sprouts (any), Sun-dried tomatoes (in olive oil), Tahini, Vegetable broth (yeast-free), Wild rice

Salts
Bragg’s Aminos, Sea Salt, Real Salt Brand

Legumes
Adzuki, Black, Black-eyed, Cranberry, Garbanzo, Kidney, Lentils, Mung, Pinto

Nuts/Seeds
Almonds, Brazil nuts, Flax seeds, Filberts, Macadamia nuts, Pecans (seasonal), Pine nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts (seasonal), *all nuts/seeds should be raw and unsalted

**Remember to read all labels!! Watch for citric acid, mushrooms, yeast, vinegar, peanut products, corn products, etc.

Better Food Choices

If you’re interested in transitioning your diet to more plant based foods, here is some guidance:

Transition from >> Transition to

Beef, chicken, pork, shellfish >> Fresh salmon or trout

Cow’s milk >> Almond, soy or rice milk

Baked potato with butter >> Basmati rice with olive or flax oil

Cold cereal, oatmeal, pancakes >> Millet, buckwheat, quinoa

Coffee, soda, alcohol, fruit juice >>Terra Power Greens

1 liter/quart of water per day >> 1 gallon or more of water per day

Iceberg lettuce salad >> Spinach/red leaf lettuce with avocado

Pizza, hamburger, fried chicken >> Sprouted wheat tortilla with veggies

Vinegar/cream-based dressing >> Olive oil-based dressing with lemon juice

Bread with jam >> Brown rice cake with almond butter

Pasta with alfredo sauce >> Buckwheat soba noodles with olive oil/tomato

Potato chips and ranch dip >> Wheat tortilla chips with hummus or salsa

Meat and starch meals >> Vegetables and low-carbohydrate meals

Cooked or microwaved meals >> Raw, steamed or low-temperature meals

Candy, gum, cake, pie, donuts >> Almonds, pumpkin seeds, raw veggies

Terra Power Greens – Green Drink

Balance Your pH And Achieve Optimal Health

What are Terra Power Greens?

Terra Power Greens is an exclusive, synergistic blend of 45+ organic grasses, leaves, vegetables, sprouts & herbs.

The Terra Power Greens formulation includes organic, concentrated ingredients, many of them sprouted when the plant is at its nutritional peak. Each ingredient in the formula is concentrated at its cleanest and purest state, and Terra Power Greens contains no sweeteners of any kind.

Terra Power Greens has a deep, rich, natural flavor that may take some getting used to for some. Our taste buds have become used to highly processed, artificially flavored and highly sweetened foods.

Power Greens powder is what your body has been asking for, and quickly, your taste buds will naturally begin to recognize this quality food. In fact, as you drink the Terra Power Greens, and your body becomes increasingly cleansed, your taste buds will begin to crave the naturally sweet taste of the Greens formula.

Terra Power Greens capsules are perfect for those “on the go,” who want to take a convenient source of green foods with them wherever they go.

By incorporating Terra Power Greens, a little exercise and a move towards a more plant based diet into your lifestyle, you have all the resources to improve your health.

Spring Salad- by request

Spring Salad- by request

1/3 Cucumber, partially peeled, thinly sliced rounds
¼ Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced into strips
1 Carrot, peeled, then peeled into long ribbons
6 Asparagus Spears, cut into 2″ lengths

Cover a large plate with spring mix. Add raw veggie toppings, 1/2 handful of chopped Italian parsley. Toss with a homemade vinaigrette.

Tip: add one tsp Power Greens to any vinaigrette.

The Benefits Of Taking A Green Drink

How important is having a green drink in one’s diet? Very important. With life seemingly becoming busier with each passing day, it is always so tempting to pay little regard to the ingredients of the food we eat and before long we settle into an unhealthy diet that almost exclusively consists of fast foods and meals with saturated fat and concentrated sugars.

The result of such a diet is high levels of acid in the body which in turn leads to many forms of sickness and disease. It takes deliberate steps to reverse this trend. One of the best items you can include in your diet is a green drink.

A green drink is made from a mix of vegetables such as kale, wheat and barley, sprouts such as the alpha sprout and even fruits, in some cases. Research has for many years demonstrated that vegetables are good for your health because they help prevent disease by strengthening the immune system.

This is because unlike processed foods that are often packed with animal protein, vegetables have an alkaline pH and therefore help neutralize any upswing of acidity in the body and prevent the diseases that would otherwise result. The range of illnesses prevented ranges from what would be considered low risk diseases such as the common cold to chronic sicknesses such as cancer.

The greens used in the actual green drink of course determines the type of diseases that will be prevented when one takes the drink. Broccoli for instance is a powerful cancer deterrent and any green drink that is made from it will have similar preventative power. The alpha sprouts and the kamut grass have been proven to decrease cholesterol levels and weight.

If you have ever tried going on a diet rich in vegetables, then you will agree that keeping track of the any different types of vegetables that you need to take in order to detox and improve your health can rapidly become overwhelming and difficult to track. The green drink is meant to address this predicament since the vegetables are ground and then mixed into a single drink.

Once you take the drink you rest in the assurance that you have met a good proportion of the vegetable requirements in your diet. The fact that the vegetables are in liquid form also means that digestion and absorption is much faster than it would be when the vegetables are in their solid form. In addition, certain types of vegetables may not necessarily appeal to your taste buds when taken alone.

The green drink includes any such vegetable but comes in flavors that cover almost anyone’s taste preferences. The green drink is a great alternative to unhealthy animal proteins as it can be fortified with greens that are rich in plant protein.