Planted Forward

Planted Forward

Planted Forward is a telemedicine based integrative, plant-forward & lifestyle medicine multi specia

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Are you getting enough movement?

👉Non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT, describes the calories burned by the movements we make when we go about our daily business.

NEAT includes the physical movement in our lives that isn't planned exercise or sports.

Examples of NEAT include activities such as cooking, cleaning, or shopping, and even small movements such as fidgeting or playing a musical instrument!

Aside from regular, moderate to vigorous intensity exercise, it's also super important to make sure that we get in physical activity in other ways!

This is where NEAT, Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, comes in. Anything we do to
move our bodies that isn't formal exercise helps:

👉Take frequent standing/stretch breaks
👉Take a walk around the house or the block
👉Try a walking meeting
Pace while you talk on the phone
👉If you commute, walk or bike if possible
👉Park your car further from the store

While it might not seem like a lot, NEAT can have quite a substantial impact on our
metabolic rates and calorie expenditures!

Are you going to try it? Let us know in the comments 👇

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Supplements you need following a plan-based diet!

Sometimes, it can be difficult to get all the nutrients you need from your diet alone,
regardless of whether you opt for a plant-based diet or one that includes animal protein.

Consider these key nutrients and how they can help improve your overall health, boost your energy levels, and keep you feeling your best:
💊 Vitamin B12
💊 Omega-3
💊 Vitamin D
💊 Iodine

It’s important, plant-based or not, to take extra steps to monitor your overall vitamin and mineral
consumption and ensure that you have the right quantities of those vital substances in your
body.

Need help finding out if you are in need of supplements? Get support and reach out to our providers!

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Did you know that your gut is largely responsible for the critical functions of your body?

So, why is gut health important?
👉YOUR GUT IS YOUR SECOND BRAIN. Our brain and gut are connected by a network of neurons, chemicals and hormones.

👉70% OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM RESIDES IN YOUR GUT. Most of the time when your
immune system is weak, it can be traced back to what is happening in your gut.

👉ALL FOOD IS ULTIMATELY BROKEN DOWN IN THE GUT to a simple form that can enter the bloodstream and be delivered as nutrients throughout our bodies.

Did you know this? Tag a friend who should know this too! 👇

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Are you concerned about eating too mich soy? Let's take a closer look at common myths and set things straight!

👉 Soy is a high-quality source of protein!

👉Containing all essential amino acids; it’s packed with vitamins and minerals; fiber and it is easy to prepare!

Soy has been consumed for centuries and researched extensively but there are still a lot of
myths around it.

Here are 6 myths about soy that we are going to talk about today:

❌Eating soy increases breast cancer risk
❌Soy feminizes men
❌Soy is not a good dairy replacement
❌All soy products are made from genetically modified organisms
❌Soy phytoestrogens inhibit thyroid function
❌Soy-based infant formula can disrupt growth and reproductive development

Swipe to read more and let me know what you think! 👉







14/07/2022

‼️Listen Up! Going plant-forward or plantbased is a big lifestyle change with many benefits. ⁣

It can seem overwhelming and complicated at times to change your habits.

Let’s break it down to the most important Dos and Don’ts to help you get started!⁣

Do’s⁣
Eat enough calories - plants are low-energy foods, make sure to eat until you are fully satiated.⁣
Focus on minimally processed foods⁣
Drink enough water⁣
Eat a diversity of plants - aim for 30 different plants a week⁣
Plate vegetables and fruit first - these food groups should make up 50% of your plate⁣

Don’ts ⁣
Worry about portion size - eat until you are full⁣
Eat ultra-processed foods⁣
Forget to hydrate⁣
Eat the same every day - diversity is key ⁣
Worry about protein - many plants are rich in protein ⁣

Ready to get started on your plant-forward journey work with our health coach or dietitians for a personalized plan to meet all your nutrition needs and health goals!







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Do you know what your nutrition is made of?

👉Whole or minimally processed food
👉Processed food
👉Ultra-processed food

We know what you’re thinking: it is sometimes hard to categorize certain foods. We are here to help you out!

Wondering what’s better for your health? Our tip: the shorter the list of ingredients the better!

Swipe and learn how to choose the right foods and make the most of your nutrition!🌱🌿

#miamidoctor #vegandoctor
#cardiology



#medEd

04/07/2022

May all people get to enjoy Freedom, Liberty & Justice

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Let’s get this straight!

Our top 4 Myths about food and nutrition.

Myths about food and nutrition are often perpetuated in order to sell products and services that can potentially be harmful to your health.

Here are 4 common myths we hear all the time!
At Planted Forward we help you discover the truth about what food does to your body and how you can use this knowledge to improve your health.

🚨Raw food is better than cooked
🚨Fresh produce is always best
🚨Eating certain food can make your body alkaline
🚨Phytic acid makes grains and legumes poor food choices

👉Here's the truth about how food affects your body, and how you can choose the best foods for you.

👉Swipe and find out more about the facts behind the myths!

Want to safely transition to a more plant-forward diet? We can help you to reach your goals. Visit our website and find out more!

#miamidoctor #vegandoctor
#cardiology



#medEd

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Listen up! If you have kidney disease you’ll want to read this.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when you have kidney disease is that you need to pay attention to the amount of protein, sodium, and potassium in the foods you eat. This means reading nutrition labels and understanding what they mean in terms of your health.

The following are plant protein sources that can be part of a balanced diet when managing kidney disease:

- Soy products - tofu

- Legumes - beans and lentils

- Meat substitute - soy-based burgers, hot dogs, deli slices

- Nuts and nut butter

- Whole grains

How much plant protein can you eat? This answer is based on your stage of kidney disease. Make sure to contact one of our registered dieticians on a personalised diet plan!

