Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
— Hippocrates, c 460-370 BCE, ancient Greek physician in the Age of Pericles, known as the father of modern medicine
I want to share with you my journey to a whole food-whole life way of being.
My wife and I have been vegetarians for over a decade, but my diet didn’t keep me from needing medicine to control my blood pressure. I was eating too much dairy and thought that I had to always cook with oil. I was 20 pounds overweight and tired easily.
That has all changed since adopting a whole foods, plant based (WFPB) lifestyle. To me this is more than a diet, it’s a new way to live.
Healthy eating, exercise and a spiritual attitude of compassion, contentment and appreciation for the beauty of this world define my whole food-whole life program.
Along the way I’ve met some amazing people. From the doctors who are leading the push for more people to adopt this lifestyle; to their patients – some who were given a death sentence from their previous doctors – who have lost weight, gotten off of drugs and have been given a new lease on life.
Today I’ve lost that extra 20 pounds, am off the BP medicine (less than three months after starting eating WFPB) and feel more alive than I have in years.
I look forward to sharing the discoveries I’ve made and new ones I make with you. Won’t you join me?
My name is Joel Gluck and I am the creator and writer of this site. I am new to the San Francisco Bay area from Vermont, and grew up outside of Chicago. My wife and I have been married for over 30 years and we have two wonderful daughters. Thanks for stopping by.