There are three ways to work with me: Thrive with Plant-Powered Nutrition (online course); Whole-Food, Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking Workshops in and around the Boston area, and; Whole-Food, Plant-Based Immersion in Northern Italy.

Hopefully you can find the answer to your question below. If not, please reach out and ask!

 FAQ – THRIVE! with Plant-Powered Nutrition Online Course

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO SPEND ON THE COURSE EACH WEEK?

The course rolls out with six separate modules over the course of six weeks, delivered each Thursday to give you time for shopping and planning over the weekend. The video modules are between approx. 45 minutes each and associated activities may add another 20-minutes, so plan about one hour each week. You will also be shopping and preparing your meals for the week is in addition to that, but much of that is time you would have spent anyhow – you have to eat, right!?

The weekly group calls are in addition to that, last between 30-60 minutes, and are totally optional.

CAN I BUY THE ONLINE COURSE AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE ELSE?

Absolutely! Simply sign up using your own name, then email me at tracie@sageplantpoweredhealth.com to let me know the lucky recipient’s name and email address. I’ll then change the enrollment to their name.

WHO RUNS SAGE PLANT-POWERED HEALTH & THRIVE WITH PLANT-POWERED NUTRITION?

I (Tracie) designed the course and run it myself. After embracing a whole-food, plant-based diet and experiencing the dramatic health benefits first-hand, I was inspired to help others do the same and pursued a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition (T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies – via Cornell University) and a Plant-Based Chef Certification (Rouxbe Cooking School). I read everything I can get my hands on about plant-based nutrition and figured out all of the tech myself (yeah – I’m a little proud of that – wasn’t easy!). I facilitate the Facebook community and am available to support you whenever you need help.

WHEN DOES THE NEXT THRIVE WITH PLANT-POWERED NUTRITION ONLINE COURSE START?

Thrive! will start in early 2017. To be the first to know when the next registration is open, please sign up below and I’ll let you know as soon as I do!

DO I HAVE TO GO 100% WHOLE-FOOD, PLANT-BASED ALL AT ONCE OR WILL THE COURSE ALLOW ME TO DO IT IN A MORE PHASED APPROACH?

Whatever you think will work best for you – do!

I’m an all-in, 100% kind of person. When I made up my mind to embrace this way of eating, I went all-in. And to quote my doctor, “to see the biggest benefits, you have to make the biggest changes.” That said, I totally understand if you are overwhelmed or even scared to make the changes all at once. If it feels more do-able to you to transition one step at a time, you can adapt the meal plans to what feels achievable so that you are ultimately successful in making the full transition. Take whatever approach will ensure your long-term success – this is a judgement-free zone!

CAN'T I JUST BUY A BOOK AND DO THIS MYSELF?

I totally encourage you to buy and read as many books as your budget and attention span allow!! Read, read and read some more. I am an avid reader of nutrition books, articles, cookbooks, blogs, newsletters and whatever else I can get my hands on. And that takes a lot of time. If you have the time, the energy and the perseverance to do this on your own, I say go for it! And in the resources section of the course, I recommend a number of books that are fantastic to support and continue your learning after the course.

This course is for those who know they want to make a change and are willing to invest in a process that will get them the results they want – the key word being process. The course is a process in learning that provides you with the tools, tips, templates, community of support, accountability and one-on-one mentor-ship that will get you to where you want to be. That’s what you get with Thrive.

MY DOCTOR BELIEVES THAT IN ORDER TO BE HEALTHY, MY DIET MUST INCLUDE ANIMAL PRODUCTS. WHAT DO I TELL HIM/HER?

Doctor’s today get very little training in nutrition. In fact, they receive less than 20 hours on average. First, I would consider finding a doctor who understands the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet. If you like your doctor and don’t want to change, I suggest you point them to one or more of the many resources that show the benefits of this way of eating including www.nutritionfacts.org, The Plant-Based Diet: A Healthier Way to Eat by Kaiser Permanente, Nutritional Update for Physicians in The Permanente Journal , or one of the many resources from The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

HOW DOES THE COMMUNITY ASPECT OF THE COURSE WORK?

After you register for the course, you will receive a link to the private Facebook community where you can request membership. Members post questions, share challenges, successes and insights, post new recipes and more. You can also reach out to me directly there, and I check in daily to see how I can support the community.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I PURCHASE THE COURSE?

Shortly after you purchase, you’ll receive an email receipt confirming registration and instructions about how to log in.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND OR DON'T LIKE THE COURSE?

If – after you complete the full course – you aren’t 100% happy, e-mail me directly letting me know why it didn’t work for you or what you didn’t like about it and I’ll issue you a 100% refund, no questions asked.

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING AND IS IT SAFE?

We use PayPal for our payment processing, which encrypts your credit card information which we do not store, ensuring your transaction is safe.

I HAVE A GLUTEN ALLERGY. IS THRIVE GLUTEN-FREE?

There are some recipes in the meal plans that include whole wheat, but all of them can be adapted to be gluten-free by substituting another gluten-free grain. Super easy.

I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. IS THIS COURSE OK FOR ME?

I am not a medical doctor nor do I give medical advice. I leave that to your doctor and you should speak with them about treatment options. In terms of your diet and how that can support your optimal health, this course is good for you if you are in recovery/remission from cancer, were just diagnosed with cancer, have a strong family history of cancer or high risk factors, or you want to support a loved one who has or is in recovery from cancer by learning more about how the food we eat contribute to our risk factors. The same diet that supports your cancer recovery reduces your risk for cancer in the first place, so it’s all upside – no downside. This course does not replace medical treatment or medical advice from a doctor, however.

CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE IN PLACE OF UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR CANCER?

This course is not designed or intended to replace medical treatment or advice. I am not a medical doctor, not do I give medical advice. This course can augment any medical treatment your doctor recommends, but you should speak with your doctor about your specific cancer and the best medical treatments available for you.

IS THRIVE A CLEANSE- OR DETOX-TYPE PROGRAM?

Thrive is not a short-term cleanse or detox. Each week for weeks 1-3, you will be preparing real food, using simple and basic whole-food, plant-based recipes (no crazy ingredients) curated by me, that have strong anti-oxidant, anti-cancer properties. In weeks 4-6, you will use the templates, tools and everything you have learned to plan your meals for those weeks and thereafter!

CAN I "JUICE" WHILE TAKING THE ONLINE COURSE?

If juicing is part of your food & health repertoire, by all means, enjoy! I personally prefer whole-food smoothies because you get the benefit of the entire food, especially the fiber, and lots of the benefits of whole-plant-based foods are wrapped up in the fiber. This article by Dr. Greger of nutritionfacts.org may be helpful in explaining the difference.

FAQ – Whole-Food, Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking Workshops

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