The American Medical Association has asked "United States hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff and visitors by providing a variety of healthful food, including plant-based meals, and meals that are low in fat, sodium and added sugars," and for hospitals to “eliminate processed meats from menus.”
A whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet has been shown by research to be the optimal diet for health, and not just for preventing disease, but also for reversing chronic conditions like obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The purpose of the PlantPure Rx program is to provide healthcare practitioners with the tools necessary to effectively guide their patients towards a plant-based diet.
"I have been introducing the Jumpstart program to my patients and have seen positive, dramatic and empowering responses. The program allows me to introduce nutrition as a evidence based intervention to treat and potentially reverse cardiovascular disease. In a short period of time, I am able to introduce my patients to the program and have preventive documentation in my charts." - James Marcum MD FACC ACLM, Chattanooga Heart Institute
"Eight years later I am off of all medications, even a daily aspirin, and I am over 55 pounds lighter. I feel like I have found the fountain of youth. I am the leanest I have been since high school and I have the energy of a teenager. Needless to say, I will be eating this way for the rest of my life. I hope to live to 100!" - Doug Schmidt, Rochester, NY
"I am 51 years young and I am excitingly loving being a vegan. My vegan lifestyle started just 5 weeks ago and has proven to be a healing source in my life. For 20 years I was on hypertension medication along with several more meds. My blood pressure mg was 320mg 25.5 HCT which is very high. Since my vegan journey just in 4 weeks I have reduced my blood pressure medication to half. The rest of the meds I no longer take. I've had the best blood pressure readings I had in 20 years. I even lost 12lbs!" - Kimberly Morrison, Clarksville, TN
"My story: 2013 went gluten free (celiac) and vegetarian, transitioned to Vegan by 2015 and then plant based 16 months ago, Prior to my taking responsibility for my health --I had had 2 emergency bowel surgery's for auto immune bowel disease. I've been in remission for 2.5 yrs, off all medications, incl. 3 B/P meds and cholesterol meds. I've lost 120 lbs, I've come in first place in 3 triathelons, swim competitively and cycle 50 mi per week on average! I've never felt more energetic in my life! 4 yrs ago I didn't think I would still be alive ---Now I feel like I have another 3 or 4 decades!" - Nagengast, New Baltimore, MI
Chest pain began to disappear within weeks of starting program
Average LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped from 152 mg/dL to 95 mg/dL
Type 1 diabetic patients reduced their medication on average by 40%
24 of the 25 Type 2 diabetic patients were able to discontinue their insulin