I’m sharing a Facebook post from one of my favorite plant-based doctors: Dr. Garth Davis. He has transformed so much in the last eight years. As an individual who started my plant-based and health journey a little over two years ago, his enthusiasm and transformation makes me excited to see where I’ll be 6 more years from now because I am constantly learning more and more about health, nutrition and diet.

One thing in common I’ve noticed about him, I and other health enthusiasts (like Freelee the Banana Girl, Raw Jam, FullyRaw Kristina, etc.) is we all went through huge transformations to be where we are today. Many people who are the most enthusiastic about health are those who’ve had health make an immense impact on their lives. I speculate this is because we can be even more thankful for our current health as we’ve experienced extreme unhealthiness.

I’d also like to note something Dr. Davis wrote in his post that accompanies the picture below: “You would think a doctor would understand the relationship between diet and disease but I only received about 1 hour of nutrition in medical school.” Most people think that doctors know EVERYTHING about human health, but in reality they do not. It’s infeasible for us to expect that of a well-balanced human being. Trust your doctor, but don’t blindly put all your faith into what doctors say. While doctors can heal and save lives, they are not gods. Only those who have read and researched nutrition should be trusted to give nutrition advice.

Finally, this picture is a testament to how much holistic medicine (i.e. diet) can alter peoples’ lives. Surgeries and pills may be an easy fix for unhealthiness, but taking health management into your own hands is almost always the best path whenever possible.

  • Updated a couple of years ago
Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.