19/06/2022

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, uncles, grandpas, those wishing to be dads, men who support children and families and caregivers out there.

We see you and appreciate you. May you serve as an inspiration to all men.

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Do you need digestive help?

Meet Ayten Salahi! Our newest digestive health specialized dietitian!

Visit our website Plantedforward.com to book your virtual visit with Ayten and start working on your microbiome through a nutrition Lens!

Ayten is a GI-focused registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist specialized in medical nutrition management of IBS, food intolerance, food chemical sensitivities, and other digestive disorders. She is a firm believer in the power of plant-forward nutrition for both human and environmental health, and practices dietetics through a sustainable, culturally empowering, and weight-inclusive lens.

14/06/2022

Were you aware of this before? Comment below ⬇ ⁣

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. NAFLD usually causes no symptoms. When it does, they may include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen. ⁣

Some individuals with NAFLD can develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive form of fatty liver disease, which is marked by liver inflammation and may progress to advanced scarring (Cirrhosis). ⁣

Once you are diagnosed with Cirrhosis, the only cure is a liver transplant.⁣

Need more information on fatty liver? Make sure to visit our website and reach out to our providers for support and a consultation! ⁣

#liverhealing

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Have you heard any of those myths before? We are going to bust them all!

A plant-based diet has been shown to decreased risk of many diseases including autoimmune, inflammatory bowel disease, different cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes type 2 and many others.

Still, there are many myths that keep people from adopting more plantbased foods into their diet.

These are our top 5 myths we hear out there in the webspace:

‼A plant-based diet isn’t safe for children
‼A plant-based diet doesn’t supply enough vitamins and minerals
‼There aren’t many plant-based eating options
‼You can’t get enough protein on a plant-based diet
‼You have to eat meal and dairy products

Swipe and find out more about the fact behind the myths!

Want to safely transition to a more plant-forward diet? We can help you to reach your goals. Visit our website and find out more!

#healthyfoodforkids

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Do you need digestive help?

Meet Ayten Salahi! Our newest digestive health specialized dietitian!

Visit our website Plantedforward.com to book your virtual visit with Ayten and start working on your microbiome through a nutrition Lens!

Ayten is a GI-focused registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist specialized in medical nutrition management of IBS, food intolerance, food chemical sensitivities, and other digestive disorders. She is a firm believer in the power of plant-forward nutrition for both human and environmental health, and practices dietetics through a sustainable, culturally empowering, and weight-inclusive lens.

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Can you follow a plant-based diet if you have early kidney disease?

Studies show you can and here is why. A plant-based diet can:

✅Help keep a healthy weight
✅Lower your risk for diabetes
✅Help keep your kidney disease from getting worse
✅Lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which helps reduce your risk for heart disease
✅Improve antioxidant levels. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage

What if you have kidney failure?

You may still be able to follow a plant-based diet, but you must make sure you are getting the right nutrients in safe amounts.

Head to our website and read our blog post on how to transition to a more plant-based diet!

#kidneymonth

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Myth: If it causes problems, you are allergic!

Truth: There are many reasons that foods can cause you symptoms (sensitivities, intolerances, u deleting digestive issues like ibd, ibs, digestive enzyme deficiencies etc)

Although food allergies are becoming more common, it is not necessarily the reason why specific foods give you trouble.

You are reacting to certain foods, what's next?

It is important to test for allergies with an allergist. Once that’s been ruled out, working to find the cause of your food intolerances is the next step!

After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, next steps can be defined.

Our team of gastroenterologist and registered dietitians are more than happy to guide you the way. Make sure you get in touch via our website Plantedforward.com

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Has this happened to you❓‼️

Have you been told your child needs dairy for calcium and protein?

Calcium and protein is found in many plant foods that have the benefit of nourishing your child with numerous additional nutrients such as fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants!

Parents often insist that their children drink milk, but why?

🐮 Kids who don't drink cow's milk are just as healthy as those who do, studies show.

‼️Research suggests that milk-free kids may be less likely to develop colic, ear infections, and asthma.

‼️The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend cow's milk for children younger than one.

❓What about getting enough calcium and protein?

No problem--there are plenty of bone-building nutrients in green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, soymilk, and many other plant foods.

16/05/2022

Give us a hands up 🙌 in the comments if you know this! ⁣

✅The American Gut Project found that people who consume 30 or more plant foods each week had a more diverse gut microbiome, compared to people who consumed 10 or less. ⁣

✅Those who ate 30 different plants or more also had a greater number of bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids have been associated with reduced inflammation.⁣

What foods count? Here is a list:⁣
- Fruits ⁣
- Vegetables⁣
- Fresh Herbs⁣
- Nuts and Seeds ⁣
- Whole Grains⁣
- Legumes ⁣

Interested in transitioning to a more plant-based diet? Make sure to read the blog post - Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet- Tips and Tricks - on our website! ⁣

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Do you consider future medical bills when choosing your food?

Choosing processed foods can cost you in the long run. There are many ways how you can buy healthy foods and still save some money. Here are our top tips:

- Eat more plant-based proteins - chickpeas, lentils, beans; tofu are amazing and cost-saving sources of plant-based protein.

- Buy in bulk - save money by buying your pantry staples in bulk

- Buy seasonal produce - Seasonal fruits and vegetables are often fresher, more flavourful, and more affordable than foods that are produced out of season.

- Stay away from unnecessary and expensive superfoods

Did we convince you? What is your experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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