Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 5-11-2013

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Nursing (B.S.N.)

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, Nutrition

Keywords

Plant-based Nutrition

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Comparative Nutrition | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Digestive System Diseases | Human and Clinical Nutrition | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Nutritional Epidemiology | Other Nutrition | Other Plant Sciences | Plants

Abstract

Health and nutrition can mean a myriad of things to many people in today’s culture. The majority of the time people are unaware of the proper nutrients their body needs and how to get them from food. This thesis will seek to expose the health benefits that are associated with consuming a raw plant-based die, offering a more profound and encompassing view on nutrition. Investigating further into today’s most common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer and autoimmune disorders, it will seek to discover and answer why we have so many health issues. This thesis will discuss the importance of using our food medicinally and examining the problems with our current health care system. What we put into our bodies is what we will get out of them. By radically changing our diets we could radically impact the health of our nation.