The Protective Diet

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    A diet rich in whole plant foods, free of all animal products, saturated fats, oils, nuts, avocado, concentrated sugars, artificial sweeteners and food additives is the most protective diet we can consume. I teach and practice the application of this diet to reverse and eliminate the risk and fear of disease. Following this plan, along with reducing stress in our life, we can protect ourselves from disease, reverse disease, eliminate obesity, balance our mood, increase our energy level and lift our spirit. I call it a Protective Diet because of the protection we are creating inside our bodies along with protection for animals and our planet.

    The Protective Diet was developed over a decade of studying nutritional research, formal education, practical studies and testing along with countless development hours in the Protective Diet Test Kitchen to perfect food satisfaction. The driving force was to create a way to reverse my own personal struggle with disease and obesity that was sustainable, affordable and enjoyable. If you would like to learn more about my successful journey to optimal health, click on Julie Marie in the FAQ menu.

    We have a lining of cells that are called the Endothelium. They form a single cell deep protective wall that runs for miles throughout all blood and lymph vessels in our body. Disease begins with dysfunction in these cells. We can eliminate the risk of disease and reverse disease by promoting these cells and their ability to protect us. The best way to do this is to adopt a Protective Diet, eliminate stress and don’t smoke or expose yourself to second hand smoke. Consuming a diet of whole plant based foods rich in greens and whole grains will super powerhouse your endothelial cells.

    This plan will boost your immune system and keep you well when others around you are ill. It will make you heart attack proof, as said and proven by my mentor Dr. Esselstyn. No matter what you’ve been told about hereditary disease such as heart disease, diabetes, auto immune disease or obesity, do not give in and give up. You can change your health path and you are in control of your wellness. You can prevent and reverse disease with Nutritional Intervention and the daily application of a Protective Diet. If you choose to take the path of illness and disease, it is your choice not your destiny.

    Protective Diet delivers the message from dedicated doctors and scientists who bring us the science behind this diet plan and lifestyle. They have proven it time and time again to be effective against disease and to easily and naturally eliminate obesity. Protective Diet Education guides you through the day-to-day application to make this diet and lifestyle easy and effective. I will show you how to simplify pantry stocking and cut your food cost in half. The lessons will excite you about cooking meals that serve your health. I will guide you through kitchen set-up for maximum efficiency and support you though the transition. I’m thrilled to have the information to base my recipes and guidance from Dr. Colin Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. McDougall’s decades of practice and research in the prevention and reversal of disease.

    I have taken it a step further, incorporating what science and my practical studies have proven to eliminate food addiction, cravings and develop a healthy relationship with food. This eating and lifestyle plan is so simple yet extremely effective it is criminal that it is not the practice of everyday medicine. I’m excited to educate and help all those who are ready to stop taking a diagnosis as their destiny. Protective Diet has a global reach to educate the world to take charge of their health path with Nutritional Intervention and the daily application of this diet and lifestyle. We have the ability to eliminate heart disease, inflammatory diseases and the premature death and suffering of humans. Our program is educating families how to shop, prepare food, and implement this lifestyle full-time. Many people are aware of this plan but can’t seem to figure out how to apply it with ease. Protective Diet will guide you and support you down the proven paved path to optimal health.

    Comments (18)

    1. posted by Ahud on May 31, 2019

      I am wondering about calcium? I have started using soy milk as you suggest but I am especially concerned about my children getting enough calcium. Their ages are 4 yes and 20 months

      • posted by Julie Marie on October 15, 2020

        Calcium is found in green leafy vegetables and beens. It is also found in whole grains.

      • posted by Julie Marie on December 23, 2019

        Calcium is found in all plant foods – greens, beans, grains, and potatoes. Cows get calcium from grass. Cut out the middle man (the cow) and go straight to the best resource: plant-based food.

    2. posted by Didusch on February 19, 2016

      I’ve been a member for over 2 months, but I still can’t find the 30 day detox. Very frustrating. I want to get started. I am at a plateau and have been for over a year, although I do follow a plant based diet. Will somebody please tell me where to find the 30 day detox?

