cfs, healing, health, plants, Uncategorized, vegan

Pass the broccoli. A Plant epiphany (and my favorite food books and blogs)


“Our diet is the number one cause of premature death and the number one cause of disability* ” – Dr. Michael Greger (2016) ‘How Not To Die’

It was a beautiful September morning when I woke up to another dose of tonsillitis; unable to attend the ceremonial trip to IKEA for my sister’s university stuff  I stayed back at my Grandparents house, a little drugged up on day nurse and glued to a mug of honey and lemon. Little did I know this day would actually prove pretty monumental for myself (and what I passed off as dodgy tonsils would later be another glorious symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. yay) book


My Mum brought me back a present from Asda that day, a completely plant-based cookbook entitled ‘Deliciously Ella’ by Ella Woodward; she said the author’s story reminded her of me and the whole book seemed so wonderfully positive and uplifting, a far cry from anything we had tried so far to tackle whatever was going on with me. I now treat that book as a kind of bible, it kick-started my journey into the wonderful healing world of plants and self-driven positive change in the darkest of times. To Deliciously Ella (and my Mum) I am eternally grateful.

Kick-Starting you plant revolution!!! –

Surround yourself with books, blogs, and websites dealing with plant-based whole food living. There is so much inspiring content out there these days and I will list my personal favorites here as a starting point…

  1. Deliciously Ella – Ella Woodward – Book
  2. Deliciously Ella Every day – Ella Woodward – Book
  3. – website (this one has tons of FREE recipes!!!)
  4. – Dr. Michael Gregers website (also lots of FREE info)
  5. How Not to Die – Dr.Michael Greger – Book
  6. Keep it Vegan -Áine Carlin – Book

It’s important to keep in mind change is difficult and revamping your approach to food is a big task so it might take a little while, but I can personally vouch that it’s well worth the effort and getting more veggies in you can only be a good thing right?!


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*Murray CJ, Atkinson C, Bhalla K, et al. The state of US health,1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors.JAMA.2013;310(6):591-608


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