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Plant Based Nutrition Specialist

Warner Wellness Institute

Christopher A. Warner, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OBGYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Few things can improve your health quicker than shifting to plant-based nutrition. Christopher A. Warner, MD, of Warner Wellness Institute in Washington, DC, offers counseling and guidance on how to integrate whole food, plant-based diet into your daily life. If you’d like to learn more, contact Warner Wellness Institute to set up a visit. Online scheduling is available, or you are always welcome to call and speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding scheduling.

Plant Based Nutrition Q & A

What are the benefits of plant-based nutrition?

Choosing a diet centered on plants is an excellent way to boost your overall health and wellness. While there is a range of different diet options to choose from, researchers agree that plant-based nutrition is a healthy and safe approach. 

A growing body of evidence supports the concept that the modern American diet is largely to blame for the chronic health issues that plague our nation. Far too many families rely on diets centered on highly processed food. 

A plant-based diet helps you get the micronutrients your body needs to thrive. It can help you lose weight, reduce blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and stave off a wide range of inflammatory conditions. 

Plant-based nutrition is also the most environmentally friendly approach. Animal feedlots and processing facilities cause significant environmental damage, and this way of eating is not sustainable in the long run. 

What is the difference between omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diets?

A person who embraces an omnivore diet is choosing to consume a variety of food sources, both animal and plant-based. There are ways to reduce environmental harm and boost the nutritional value of an omnivore diet, including avoiding processed foods and choosing organic fruits and vegetables and pasture-raised meat. 

A vegetarian diet is one based predominantly on plants. This can include vegetables, grains, fruits, and nuts. Some vegetarians will also consume foods that come from animals but do not result in the death of the animal, like honey, dairy, and eggs. 

A vegan diet consists solely of plants. Vegans don’t consume any form of dairy or any other food that originates from animals. 

How hard is it to transition into plant-based nutrition?

The idea of a complete dietary overhaul can be intimidating. After all, you’ve probably been eating the same types of foods for many years and have many favorites. Changing to a new nutritional approach can be challenging. 

The good news is that it is easier to change to plant-based nutrition than you might imagine. As a plant-based vegan himself, Dr. Warner can guide you on how to transition into a plant-based diet gradually and find what works for you. As you move into a plant-based diet, you are sure to discover new favorite foods and taste combinations you might have never otherwise considered. 

You’ll also begin to reap the rewards of a plant-based diet almost immediately. Some of the observed changes that can occur include:

  • Better sleep
  • Higher energy levels
  • Clearer thinking
  • Clearer skin
  • Weight loss
  • Better performance
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Fewer digestive issues

If you have one or more chronic health conditions, you should begin to see improvements within a few weeks of transitioning into plant-based nutrition. 

Dr. Warner and his team are passionate about the importance of plant-based nutrition. You will have the guidance and support you need to embrace this lifestyle change. When you’re ready to learn more, schedule a visit with Dr. Warner online or over the phone.