Living a HAPPY Lifestyle

Living a HAPPY (Healthy And Plant Powered Yay!) Lifestyle

Rachael J. Brown earned her plant-based nutrition certification and food and sustainability certification from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. After being diagnosed with high cholesterol in her late 20s, she discovered The China Study and started exploring the science of nutrition. After she ate whole food, plant-based, no oil (WFPBNO) for just 17 days, her cholesterol dropped 50 points. That was the beginning of her family’s journey from the Standard American diet (SAD) to a WFPBNO lifestyle.

A licensed practitioner of massage and the pain neutralization technique, Rachael is also a certified yoga and Pilates instructor and a spiritual director. She completed the 12-Day McDougall Program and has led corporate mindfulness seminars. She received her BA in geography from the University of Washington and has been an adjunct professor in nutrition and wellness.

Rachael belongs to the University of Washington Alumni Association, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies’ Whole Communities program, and Eat for the Earth, as well as Plantstrong and McDougall communities.

Rachael is happily married with two grown children. She lives in California, where she can usually be found trail running, rock climbing, cycling, and bikepacking with her husband. Learn more at

Changing Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels are tied to a variety of other conditions, especially related to the cardiovascular system. Common symptoms include:

  • Aortic aneurysm,
  • Heart attack,
  • Peripheral artery disease, and
  • Stroke

Worse, there are often no visible symptoms of high or low blood cholesterol. Getting a blood test is currently the only way to measure cholesterol levels, and it’s important for everyone to get their levels checked to reduce the risk of complications.

Making Mealtime Fun

According to the Mayo Clinic, “A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in your arteries.

Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of your heart. Measuring calcified plaque with a heart scan may allow your doctor to identify possible coronary artery disease before you have signs and symptoms.”

Helping Your Child Eat Healthier

Transitioning diets is something that happens at different paces for different people. Giving your taste and body time to adapt can make a clear difference in how you feel.

Especially with a plant-based diet, many who transition experience a change in energy and general wellbeing a couple weeks after changing their diet.

Rachael’s Book, For Fork’s Sake

Finding meals that fit into your family’s busy schedule and budget? An impossible mystery. And convincing your kids to trade ice cream for Swiss chard or something vegan? Yeah, right! When you’re searching for a healthy diet to nourish your family, information overload and complicated steps can leave you overwhelmed instead of empowered.

Changing your family’s food, health, and life for the better doesn’t have to be drastic. Transition to healthier, happier WFPBNO eating with help from a mom who’s done it.

Rachael J. Brown shares her family’s story, along with tried-and-true tips and tricks, to simplify the science of WFPBNO eating and jump-start the journey to better health for you, your family, and the planet. With this 10-day guide, say goodbye to the Standard American Diet and start eating better, feeling better, and saving more money with a HAPPY (healthy and plant-powered—yay!) diet.

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