      • posted by Julie Marie on February 19, 2016

        The Guide to Optimal Health is under the services tab. Here’s a link to take you there:
        This guide is filled with green links you may click on to take you to suggested lessons to start the 30 Day Detox and Taste Bud Reprogram.

        Have you been attending classes or the Live Coaching Hour?
        I am there to answer questions and assist you personally 2.5 hours a week. The schedule for live classes and chats is under the top yellow tab labeled Schedule.

        Are you part of our support group? This group will offer 24 hour assistance with any challenges.
        Here’s the link:

    3. posted by Renee Hope on May 19, 2015

      Hi! I am wondering about how this diet may help with infertility, PCOS, thyroid function, cystic acne, autoimmune disorders and hormonal imbalance? I have seen conflicting information about animal protein, legumes, and corn products as well. Also, my Dr. is recommending a diet high in protein to improve egg quality. I also have diminished ovarian reserve. I am determined to combat all of my health issues in order to conceive. Hoping desparately that this will help!!!

      • posted by Julie Marie on May 21, 2015

        Renee, A Protective Diet is based on science to be the ideal diet for optimal health. Diets high in animal protein have been shown to increase cancer cell growth and increase the aging process. Cystic acne is one I personally suffered with before adopting a PD, along with many of my students. See the testimonials page and Veronica’s before and after photos. Her skin is glowing and beautiful example of what an ideal diet can do on the outside. Corn is a whole grain and legumes promote optimal health. Animal proteins, oils, additives and sugars will cause imbalance and inflammation. Inflammation promotes auto immune diseases. I highly recommend this anti-inflammatory diet long term for optimal health. Have you join our face book support group? You can discuss this with others who have eliminated the challenges you are speaking of. Best of health to you!

      • posted by Renee Hope on May 19, 2015

        Hi again. I am also gluten free. Will I know which recipes to avoid or modify?

        • posted by Julie Marie on May 21, 2015

          We are currently upgrading the site and the new format will have a GF category. Many are GF or have alternatives in the notes. We hope to have them separated in a month or two with the new site.

    4. posted by amreinhardt on January 11, 2015

      What about pregnancy? What information do you have about this diet working for pregnancy?

      • posted by Julie Marie on January 12, 2015

        This is the ideal diet for optimal human health for children, expecting mothers into our senior years. Here’s a wonderful video by Dr. McDougall explaining it’s benefits during pregnancy and nursing. Congratulations!

    5. posted by Sandy Sprunger on January 15, 2014

      I just found your website. I have been vegan since April of 2013. I have lost thirty pounds,but have been stuck for the last three months at the same weight. I have watched a few of the videos. I believe I am eating to much vegan junk . I like what you have to say. Anyway., what video should I start with to really understand your plan? Thanks

      • posted by Julie Marie on January 15, 2014

        Hi Sandy,
        Start with the first video on PD-Ed. Go tho the bottom of the class list and click on archives. If you watch or listen to them in order it will give you the best foundation. Also join the support group on face book I am active in this group and there is a great deal of support from very successful students who have been living this lifestyle. Welcome and I’m looking forward to interacting with you in PD-ED and hearing about your results. Don’t forget to take a before picture. Results are typical and they happen fast!

    6. posted by Kathy Shoulders on October 11, 2013

      sorry that was suppose to be mention not ion. you answered me question. Thank you!

    7. posted by Kathy Shoulders on October 8, 2013

      You meant ion bread. What kind of bread do you suggest?

      • posted by Julie Marie on October 11, 2013

        Kathy, I’m not sure what you are referring to when you said ion or my suggestion for bread. I recommend Ezekiel bread or their English muffins.

    8. posted by Kristina Demers on June 3, 2013

      Hi… Is there some type of guidelines for how many greens, fruits, grains we should be eating??

      • posted by Julie Marie on June 4, 2013

        There are no restrictions on grains, fruits and veggies. I suggest as your body becomes accustomed to fiber start increasing the veggies. I shoot for half of my plate vegetables and the other half starch. Eat until you are nicely full and satisfied.

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