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Finally, a gimmick-free plan for those who are nutritionally confused, suffer with declining health, or continually flit from one failed diet plan to another.
Combining her decades-long study of both nutrition and scripture, Cyd Notter founded The “Plan A” Diet to illustrate the correlations between biblical principles and healthy eating, and to encourage Christians to take an active role in their health. She demonstrates that a whole food, plant-based diet can not only heal our most chronic ailments, it’s the only diet proven to reverse our number one killer: heart disease. Readers are provided with effective strategies to regain their health and permanently lose weight, as well as:
• Useful insights for dealing with resistance to change
• Delicious remakes of comfort foods, such as pasta, burgers, and brownies
• A 7-day meal plan, plus an optional 5-week Transition Plan
• Tips for evaluating the conflicting information you hear or read
• Prayer, scripture, and biblical encouragement
• Discussion questions for personal reflection or group study
Today’s unbiased research continues to confirm that God’s first prescribed diet for mankind—His “Plan A” Diet—remains the ideal food to this day. By choosing the right foods for health reasons, you’ll reap the incredible benefits that come from living in harmony with your design – permanent weight loss, improved mobility, and clearer thinking, just to name a few.
Signed copies are available on my website. Books and eBooks are also available online and in retail stores wherever books are sold, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.) (Publisher: Morgan James Publishing, New York, NY; ISBN-13: 978-1642793703)
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Sample Interview Questions
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The Story Behind the Book
Experience with Speaking and Presentations
Instructor for classes held at Joliet Junior College (Joliet, IL) – Spring and Summer 2020.
Speaker and/or cooking demonstrator at the following Florida-based Veg Fests in the spring of 2020: Fort Myers, Naples, SWFL Veg Fest, and Charlotte County Veg Fest.
Interview with Rekishia McMillin, Rock Your World Naturally – released Oct. 28, 2019
Interview on The Corinne Nijjer Podcast – released Oct. 1, 2019
BlogTalkRadio Interview with Christian Authors on Tour, released September 6, 2019
Podcast Interview with N.D. Cole (the ND500 podcast), released 8/11/2019 (Note: Tempo of recording condensed)
Podcast Interview with Heather Randall (A Musing Podcast), released 7/19/19
Podcast interview with Karl Forehand (Karl’s Coaching), released 4/25/19
Book Presentation & Cooking Demo for teachers and staff at Carl Sandberg H.S., Orland Park, IL
Book Presentation for the Joliet Rotary, Joliet, IL
CHIP Group (Complete Health Improvement Program) in Fort Myers, FL (The “Plan A” Diet presentation)
Three Rivers Church, Plainfield, IL (a series of health and cooking classes)
The Children’s Garden in Elwood (cooking demos)
Coal City H.S., Coal City, IL (a series of health and cooking classes)
Riverside Health Fitness Center, Bourbonnais, IL (a series of health and cooking classes)
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Groups in Naperville and Shorewood, IL (weight loss presentations)
Retired Teachers Local 604, Joliet, IL (a series of health classes with food sampling)
Women of the Moose, Wilmington, IL (health/nutrition presentation)
Innerpeace Natural Healthcare, Joliet, IL (health/nutrition presentations with food sampling)
Leeza’s Care Connection, Joliet, IL (health/nutrition presentation)
On-site classes, Wilmington, IL (several years of in-home health/nutrition and cooking classes)
For educational forums/groups
The “Plan A” Diet Overview
Jumpstart to Healthier Habits
10 Common Myths about Healthy Eating
Inflammation and Your Diet
The Best Foods for Your Brain
Building Better Bones
Intro to Safe, Permanent Weight Loss
Nutritionally Confused? Let’s Sort it Out
Basic Label Reading Tips
Dairy – Friend or Foe
Recipe for Real Health (a one-day workshop)
Change Your Diet, Change Your Health
A Variety of Cooking Demos
Any of the above classes (with applicable scripture included)
How to Manage a Temple
Sowing and Reaping – Both a Natural and Spiritual Law
Freedom from Food Bondage
Note: The information dispensed during classes or on this website is intended as general dietary information, and is not intended as personal medical advice. Please consult with your physician if you have any medical concerns prior to adjusting your diet.
Foreword by Dr. Hans Diehl, Founder of the CHIP Program and Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University.
“I am a devout Christian and a staunch advocate of a whole-food, plant-based diet. I have read many great books on faith and Christianity. I have also read many great books on how and why to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet. The “Plan A” Diet” is one of the rare books that combines both subjects, and does so seamlessly and beautifully. Regardless of your religious background, you will learn a lot from reading this book, but especially for the millions of Christians out there who see their faith and their diet as two completely separate spheres, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! I am certain that doing so will transform you for the better.”
~Anthony Lim, MD, JD
Medical Director, The McDougall Program
“The “Plan A” Diet by Cyd Notter is a valuable resource for those wanting to learn more about nutrition. As a cardiologist specializing in disease reversal, I plan on having my patients use this as a tool to improve health through better nutrition.”
~James L. Marcum, MD, FACC, ACLM, Chattanooga Heart Institute. Speaker/Director of Heartwise Ministries, Author of The Ultimate Prescription, Medicines that Kill, and Biblical Prescriptions for Life
“Cyd Notter combines sound nutritional principles with a faith-based approach to healthy living and the result is a great blueprint for changing your life, and helping others to change theirs. This book provides food for the body and for the soul.”
~Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health. Author of Food Over Medicine and Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis
“The “Plan A” Diet is your ticket to a disease-free life! Cyd Notter gets right to the heart of the obesity and chronic disease epidemic currently sweeping our planet. This book will show you how to adopt a diet and lifestyle plan that actually works. Trade in your monthly trips to the pharmacy for a daily dose of delicious, mouthwatering food aimed to rid your body of debilitating, chronic disease(s) and those unwanted pounds. Read The “Plan A” Diet to find out how!”
~Dustin Rudolph, PharmD, BCPS, Author of The Empty Medicine Cabinet
“What a wonderful way to bring our faith and the healing power of food together! God is interested in all parts of our lives. When we are sick and unhealthy, it hinders our ability to participate with God in the work He has for us. I am excited that The “Plan A” Diet is a book that focuses on a Christian audience and can help guide the people of faith to regain their health and purpose.”
~Terri Edwards, EatPlant-Based.com. Licensed Food for Life Instructor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
“Let Cyd open your eyes with this compelling manuscript expounding on the deeper importance of why seeking the best health possible has present day as well as eternal consequences. She has covered many ideas not yet explored in most Whole Food Plant-Based exposés. In 3 John 1 we are told: ‘I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.’”
~Kathy Reynaert-Randall, CHIP Facilitator, Trainer & Area Developer.
“As someone who has experienced firsthand the pitfalls of the standard American diet AND trendier high-protein diets, I can tell you they don’t lead down a path of wholistic health. There IS a better way… God’s way… the way He planned for us from the very beginning. This book perfectly communicates Cyd’s wealth of knowledge and experience and boils down complex science and Scripture into easy-to-understand action steps. This book is incredibly thorough, yet completely practical. Read this book and change your life!”
~Amber Lauren, Fix Your Eyes on Him Biblical Health & Wholeness, Author of The Biblical Self-Care Workbook