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About the author

Natala is the director of communications for Engine 2 Diet, she is also one of our coaches on our support site, Engine 2 Extra. A few years ago, Natala was at the end of her rope. She was on almost 15 medications daily, had out of control Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, issues with nerve damage, and was morbidly obese. She was just over 30 years old. She decided to take her life back by becoming plant-strong. She has lost over 200 pounds, got off of all of her medications and now has great health numbers. Natala plays the violin and studied music therapy. She became passionate about plant-strong nutrition, received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, a certificate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and is currently pursuing a degree in nutritional sciences. Natala is also a featured speaker at our Engine 2 Retreats she talks about the reality of our nations obesity epidemic as well as providing practical steps to becoming a healthier person.

Plant-Strong Camping!

For you E2-ers who love camping we’ve got some tips for you on what to take with you to keep your camping trip plant-strong! (some of these depend on what kind of camping you are planning on doing) 1. Rice and Beans by Eden Organics: These are fantastic for camping trips, we’ve even had them cold [&hellip

Meals For Health: Oakland.

     Rip is on the board of a program called “Earth Save“. Earth Save is committed to helping and serving families in need through the “Meals For Health” program. Over the weekend, Meals For Health started up in Oakland, CA and I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of it! I wanted to [&hellip

A Product That Never Changes.

My husband and I have been watching the series, “Mad Men”. Thank goodness for Netflix! I have a fascination for this time in our history. Some of the people I admire the most in life were young adults during that time, and I loved listening to their stories. I would ask my Grandfather tons of questions about [&hellip

Keeping It Simple. Plus a Giveaway!

Today we are giving away a ONE YEAR membership to Engine 2 Extra! One year of support, coaching, Ebooks, 28 day challenges, live chat, interviews with the top names in plant-strong education and more. Be sure to read this post, and find out at the end how to enter! If you are on Engine 2 [&hellip

Plant-Strong Easter!

How do you have a plant-strong Easter? Let’s start with Easter baskets! Skip the junk food and sugar this year and fill baskets with fun little toys, crayons, playing cards, coloring books. They even make BPA free plastic Easter eggs that you could fill with dried fruits and nuts. You can pick up “That’s It” [&hellip

No Oil?

Part of living a plant-strong life is letting go of oil. This includes all oil: olive oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, ANY oil. (You can keep motor oil for your cars!) We know that there are a lot of myths around oil, and there has been a lot of misinformation about [&hellip

Allergic to Nuts or Seeds?

We have covered allergies to gluten and soy, today we look at nuts and seeds. I (Natala if you weren’t sure) almost killed my husband with nuts before we got married.. The thing is that I knew about his nut allergy, however I did NOT know about cross contamination nor did I know that some packaged [&hellip

Allergic to Soy?

(the soy bean) First, let’s clear some stuff up about soy. The soy bean has been around for a long time. Most people think tofu when they think soy. Tofu is just is just curd made from mashed soybeans. You can even make a tofu like substance using other kinds of beans.  The soy bean in and [&hellip

Are you complicating matters?

  We get a lot of e-mails every day from people who ask us questions about the plant-strong life. In these e-mails I usually find that they reveal a lot about the person, and usually the complexity in which they are approaching their plant-strong life. Here are a few ways you can make things harder [&hellip