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Are you struggling to go on, or stay on, a plant-based diet to improve your health?

It can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be, if you know how, coupled with ongoing direction, education and a strong system of support.  

It can also definitely be enjoyable, satisfying, and quite delicious. : )   And eventually... just so easy – it becomes a way of life.

For immediate free starter micro-courses to begin moving or transitioning in a plant-based direction, click here.

And if you're in a position to help, donations to Support+Feed, in support of plant-based restaurants and front-line Covid-19 workers and those highly impacted, are very much appreciated.  Support+Feed is a new organization started by Maggie Baird in conjunction with her daughter Billie Eilish, along with a great team, currently helping those in Los Angeles and New York and seeking organizers in other cities.  Click here for more information and or to make a donation.  Thank you.

When it comes to your health you may know that a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet may help in a number of areas as it's shown association with things like;

... a much lower incidence of diabetes and overall cardiovascular disease. [1]

... improvements related cancer, such as prostate cancer in men [2] and breast cancer in women. [3]

... losing weight, and in a recent study, doing so by eating all that you want, no restriction. [4]

... mental health in the areas of improving mood and the ability to accomplish goals. [5]

... the healthiest and longest living people on the planet. [6]

And when it comes to some common big concerns, that you can...

... easily get enough protein with this diet approach, as long as you eat enough calories. [7]

... enjoy delicious and almost infinitely varied types of foods so you never get bored, including things like mashed potatoes, corn, rice, beans, and sweet potato pie, as for the most part, all cultures' favorite primary and comfort foods revolve around starches – and with adding in other vegetables, fruits, and spices, choices become practically limitless. [8]

... happily save money as plant-based diets are found to cost considerably less, not to mention savings on lifestyle medicines, like for diabetes or high blood pressure, that you may be able to reduce or come off of completely (advisory; do not attempt medication changes without the approval and guidance of your primary prescribing health care professional). [9]

So, now, when it comes to a whole-food, plant-based diet...

Are you ready to start adding more plants (fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts) to your diet so you can optimize your opportunity for better health and vitality, and perhaps even live longer?

Whether  you're just a little bit ready, or a lot, check out our developing menu of choices to start you down the road to a more, and perhaps eventually, fully, plant-based diet lifestyle...

Or, to further fortify your already underway plant-based efforts.

whole-food, plant-based diet guide...

Dr. Robert Curtis, resident health coach and nutrition specialist.

Hi, Robert here – again, welcome!

As the chief plant-baser at plantimize.com, I want you to know that I started this site to share my experience and ever refining knowledge (new science comes out all the time) about living and thriving on a plant-based diet.  

Also, I've got years of clinical know-how under my belt, having been a long practicing health care professional, that's culminated in being here on my health journey – a continuing journey to share with you on your quest.  

Check out more about this site, you (yes you), and me, here – and feel free to call on me to help you transform your health and life for the better – as an added support to your primary health care relationship.

Enjoy plantimize.com as a resource all the way up to partnering with me to help guide you if that’s your desire.

So, please eat all you want here – there’s always at least food for thought on the table : )

Free micro-courses and resources to start right away:

On the Plantimize Facebook page, you can check out my new micro-course social series, A Beginner's Guide To Going Vegan, that ran from January 14th, 2020 through March 13th, 2020 (with recipes, tips, and more). Intro and informative posts began January 4th, 2020.

Just prior to that, on the Plantimize Facebook page, you can check out my three-months long series, The Importance and Impact of Plant-Based Eating, that ran from June 5th, 2019 through September 6th, 2019 (also with recipes, tips, and more).

Most recently, on the Plantimize Facebook page, begun April 15th, 2020, and just concluded (May 15, 2020), my new micro-course social series, Sneaking More Veggies Into Your Diet (no matter your diet style), that includes recipes, tips, and more.

Current educational campaign focus on the Plantimize Facebook page,
Key Steps to going on a Healthy Plant-Based Diet micro-course.

Click the button to take my quick, three question survey to help you succeed with a plant-based diet!


1.  Cardio-Metabolic Benefits of Plant-Based Diets. Kahleova H, Levin S, Barnard N.  Nutrients. 2017 Aug 9;9(8). pii: E848. doi: 10.3390/nu9080848.

2.  Intensive lifestyle changes may affect the progression of prostate cancer. Ornish D1, Weidner G, Fair WR, Marlin R, Pettengill EB, Raisin CJ, Dunn-Emke S, Crutchfield L, Jacobs FN, Barnard RJ, Aronson WJ, McCormac P, McKnight DJ, Fein JD, Dnistrian AM, Weinstein J, Ngo TH, Mendell NR, Carroll PR.  J Urol. 2005 Sep;174(3):1065-9; discussion 1069-70.

3.  Effects of a low-fat, high-fiber diet and exercise program on breast cancer risk factors in vivo and tumor cell growth and apoptosis in vitro.
Barnard RJ1, Gonzalez JH, Liva ME, Ngo TH.  Nutr Cancer. 2006;55(1):28-34.

4.  The BROAD study: A randomized controlled trial using a whole food plant-based diet in the community for obesity, ischemic heart disease or diabetes; N Wright, L Wilson, M Smith, B Duncan & P McHugh.  Nutrition & Diabetes (2017) 7, e256 (20 March 2017) doi:10.1038/nutd.2017.3

5.  The GEICO study: A multi-center randomized controlled trial of a nutrition intervention program in a multi-ethnic adult population in the corporate setting reduces depression and anxiety and improves quality of life; Agarwal U, Mishra S, Xu J, Levin S, Gonzales J, Barnard ND.  Am J Health Promot. 2015 Mar-Apr;29(4):245-54. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.130218-QUAN-72. Epub 2014 Feb 13.

6.  The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, Nov 6, 2012, by Dan Buettner

7.  Nutrient profiles of vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns. Rizzo NS, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sabate J, Fraser GE.  J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Dec;113(12):1610-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.349. Epub 2013 Aug 27.

8.  The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! Jun 4, 2013 by John McDougall MD and Mary McDougall

9.  Cheap or Expensive? The REAL Truth About Plant-Based Diets, by Rosane Oliveira on March 3, 2015, University of California Davis (ucdintegrativemedicine.com)

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